Tag Archives: Young Sheldon

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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HD Ratings: Topsy-Turvy Turnarounds

Three’s top-rating Grand Designs NZ lost to TVNZ 2’s resurgent sitcoms in all the key demographics for the first time this season on Wednesday. It averaged 4.8% of 25-54 year-olds compared to 5.7% for Young Sheldon and 5.8% for The Big Bang Theory. And in TVNZ 2’s 18-49 demo, it averaged 3.4% vs 4.4% for YS […]

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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 Ratings: Comedy Block on the Block

TVNZ 2’s once unassailable Wednesday night comedy block has turned into no laughing matter for the network. Last week’s line-up underperformed in all the core commercial demographics and even struggled against Three’s Gogglebox. From 7.30-8.30, fast-tracked episodes of Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory proved defenceless against Three’s Grand Designs NZ. And the network’s inexplicable […]

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HD Ratings: Grand Night for Grand Designs NZ

Grand Designs NZ drew up to twice as many 25-54 viewers as the season premieres of Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory on Wednesday. The episode averaged 7.0% of Three’s most important commercial demographic compared to 5.5% for Young Sheldon and 4.8% for TBBT. In GDNZ’s second half-hour, when it squared off against TBBT, […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 27

➢➢ Knock knock? Who’s there? The first female Doctor Who and a slew of returning hits to TVNZ 2 in the week starting October 6. Doctor Who (7.30 Fridays) will cap a week of premieres that opens with My Kitchen Rules NZ (7.30 Sunday) and continues with The Walking Dead (9.15 Monday), Young Sheldon (7.30 Wednesday) and The […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 5

➢ TVNZ 2 will launch a Grey’s Anatomy spin-off the same week it resumes Young Sheldon, The Middle, Travel Guides, Booze Patrol and Sensing Murder. Station 19 is a firefighting drama that will screen 9.30 Mondays from July 16. Variety thought the pilot “really good — a refreshingly gimmick-free character drama about the heightened atmosphere […]

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TVNZ 2 Pulls Young Sheldon for The Resident

TVNZ 2 is dropping Young Sheldon from its Monday night line-up. The Big Bang Theory spin-off is being pulled mid-season, with next week’s episode being the last to air at 8.30, ahead of the season finale of Will & Grace. The  network will replace it with the documentary, Sex Bots Are Coming, on April 16 […]

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HD Ratings: Last Rites for The Brave?

Continuing low ratings for TVNZ 1’s new Monday night drama The Brave could see it shunted off to off-peak. Monday’s episode averaged only 2.0% of the network’s core commercial demographic, 25-54 year-olds, compared to 4.8% for TVNZ 2’s Young Sheldon and 4.5% for Three’s 9-1-1. The problem for The Brave is it starts at 8.30, […]

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HD Ratings: Lonely is The Brave

TVNZ 1’s premiere of The Brave on Monday was out-rated by TVNZ 2’s comedies and Three’s 9-1-1. It averaged 2.3% of its target demographic, 25-54, compared to Young Sheldon’s time-slot winning 6.5%, Will & Grace’s 4.0% and 9-1-1’s 4.1%. The pattern was the same across the other core commercial demos, partly because 9-1-1 benefitted from […]

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