Tag Archives: The Rookie

HD Ratings: Mall Cop Robs Rookie

Three’s fast-tracking season of The Rookie was no defence against TVNZ 2’s re-run of the 10-year-old movie, Paul Blart: Mall Cop. The latter started an hour earlier than Rookie, and held most of its audience from 7.30-9.20, which robbed the newcomer of viewers who otherwise might have switched over from TVNZ 2 at 8.30. The […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 28 – October 4

➢➢ Three will premiere season two of The Rookie (8.30 Wednesdays) on October 2, within a few days of its US debut. In the first episode, Officer Bradford’s life hangs in the balance as the force grapples with a plotted attack. Reports Entertainment Weekly: “Season 2 appears to be picking up exactly where season 1 left […]

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HD Ratings: Queen’s Birthday Winners & Losers

My Kitchen Rules has built up such a head of steam that it’s steamrolling the competition. Monday’s episode easily out-rated Three’s Dancing With the Stars and TVNZ 1’s Queen’s Birthday programming while Tuesday’s was even more popular. It averaged 10.1% of 25-54 year-olds vs 8.5% the previous night, and 8.2% of 18-49s vs 7.2%. Tuesday’s […]

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HD Ratings: Eve Not Everyone’s Favourite

Killing Eve may have been the darling of the BAFTA TV Awards but continues to rate poorly on TVNZ 2. This week it won three BAFTAs for best drama series, actress (Jolie Comer) and supporting actress (Fiona Shaw). But the same day, in its 9.30 Monday slot, it averaged only 1.0% of 18-49 year-olds, TVNZ […]

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HD Ratings: MKR Continues to Lead DWTS

Dancing With the Stars lost to My Kitchen Rules for the second night in a row on Monday. The extra-long edition of MKR won its slot in all the core commercial demographics, beating not only DWTS but also its popular stablemate, The Rookie. MKR averaged 8.3% of the 25-54 demo (vs DWTS’ 6.7% and The […]

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HD Ratings: Criminal Minds Robbed

The season 14 premiere of Criminal Minds failed to arrest TVNZ 1’s Monday night ratings decline. It averaged 2.7% of the network’s 25-54 audience vs 5.1% for TVNZ 2’s Mom and 4.2% for Three’s The Rookie. Once a top-rating staple, it’s not only age and familiarity that have dented its appeal but also the lack […]

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HD Ratings: The Rookie Leaves Killing Eve for Dead

Killing Eve has been renewed within hours of its season two premiere on TVNZ 2 but its Monday debut was out-gunned by Three’s The Rookie. It averaged only 1.0% of TVNZ 2’s target audience, 18-49 year-olds, and 2.0% of Three’s core demographic, 25-54 year-olds. The Rookie averaged 3.6% and 4.2% of these demos respectively. Of course, […]

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HD Ratings: Baywatch Wipes Out Rivals

Three’s free-to-air premiere of Baywatch left the competition high and dry on Sunday. It won its slot in all the core commercial demographics, and averaged 4.4% of the network’s target viewership, 25-54 year-olds, versus 1.8% for TVNZ 2’s premiere of Snatched, 2.7% for TVNZ 1’s season finale of Victoria and 1.1% for its stablemate, Mrs Wilson. Baywatch […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 30 – April 5

➢➢ TVNZ 1 is fast-forwarding acclaimed espionage drama Mrs Wilson from OnDemand to primetime to replace Deception (9.30 Sundays from March 31). The US procedural opened poorly on March 3, with only 1.1% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, and the next two episodes were pre-empted by Leaving Neverland and last Sunday’s programming purge following […]

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Networks Continue Primetime Purge

  The networks and Sky TV are continuing to programme on eggshells in the wake of Friday’s horrendous mosque shootings. Sensitivity to tragedy is to be commended but the overreaction to content with any vestige of violence or terrorism themes means virtually only the news is safe to focus on such concerns. I thought the […]

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