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HD Ratings: TVNZ Streets Ahead of Struggling TV3

Series finals of The Mentalist and Struggle Street helped TV1 to keep ahead of or compete with TV2 in key slots this week while TV3’s channel shares languished. Struggle Street averaged 4.0% – 6.2% of the core commercial demographics and won the hour in TV1’s 25-54 viewership. That was off the back of Rachel Hunter’s Tour of […]

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HD Ratings: Step Dave Ready to Rumble

Step Dave won its slot in the younger demos on Tuesday when it returned to TV2 off the back of Reno Rumble. The comedy/drama averaged 4.3% – 6.5% of the commercial demos and was most popular with viewers 18-39 and 18-49. It seesawed with TV1’s The Mentalist (3.0% – 6.1%) and TV3’s Humans (3.9% – […]

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HD Ratings: Struggle Street a Winner

TV1 struck gold on Wednesday when the premiere of Struggle Street won its slot in the 25-54 and 18-49 demographics. The Australian spin on Benefits Street averaged 6.8% – 8.3% of the key demos and improved on lead-in Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty (5.4% – 8.5%). The only downside was the steep fall-off in viewership […]

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HD Ratings: Humans Wins Race in Key Demos

TV3’s premiere of sci-fi drama Humans helped to spawned some of the network’s highest Tuesday night ratings in months. The well-reviewed newcomer that even earned Doug (“Curmudgeon”) Coutts’ approval averaged 6.1% – 7.9% of the commercial demographics and won the 8.30 hour in the 18-49 and 25-54 demos. It out-rated TV1’s The Mentalist (2.9% – 7.0%) across the board and was […]

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Yawning of the Age of Aquarius

TV1 is yanking HD drama Aquarius from primetime and replacing it with new SD episodes of Autopsy. The rescheduling is effective from August 18, when the last four episodes will air 11pm Tuesday in the Perception slot; the latter will replace The Missing at midnight. The only surprise about the move is why it’s taken so long given the […]

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HD Ratings: TV1 Crime Dramas on Death Row?

TV1’s Aquarius has been renewed for a second season but it’s not likely to return here in primetime. The first season is struggling 9.30 Tuesdays, where episode three failed to rate above 2.6% of the channel’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds. It averaged 1.3% – 2.2% of the other commercial demographics off the back of another […]

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HD Ratings: Aquarius Booms in Key Age Demos

TV1’s new flower power crime drama Aquarius rated well with baby boomers but otherwise was beaten by TV2’s Grey’s Anatomy and TV3’s NCIS: Los Angeles. Aquarius won the 9.30 hour on Tuesday with 40-64 year-olds (6.5%) and averaged 2.2% – 4.8% of the core commercial demographics. It also was the most watched hour among TV1’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, […]

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This Week in HD: May 13-19

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Network Movie Premiere: Adventures in Zambezia (TV2, 7.00) Our World: David Attenborough’s Rise of Animals – Triumph of the Vertebrates (TV1, 7.30) Highway Thru Hell (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) […]

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TV1’s Crime Dramas Get the Chop

TV1’s stable of crime procedurals has been decimated by cancellations in the US. Not returning to the networks in in 2015/16 are Stalker, The Following, Forever, The Mentalist and the upcoming Battle Creek while Unforgettable has been dumped by CBS but picked up by A&E (which airs Bates Motel). However, Castle’s been renewed for an eighth season, […]

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HD Ratings: Big Boys Beat Little Boys

Tuesday’s network movie premiere of Two Little Boys was thrashed by a re-run of Grown Ups. TV3’s Kiwi black comedy averaged only 1.9% – 2.2% of the major demographics compared to 6.2% – 8.7% for TV2’s Adam Sandler comedy. The latter started half-an-hour earlier on the back of Home and Away averaging 6.2% – 10.3% […]

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