Tag Archives: Shortland Street

This Week in HD: May 20 – 26

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday  Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice (TV3, 4.50) Saving Lives at Sea (TV1, 4.55, F) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00, R) Premiere: Kitten Impossible (TV2, 5.10) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) The Simpsons (TV2, 6.00, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Ireland With Simon Reeve (Prime, […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 11

► TVNZ 2 will be awash with 25th anniversary Shortland Street specials on May 25 and 26. The soap tribute will kick off with “a shocking event will rock the hospital to its very core” in a 90-minute episode ahead of the documentary, Shortland Street: Inside an Icon. It will analyse the soap’s legacy from the perspective […]

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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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Shortland Street Springboard for New Summer Shows

  TVNZ 2 will use the hour-long season premiere of Shortland Street on January 16 to launch two new comedy series, one of which went to air in the US over the weekend. This year will mark Shortland Street’s 25th on air and its return will follow the resumption of Neighbours, which will kick off […]

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Victoria a Right Royal Hit Online

Victoria ended its run on Sunday with low overnight ratings but as one of the jewels in TVNZ OnDemand’s crown. The series, which also was released this week on DVD but not Blu-ray (as it was in Australia and the UK), never developed into the hit for TVNZ 1 that it was for ITV. However, last […]

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HD Ratings: Shorty Still Streets Ahead

Shortland Street bowed out this week with a season cliffhanger that restored its double-digit ratings in the four core commercial demographics. Monday’s hour-long send-off averaged 10.3% of 25-54 year-olds and TVNZ 2’s target audience, 18-49s, 10.0% of 18-39s, and 14.1% of household shoppers with kids. While these numbers were down on cliffhangers from the soap’s heyday, they were […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 8

BBC Big Bird’s back … Miranda changes channels … New Godzilla rises … TVNZ 1’s Attenborough’s Big Birds (December 18, 7.00) is “an interesting film” about flightless birds, The Telegraph reports, “but plainly not one of the BBC’s blue-chip productions, which these days offer Hollywood-level cinematography alongside new zoological insights.” The review also wondered if Attenborough […]

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HD Ratings: TV3 Big Gun Calms Troubled Waters

TV3’s Monday night ratings rebounded this week when it repeated the blockbuster Battleship in the slot where Married at First Sight USA tanked. It averaged 5.6% of 25-54 year-olds, the network’s target audience, beating both Australian Survivor and Wentworth on TV2 and TV One’s ailing crime dramas. The contest was narrower in the 18-49 demographic, with […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 23

Shorty’s streams streets ahead … They haven’t killed Kenny after all … Gone Girl gone for now … TV One to lift the lid on MasterChef Australia … Shortland Street last month notched up a record 1.2 million streams on TVNZ OnDemand (July 1-20). It averaged 42,000 streams an episode, with The Bachelorette posting the next highest average of 37,000 […]

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Primetime Top 10: August 8

Wentworth and What Really Happens in Thailand helped TV2 to win Monday primetime in all the key commercial demographics. TV3’s The Block NZ: Girls vs Boys lost to the last half-hour of Shortland Street but beat Code: 1 and Renters while its re-run of The Heat was too hot for TV One’s Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Lucifer. One […]

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