Tag Archives: Step-Dave

HD Ratings: Undateables Still Unbeatable

TV3’s network movie premiere of 47 Ronin notched up better numbers than its castigated coverage of the Vodafone NZ Music Awards the previous Thursday but TV2’s The Undateables was still untouchable. The samurai warrior adventure averaged 3.2% – 5.7% of the core commercial demographics compared to 2.6% – 3.5% for the live awards broadcast a week earlier. It out-rated […]

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HD Ratings: Villa Wars a Key Building Block for TV3

A hit show’s importance as a building block on a TV network’s schedule is vividly demonstrated by TV3’s The Block NZ: Villa Wars. Tuesday’s episode not only won the 7.30 hour in three of the four core commercial demographics (8.1%- 9.3%) but also helped to deliver enough viewers for The Blacklist and SVU to largely […]

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HD Ratings: Game’s Up for The Player

TV1’s The Player will end its run sooner than expected, with NBC cutting back its series order from 13 to only nine episodes. The announcement comes as the Tuesday night drama starts to lose its lustre here, with this week’s ratings hitting a season low. They averaged 3.0% – 4.7% of the core commercial demographics — […]

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HD Ratings: Blacklist Not Back on Everyone’s List

TV3’s The Blacklist made a competitive comeback on Tuesday, even though it didn’t rate above 3.2% of the commercial demographics. TV2’s Step Dave (3.3% – 6.8%) easily out-rated it except in the 25-54 demo, where only fractions of a point separated them and TV1’s The Player (2.0% – 4.8%) The Blacklist beat The Player in the 18-49 […]

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HD Ratings: TV1 Fires First Shot in New Tuesday Night Battle

TV1 could have an uphill battle with new Tuesday night drama Battle Creek. It launched with a double-episode and while the first hour was competitive with TV3’s Humans, it didn’t test TV2’s Step Dave on a night that’s soon to become a programming battleground. It averaged 3.7% – 4.8% of the commercial demographics and out-rated Humans […]

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HD Ratings: No Wow Factor Yet

The NZ premiere of The X Factor UK didn’t wow viewers on Wednesday, averaging a lower viewership than time slot predecessor Best of Top Gear. It opened modestly with 4.3% – 4.6% of the commercial demographics against Reno Rumble’s 6.8% – 10.5%. Viewership built over the first hour but fell away in the last half-hour […]

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HD Ratings: TVNZ Streets Ahead of Struggling TV3

Series finals of The Mentalist and Struggle Street helped TV1 to keep ahead of or compete with TV2 in key slots this week while TV3’s channel shares languished. Struggle Street averaged 4.0% – 6.2% of the core commercial demographics and won the hour in TV1’s 25-54 viewership. That was off the back of Rachel Hunter’s Tour of […]

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HD Ratings: Step Dave Ready to Rumble

Step Dave won its slot in the younger demos on Tuesday when it returned to TV2 off the back of Reno Rumble. The comedy/drama averaged 4.3% – 6.5% of the commercial demos and was most popular with viewers 18-39 and 18-49. It seesawed with TV1’s The Mentalist (3.0% – 6.1%) and TV3’s Humans (3.9% – […]

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This Week in HD: August 29 – September 4

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Barnyard (TV2, 7.00, R) Safe Crackers (TV3, 7.00) American Ninja Warrior (TV3, 7.30) Blue Bloods (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Movie: I Don’t Know How She Does It (TV2, 8.45, R) SVU (TV3, 9.25, 5.1) Mr Selfridge (TV1, 9.30) Audi Quattro Winter Games (TV3, 10.25) […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 29-September 4

New local dramas dominate the week starting August 29: the premiere of Abandoned and the return of Step Dave (above). The former will screen in TV1’s Sunday Theatre slot and the latter 8.30 Tuesdays on TV2. Abandoned dramatises how the crew of the Rose Noelle survived being adrift on the yacht’s upturn hull for 119 […]

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