Tag Archives: Wentworth

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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This Week in HD: July 1 – 7

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i   Saturday  Extreme Road Rescue (TV1, 4.55) The Block NZ (TV3, 5.00, R) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) Movie: Toy Story (TV2, 5.30, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, 6.00) Britain’s Got Talent (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Kung Fu Panda (TV2, 7.00, R) […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 22

➢ TVNZ 2 is turning Emerald City into a mini-series event. The Wizard of Oz re-imaging that ran for only 10 episodes in the US will screen as double-episodes after the Saturday Family Movie from July 1. “Fans of the alternate reality/fantasy genre should enjoy Emerald City, and I think they’ll get a kick out […]

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HD Ratings: New Life for Fair Go and House Rules

Shifting TV One’s Fair Go from  7.30 Wednesday to 7.30 Monday boosted the consumer show’s ratings at the same time as TV3’s House Rules doubled its Monday night viewership. Their extra eyeballs came at the expense of Australian Survivor, which dropped more than a point in the 25-54 demographic. Fair Go averaged 8.9% of this demo and […]

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HD Ratings: New House Doesn’t Rule

TV3’s new season of House Rules opened to shockingly low ratings on Monday, averaging only 2.3% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds. Traditionally reality shows like House Rules start slowly as more viewers wake up to their return, and TV3 will be banking on viewership to build after a few more nights on air and online catch-ups. Even so, it […]

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Primetime Top 10: August 8

Wentworth and What Really Happens in Thailand helped TV2 to win Monday primetime in all the key commercial demographics. TV3’s The Block NZ: Girls vs Boys lost to the last half-hour of Shortland Street but beat Code: 1 and Renters while its re-run of The Heat was too hot for TV One’s Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Lucifer. One […]

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HD Ratings Tables: July 25

Top 20, 5pm-midnight, 25-54 Top 20, 5pm-midnight, 18-49 Top 20, 5pm-midnight, 5+

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This Week in HD: July 23 – 29

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Tiger – Spy in the Jungle (TV3, 4.50) The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00)  Wonderful World of Disney: Chicken Little (TV2, 5.20, R)  Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: The Smurfs 2 (TV2, 7.00, R)  Movie: Rio 2 (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Series Premiere: Tonight at the London Palladium (TV1, 7.30) […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 13

Saturday night at the Palladium … Holy HD comeback for Gotham … More Wednesday sitcoms … Return to Gloriavale … Roadshow modernised … TV One and TV3 are soon to launch rival British variety hours in weekend slots. The former will air Tonight at the London Palladium 7.30 Saturdays from July 23 and the latter will premiere Michael McIntyre’s Big […]

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New to Blu: November 18 – 24

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition combines a cut that’s 20 minutes longer than the theatrical edit with more than nine hours of new extras. They include an audio commentary with Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens, who’s just signed to write the first in a Young Merlin franchise, and The Appendices, a multi-part documentary focusing […]

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