Tag Archives: The Player

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: Chippies Hammer Chefs

Despite being refreshed for TV2, My Kitchen Rules NZ is struggling against TV3’s The Block NZ: Villa Wars. Tuesday’s episode lost to The Block in all the commercial demographics while the latter has surged in popularity partly because it’s no longer facing like-minded competition in the form of Reno Rumble. Headlines about one of the […]

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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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HD Ratings: Sporting Chance for TV3

After Shark Tank replacement Heroes Reborn tanked on Monday, TV3 would have been heartened by Humans ending its Tuesday run on a high ahead of 7 Days of Sport being a winner. The Channel 4 sci-fi drama averaged 1.5% – 4.8% of the commercial demographics to win the 8.30 hour in the 25-54 race. Moreover, […]

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This Week in HD: September 26 – October 2

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Bridge to Terabithia (TV2, 7.00, R) Network Movie Premiere: Epic (TV3, 7.00) Movie: The Green Hornet (TV2, 8.55, R) Movie: Happy Gilmore (TV3, 9.05, R) Mr Selfridge (TV1, 9.30) Last Tango in Halifax (TV1, 10.30, R) […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 26 – October 2

The series premieres of Heroes Reborn, The Player and Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris will spearhead an unprecedented slate of “express from the US” series on free-to-air TV in HD. Their launch in the last week of September signals an exceptionally competitive fourth quarter that includes The Block NZ: Villa Wars, My Kitchen Rules NZ […]

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