Tag Archives: Seven Sharp

HD Ratings: Bond Still Gilt Edged

Three scored with another venerable movie franchise on Thursday when Pierce Brosnan’s first outing as James Bond topped the ratings in all the core commercial demographics. GoldenEye, which Kiwi Martin Campbell directed in 1995, averaged 3.7% of 25-54s, 3.2% of 18-49s, 2.3% of 18-39s and 4.6% of household shoppers with kids. The first hour lost […]

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HD Ratings: Seven Sharp Sliced and Diced

Three’s The Project bounced back on Tuesday to beat TVNZ 1’s Seven Sharp in all the key demographics. It averaged 4.3% of 25-54s (vs 3.7%), 3.7% of 18-49s (vs 3.3%), 2.7% of 18-39s (vs 2.4%), and 5.6% of household shoppers with kids (vs 3.4%). The stronger lead-in helped House Rules to rate higher on its […]

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HD Ratings: Seven Not So Sharp

TVNZ 1’s Seven Sharp continues to lose its edge in the ratings, with Monday night’s broadcast finishing behind Three’s The Project in all the core commercial demographics. The slimmest margin was in the demo that matters most to both networks, 25-54 year-olds, where The Project averaged 4.8% vs Sharp’s 4.3%. The widest gap was among household […]

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HD Ratings: Music to Three’s Ears

Jono and Ben’s final broadcast didn’t win its slot on Thursday but Three’s live telecast of the Vodafone NZ Music Awards was top of the pops. The ceremony won its two-hour slot in all of the core commercial demographics, proving vulnerable to only TVNZ 2’s Seven Year Switch (UK) in its opening half-hour because of spillover […]

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HD Ratings: Bad News for Newshub Live

Three’s Newshub Live and The Project were trounced in Wednesday’s ratings by TVNZ 1’s 1 News at Six and Seven Sharp. 1 News drew twice as many viewers in three of the four core commercial demographics and in the 18-39 demo that Newshub Live often wins, it was ahead by 1.2 rating points. Whereas 1 […]

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HD Ratings: The Project Gets a Pass

Three’s The Project didn’t make as strong a ratings bow on Monday as predecessor Story did when it took over the 7.00 weeknight slot but it was competitive with TVNZ 1’s Seven Sharp and held its viewership in the core commercial demographics. The rapid-fire, news-lite panel show averaged 3.6% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to Seven Sharp’s […]

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New Season: Top Gear Doesn’t Go Out on Top

Despite weeks of headlines about the controversy behind its demise, TV3’s prematurely shortened season of Top Gear didn’t top the ratings when it ended on Thursday. The last episode to feature Jeremy Clarkson averaged 5.0% – 8.8% of the commercial demographics. That was streets ahead of TV1’s Katherine Mills: Mind Games but well behind TV2’s Police Ten 7 […]

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HD Ratings: Revenge Not So Sweet (and Seven Not So Sharp)

TV3’s historic 7pm win against TV One on Tuesday, when Campbell Live out-rated Seven Sharp even in the 5+ demographic, wasn’t the only setback for TVNZ. TV2 programmers would have been disappointed Revenge averaged 7.5% – 10.2% of the key demos given summer re-runs and a primetime recap special preceded the double-episode season premiere. This […]

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HD Ratings: Rose Blooms But Grey’s Red-Hot

TV3’s faith in its HD commission, The Blue Rose, was rewarded on Monday when it flowered in the face of fierce competition from TVNZ’s HD incumbents. Unusually for a local drama, TV3 launched it at 8.30, in an exceptionally tough primetime slot opposite Criminal Minds and Grey’s Anatomy. Typically, the network likes to bed in […]

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