Tag Archives: The X Factor NZ

New Season: Quake Doco Rocks Primetime

TV1’s Wednesday documentary about the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, The Day That Changed My Life, won the 8.30 hour in two of the critical commercial demographics and was competitive in a third. It dominated among household shoppers with kids (7.1%) and 25-54 year-olds (6.5%), and was neck-and-neck in the 18-49 demo (4.4%). The season finale of […]

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New Season: A Sorry State of Affairs

TV3’s series premiere of terrorist-thwarting thriller State of Affairs bombed on Monday. It averaged only 1.8% – 2.4% of the commercial demographics compared to 4.7% – 6.1% for lead-in The Blacklist. But such is TV3’s faith in Katherine Heigl’s first series since Grey’s Anatomy that it’s going to re-run at least the first two episodes […]

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New Season: Top Gear Revs Up Thursdays for TV3

TV3’s Top Gear is not only rating streets ahead of when it screened on Prime but also is overtaking TV2’s Thursday night warhorses in crucial demographics. Last week’s Patagonia special averaged 5.5% – 8.2% of the key demos to be neck-and-neck with TV2’s Police Ten 7 (5.6% – 8.5%) in the 25-54 race and close […]

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New Season: Forever Gets Blacklisted

The Blacklist’s two-hour mid-season premiere on Monday largely out-rated TV1’s double-episode launch of Forever and was competitive with TV2’s The Walking Dead. The James Spader thriller averaged 4.0% – 7.8% of the commercial demographics from 8.30-10.30, compared to Forever’s 2.4% – 6.3%. It won all the key demos except 25-54, shedding more than half of […]

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New Season: X Factor Back With a Big Bang on Explosive Night

The networks went hammer and tongs at one another on Sunday, with the return of top-rating shows making it the most ratings competitive night of the year yet. It was the first full-scale Sunday set-to of the new season, with TV3 rolling out the The X Factor NZ ahead of the network HD premiere of […]

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This Week in HD: February 14-20

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Season Premiere: The Amazing Race (TV2, 5.45) Movie: The Pirates! Band of Misfits (TV2, 6.45, 5.1, R) Series Premiere: Along for the Ride (TV1, 7.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30) Movie: Valentine’s Day (TV2, 8.30, 5,1, […]

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HD Heads-Up: TV3 Unveils Hot List of Hits

TV3 says it wants to “own” the 7.30 hour with new series like Top Gear, Road Cops, Gold Coast Cops, Hamish and Andy, and, from February 15, three nights a week of The X Factor NZ. Its version of the talent quest phenomenon will air 7pm Sundays, and 7.30 Mondays and Tuesdays, in direct competition […]

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HD Ratings: Too Few Recall Trivial Legacy

Today’s announcement by TV3 that it has commissioned another run of The X Factor NZ for next year isn’t surprising given how well the original rated and the popularity of the Oz import. The latter’s ratings on Sunday helped TV3 to win the night two weeks running in the four major demographics, despite TV One’s […]

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HD Ratings: X Factor Bows Out on High Note

The X Factor NZ nearly went straight to #1 on Monday. Almost 1.29 million viewers tuned in to the final, which averaged 12.8% – 19.2% of the key demographics and won Jackie Thomas (pictured) the top prize. It earned TV3 a 32.8% share of adults 25-54, its target audience, and a 39.3% share of household […]

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HD Ratings: New Midwife Berth Delivers

Recalling the Midwife breathed new life into TV One’s Sunday night ratings. The premiere of Call the Midwife in the nursing drama’s first 8.30 Sunday berth averaged 7.3% of adults 25-54, the channel’s target audience, and 9.2% of household shoppers. It didn’t win the hour but was competitive with the network movie premieres of TV2’s […]

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