Tag Archives: The Block

Three Relocates The Block Oz

Not surprisingly, Three has revised its scheduling strategy for season 13 of The Block Australia and will now air it closer to primetime. The new episodes originally had been consigned to 3pm weekdays from February 6, following re-runs of Love at First Sight Australia. But yesterday the network announced it would switch to 4.30 weekdays, […]

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Planet Earth II for TV3?

Planet Earth II could be one of the new shows TV3 announces for 2017 today at an event that will include its reported plans to replace Story with The Project and switch Duncan Garner to breakfast TV. MediaWorks says today’s announcement won’t be a new season launch but isn’t commenting on whether it will include a sneak […]

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Primetime Top 10: August 9

The countdown towards Sunday’s season finale of The Block NZ: Girls vs Boys hammered TV2’s new comedy block of The Middle and The Real O’Neals. The sitcoms out-rated TV One’s Outback Truckers but trailed the reality hour by several points in the 18-49, 25-54 and 5+ demos. Prime’s premiere of Jericho averaged 3.7% of viewers […]

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HD Ratings: Undateables Still Unbeatable

TV3’s network movie premiere of 47 Ronin notched up better numbers than its castigated coverage of the Vodafone NZ Music Awards the previous Thursday but TV2’s The Undateables was still untouchable. The samurai warrior adventure averaged 3.2% – 5.7% of the core commercial demographics compared to 2.6% – 3.5% for the live awards broadcast a week earlier. It out-rated […]

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Doug Coutts’ TV Preview: Reno Rumble

TV Preview: Reno Rumble | TV2, 9.45 Wednesday The news that the latest series of MasterChef NZ is a ratings disaster has probably got them sobbing into their chai lattes at Mediaworks HQ, but it could be a good thing: it could be a sign that viewers are getting sick of reality format shows. And […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 22-28

TV2 will launch late-night its version of SoHo’s The Americans the same week TV One’s MasterChef Australia goes head-to-head with TV3’s The Block: Glasshouse. MasterChef Oz isn’t in HD but the Aussie Block spin-off is: the latter will air 7.30 weeknights from November 24 and the latter, 7.30 Tuesday-Friday, in 90-minute instalments that will push […]

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HD Ratings: Debate Sends Off Benefits and Billy

TV3’s leaders debate on Wednesday was streets ahead of Benefits Street in the ratings. The controversial Channel 4 series averaged only 3.8% – 4.8% of the major demographics compared to the debate’s 7.1% – 8.3% and since its premiere two weeks ago, has shed half its audience. The debate won the 8.30 hour in the […]

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HD Ratings: Rave Reviews But Not Ratings for Rake

Rake’s charms have won over critics more than viewers. The Wednesday night newcomer had a disastrous debut, averaging only 1.7% – 3.3% of the major demographics (adults 18-39, 18-49, 25-54, household shoppers with kids). Despite acclaim by The Dominion Post (“a treasure“) and The NZ Herald (“funny, clever and silly“), TV One’s decision to schedule it […]

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HD Ratings: The Block Topples Dynamo

The ace up TV One’s scheduling sleeve, Dynamo: Magician Impossible, proved less spellbinding than The Block NZ on Monday. The renovation hit averaged 11.1% – 16.9% of the key demos to win the 7.30 hour against Dynamo’s competitive 8.6% – 14.2%. However, Dynamo easily won the slot with viewers aged 5+: 13.3% versus 9.3% for […]

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HD TV Heads-Up: October 20-26

HD in primetime is increasingly looking like chips off the same old block. As of the week starting October 20, TV3 will run the Australian version of The Block three nights in a row (7.30 Monday-Wednesday). With The X Factor USA already airing 7.30 Thursday-Friday, TV3’s primetime line-up will now be anchored with a reality […]

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