Tag Archives: The Bachelor NZ

This Week in HD: March 18 – 24

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Ultimate Fishing With Matt Watson (TV1, 5.00) The Hunt (TV3, 5.00, R) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  The Simpsons (TV2, 6.00, R) The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R) Outback Pilots (TV1, 7.00) Movie: The Spiderwick Chronicles (TV2, 7.00, R) Antiques Roadshow (Prime, 7.30) Te Radar’s Chequered Past (TV1, […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 9

Three will restore some overdue dramatic integrity to its schedule with new scripted fare in the same week it launches The Bachelor NZ. The reality hit will air 7.00 Sundays and 7.30 Mondays from March 18, with Monday’s instalment leading into The Wrong Girl at 8.35. The Australian romantic comedy stars Jessica Marais (above) as the producer of a cooking […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 25

❏ Sunday night viewers could be mistaken for thinking TV3 was the new TV One, with a line-up that includes a landmark David Attenborough series as the lead-in to the top BBC spy drama The Night Manager. The latter starts this weekend and The Hunt will screen 7.30 Sundays from March 6. The Telegraph called […]

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New Season: Bachelor Blockbuster Breaks Aussie Chefs’ Hearts

TV3’s season finale of The Bachelor NZ on Wednesday wooed more viewers than TV2’s My Kitchen Rules. It averaged 10.78% – 11.1% of the commercial demographics compared to MKR’s 6.8% – 8.9% and even won more 5+ viewers (10.2% vs 6.4%). The penultimate episode on Tuesday had the edge on MKR in the 25-54 stakes and lost narrowly in the other […]

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New Season: Will Beefcake Top Kitchen Hit?

Will the last week of The Bachelor NZ out-rate My Kitchen Rules? TV3’s dating contest has proved competitive against TV2’s mega-hit, with the gap between them in key demographics sometimes narrowing to a couple of rating points. But TBNZ has never gained the upper hand, although that could change with tonight’s penultimate episode and Wednesday’s season finale, when Arthur Green will take the […]

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New Season: Our First Home TV1’s Last?

It’s unlikely TV1 will commission another series of Our First Home after Tuesday’s season finale, in which the Schreuder family’s win failed to win its time slot. The renovation challenge’s ratings have been patchy but it had been building towards this week’s concluding episodes. Indeed, TVNZ’s advertising arm goes so far as to argue Our First […]

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New Season: A Bigger Bang for TV2’s Buck

TV2 at last had something to smile about on Wednesday, when double-episodes of Two and a Half Men and the return of two sitcom flagships helped to spruce up its midweek ratings. Two and a Half Men seesawed with TV3’s The Bachelor but The Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls dominated the 8.30 hour. TBBT […]

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New Season: Howzat? TV3 Doffs Cap to Black Caps

TV3 is rescheduling Sunday’s X Factor NZ so the live performance broadcast doesn’t clash with the ICC Cricket World Cup Final on Sky Sports (in HD) and Prime (in SD). It will now screen on Monday, pre-empting The Blacklist, with the results show shifting to 7.30 Tuesday, pushing back The Bachelor NZ to 8.30 and pre-empting NCIS; replacing Sunday’s […]

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New Season: Bachelor Rebuffed, Marry Me Dumped

Despite lower ratings for TV3’s The Bachelor NZ on its second night, TV2, as suspected, has opted to dump Marry Me for double-episodes of Two and a Half Men. TV2 trialled the strategy last night, when an hour of Two and a Half Men averaged 5.1% – 7.7% of the commercial demographics. Viewership wasn’t high enough […]

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New Season: The Bachelor Gladdens TV3’s Heart

TV3’s premiere of The Bachelor NZ didn’t win its time slot on Tuesday but is set to woo more viewers tonight. The 90-minute launch averaged an impressive 6.6% – 7.4% of the commercial demographics, and grew in its last half-hour to peak at 8.5% – 8.6% of three of the four key demos. TV2’s 7.30-8.30 […]

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