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Network Movies in HD: September 23-29

Saturday Jurassic Park III (TVNZ 2, 7.00) The Angry Birds Movie 2 (Three, 7.00) Frozen – Reo Māori (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) Self/Less (Eden, 8.30) Misbehaviour (Whakaata Māori, 8.40) Buddy Games (Three, 8.45) Mars Attacks! (TVNZ 2, 8.50) The Grudge (Duke, 10.45) Da Kath & Kim Code (TVNZ 2, 10.55)   Sunday Couples Retreat (TVNZ 2, 12.30am) Shaun the Sheep – Farmageddon […]

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Treasure Island New TVNZ 2 Gem

The latest season of Celebrity Treasure Island has struck the ratings mother lode for TVNZ 2. Monday’s premiere toppled TVNZ 1’s Fair Go as the reigning 7.30 champ in the core commercial demographic and drew twice as many 25-54 year-olds as Three’s House Rules NZ. Overnight the castaways franchise averaged 88,099 adults (4.29 rating/24.29 share) […]

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Q+A Quashes Newshub Nation

In the run up to the general election, TVNZ 1’s Q+A is beating Three’s Newshub Nation in a landslide for the 25-54 vote. Sunday morning’s Q+A averaged 26,061 viewers in the core commercial demographic vs 5,512 for Newshub Nation’s Saturday morning broadcast and 2,899 for its 9.55am Sunday repeat. Despite its off-peak slot, Q+A was […]

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Shorty Spearheads Top Talent for 2

TVNZ 1’s Friday night favourites The Repair Shop and The Dog House were clobbered in the key commercial demographic by TVNZ 2’s Britain’s Got Talent and Australian Survivor.  They did so on the back of Shortland Street (107,515 viewers aged 25-54) crushing both Seven Sharp (72,594) and The Project (59,627), making the soap the second most popular show of the night […]

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TVNZ+ Announces New Sports Hub

If you thought the surprise PGA-LIV golf merger was the day’s biggest sports story, wait until you read this media release: TVNZ+ – The Ultimate Home of Free-To-Air-Sport TVNZ+ to deliver a new streaming home for sport Full suite of sports rights moving from Spark Sport to TVNZ confirmed Additional sports available outlined as part […]

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Avatar Duo to Bow on 4K and 3D Blu-ray

It’s just been announced that Disney will release the two Avatar movies in the 4K-UHD, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray disc formats on June 20 in the US. They will be available in multiple editions but not all necessarily will be released here because some are US retailer exclusives. It will be the first time the […]

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New to Prime Video in December

The next Yellowstone spin-off heads the December highlights on Prime Video, which include the return of Jack Ryan and the launch of TV’s second adaptation of Three Pines (the first was nearly 10 years ago ands can be streamed on Acorn TV). Streaming in order of their premieres will be: THREE PINES (December 2) Adapted […]

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HD Ratings: Grand Scheduling Design Pays Off

TVNZ 1’s Grand Designs NZ and Cold Case proved an unbeatable Kiwi double-bill in Tuesday’s overnight ratings. The former averaged 4.2% of 25-54 year-olds and 3.1% of 18-49s, and the latter 3.3%/2.5%. Grand Designs rated well ahead of TVNZ 2’s My Kitchen Rules (2.7%/2.0%) and Three’s Lego Masters (2.2%/1.7%). MKR lead-out Hunted Australia averaged 2.3%/1.7% […]

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Will New Ad Tier “Reignite” Disney+?

Ahead of The Walt Disney Company reporting its latest quarterly results, Parrot Analytics analysed if the streaming giant’s launch of an ad-supported tier in December can “reignite its domestic growth”. Disney is responsible for two of the 10 highest-grossing worldwide films in 2022 with Marvel blockbusters Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder […]

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Netflix’s Thai Cave Rescue Drama Revealed

Netflix will premiere its take on the daring true-life cave rescue of trapped Thai soccer players on September 22, seven weeks after Prime Video releases its version, Thirteen Lives. While It will be the fourth depiction of the 2018 event that transfixed the world, Netflix claims it will be “the most authentic and expansive retelling”. […]

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