Tag Archives: Thunderbirds Are Go

HD Ratings: Supergirl Not Super Enough

TV2’s new supersized Sunday line-up still couldn’t topple TV3’s dynamic duo of The Block NZ: Villa Wars and Grand Designs NZ. Because of these shows’ pulling power, TV3 won the night in three of the four core commercial demographics: 18-39, 18-49 and 25-54. The Block averaged 8.5% – 10.8% of these demos against Supergirl’s 5.8% […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 23-29

Thunderbirds are going to a new berth and TV2 looks as it’s jettisoning its Sunday comedies. After weeks of low ratings, Thunderbirds Are Go is shifting back an hour, from 7.00 Sunday to 6.00, as of May 24. Sitcom stablemates Galavant and Black-ish also appear to be being retired, with TV2 screening a 90-minute magic […]

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New Season: Will Beefcake Top Kitchen Hit?

Will the last week of The Bachelor NZ out-rate My Kitchen Rules? TV3’s dating contest has proved competitive against TV2’s mega-hit, with the gap between them in key demographics sometimes narrowing to a couple of rating points. But TBNZ has never gained the upper hand, although that could change with tonight’s penultimate episode and Wednesday’s season finale, when Arthur Green will take 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: 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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TV Preview: Thunderbirds Are Go

Thunderbirds Are Go: TV2, 7.00 Sunday 5, 4, 3, 2 … 1 and a half … Thunderbirds are back! It’s a tongue-in-cheek remake of the original, or you’d hope it is – the same wooden dialogue, clunky storylines and awkward movements that we all loved back in the ’50s, or whenever it first aired, return […]

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This Week in HD: April 11-17

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i   Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Amazing Race (TV2, 5.40, 5.1) Movie: New York Minute (TV2, 6.40, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Network Movie Premiere: Silver Linings Playbook (TV2, 8.30) CSI (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Chicago PD (TV3, 9.25, […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 11-17

Thunderbirds are go on Sunday nights, where the no-strings-attached sci-fi reboot will air 7.00 on TV2 from April 12. Early UK reviews are promising. “‘5-4-3-2-1… Thunderbirds are go!’ If there was any doubt that the iconic launch sequence still had the power to quicken the pulse after 50 years, it was dispelled within one minute […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 4-10

TV2 will try to rebuild its Wednesday comedy block with the return of The Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls. They will resume their traditional 8.30 and 9.00 slots from April 8. TV2 has been deploying them as an 8.30 Sunday double-bill to try to bolster lead-out Gotham but that hasn’t worked, with both […]

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