Tag Archives: Victoria

HD Ratings: Baywatch Wipes Out Rivals

Three’s free-to-air premiere of Baywatch left the competition high and dry on Sunday. It won its slot in all the core commercial demographics, and averaged 4.4% of the network’s target viewership, 25-54 year-olds, versus 1.8% for TVNZ 2’s premiere of Snatched, 2.7% for TVNZ 1’s season finale of Victoria and 1.1% for its stablemate, Mrs Wilson. Baywatch […]

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HD Ratings: Fantastic Beasts Beat Furry Beasts

TVNZ 1’s Dynasties was dethroned on Sunday when it was out-rated by TVNZ 2’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Three’s Married at First Sight Australia. Fantastic Beasts dominated in the 18-39 demographic and MAFS with 25-54s and household shoppers with kids; both see-sawed in the 18-49 and 18-54 demos. Overall, Fantastic Beasts […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 16 – 22

➢➢ TVNZ 2 will lock in one of its strongest new-season schedules in years with the premiere of quirky Kiwi drama Fresh Eggs on February 19. If the skilfully cut promos are an indication, this could be a breakthrough for the moribund genre. Billed as “a black comedy series with a deliciously twisted sense of […]

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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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