Tag Archives: Westside

HD Ratings: Reality Titans in Tight Tussle

Three’s The Block NZ: Firehouse largely lost to TVNZ 2’s My Kitchen Rules on Monday night but out-rated it on Sunday. Only one-tenth of a rating point separated them in the 25-54 and 18-49 demographics on Monday, with TBNZ edging out MKR in the former but losing in the other core commercial demographics. But on Sunday it […]

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HD Ratings: Hot Start for The Block NZ Firehouse

Three’s season premiere of The Block NZ: Firehouse opened strongly on Monday and helped the return of Westside to win the 8.30 hour. TBNZ was out-rated by TVNZ 2’s My Kitchen Rules but still posted impressive numbers, including 6.9% of 25-54 year-olds (versus 7.8% for MKR) and 6.5% of 18-49s (vs 6.7%). It was also […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 15 – 21

  ➢➢ Three will use The Block NZ: Firehouse to launch the latest season of Westside, the return of Hawaii Five-O (from episode 21 of season seven) and the premiere of The Titan Games. Season five of the Outrageous Fortune spin-off (8.30 Mondays from June 17) is set on the eve of the 1987 America’s […]

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Schedule Watch: April 28

Three has pulled its late-night Friday re-runs of Westside for the time being. Season two of the Outrageous Fortune spin-off was scheduled to air 11.10 Fridays from May 3 but now reruns of Entertainment Tonight Weekend will fill the slot. Monday’s Fair Go (TVNZ 1, 7.30) will be devoted to power use, from the cost […]

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HD Ratings: Fast & Furious Week for Three

Three capped a wining week on Sunday when it out-rated TVNZ’s channels in all the core commercial demographics. The network easily scored the highest channel shares in the 25-54, 18-49, 18-39 and household shoppers demos with its line-up of The Block NZ and the movie Furious 7 (ahead of tonight’s I Am Paul Walker documentary). The […]

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HD Ratings: The Block Comes Up Short on Sunday

Shortland Street made short work of The Block NZ on Sunday but Three still won the night in all the core commercial demographics. TVNZ 2’s first Sunday night broadcast of the weekday soap out-rated The Block in all the key demos except household shoppers with kids. It averaged 9.6% of 25-54, 7.4% of 18-49, 6.8% […]

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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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