Tag Archives: The X Factor NZ

TV Ratings: X Factor NZ and Transformers Tops for TV3

The season finale of The X Factor NZ proved to be a top-rating swansong, helping TV3 to win Monday night in all the commercial demographics. It averaged 8.2% – 10.8% of the key demos but was neck-and-neck with TV2’s My Kitchen Rules (6.9% – 8.7%) in the 25-54 stakes. The show’s popularity helped a repeat […]

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This Week in HD: May 16-22

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i  Saturday The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Shanghai Knights (TV2, 7.00, R) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Our World: Frozen Planet (TV1, 7.30, R) Highway Thru Hell (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) CSI (TV3, 8.30, 5.1, R) Movie: Bubble Boy (TV2, 9.15, R) Chicago PD (TV3, […]

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HD Heads-Up: Superheroes Flex Primetime Muscle

TV2 will screen the network movie premiere of Iron Man 3 in HD the same week it farewells The Flash and reunites Agents of SHIELD. Iron Man 3 will go head-to-head with TV3’s repeat of Transformers: Dark of the Moon on May 17, which will benefit from having a 90-minute “Grand Final Performance” of The […]

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New Season: Campbell Live Streets Ahead

Campbell Live’s new lease on life saw the under-siege show notch up a rare if not unprecedented feat on Monday: it out-rated Shortland Street. The programme’s solid coverage of the Nepal earthquake and ongoing Gloriavale developments (left) averaged 10.0% of people aged 5+ to beat TV2’s soap (8.3%). It still narrowly lost to TV1’s Seven Sharp (11.0%) […]

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New Season: MKR Rules But Campbell Turns Up the Heat

My Kitchen Rules made a top-rating comeback this week but Monday’s premiere was off the boil compared to last year’s. It averaged 8.1% – 13.0% of the commercial demographics compared to 11.4% – 16.2% for the 2014 premiere. The latter benefitted from starting a few weeks later, when viewing levels are higher, on the back of an hour-long episode […]

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New Season: Thunderbirds Are Going Soon?

Thunderbirds Are Go may soon be Thunderbirds Are Gone. TV2’s much hyped and ridiculously overpraised reboot nosedived on Sunday, when it averaged only 3.6% – 3.7% of the 18-39, 18-49 and 25-54 demographics, to finish third after TV1’s Sunday (8.4% – 13.4%) and TV3’s The X Factor NZ (7.0% – 8.4%). It was more popular among […]

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New Season: Thunderbirds Not Enough Go

TV2’s Thunderbirds Are Go did not have enough go to win the seven o’clock hour in most of the commercial demographics. Sunday’s double-episode premiere won its slot among household shoppers with kids. But it finished third to TV3’s The X Factor NZ and TV1’s Sunday and Our First Home in TV2’s target demo, 18-49 year-olds. […]

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New Season: X Factor Follow-Up Sizzles

Talk about the best of primetimes and the worst of primetimes … Monday’s X Factor NZ was one of the season’s highest rating episodes yet. The results show averaged 11.4% – 13.4% of the commercial demographics and even won the 5+ race, with 10.4% of the country tuning in to see the outcome of the […]

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New Season: X Factor Shocker Just What the Show Needs?

The shock sacking of two of the judges on The X Factor NZ could be just what the talent show needs to get back on top. The appalling comments of Natalia Kills and Willy Moon on Sunday’s live broadcast aren’t all that will have MediaWorks executives worried. The previous Sunday’s edition won all four commercial demographics (6.1% […]

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New Season: X Factor Still Our First Choice

The NZ Herald and Stuff today reported Sunday’s X Factor NZ tumbled after bad press about one of its contestants (for a more measured analysis, see Throng’s) — but the broadcast still easily won its slot. Yes, it was beaten for the first time by TV1’s Our First Home in the 5+ demographic. But the […]

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