Tag Archives: The Blacklist

HD Ratings: Villa Wars a Key Building Block for TV3

A hit show’s importance as a building block on a TV network’s schedule is vividly demonstrated by TV3’s The Block NZ: Villa Wars. Tuesday’s episode not only won the 7.30 hour in three of the four core commercial demographics (8.1%- 9.3%) but also helped to deliver enough viewers for The Blacklist and SVU to largely […]

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HD Ratings: Block and Blacklist Blitz Rivals

The popularity of The Block NZ: Villa Wars pushed The Blacklist to a season high on Tuesday, with both shows winning their slots in all the core commercial demographics. The Block averaged 8.5% – 11.9% and The Blacklist, 5.9% – 7.6%. The former was well ahead of TV2’s My Kitchen Rules NZ (4.5% – 10.5%) […]

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HD Ratings: Tuesday Tug of War Tightest

Tuesday has become one of the most competitive nights for the HD networks, with their flagship dramas seesawing in the ratings as their viewership yo-yos from one week to the next. The Player, which averaged 1.8% – 6.9% of the core commercial demographics, won the 8.30 hour with viewers aged 25-54. But TV2’s Step Dave (4.6% – 8.8%) held the […]

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HD Ratings: Game’s Up for The Player

TV1’s The Player will end its run sooner than expected, with NBC cutting back its series order from 13 to only nine episodes. The announcement comes as the Tuesday night drama starts to lose its lustre here, with this week’s ratings hitting a season low. They averaged 3.0% – 4.7% of the core commercial demographics — […]

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HD Ratings: Blacklist Not Back on Everyone’s List

TV3’s The Blacklist made a competitive comeback on Tuesday, even though it didn’t rate above 3.2% of the commercial demographics. TV2’s Step Dave (3.3% – 6.8%) easily out-rated it except in the 25-54 demo, where only fractions of a point separated them and TV1’s The Player (2.0% – 4.8%) The Blacklist beat The Player in the 18-49 […]

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Critical Condition: The Blacklist

“There’s a lot to like about The Blacklist’s season premiere. It’s fun, it’s exciting but, most importantly, it’s full of passion … The show is now getting back to what it does best, putting Liz and Red in impossible situations they must figure a fantastical way out of … then the season premiere is certainly promising that […]

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Grand Designs and Blacklist Top of TV3’s New Season List

TV3 will use The Block NZ: Villa Wars to launch a NZ version of housemate Grand Designs, new drama Satisfaction and the return of The Blacklist. The premieres are part of a scheduling overhaul that will see The Block NZ stripped Sunday-Wednesday, the rebirth of 3D on 9.30 Mondays after Heroes Reborn, and new episodes of The Graham […]

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HD Ratings: Blacklist Up Schitt’s Creek

TV3’s double-episode season finale of The Blacklist came up short against TV2’s The Mysteries of Laura and Schitt’s Creek. The two-hour swan song averaged 3.0% – 4.9% of the commercial demographics compared to Laura’s 6.8% – 11.9% and Creek’s 3.6% – 7.5%. (Only in the 25-54 race did Blacklist top Creek.) Of course, Laura had […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 23-29

Thunderbirds are going to a new berth and TV2 looks as it’s jettisoning its Sunday comedies. After weeks of low ratings, Thunderbirds Are Go is shifting back an hour, from 7.00 Sunday to 6.00, as of May 24. Sitcom stablemates Galavant and Black-ish also appear to be being retired, with TV2 screening a 90-minute magic […]

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This Week in HD: April 25-May 1

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i  Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) The Amazing Race (TV2, 5.30, 5.1) Joey (TV2, 6.20, R) Movie: Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore (TV2, 6.50, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Network Movie Premiere: War Horse (TV1, 7.30, 5.1) Ice Road […]

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