Tag Archives: Westside

HD Ratings: Ramsay Reins in Westside

Shrewd counter-programming by TVNZ 2 has turned Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back into a foil for Three’s hitherto top-rating Westside. On Monday, the reality show won the 8.30 hour in three of the four core commercial demographics but Westside dominated in the demo that matters most to Three, 25-54. It averaged 5.5% of […]

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The Wests Win Another Run

Three has renewed Westside for a fifth season and commissioned a mini-series about Jonah Lomu while TVNZ has greenlit two more Sunday Theatre telemovies. South Pacific Pictures’ Outrageous Fortune spin-off will return for 10 more episodes next year after receiving up to nearly $7 million in funding from NZ On Air. The deal makes the West […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 28

➢ A Sunday Theatre take on horse-racing legend Kiwi will precede the season premiere of another Kiwi favourite Westside. Kiwi (TVNZ 1, 8.30 July 8) goes behind the stable doors to reveal how a farm hack went on to win the 1983 Melbourne Cup and will premiere 24 hours ahead of the return of Westside on […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: The Block’s Back

This morning Three announced The Block NZ would bounce back for a new season on July 8. It will air 7.00 Sundays and 7.30 Monday-Wednesday within days of another local crowdpleaser, Westside, resuming its run. As a curtain raiser to the drama’s return, Three will screen an All-Star Family Feud special, which pits the casts […]

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Lightbox Goes Loco Over Local

Next month Lightbox will stream its first commissioned dramas, one of which it’s already renewed. “We’re really thrilled to be taking this crucial next step and investing directly in local productions,” Lightbox General Manager Hema Patel says. “New Zealanders are loyal and avid consumers of local content, and we know our customers will love these excellent series.” High […]

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Three Records First Monthly Ratings Win in Three+ Years

Three posted its first monthly 25-54 win in three-and-a-half years ahead of its leaders debate last night topping the ratings. The 90-minute special averaged 10.9% of 25-54 year-olds, 9.6% of 18-49 year-olds, and 9.0% of 18-39 year-olds and household shoppers with kids to win in all four core demos as well as viewers 5+ (11.0%). […]

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Three’s Ratings Building Blocks

The Block NZ continue to be a ratings powerhouse for Three, with the network notching up its second consecutive weekly win in its target demographic, 25-54 year-olds. Three won the night three times last week — Thursday (25-54, 18-39), Friday (25-54, 18-39, 18-49) and Sunday (all four demos, including household shoppers with kids) — and […]

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Love Island to Heat Up TVNZ 2

The same week MasterChef Australia winds up another marathon run, TVNZ 2 will strip the return of Love Island in primetime. The first series of the steamy reality smash aired as daytime fodder in 2015 but season three will screen 9.30 Monday-Thursday and 9.10 Fridays from August 14 in a bid to arrest an audience […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 17

➢ Game of Thrones returns for season seven tonight (SoHo, 8.30), with a premiere that The Hollywood Reporter reckons “sets the stage for the endgame … Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen coming together over dragon glass, full-on war against the new Lannister-Greyjoy partnership, and a White Walker war to end all wars”. The New York […]

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This Week in HD: July 15 – 21

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Season Premiere: River Monsters With Jeremy Wade  (TV1, 4.55) The Block NZ (TV3, 5.00, R) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) Movie: Wreck-It Ralph (TV2, 5.05, 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: Transformers (TV2, 7.00, […]

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