Tag Archives: Will & Grace

HD Ratings: Die Hard Bulletproof

Thirty years after its release, Die Hard still tops the ratings. Three’s Bruce Willis perennial won its time slot on Wednesday in all the core commercial demographics, with averages of 3.0% – 4.9%. It averaged 4.1% of 25-54s compared to 2.7% for 800 Words, 0.9% for Coronation Street and 3.9% for Australian Survivor. Until then, […]

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TVNZ 2 Ditches Will & Grace

TVNZ 2 is dropping Will & Grace from its vulnerable Wednesday night comedy block and bringing forward an improving Australian Survivor. The changeover will occur November 28, when Survivor will air at 8.30, a re-run of Hotel Hell at 9.30, and reinstated re-runs of Two and a Half Men and 2 Broke Girls from 10.30. […]

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HD Ratings: New Friends for Will & Grace

TVNZ 2’s comedy block rebounded on Wednesday from the previous week’s lows, partly because of aggressive promotion. If you watched The Big Bang Theory at 8.00, you’d have noticed a sharply-cut promo for Will & Grace straight after the opening credits. It emphasised the episode’s guest appearance by Friends star David Schwimmer as Grace’s love […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 4

➢➢ TVNZ 2 will add Will & Grace to its Wednesday night comedy block from October 17. It will air at 8.30, between The Big Bang Theory and Kevin Can Wait. The reboot will air two weeks behind its NBC broadcast and continue a rejuvenation of TVNZ 2’s schedule that includes the October 16 premiere […]

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TVNZ 2 Launches New Season With Little Bang

  TVNZ 2 at last will premiere The Big Bang Theory spin-off Young Sheldon on February 12. The prequel will follow the season premiere of My Kitchen Rules Australia (above) and be the new lead-in to the return of Will & Grace. TVNZ 2 will round off the night with a repeat of the two most […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 7

➢ Fans of Modern Family and Michael McIntyre will think all their Christmases have come at once. Three and Prime will go head-to-head with 7.00 weeknight reruns of the sitcom over summer while TVNZ 1 will screen two dated Michael McIntyre specials ahead of Three airing the latest. TVNZ 1 will repeat McIntyre’s 2014 and […]

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This Week on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The latest target of sexual abuse allegations in Hollywood, Jeremy Piven, has been pulled as a guest on tonight’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (Prime, 10.35). Ironically, he’s been replaced by Ronan Farrow, the journalist who broke the story about Harvey Weinstein that spurred a spate of allegations about Hollywood heavyweights. Farrow will appear […]

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The Walking Dead Ravages Rivals

The return of The Walking Dead on Monday helped TVNZ 2 to wipe out the competition for the night. The season-eight premiere posted the zombie sensation’s lowest opening US ratings in five years but here held up well and easily won the 9.30 hour in the key commercial demographics. It averaged 4.0% of 25-54 and 18-49 […]

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Doctor Foster Ails From Outset

TVNZ 1 viewers don’t want another dose of Doctor Foster. The season-two premiere flopped on Monday when it drew fewer 25-54 year-olds — the core commercial demographic for TVNZ 1 — than TVNZ 2’s comedies and barely more than Three’s struggling British drama, Tin Star. It averaged 2.7% of the network’s core commercial demographic compared […]

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Critical Condition: Will & Grace

Will & Grace | TVNZ 2, 8.30 Monday ➢ “Beneath the pile of strenuously topical pop-culture references — Shonda Rhimes, Kellyanne Conway, Ryans Gosling and Reynolds — that fly like wigs in a Drag Race turf war, the DNA of the show remains essentially unchanged. Its loopy charm still rests on deft physical comedy, shrewdly […]

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