Tag Archives: The Rookie

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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HD Ratings: The Rookie Earns Its Stripes

Three’s The Rookie earned its highest ratings so far on Monday when it crushed TVNZ 1’s Manifest and TVNZ 2’s Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back. It benefitted from Married at First Sight’s heroic lead-in but its popularity also exposed the weakness of TVNZ’s competition. The Rookie won the 9.00 hour in the […]

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HD Ratings: Manifest Nosedives on Take-off

TVNZ 1’s Manifest (8.30 Mondays) got off to a bumpy start last week but fared better on TVNZ 2, suggesting the Lost-style drama should have been scheduled on the latter from the outset. The first hour of the double-episode averaged 2.7% of TVNZ 1’s core commercial demographic, 25-54 year-olds, on the back of The Casketeers’ […]

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