Tag Archives: Sunday

Schedule Watch: August 17

  On this weekend’s Sunday (TVNZ 1, 7.30), ahead of Three’s Jonah premiere, John Campbell goes inside the Manu Samoa camp, as they prepare for the Rugby World Cup, to explore the increasingly popular choice of Pasifika players leaving their home nations for European contracts. Three isn’t holding back on its hyperbole in hailing Jonah (8.30 Sunday […]

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Schedule Watch: August 4

Next month TVNZ 1 will screen the 1987 Rugby World Cup documentary By the Balls ahead of its global release. A date has still to be announced for the broadcast premiere of the NZ International Film Festival crowdpleaser — extra screenings have been scheduled in Auckland for August 8 — which has triggered the interest […]

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Schedule Watch: July 28

TVNZ 2 will premiere Celebrity Treasure Island on August 18 (7.00 Sundays). Olympic champions Barbara Kendall and Eric Murray are the final celebrities to join fellow competitors Athena Angelou, Barbara Kendall, Eric Murray, Gary Freeman, Jodie Rimmer, Karl Burnett, Ladi6, Lana Van Hout, Lily McManus, Matty McLean, Moses Mackay, Rosanna Arkle, Sam Wallace, Shane Cameron, Shannon Ryan […]

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Schedule Watch: July 6

The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and husband Mike go head-to-head in a royal showdown on Sunday’s Top Gear when they compete to go fastest in a red Toyota GT86 coupé (Duke, 8.30). Also, the team sets out to turn an old hearse into the ultimate family car and test the lightweight Dallara Stradale. Cars UK reports the latest series […]

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Schedule Watch: June 30

This week’s Real Time With Bill Maher (SoHo/2, various times) is the last new broadcast until August. According to Deadline, “The realpolitik host mocked, minimised, and maligned the Trump administration’s extraterrestrial ambitions while also taunting the ‘nerd’ citizenry who clutch to the space programme despite its exorbitant impracticality … Here’s an idea: instead of going […]

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Schedule Watch: June 23

This week’s Real Time With Bill Maher (SoHo/2, various times) marks the 500th episode of the HBO series. “We went on the air in 2003,” Maher quips. “Since then, weed has become increasingly legal, religion is on the decline, and less people are having children. You’re welcome, America.” Guests include historian Allan Lichtman (The Case for […]

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Schedule Watch: June 16

The powerful new Netflix docudrama, When They See Us, has reignited interest in the case of the “Central Park Five” who were accused of viciously beating and raping jogger Trisha Meili 30 years ago. Tuesday’s 20/20 (TVNZ 1, 9.30) provides what it promises will be “a close look at the shocking case, which triggered a […]

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HD Ratings: Ninja Warrior Tumbles

Australian Ninja Warrior’s winning streak on Three ended Sunday, when it was squeezed by local heroes on TVNZ 1 and TVNZ 2. For the first time this season, ANW failed to win its time slot in any of the core commercial demographics. Sunday’s Kaikoura earthquake special and lead-in Hyundai Country Calendar won the 25-54 and […]

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New A+ Slot for Q+A

TVNZ 1’s Sunday morning current affairs hour Q+A is switching to a primetime slot. From July 29, it will air 9.30pm Sundays instead of 9am. TVNZ says the promotion will increase the Corin Dann-fronted programme’s viewership while reinforcing the NZ flavour of TVNZ 1’s Sunday night line-up, which includes Hyundai Country Calendar, newsmag Sunday and, […]

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HD Ratings: The Coast With the Most

  TVNZ 1 blitzed the competition last weekend with its new-look Sunday night schedule, which cut back Sunday to half-an-hour and launched season three of Coast NZ midway through TVNZ 2’s season two premiere of Survivor NZ. But will the strategy hold up tonight when Three’s reboot of Dancing With the Stars kicks up its heels […]

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