HD Ratings: Masked Singer Loses Face

For the first time, Three’s The Masked Singer NZ lost in both the 25-54 and 18-49 demographics on Sunday. Episode three still rated well but was beaten by TVNZ 1’s stalwarts Hyundai Country Calendar and Sunday. HCC won its slot with a 25-54 average of 7.5% and an 18-49 average of 5.2%, opposite 4.8% / […]

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New to View: May 16 – 22

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Tuesday ➢ Intergalactic Neon “Intergalactic is a TV rarity: expansive, British, women-driven sci-fi. The brainchild of Julie Geary (The Secret Diary of a Call Girl), the eight-part Sky One show has all the ambition, appetite and desire to entertain of a big Hollywood action flick, […]

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Network Movies in HD: May 15 – 21

Saturday Tooth Fairy (TVNZ 2, 6.40) Kung Fu Panda (Three, 7.00) Far From the Madding Crowd (Maori TV, 8.40) Bad Boys (Three, 8.50) Hot Tub Time Machine (TVNZ 2, 9.30) Predator 2 (Duke, 9.55) Lady Bird (Three, 11.15) Sphere (TVNZ 2, 11.30)   Sunday Southpaw (TVNZ 2, 1.50am) National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Venom (Three, 8.00) […]

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Coming Soon: Wolfgang

Disney+ will stream a movie-length documentary about celebrated celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck from June 25 – barely two weeks after its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Here’s the media release: DISNEY+ PREMIERE OF FEATURE DOCUMENTARY ‘WOLFGANG’ SET FOR JUNE 25 Film Chronicles the Inspiring and Emotional True Story of the Man Behind the Legend – […]

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HD Ratings: TVNZ 1’s Perfect Makeover

TVNZ 1’s Thursday night lifestyle makeover lifted the network’s 25-54 and 18-49 viewership week-on-week. The series premiere of Your Garden Made Perfect at 7.30 averaged 4.2% of 25-54 year-olds and 2.6% of 18-49s, compared to 3.5% / 1.4% for Grand Designs UK the previous week. It was no match for TVNZ 2’s Police Ten 7 (5.1% […]

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Coming Soon: Cinderella, Bosch

Amazon Prime Video has announced the premieres of two key launches: a new take on Cinderella and the final season of detective drama Bosch. The Cinderella musical, which includes Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel and Billy Porter in the cast, will stream from September and S7 of Bosch in June. “Cinderella is a classic we all […]

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Friends Won’t Reunite on TVNZ 2

It’s not clear where the Friends Reunion special will screen in NZ but it won’t be on the network that launched the series, TVNZ 2. Although the broadcaster has virtually re-run the series perpetually since its 1994 launch, and streams it OnDemand, it’s missed out on the COVID-delayed one where the gang and a raft […]

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HD Ratings: Big Wednesday for TVNZ 1

Three’s Wednesday night reign ended this week when TVNZ 1’s line-up proved unbeatable in the 25-54 demographic and dominated in the 18-49 demo. Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad averaged 6.8% of 25-54s and 4.8% of 18-49s, which was more than double last week’s viewership. As a result, lead-out Million Pound Cube was up week-on-week, to […]

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New to Blu: May 12 – 18

The original Scarface makes it mark here on Blu-ray for the first time as part of ViaVision’s excellent Imprint series of vintage restorations. It includes both the theatrical and censored versions of Howard Hawks’ 1932 gangster classic, as well as: Audio commentary with film historian Drew Casper (on theatrical cut) Video interview with film critic Matthew […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 22 – 28

➢➢ Given the themed programming of its Monday and Tuesday crime franchise double-bills, you would thought Three might have replaced The Rookie with Magnum P.I. as the new Wednesday night Hawaii Five-O stablemate. Instead, it will launch on May 26 a two-year-old procedural that’s since been canned. L.A.’s Finest stars Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union as the […]

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HD Ratings: TVNZ 1 Top Dog on Tuesday

TVNZ 1’s The Dog House has bounded back to being a top performer two weeks after the second season started “paw”-ly. Tuesday’s episode easily won the 8.30 hour, with 5.1% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, and 4.4% of its next key demographic, 18-49s. That’s a big leap from its April 27 return, when […]

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Neon Adds Gomorrah in May

Neon will stream the great Italian gangster saga Gomorrah from May 24 — but at this stage it will be only season one. Sky has yet to confirm when or if the rest of the series will stream but it seems likely given S4 is about to premiere on HBO Max in the US. “Gomorrah […]

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New to SoHo in June

The third and final season of the knockout Australian hitman dramedy Mr Inbetween will premiere next month on SoHo. It will air 8.30 Thursdays from June 24, a month after its FX and Foxtel bows, as the anchor for a comedy block that includes S3 of Motherland and newcomer Intelligence. Mr Inbetween opens with Ray […]

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HD Ratings: Apprentice Has Work to Do

TVNZ 1’s premiere of The Apprentice Aotearoa improved on the previous series in the network’s 8.30 Monday time slot. But it couldn’t top Three’s 9-1-1 and benefitted from soft competition on TVNZ 2, the low-rating Kiwi drama Vegas. The debut averaged 2.8% of TVNZ 1’s core 25-54 demographic and 1.9% of 18-49 year-olds. The season […]

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New to Sky Movies in June

Sky Movies Premiere Monsoon Dragged Across Concrete Unhinged Dinner With Friends 100 Things Radioactive The New Mutants Disclosure After We Collided Jiu Jitsu Greed David Crosby: Remember My Name Baby Done Charlatan Secret: Dare to Dream Sky Movies Greats Speed Southpaw Sky Movies Classics The River Wild Three Amigos! The Freshman The Thomas Crown Affair […]

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