Tag Archives: Tin Star

The Walking Dead Ravages Rivals

The return of The Walking Dead on Monday helped TVNZ 2 to wipe out the competition for the night. The season-eight premiere posted the zombie sensation’s lowest opening US ratings in five years but here held up well and easily won the 9.30 hour in the key commercial demographics. It averaged 4.0% of 25-54 and 18-49 […]

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Tin Star Shines Brighter

Three’s struggling Tin Star has rebounded in the ratings since TVNZ 1’s pulled Criminal Minds for Doctor Foster. Monday’s episode of the British crime drama averaged 4.1% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, to win the 8.30 hour against Doctor Foster (2.5%) and all but one quarter-hour segment of TVNZ 2’s comedy combo, Will & […]

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Doctor Foster Ails From Outset

TVNZ 1 viewers don’t want another dose of Doctor Foster. The season-two premiere flopped on Monday when it drew fewer 25-54 year-olds — the core commercial demographic for TVNZ 1 — than TVNZ 2’s comedies and barely more than Three’s struggling British drama, Tin Star. It averaged 2.7% of the network’s core commercial demographic compared […]

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Family Feud Tops Family Food

Three’s All Star Family Feud special proved more tempting than TVNZ 2’s season premiere of My Kitchen Rules NZ on Monday. Jono & Ben vs 7 Days: The Rematch overcame a formidable handicap — beginning midway through the final “winter season” episode of Shortland Street — to beat the opening half-hour of the reformatted MKRNZ […]

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Three Celebrates Ten-Year High

Three’s top-rating election coverage on Saturday helped the network to record its highest weekly share of 25-54 year-olds in more than 10 years. Newshub Decision 17 Election Special won the night not just in the demographic it targets most but also in the 18-49 and 18-39 demos. According to the broadcaster, it outperformed the 1 News […]

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Tin Star Not a Fast Draw

Three’s new crime drama Tin Star out-rated TVNZ 1’s Criminal Minds on Monday but not TVNZ 2’s Wentworth. The premiere averaged 4.0% of 25-54 year-olds, Three’s core demographic, compared to Wentworth’s 6.7% and Criminal Minds’ 2.5%. A dark cable drama was never going to challenge the appeal of a free-to-air hit like Wentworth but Three […]

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Critical Condition: Tin Star

Tin Star | Three, 8.30 Monday ➢ “In the Canadian-set thriller, Tim Roth’s small-town police chief comes up against an almost comically evil oil company … Tin Star is odd, but intriguing. Having the cop protagonist be a recovering alcoholic is the oldest cliché in the book; but the fact he has an ominous reflection […]

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This Week in HD: September 9 – 15

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i     Saturday  River Monsters With Jeremy Wade (TV1, 4.55) The Block NZ (TV3, 5.00, R) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00, F) Movie: Monsters University (TV2, 5.05, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, 6.00) Series Premiere: Shark: Beneath the Surface (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Journey […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 31

➢ TVNZ 1 and Three will launch two new thriller series to bookend the working week: Tin Star and Paula. The former will replace Westside from September 11 and the latter, Ordinary Lies from September 15. Tin Star, a promising Sky Atlantic crime drama about a small town police chief under siege from oil refinery […]

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Tin Star Shines Bright for Three

Fears that Three had abandoned primetime to reality TV after wall-to-wall scheduling of the genre earlier this year have been put to rest by news that it’s licensed the rights to Tin Star. The 10-part thriller from the producers of Broadchurch and Humans is set in the Canadian Rockies and stars Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) as a […]

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