HD Ratings: Murder Mystery Mesmerises

Sunday’s interview with Scott Guy’s widow Kylee on the 10th anniversary of his murder decimated last night’s MasterChef Australia and Big Brother. The current affairs scoop scored bumper averages in all the core commercial demographics and drew two-to-three times as many viewers as the Australian reality rivals. It averaged 10.4% of TVNZ 1’s 25-54 demo […]

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New Blood for the Rialto Channel

Sunday’s season two premiere of Irish drama Blood spearheads a riveting crime line-up on Rialto for the rest of the year. If you missed the first season, it’s being repeated Sunday ahead of S2 and also can be streamed on Acorn TV. Acorn actually commissioned the twisted family thriller but Rialto licensed both for NZ […]

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New to View: July 5 – 11

SUNDAY My Big Family Farm | Sky Living, 7.30 AKA Our Yorkshire Farm, this series follows a couple as they raise nine children and more than 1000 sheep over four seasons on one of Britain’s most remote and spectacular farms. Blood (S2) | Rialto, 8.30 “With its carefully formulated blend of medical intrigue and family […]

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Schedule Alert: July 4

TVNZ 2 will replace Wednesday night re-runs of Renters with 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Renters was scheduled to bridge MKR: The Rivals and Selling Houses Australia on July 15 and 22. It will continue to re-run Friday nights after the original 8 Out of 10 Cats, as lead-out Naked Attractions can’t air […]

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HD Ratings: TVNZ 2’s Cunning Plan

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. proved more popular than the man from the railways on Thursday. TVNZ 2’s repeat of the movie reboot of the TV series won its slot in all the core commercial demographics. At its peak in the 25-54 demo, it averaged nearly twice as many viewers as TVNZ 1’s premiere of Around […]

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HD Ratings: Too Many Cooks

TVNZ 2’s double-billing of MasterChef Australia and MKR: The Rivals brought home the bacon for the network on Wednesday. It was a case too many cooks for TVNZ 1 and Three to compete against. The duo dominated in three of the core commercial demographics and even among 18-49 year-olds MasterChef was still competitive with Three’s […]

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Network Movies in HD: July 4 – 10

Saturday Inside Out (TVNZ 2, 7.00) A Knight’s Tale (Three, 7.00) The Adventure of Shark Boy and Lava Girl (Maori TV, 7.00) Along Came a Spider (Duke, 8.30) Life As We Know It (TVNZ 2, 8.40) Truth or Dare (Three, 9.35) High Fidelity (TVNZ 2, 10.50) Dangerous Liaisons (TVNZ 1, 11.45)   Sunday Gross Pointe Blank (TVNZ 2, […]

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HD Ratings: New Dog Show Just the Cat’s Whiskers

TVNZ 1’s The Dog House is a bonafide hit. The heartwarming series premiered on Tuesday, when it even out-rated lead-in Eat Well for Less? in the 25-54 demographic, with 5.6% vs 5.5%. It also was up 1.6 rating points on the previous week’s High School Mums. The show won its slot in the 5+ and 18-49 demographics […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: New Flexible Satellite Deal for Sky

Despite its new focus on streaming, Sky has renewed its satellite deal with Optus for another 10 years — but with more flexibility and “exciting new functionality”. Here’s the media release: SKY RENEWS SATELLITE DEAL WITH MORE FLEXIBILITY  Sky has agreed a revised contract with Optus that delivers satellite capability for the next ten years, […]

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HD Ratings: MasterChef Creams Big Brother

Three is promoting Big Brother as the #1 show in Australia but here it’s a l’il bro’ in the ratings. Following the premier’s defeat on Sunday, Monday’s and Tuesday’s episodes were thrashed by TVNZ 2’s MasterChef Australia in all the core commercial demographics. And both shows were out-rated by the competition on TVNZ 1 in […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Global Giants Dominate Kiwi Kids’ Viewing

YouTube and Netflix have more than three times the daily reach of TVNZ when it comes to children’s viewing, according to a new report from NZ On Air and the Broadcasting Standards Authority. “This research shows New Zealand parents and children clearly want and appreciate the value of local content, but they are not discovering […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 11 – 17

➢➢ TVNZ 2 will premiere America’s Got Talent on July 12 as the 5.25 Sunday lead-in to MasterChef Australia the same night the network serves up a double-episode of the Aussie cooking contest. AGT, which previously aired on Three, was one of the few US series to work around COVID-19 shutdowns, Deadline reports. Judge and creator Simon Cowell told the trade paper […]

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Has TVNZ Got News for You

TVNZ Sales reports 25-54 ratings for 1 News at Six are 117% higher than Newshub Live at 6pm while stablemate Seven Sharp’s ratings are up 113% on The Project’s. Here are its despatches to media agencies:

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HD Ratings: Wednesday Night Plight

Three hopes to relaunch its new high school rugby drama to a bigger audience tonight than it did on Sunday. But the challenge could be just as great, given the opposition it will face on both TVNZ 1 and TVNZ 2. At 8.35, Head High will go head-to-head with Race Across the World and MRK: […]

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Sky Adds Bonus PGA Charity Match

Sky Sport 6 will precede this weekend’s coverage of the Rocket Mortgage Classic with a nine-hole exhibition match featuring Jason Day and Bubba Watson. They will be joined by Wesley Bryan and Harold Varner III for the Changing the Course benefit at the Detroit Golf Club. The pairs contest will air live from 5am-7am Thursday. The event […]

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