Tag Archives: The Middle

HD Ratings: Will Bake Off Take the Cake?

After a week of on-demand streaming, a primetime re-run and an “extra slice” episode on Sunday, and icing-on-the-cake reviews, can The Great Kiwi Bake Off  tonight surpass Married at First Sight NZ in the ratings? It started competitively last week, averaging 5.9% of viewers 25-54 (vs 6.2% for MAFS) and 4.4% of 18-49 (vs 4.8%), and […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 6

  ➢➢ Three has pulled new episodes of Chicago Med from primetime Saturday and relegated it to late-night Sunday. The changeover occurs this weekend after six weeks of persistently low ratings. Season three will bump the midnight repeat of Entertainment Tonight Weekend while replacing Chicago Med and re-runs of NCIS will be movies, starting with The […]

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2018 US Cancellations Guide

   Here are the US series that won’t be coming back to an HD network or streaming service near you. Of course, some seasons have yet to play here but below are the shows that have been axed by their domestic broadcasters. TVNZ 1 The Brave Lucifer Graves TVNZ 2 Quantico The Exorcist Kevin Can […]

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Wanted No Longer Wanted

Three is replacing the double-episode finale of Wanted with another re-run of the movie True Lies on Monday. The Australian crime caper starring Rebecca Gibney that was partly shot in NZ has been a ratings disaster for the network. Last Monday’s episode averaged only 1.9% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, which earned the channel […]

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This Week on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The latest target of sexual abuse allegations in Hollywood, Jeremy Piven, has been pulled as a guest on tonight’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (Prime, 10.35). Ironically, he’s been replaced by Ronan Farrow, the journalist who broke the story about Harvey Weinstein that spurred a spate of allegations about Hollywood heavyweights. Farrow will appear […]

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HD Ratings: O’Neals the Real Deal

TV2 was the real deal on Tuesday with its blockbuster line-up of Shortland Street, The Middle, The Real O’Neals and Quantico. The network’s 7.30 comedy hour drew about three times as many 25-54 and 18-49 viewers as TV3’s Wedding Surprises: Caught on Camera and was also sharply more popular than TV One’s Kiwi Living except in […]

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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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Critical Condition: The Real O’Neals

The Real O’Neals (TV2, 8.00 Tuesday) “For years, ABC has been the home of the gently quirky family comedy, with each entry putting some new tilt on the nuclear unit: Modern Family, The Middle, Black-ish, The Goldbergs. The latest addition to that crop of shows is The Real O’Neals, in which a seemingly perfect Catholic family in Chicago have their […]

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This Week in HD: August 6 – 12

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Tiger – Spy in the Jungle (TV3, 4.55) The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Rio 2016 Kiwi Highlights (Prime, 6.00)  Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: The Lego Movie (TV2, 7.00, R)  Movie: Mrs Doubtfire (TV3, 7.00, R) Tonight at the London Palladium (TV1, 7.30)  Alex Polizzi’s Secret […]

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HD Ratings Tables: July 22

Top 20, 5pm-midnight, 25-54 Top 20, 5pm-midnight, 18-49 Top 20, 5pm-midnight, 5+

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