Tag Archives: The Big Bang Theory

Critical Condition: The Conners

The Conners | Three, 8.00 Thursday ☆☆☆☆ “It will likely be difficult for most people to judge ABC’s new family sitcom — starring the former cast of Roseanne, minus Roseanne Barr — on its own merits, given the ugly and unfortunate pile of baggage that comes with it. But based on the first two episodes, […]

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Low-Scoring Hockey Gets Dumped on Duke

Shockingly low ratings for TVNZ 2’s first Friday night broadcast of FIH Pro League Hockey have prompted TVNZ to switch the rest of the competition to Duke. This week’s coverage will screen from 5.00 on Duke, pushing back the movie Hudson Hawk to 8.45 and South Park to 10.45. TVNZ 2, meanwhile, will replace the […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 8 – 14

   ➢➢ Three appears to be targeting the weakness of Saturday night programming on both TVNZ channels with decent free-to-air movie premieres. TVNZ 1’s wall-to-wall re-runs and 2’s lacklustre movie repeats have opened a window for distinctive first-run fare that either bypassed cinemas here or slipped under the radar. Last weekend the low-profile The Founder won […]

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HD Ratings: Topsy-Turvy Turnarounds

Three’s top-rating Grand Designs NZ lost to TVNZ 2’s resurgent sitcoms in all the key demographics for the first time this season on Wednesday. It averaged 4.8% of 25-54 year-olds compared to 5.7% for Young Sheldon and 5.8% for The Big Bang Theory. And in TVNZ 2’s 18-49 demo, it averaged 3.4% vs 4.4% for YS […]

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TVNZ 2’s New Survival Strategy

TVNZ 2 will take its cue from the Survivor playbook and try to kill two birds with one stone. It is shifting Australian Survivor from its low-rating 8.30 Sunday slot to 9.00 Wednesdays, where it will replace the similarly sub-par Kevin Can Wait and Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation. Australian Survivor will air Sunday for the […]

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HD Ratings: New Friends for Will & Grace

TVNZ 2’s comedy block rebounded on Wednesday from the previous week’s lows, partly because of aggressive promotion. If you watched The Big Bang Theory at 8.00, you’d have noticed a sharply-cut promo for Will & Grace straight after the opening credits. It emphasised the episode’s guest appearance by Friends star David Schwimmer as Grace’s love […]

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HD Ratings: Comedy Block on the Block

TVNZ 2’s once unassailable Wednesday night comedy block has turned into no laughing matter for the network. Last week’s line-up underperformed in all the core commercial demographics and even struggled against Three’s Gogglebox. From 7.30-8.30, fast-tracked episodes of Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory proved defenceless against Three’s Grand Designs NZ. And the network’s inexplicable […]

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HD Ratings: Grand Night for Grand Designs NZ

Grand Designs NZ drew up to twice as many 25-54 viewers as the season premieres of Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory on Wednesday. The episode averaged 7.0% of Three’s most important commercial demographic compared to 5.5% for Young Sheldon and 4.8% for TBBT. In GDNZ’s second half-hour, when it squared off against TBBT, […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 27

➢➢ Knock knock? Who’s there? The first female Doctor Who and a slew of returning hits to TVNZ 2 in the week starting October 6. Doctor Who (7.30 Fridays) will cap a week of premieres that opens with My Kitchen Rules NZ (7.30 Sunday) and continues with The Walking Dead (9.15 Monday), Young Sheldon (7.30 Wednesday) and The […]

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Wellington Paranormal Comes Out of the Shadows

Wednesday’s The Big Bang Theory is about to be bumped by things that go bump in the Wellington night. From July 11, TVNZ 2 will drop its 8.30 season 10 re-runs of TBBT for Wellington Paranormal, a six-part series spun off the movie, What We Do in the Shadows. Reads the blurb: Things that go bump in […]

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