Tag Archives: Road Cops

HD Ratings: Cops Gives Way to Slop

TV3 is replacing 7pm weeknight re-runs of Road Cops with Come Dine With Me NZ. The HD local version of the cringing UK cooking show that’s fit for daytime folder only will debut on June 15, the network unexpectedly announced this afternoon. The Guy Williams-hosted series revolves around amateur cooks competing to be the ultimate dinner […]

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HD Ratings: Kaimanawas Keeps Ahead of Cops

Jokes about TV3 being “all cops all the time” may not be around for much longer if its Tuesday law-and-order combo continues its ratings slide. Tuesday’s Road Cops averaged 3.9% – 5.4% of the commercial demographics and stablemate Gold Coast Cops only 1.4% – 3.4%, with each finishing third in their time slots. Neither can […]

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HD Ratings: Empire Music to TV2’s Ears

TV2 will repeat the first three episodes of Tuesday night newcomer Empire late-night on June 6. But judging by this week’s meteoric rise of the music drama’s ratings, the strategy seems redundant. After bowing to numbers that were surprisingly low given the hype around the series, the second episode shot up the charts so dramatically […]

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HDTV Ratings: June 26-28

The HD season premiere of Rescue  1 easily won its slot on Thursday, with 2-3 times the viewership of its chief competition. It averaged 12.7%-16.6% of the major demographics, and was most popular with household shoppers. But Rescue 1’s HD lead-out, Once Upon a Time, has slipped dramatically since TV One launched Big Fat Gypsy […]

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Tonight in HD: August 8

Tonight in HD: August 8

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Rachel and Phoebe choose ‘backup’ husbands; Chandler fools Monica into believing he hates the idea of marriage – and she seeks consolation with Richard. Tom Selleck guest stars. Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Gabrielle helps Lana; Nicole fights for nurses’ rights; things go from bad to worse for Callum. Road Cops (TV3, 7.30, R) The […]

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HDTV Ratings: Tropic Thunder, The Mentalist, Road Cops

TV3’s HD premiere of Tropic Thunder last night bombed opposite TV2’s HD hit, The Mentalist. The latter drew about twice the audience of the former in key demographics, which finished third in the time slot behind TV One’s Richard Hammond’s Invisible Worlds. However, TV3’s 7.30pm HD half-hour, Road Cops, fared much better, easily beating both […]

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HDTV Ratings: Hitman, The Mentalist, Road Cops

TV2’s HD hit, The Mentalist, took a hit last night — from a double-barreled assault by TV3 and TV One. TV3’s HD premiere of the action movie, Hitman, was watched by 9.4% of the network’s target audience, 18-49 year-olds, compared with The Mentalist’s 11.7%. Both channels lost viewers to TV One’s premiere of Richard Hammond’s […]

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HDTV Ratings: Red Eye Gets Black Eye

TV2’s abrupt rescheduling of Tuesday nights, replacing re-runs of The Mentalist with movies, failed to dent the momentum of Outrageous Fortune. TV3’s HD comedy/drama last night drew two-to-three times the viewership of Red Eye in all the key demographics, the gap being widest with TV2’s target audience, 18-39 year-olds (18.9% vs 5.8%). The trend continued […]

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