Network Movies in HD: September 18 – 24

Saturday Hop (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Ghostbusters (Three, 7.00) Turbo (Maori TV, 7.00) The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (TVNZ 2, 8.40) Suffragette (Maori TV, 8.40) Zombieland (Three, 9.10) Disclosure  (Duke, 9.20) I Am Patrick Swayze (Three, 11.05)   Sunday London Has Fallen (TVNZ 2, 8.30) The Madness of King George (Maori TV, 8.30) Spider-Man 2 (Three, 8.40) Us (TVNZ 2, 10.25)   […]

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No Bull – Spark Sport Adds Mountain Biking

Spark Sport will add mountain biking coverage this month after being named NZ’s best specialty streaming service by a UK-based tech website. It headed off Shudder and Sky Sport Now for the Techradar accolade but the NZ edition of the website didn’t overlook the lack of 4K and multiple HD streams. “It must be said […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 25 – October 1

➢➢ Sensational BBC submarine thriller Vigil will surface here on TVNZ 1 (9.30 Sundays from September 26). The series, which stars Suranne Jones as a Detective Chief Inspector investigating the murder of a crew member on board a Trident nuclear sub, also can be streamed in its entirety on TVNZ OnDemand from September 27. The Independent […]

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HD Ratings: Treasured Celebrities Rescue TVNZ 2

Only Celebrity Treasure Island stopped TVNZ 1 from scoring a clean sweep of Monday night in the core commercial demographics. TVNZ 2’s highest-rating show of the night averaged 6.0% of 25-54 year-olds and 5.0% of 18-49s to top TVNZ 1’s Fair Go (6.1% / 4.7%) and Border Patrol (5.2% / 4.1%), and Three’s Lego Masters […]

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HD Ratings: Another Free-to-Air Sunday Defeat

It wasn’t just the Pumas that the All Blacks pummelled on Sunday — Sky Sport 1’s coverage of the match also crushed the free-to-air channels in primetime. The telecast averaged 7.3% of 25-54 year-olds and 6.2% of 18-49s, the core commercial demographics that that networks covet, and was the second Sunday night mauling of FTA […]

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Dancing With the Stars Put On Ice

Dancing With the Stars NZ is the latest COVID-19 casualty, with Three canning it for the second year in a row. The network announced the “very difficult decision” this morning, along with some coming-soon highlights, including the world premiere of Sydney Harbour Force, a 10-hour Discovery series about real-life Water Rats. However, Three isn’t picking up […]

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Te Reo Māori Subtitling for Shortland Street

A week of Shortland Street episodes with te reo Māori subtitling will spearhead TVNZ’s marking of Māori Language Week. Here’s the media release: Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori with TVNZ     Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2021 (Māori Language Week) with TVNZ and enjoy a raft of new and existing content. From dedicated storytelling in te reo Māori and subtitling on Shortland Street, to new show launches and promo takeovers, Te Reo Tātaki (TVNZ) wants to help get Kiwis speaking te reo Māori this September. […]

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New to View: September 12 – 18

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Sunday ➢ 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room Apple TV+ Streaming for free today only. “Documentaries tend to rise or fall on the quality of their contributors, and Inside the President’s War Room boasted a roster any Bush administration reunion tour would have been […]

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Top 5 Debut for Celebrity Treasure Island

TVNZ Sales reports Celebrity Treasure Island was the fourth most-watched show of the week among viewers aged 18-54, a demographic that straddles the key audiences for TVNZ 1 and TVNZ 2. It was beaten by only 1 News at Six, Seven Sharp and 1 Breaking News because of the extraordinary interest in lockdown developments and […]

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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK En Route

Following today’s calling of auditions for a second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, TVNZ OnDemand has announced it will stream S3 of the UK version from September 24. Episodes will be fast-tracked weekly within hours of their BBC Three and iPlayer release. Reads the blurb: Twelve queens will enter the werk room ready for the […]

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HD Ratings: Good Sports in Winning Form

TVNZ 2’s premiere of Jono & Ben Good Sports on Thursday won its slot with the network’s target audience, 18-49 year-olds, and was competitive in the other core commercial demographic, 25-54. It averaged 3.3% of 18-49s and 3.8% of 25-54s on the back of 4.0% / 3.8% for Police Ten 7. It overlapped with TVNZ […]

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HD Ratings: Clue Loses for First Time

TVNZ 1’s Give Us a Clue ended its top-rating form on Wednesday by losing in the core commercial demographics for the first time. It averaged 4.8% of 25-54 year-olds and 4.1% of 18-49s but finished behind TVNZ 2’s big new hit, Celebrity Treasure Island. The latter averaged 6.6% / 5.2% and helped lead-out Taskmaster NZ […]

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Drag Race Down Under S2 Revs Up

TVNZ has ordered a new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race after the first was streamed more than 500,000 times. Here’s the media release: RuPaul’s Drag Race is coming back Down Under Start your engines Aotearoa, your queen is back and looking to add to the royal family. The Emmy Award winning series RuPaul’s Drag Race is […]

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Network Movies in HD: September 11 – 17

Saturday Abominable (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Three, 7.00) A Simple Wish (Maori TV, 7.00) Four Holidays (TVNZ 2, 8.35) Like Father Like Son (Maori TV, 8.40) Death Race (Three, 9.00) Constantine (Duke, 9.25) Fisherman’s Friends (Three, 11.00)   Sunday Jason Bourne (TVNZ 2, 8.30) Fargo (Maori TV, 8.30) Spider-Man (Three, 8.45) Happy Death Day […]

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Money Heist Steals World’s Most In-demand Crown

The same day it was revealed  season two of See had set a new ratings benchmark for Apple TV+, Parrot Analytics reported Netflix’s La Casa De Papel (Money Heist) was the most in-demand TV show in the world across all platforms over the weekend. “This could serve as a crucial turning point for Netflix, as the streamer […]

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