Tag Archives: The Big Bang Theory

This Time Next Year on Three

Three will try to thwart TVNZ 2’s Wednesday night dominance with a new six-part reality series from March 15 that could be just the kick-start you need to enact those New Year resolutions. Radio Times described This Time Next Year, in which ordinary people transform their lives in extraordinary ways over 12 months, as “the time-bending reality TV show […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 2

TVNZ 2 will take on Three’s top-rating 7 Days with the return of First Dates UK on March 17, from episode three of series two (above). Despite being five series behind Channel 4 in the UK, the show performed strongly on Monday nights and should improve on its predecessor, Balls of Steel, in the 9.00 Friday […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 22

Upstart Windsors … Big Bang fades … Room UK’s back … Last rites for The Exorcist … TVNZ 1 will launch a two-hour British comedy block on December 8. It will open at 8.35 with The Windsors, continue at 9.10 with Upstart Crow and conclude at 9.45 with Mountain Goats. The Windsors reimagines the lives of that […]

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Stupid Crazy US Election Usurps This Is Us

NBC’s pre-emption of This Is Us on November 8, which will be election day in the US, means TVNZ 2 will replace the episode that it would have aired a week later with the movie, Stupid Crazy Love. This Is Us’ ratings have declined steeply since its September 27 premiere, when it averaged 6.3% of 25-54 […]

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HD Ratings: Dirty Laundry Makes Its Mark

TV One’s new local drama, Dirty Laundry, didn’t make a clean sweep of the ratings when it launched on Wednesday but improved on the British series that previously aired in the 8.30 slot. It averaged 5.4% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, which was well ahead of TV3’s Chicago Med (2.1%) but well behind […]

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This Week in HD: September 17 – 23

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Chasing Monsters (TV1, 4.55) Animal Super Senses (TV3, 4.55) Movie: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (TV2, 5.10, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  Simply Nigella (Prime, 6.00, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Wonderful World of Disney: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Johnny […]

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New US Season Triggers TV2 Revamp

   The start of the fall TV season in the US will see a slew of new dramas fast-tracked on TV2. Season 10 of The Big Bang Theory premieres next week and in the last week of September the network will launch Lethal Weapon, The Exorcist and This Is Us. The movie spin-offs will replace […]

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Big Bang Gang Back Bang on Time

TV2 will premiere the latest season of The Big Bang Theory within only a day or so of its US broadcast. Season 10 will go to air here on September 21 and TV2 will continue the same-week strategy until November, when CBS will switch the sitcom from Monday nights to Thursday — which will delay the […]

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HD Ratings Tables: July 13

Top 20, 5pm-midnight, 25-54 Top 20, 5pm-midnight, 18-49 Top 20, 5pm-midnight, 5+

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This Week in HD: May 14 – 20

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) The Goldbergs (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R)  Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00)  Movie: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (TV2, 7.00, R) Network Movie Premiere: The Last Airbender (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Britain’s Got Talent (TV1, 7.30) Father Brown (Prime, 7.30, F)  […]

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