HD Ratings: Taskmaster Match Fit

Wednesday’s season three premiere of Taskmaster NZ won its slot in the core commercial demographics but the night gave Three more cause to celebrate. TVNZ 2’s hit version of the UK original averaged 2.2% of 25-54 year-olds and 2.0% of 18-49s. It easily led TVNZ 1’s Location Location Location (2.0%/1.4%) and Three’s Sort Your Life […]

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NZOA Funds Five Comedies and Dramas

NZ On Air is investing about $15 million in two new dramas, a Guy Montgomery panel show and further seasons of 7 Days and Raised by Refugees. Dry Creek is a six-episode surrogacy drama set in post-earthquake Kaikōura while a charismatic pastor and a queer podcaster join forces to battle a mega-church in the six-part The Bishop. Guy […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 16 – 22

➢➢ TVNZ 1 continues to offer a premium alternative to Saturday night movies with the July 16 premieres of Screw (9.35) and Pact of Silence (10.35). The former is one of this year’s most acclaimed drama series: “Dryly comic prison drama worth doing time for” (The Guardian); “balances horror and humour without diluting either of them” […]

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RuPaul’s Crew Roars Back

TVNZ+ has revealed who’s who in the next season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, which will stream from July 30. Here’s the media release: Start your engines Aotearoa, here come your queens!  10 queens from across Australia and New Zealand with the most charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent have been selected to compete for […]

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Three Pulls 4.30 Newshub Live

Three’s afternoon bulletin Newshub Live at 4.30pm is going off-air indefinitely. “Due to staffing challenges presented by Covid and general illnesses right now, Newshub Live at 4.30pm will be off-air until further notice,” a spokesperson says. Even worse news for newshounds is its replacement: Extreme Couponing, a reality show in which Americans show how they save money […]

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Heartbreak Island ThreeNow-Bound

Kiwi singles will be competing for their perfect partner and and a $100,000 booty in a global  version of Heartbreak Island that will stream on ThreeNow. Here’s the media release: HEARTBREAK ISLAND‘S SET TO SIZZLE WITH ITS FIRST EVER INTERNATIONAL CAST! ONLY ON THREENOW 3 July 2022 – The temperature in New Zealand might be dropping, […]

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HD Ratings: East Coast Sinking?

The popularity of TVNZ 1’s Rich House Poor House sunk TVNZ 2’s East Coast Rising on Thursday. The new series about an East Coast rugby team averaged 1.2% of 2’s target audience, 18-49 year-olds, and 1.5% of 25-54s — down three-tenths of a ratings point on its season premiere. RHPH averaged 2.5% of 18-49s and 3.3% of 25-54s and Three’s […]

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Streaming Catch-Up: See, Thirteen Lives, Paper Girls, Hocus Pocus …

The third and final season of See will stream from August 26 on Apple TV+. The Jason Momoa series is set in a brutal and primitive future, hundreds of years after humankind has lost the ability to see. In the eight-part S3, almost a year has passed since Baba Voss defeated his nemesis brother Edo and […]

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Disney+ Releases Lakers Trailer

If you enjoyed Sky’s Winning: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, Disney+ soon will stream Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers, a Hulu documentary series about the legendary basketball team. Here’s the media release: Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers captures the remarkable rise and unprecedented success of one of the most […]

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New to Apple TV+ in July

Apple TV+  will stream the eight-part psychological thriller Surface from July 29. It will open with three episodes, followed by one new episode every Friday. Set in high-end San Francisco, it stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Morning Show), who also executive produces, as a traumatic head injury victim with extreme memory loss that’s believed to be […]

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