Tag Archives: Westside

Leaving Lightbox in November

   Three Kiwi staples and the latest seasons of Vikings and Outlander are among the series streaming for the last time next month on Lightbox. Box sets of The Almighty Johnsons and Outrageous Fortune will exit the Spark platform on November 30, along with the first two seasons of Westside. S4 of Outlander will depart […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: New NZOA Greenlights

NZ On Air this morning announced funding for a slew of new drama initiatives, including a six-part thriller and a true-life telefeature for TVNZ 1, and milestone renewals of Westside and 7 Days. Here’s the press release in full: Homegrown drama and comedy on a winning streak New Zealand drama and comedy writers and creators […]

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HD Ratings: Westside and Wentworth Rule

TV’s top-rating drama series are Three’s Westside and TVNZ 2’s Wentworth. The Outrageous Fortune spin-off won its 8.30 slot in all the core commercial demographics on Monday, as did the Australian prison drama on Wednesday. Westside averaged 5.3% of 25-54 year-olds and 4.2% of 18-49s; Wentworth averaged 5.5% and 4.5% respectively. Westside had the advantage of […]

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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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