Tag Archives: Victoria

Christmas Week HD Highlights on TVNZ 1

Fast-tracked Christmas editions of Victoria and Call the Midwife, and the network movie premiere of The Lady in the Van, distinguish TVNZ 1’s primetime Christmas Week highlights. In order of transmission: Christmas Eve Movie: The Notebook (8.35 Sunday) Christmas Eve Movie: Hope Springs (10.55 Sunday) Christmas Day Movie: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (7.00 Monday) Christmas Day […]

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Food Show Fattens Prime’s Ratings

Why Are We Fat? is bringing home the bacon for Prime on Sunday nights. The most recent episode of Simon Gault’s obesity investigation, which ends its run this weekend, averaged 2.1% of Prime’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds. That compares to 3.7% for TVNZ 1’s Victoria, 4.2% for Three’s movies (which overlapped from 8.30-9.30) and 5.6% for […]

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Critical Condition: Paula

Paula | TVNZ 1, 8.30 Friday ➢ “We’ve all been there. Call in a pest control company, end up sleeping with the exterminator and embroiled in a deadly revenge plot. This was the opening act of three-part thriller Paula (BBC Two), about a schoolteacher whose one-night stand sends her life spiralling out of control … Hopping […]

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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 3

➢ Expect TVNZ 1 to screen season two of Victoria within days of ITV. It’s just put season one on-demand as a box set and appears to be filling its premium Sunday drama slot with one-offs until the Queen Victoria drama returns, which is expected to be later this month or early next month in the UK. ITV has […]

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Victoria a Right Royal Hit Online

Victoria ended its run on Sunday with low overnight ratings but as one of the jewels in TVNZ OnDemand’s crown. The series, which also was released this week on DVD but not Blu-ray (as it was in Australia and the UK), never developed into the hit for TVNZ 1 that it was for ITV. However, last […]

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Critical Condition: Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun (Prime, 8.30 Tuesdays) “The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb may well be one of the 20th century’s great stories — but naturally that doesn’t mean a television drama won’t want to jazz it up a bit. Or, in the case of ITV’s lavishly produced but distinctly corny Tutankhamun, quite a lot. The programme gives us a […]

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HD Ratings: Our Big Blue a Big Hit

TVNZ 1’s natural history hit, Our Big Blue Backyard, continues to dominate Sunday night ratings.  This week’s season finale was tops with two of the network’s core commercial demographics, 25-54 and 18-49 year-olds, and ranked second with all viewers aged five-plus. TVNZ 1’s Victoria is also holding firm after a slow start and finished in the […]

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Local Shows Gain From TVNZ’s Sunday Woes

  TV3’s Grand Designs NZ and Prime’s The Brokenwood Mysteries rated higher than usual on Sunday due to viewers deserting TVNZ 1’s Victoria and TVNZ 2 having to pre-empt Lethal Weapon at the 11th hour. Grand Designs averaged a season high, with 6.9% of 25-54 year-olds and 5.7% of 18-49s. It won the 8.30 hour against Victoria, […]

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This Week in HD: November 12 – 18

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday  Chasing Monsters (TV1, 5.00)  Cupcake Wars (TV2, 5.00) Grand Designs NZ (TV3, 5.00, R) Black-ish (TV2, 6.00, 5.1, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  University Challenge (Prime, 6.00)  MasterChef USA (Prime, 6.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (TV2, 7.00, R) The X Factor Australia (TV3, 7.00) Posh Pawn (TV1, […]

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