Tag Archives: The Mysteries of Laura

5-0 Celebrates the Big 1-5-0

TV3’s faith in Hawaii Five-O is paying off, with the crime reboot proving competitive at 9.30 Wednesdays. Last week in the US it celebrated its 150th episode by topping the Friday night ratings. Here, after years off being shuffled in and out of primetime, the fifth season is proving to be an effective counter-programming tool […]

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HD Ratings: H5O First at 9.30

TV3’s Hawaii Five-O won the 9.30 hour on Wednesday, when it beat TV2’s The Mysteries of Laura for the first time in the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics. That was despite the opposition having a much stronger lead-in from TV2’s comedies than H5O did from Chicago Med. The hospital drama was more popular than TV One’s […]

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HD Ratings: Close Encounters of the Second Kind

TV One’s Brief Encounters improved in its third week to beat TV3’s Hawaii Five-O in the 25-54 and 18-49 demographics on Wednesday. It won the 8.30 hour in the 5+ contest but lost to TV2’s The Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls in the key commercial demos. The British comedy/drama’s appeal has been boosted by TV One […]

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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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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: Walking Dead Hits the Ground Running

Monday’s mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead won its time slot in three of the four key demographics. It averaged 4.6% – 10.6% of these demos and commanded channel shares of 20% – 36%. Only among adults 25-54 did it lose to TV1’s season finale of Castle (2.2% – 5.7%) and TV3’s Tower Heist (4.4% […]

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HD Ratings: Keeping Up With the Smiths

TV3’s re-run of “Brangelina” spy romp Mr and Mrs Smith on Monday topped all the major demographics and helped TV3 to win the night in the 18-49 and 25-54 demos. It averaged 7.4% – 9.1% of the key demos off the back of The Block: Glasshouse’s 7.3% – 10.5% after the return of its lead-in, […]

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HD Ratings: Stalker Still Stumbling

TV1’s Monday night newcomer Stalker is still struggling to build an audience, with this week’s episode drawing only 2.5% of household shoppers with kids, one of the major demographics that helped to make Criminal Minds a hit on the same network. It was most popular with TV1’s target audience, averaging 5.8% of adults 25-54 to […]

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HD Ratings: What the Heck?

The season premiere of The Middle helped TV2 to dominate Monday from 7pm-9.30pm. The return of the Hecks averaged 8.1% – 15.6% of the major demographics and was more popular than lead-in Shortland Street among household shoppers with kids. The weeknight serial also posted its best ratings since its hour-long season premiere a week earlier, […]

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HD Ratings: New Shows Appeal to Networks’ Core Audiences

TV1’s new Monday drama Stalker won its time slot in the 25-54 demographic but isn’t among the freshman series CBS has renewed for a second season. The US broadcaster announced this week that Madam Secretary, CSI: New Orleans and Scorpion would return but pundits are picking Stalker won’t be joining them on the network’s 2015/16 […]

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