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HD Ratings: Top Cops Rock

Three’s law-and-order line-up on Monday won the overnight ratings in the core commercial demographic. An unbeatable lead-in from The Block NZ: Redemption, which averaged 4.3% of 25-54 year-olds and 3.1% of 18-49s, set up The Rookie and Special Victims Unit to respectively win the 8.30 and 9.30 hours. The former averaged 2.6%/1.7% of the 25-54 […]

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HD Ratings: Diehards Still Top Guns

  You might have thought viewers on Sunday night would have been torn between a new Brokenwood mystery and a 2019 Will Smith action movie. Instead, they opted for a double-bill of a 1986 comedy and a Bruce Willis shoot-’em-up that was released nearly 30 years ago! TVNZ 2’s Die Hard With a Vengeance averaged […]

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HD Ratings: Queen’s Death Divides Viewers

The networks’ upending of their schedules over the weekend to accommodate rolling coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s death didn’t deliver princely ratings. Because TVNZ 1 and Three opted for blanket coverage, and Prime to a lesser extent with specials, viewership of  the same event was spread over several channels, hence none scoring especially highly. Most viewers in […]

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Three Pulls Diana Investigations

Amid all the Royal Family specials the networks have added In the wake of Queen Elizabeth’s death, Three has pulled what might have been its highest-rating. It was going to launch the Discovery+ series The Diana Investigations 9.35 Tuesday, on the back of the Mike McRoberts docu, Kia Ora, Good Evening (in today’s NZ Herald, the news anchor […]

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Schedule Alert: Extra QEII Specials on Three

Late this afternoon Three revised its weekend schedule to add three more House of Windsor specials in the wake of the Queen’s death. As well as those already publicised here, the network will pre-empt Saturday’s lifestyle block and movies to air two non-commercial specials: A Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen (7.00) and Accession Of […]

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Schedule Alert: Sky’s QEII Tribute

As well as continuing BBC World News and Sky News Australia coverage of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Sky has rescheduled programming across its channels to pay tribute to her 70-year reign, including two NZ premieres: Queen Elizabeth II and Charles: The Monarch and the Man. Sadly, because of Sky’s limited HD capability, the History Channel content will be SD-only. OUR QUEEN […]

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Network Movies in HD: September 10-16

Saturday The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Emu Runner (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) Killshot (Eden, 8.30) Aliko and Ambai (Whakaata Māori, 8.40) Inferno (TVNZ 2, 9.10) True Story (Duke, 10.15) The Pelican Brief (TVNZ 2, 11.00)   Sunday Crocodile Dundee (TVNZ 2, 7.30) Gemini Man (Three, 8.00) Devil’s Knot (Eden, 8.30) My Sami Blood (Whakaata Māori, […]

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Schedule Alert: Networks Update QEII Line-ups

TVNZ 1 is devoting today’s schedule to the death of Queen Elizabeth II and has programmed a raft of specials and documentaries for tomorrow. Today’s all-day coverage is being helmed by the 1 News presenting team, who are crossing to reporters at home and abroad, including Europe correspondent Mei Heron Says TVNZ: “1 News will continue […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 17-23

➢➢ TVNZ 1 will launch its Documentary New Zealand strand the same night Three will premiere its latest Newshub Investigates. The two will face off at 8.40 on September 20, when the former’s Swipe with Caution will examine how the use of dating apps has transformed the way Kiwis find love. Newshub’s Enchanter Tragedy will reveal how “a […]

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TVNZ Celebrates Maori Language Week

TVNZ has published a comprehensive list of shows it is promoting as its contribution to Maori Language Week. Here’s the media release: Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori with TVNZ     Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2022 (Māori Language Week) with TVNZ and enjoy a raft of new and existing hōtaka (programmes). From dedicated storytelling in te reo Māori on Shortland Street, to compelling documentaries and tamariki programming, Te Reo Tātaki (TVNZ) […]

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