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HD Ratings: Clue Renewal No Brainer

TVNZ 1’s Give Us a Clue ended its Wednesday night run nigh on a season high, averaging 5.3% of 25-54 year-olds and 4.2% of 18-49s.  Chances are had it not been facing off against TVNZ 2 juggernaut Celebrity Treasure Island, the season finale would have rivalled the 7.4% / 6.4% averages of a month ago. Despite hostile […]

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HD Ratings: Weakest Link No Game Changer

TVNZ 1’s Weakest Link Australia reboot lived up to its name on Sunday, when the premiere finished third in the core commercial demographics. The game show averaged 2.4% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, and 1.9% of 18-49s, continuing TVNZ 1’s 8.30 Sunday ratings doldrums. While it was out-rated in every quarter-our segment by […]

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New to View: September 19 – 25

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Sunday ➢ Weakest Link TVNZ 1, 8.35 Weeks before this game show reboot with Kath & Kim’s Magda Szubanski bombed in the ratings, Aussie TV industry experts were tipping it would tank, warning the Kath & Kim star was the wrong choice to host. She signed on […]

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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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