Tag Archives: Shortland Street

HD Heads-Up: August 30

  ➢➢ Three is yanking Valor mid-run from primetime for double-episodes of NCIS, ahead of the latter reaching a climactic exit for a core cast member. Valor shifts to 11.15 Fridays from September 14, replacing re-runs of Hawaii Five-O. The only surprise here is why it took Three so long to demote the military drama, […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: TVNZ OnDemand Streams Ahead

TVNZ OnDemand has clocked up more than 100 million streams in the past year, with soap operas being the shows most in-demand. Shortland Street had nearly two-and-a-half times as many streams as its closest rival, Home and Away, while Coronation Street was the year’s third most-streamed programme. Also in the top 10 were different series […]

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HD Ratings: Herculean Win for Three

Three’s repeat of the Dwyane Johnson  movie, Hercules, strong-armed the competition on Thursday. It won in all the core commercial demographics, with channel shares of 15.8% – 23.9%. It averaged 3.8% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to 1.9% for Our Dream Hotel and 1.4% for Coronation Street on TVNZ 1. TVNZ 2’s First Dates […]

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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: Three Tops Tuesday

Reality continues to rule for Three on Tuesday with House Rules, Lost & Found and Road Cops helping the network to win the night in three of the four core commercial demographics and barely losing the fourth. This was despite the burgeoning appeal of TVNZ 2’s Family Food Fight and Instant Hotel starting to bite […]

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HD Ratings: Avatar Still a Blockbuster

Three earned stellar ratings for yet another broadcast of sci-fi blockbuster Avatar on Wednesday, when it blasted ahead of the competition from 7.00-10.30. Over three-and-a-half-hours it averaged 5.5% of the crucial 25-54 demographic, winning every quarter-hour segment except the first. It was the same in the other core commercial demos except 18-49, where the first […]

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HD Ratings: Bad News for The Project

Shortland Street’s season premiere crushed the return of The Project on Monday, which was also chewed up and spat out by The Extreme Cake Makers. Indeed, Three’s “stealth attack” on TVNZ, as the NZ Herald dubbed it, was so under the radar that The Project drew less than half the 25-54 viewership of Cake Makers on […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 4

➢ Three will team Modern Family with new comedy 9JKL from January 18. The latter concerns a divorced out-of-work actor living in the same apartment building as his parents and successful surgeon brother. Despite poor US ratings and reviews — the kindest verdict was the Los Angeles Times’: “isn’t breaking any comedic boundaries, but it […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 7

➢ Fans of Modern Family and Michael McIntyre will think all their Christmases have come at once. Three and Prime will go head-to-head with 7.00 weeknight reruns of the sitcom over summer while TVNZ 1 will screen two dated Michael McIntyre specials ahead of Three airing the latest. TVNZ 1 will repeat McIntyre’s 2014 and […]

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Family Feud Tops Family Food

Three’s All Star Family Feud special proved more tempting than TVNZ 2’s season premiere of My Kitchen Rules NZ on Monday. Jono & Ben vs 7 Days: The Rematch overcame a formidable handicap — beginning midway through the final “winter season” episode of Shortland Street — to beat the opening half-hour of the reformatted MKRNZ […]

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