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New to TVNZ OnDemand in November

TVNZ OnDemand will stream the UK political drama Roadkill from November 6. It stars Hugh Laurie as a populist Conservative MP whose rise to the top is jeopardised by the discovery of an illegitimate daughter who’s serving a prison sentence. “Although it is set in a world not led by Brexit or the pandemic, David […]

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New to Neon in November

A drama series about the predatory relationship between a teacher and a student will steam on Neon the same day as the US. A Teacher will debut with a triple episode on November 11, with weekly episodes thereafter. It stars Kate Mara (Pose), Nick Robinson (Love, Simon), Ashley Zukerman (Succession), Shane Harper (Hightown) and Dylan […]

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New to Netflix in November

Can You Hear Me? (M’entends-tu?): Season 2 (1/11/2020) Two years later, Ada seeks to rebuild her life and reconnect with her best friends, who are also facing challenges of their own. Love and Anarchy (4/11/2020) A married consultant and a young IT tech kick off a flirty game that challenges societal norms — and leads them to […]

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HD Ratings: Trump Triumphs for TVNZ 1

TVNZ 1’s The Trump Show, which continues tonight, reversed the network’s fortunes last week by winning the 8.30 hour in the 25-54 demographic. It averaged 5.2% of the channel’s target audience versus 4.9% for Three’s Westside and 1.9% for TVNZ 2’s The Farmer Wants a Wife. For the past few weeks, TVNZ 1 has been […]

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New to View: October 25 – 31

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Monday ➢ The Undoing SoHo, 8.30/Neon A violent death, a missing spouse, and a chain of terrible revelations upwind the lives of a New York City therapist, her devoted husband and their young son. Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant star. “A very competently made slice of […]

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Duke to Air US Presidential Debate in HD

Sky has issued a press release reminding subscribers that they can watch the final US Presidential Debate today on any one of its five news channels — but it’s TVNZ’s Duke that will provide the best coverage: in HD. It’s inexplicable that amid the heightened interest in US politics post-Donald Trump’s election and the world […]

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HD Ratings: Match Fit No Match for Paramedics

Three’s premiere of Match Fit on Tuesday out-rated TVNZ 2’s Dog Almighty but not TVNZ 1’s Paramedics in the 25-54 and 18-49 demographics. The All Blacks reunion challenge averaged 5.1% of 25-54s and 4.0% of 18-49s compared with 6.0% and 4.7% respectively for Paramedics. Dog Almighty won the 7.30 hour with 18-39 year-olds and also […]

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Network Movies in HD: October 24 – 30

Saturday Dumb and Dumber (TVNZ 2, 1.05) Blast from the Past (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Born Racer (Three, 8.30) The Ring (Duke, 8.30) I, Daniel Blake (Maori TV, 8.30) Godzilla (TVNZ 2, 9.00) The Night Stalker (Three, 10.25) Payback (TVNZ 2, 11.20)   Sunday The Imitation Game (TVNZ 2, 1.15am) The Switch (TVNZ 2, midday) Harry Potter and the Prisoner […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: The Luminaries Shines in TV Award Nods

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN THE 2020 NEW ZEALAND TELEVISION AWARDS (Auckland – October 22, 2020) The New Zealand Television Awards are delighted to announce this year’s finalists, with a total of 114 nominations from more than 570 entries across 38 judged categories. Southern Light Films and Working Title TV’s The Luminaries, an epic drama set in 19th […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 31 – November 6

➢➢ True crime stories will dominate primetime in the first week of November. TVNZ 1 will launch the Bain family murders dramatisation Black Hands (8.30 Sunday) on a double-bill with Australian Crime Stories (9.30 Sunday), and premiere the latest seasons of Motorbike Cops (8.00 Monday) and Cold Case (8.30 Tuesday). TVNZ 2, meanwhile, will premiere Police Code […]

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