Tag Archives: The Big Bang Theory

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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HD Ratings: Big Bang Bigger Than Star Wars

  One of Hollywood’s biggest sci-fi franchises can’t top one of TV’s longest-running and most popular sitcoms. As TVNZ 2’s The Big Bang Theory builds towards Sheldon and Amy’s Star Wars-themed wedding on May 30, it continues to out-rate Three’s Star Wars season. Three relaunched the Luke Skywalker saga after American Idol fell flat, no doubt […]

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TVNZ 2 Pulls Young Sheldon for The Resident

TVNZ 2 is dropping Young Sheldon from its Monday night line-up. The Big Bang Theory spin-off is being pulled mid-season, with next week’s episode being the last to air at 8.30, ahead of the season finale of Will & Grace. The  network will replace it with the documentary, Sex Bots Are Coming, on April 16 […]

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TVNZ 2 Launches New Season With Little Bang

  TVNZ 2 at last will premiere The Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon on February 12. The prequel will follow the season premiere of My Kitchen Rules Australia (above) and be the new lead-in to the return of Will & Grace. TVNZ 2 will round off the night with a repeat of the two most […]

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