Tag Archives: Shortland Street

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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Big Win for TVNZ 1 Debate UPDATED

Last night’s leaders debate ignited TVNZ 1’s ratings, with the hour-long live telecast averaging 11.1% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, and 16.2% of viewers 5+. In this era of media fragmentation and declining free-to-air viewership, that was an extraordinary result, earning TVNZ 1 a 25-54 channel share of 36.9% and a 48.8% share […]

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Kiwis Still Get Shorty

Hot off the press release machine from TVNZ: Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders showed their love for TVNZ’s Shortland Street last night, with a bumper audience of 630,000 watching the special feature-length episode of the nation’s favourite drama. Last night’s 25th birthday episode featured a volcanic eruption that rocked the hospital to its very […]

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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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