Tag Archives: The Project

HD Ratings: Bad News for The Project

Shortland Street’s season premiere crushed the return of The Project on Monday, which was also chewed up and spat out by The Extreme Cake Makers. Indeed, Three’s “stealth attack” on TVNZ, as the NZ Herald dubbed it, was so under the radar that The Project drew less than half the 25-54 viewership of Cake Makers on […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 4

➢ Three will team Modern Family with new comedy 9JKL from January 18. The latter concerns a divorced out-of-work actor living in the same apartment building as his parents and successful surgeon brother. Despite poor US ratings and reviews — the kindest verdict was the Los Angeles Times’: “isn’t breaking any comedic boundaries, but it […]

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Prime Puts Modern Family Into Storage

Prime at last has seen sense and is dropping its re-runs of Modern Family opposite Three’s.  This week both channels went head-to-head at 7pm with repeats of the Emmy-winner: season five aired on Three and season eight on Prime. But from Tuesday, Prime will repeat Storage Wars instead. Modern Family used to be a signature […]

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Big-Budget Adventure Bound for TVNZ and Netflix

Netflix has picked up the international rights for a big-budget fantasy series being made in Auckland that will screen here first on TVNZ. The Legend of Monkey is a live-action show that will premiere globally next year. Inspired by the 16th Century Chinese fable Journey to the West, the 10-part half hour series follows a teenage girl and a trio […]

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White House Down, TVNZ 2 Up

TVNZ 2’s replacement of 24: Legacy and Lethal Weapon with action movie re-runs has quadrupled its core Tuesday night viewership. Last night’s White House Down averaged 5.1% of the channel’s key demographic, 18-49 year olds, 6.0% of 25-54 year olds and 4.4% of 18-39 year olds. The first hour lost to Three’s Married at First Sight — 6.8% of […]

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TVNZ 2 Dumps Comedies for Undateables

TVNZ is replacing its Monday night comedies with new episodes of The Undateables. The latest season of the British reality hit will air 8.45 Mondays from March 27 in place of Life in Pieces and The Mick. The two sitcoms have struggled to rate, even off the back of My Kitchen Rules, allowing Three’s Married […]

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Jono and Ben Big at 7.30

Jono and Ben’s 7.30 Thursday debut on Three last week didn’t excite critics but network executives would have been heartened by the ratings. The Spinoff headlined its review: “Jono and Ben was a hot mess in a hot tub – and not in a good way.” And Stuff’s Jane Bowron said: “The show carried too many pre-recorded sequences and old segments […]

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HD Ratings: The Project Gets a Pass

Three’s The Project didn’t make as strong a ratings bow on Monday as predecessor Story did when it took over the 7.00 weeknight slot but it was competitive with TVNZ 1’s Seven Sharp and held its viewership in the core commercial demographics. The rapid-fire, news-lite panel show averaged 3.6% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to Seven Sharp’s […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 20

Three launches The Project tonight in a gambit that means neither it nor TVNZ 1 now offers a semi-meaningful current affairs slot after their flagship news bulletins. Three hopes to maximise sampling of The Project by following Prime’s lead with The Crowd Goes Wild and repeating each day’s broadcast late-night. Its light entertainment ambitions for the panel […]

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This Week in HD: February 18 – 24

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday  The Wonder of Animals (TV3, 4.55)  Ultimate Fishing With Matt Watson (TV1, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV2, 6.00, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R) The Wonderful World of Gordon Watson (Prime, 6.30, R) Series Premiere: Outback Pilots (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Daddy Day Care (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Walking With […]

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