Tag Archives: The Project

HD Ratings: Big Bang Bigger Than Star Wars

  One of Hollywood’s biggest sci-fi franchises can’t top one of TV’s longest-running and most popular sitcoms. As TVNZ 2’s The Big Bang Theory builds towards Sheldon and Amy’s Star Wars-themed wedding on May 30, it continues to out-rate Three’s Star Wars season. Three relaunched the Luke Skywalker saga after American Idol fell flat, no doubt […]

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HD Ratings: Bad News for Newshub Live

Three’s Newshub Live and The Project were trounced in Wednesday’s ratings by TVNZ 1’s 1 News at Six and Seven Sharp. 1 News drew twice as many viewers in three of the four core commercial demographics and in the 18-39 demo that Newshub Live often wins, it was ahead by 1.2 rating points. Whereas 1 […]

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HD Ratings: Norton More Secure

Three’s Graham Norton Show made a ratings comeback on Friday after losing the previous week to a Harry Potter movie. It didn’t win the 8.30 hour in its 24-54 demographic but did see-saw with TVNZ 2’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I to virtually split the audience with a 4.8 average. That was […]

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HD Ratings: Movies Nothing to Celebrate

   In The Battle of the Bargain Bin Blockbusters, TVNZ 2’s The Wedding Crashers topped Three’s The Green Mile on Wednesday. The prison drama was competitive in the 25-54 demographic, where it averaged 2.5% over its three-and-a-half-hour broadcast and out-rated 2’s movie in the first hour. But otherwise Wedding Crashers dominated with 2.6% of 25-54, […]

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HD Ratings: Ledger Doco Rules

Three’s premiere of I Am Heath Ledger on Monday helped the network to smash the competition in all the core commercial demographics. It averaged 4.8% of Three’s key 25-54 demo, 4.3% of 18-49, 4.8% of 18-39 and 6.4% of household shoppers with kids. It was even competitive with TVNZ 1’s Criminal Minds in the 5+ […]

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HD Ratings: Avatar Still a Blockbuster

Three earned stellar ratings for yet another broadcast of sci-fi blockbuster Avatar on Wednesday, when it blasted ahead of the competition from 7.00-10.30. Over three-and-a-half-hours it averaged 5.5% of the crucial 25-54 demographic, winning every quarter-hour segment except the first. It was the same in the other core commercial demos except 18-49, where the first […]

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HD Ratings: National Treasure? Not So Much

TVNZ 1 was punished for its commitment to premium free-to-air drama on Tuesday when the premiere of the Bafta-winning National Treasure tanked in the overnight ratings. Is it any wonder programmers waited more than a year to schedule the four-drama, then opted to burn it off in two two-hour episodes under the guise of its “summer […]

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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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