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Maori TV Takes Punt on Game Show

A game show that’s been dubbed “It’s in the Bag meets Karaoke Sidewalk” will premiere next week on Maori TV. Lucky Dip will screen 7.30 Thursdays from May 13. Here’s the media release: ‘LUCKY DIP’ GAME SHOW UP FOR GRABS – ON MĀORI TELEVISION Māori Television’s new fun-filled family game show, LUCKY DIP – where […]

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HD Ratings: Three Wins Big With MAFS Reunion and 9-1-1 Union

Three’s pairing of the Married at First Sight Australia finale with the season premieres of emergency dramas 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lone Star was a disaster for TVNZ. Three ruled Monday night in the core 25-54 and 18-49 demographics from 7.30-11.00. The MAFS reunion special was the biggest crowdpleaser, averaging 7.8% of 25-54 year-olds and 6.5% of 18-49s. The […]

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HD Ratings: RuPaul a Drag or a Draw?

Upending its entrenched Saturday night movies strategy to accommodate RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under didn’t pay off in the ratings for TVNZ 2. The weekend’s premiere was competitive enough to largely win its slot but averaged fewer viewers in the key commercial demographics. That may have been partly due to the pulling power of Super […]

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HD Ratings: TVNZ 2’s Monday Night Massacre

TVNZ 2’s 100% Kiwi Monday night schedule took another pounding last week, with Popstars, Vegas and Creamerie tumbling further in the ratings. Against Three’s Married at First Sight Australia, Popstars averaged 1.7% of TVNZ 2’s target audience, 18-49 year-olds, vs 3.3% the previous week, and 2.4% of Three’s core 25-54 viewership (vs 3.5% a week […]

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HD Ratings: Lomas Eats Well for Lunch

Three’s season premiere of David Lomas Investigates took a big bite out of TVNZ 1’s resumption of Eat Well for Less? NZ on Tuesday. Lomas averaged 6.1% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, and 5.2% of its next key commercial demographic, 18-49s. EWFL mustered 5.1% of the former and 3.8% of the latter. It inherited […]

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HD Ratings: Walsh & Son Tops Popstars

The Bradley Walsh phenomenon continues, with season three of Breaking Dad walloping the competition on Wednesday. Popstars was the biggest casualty, averaging only 2.6% of the 25-54 demograhic and 1.6% of 18-49s vs Walsh & Son’s 5.2% and 4.0%. Three’s Bay Patrol also took a hit, but finished well ahead of Popstars with 3.5% of […]

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HD Ratings: Holey Moley! Three’s Thursday Troubles

Three’s new-look light-ent block on Thursdays is suffering a dose of reality opposite TVNZ 2’s law-and-order line-up. The news is bad for the network on the eve of launching 2nd Chance Charlie this Thursday, although the strategy could turn around Three’s 9.30 ratings. Anchoring the night at 7.30 with the US version of Holey Moley […]

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New to View: May 2 – 8

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Sunday ➢ Murder on Middle Beach Prime, 8.30 A documentary filmmaker investigates his mother’s unsolved murder and her weird family in this HBO true-crime series that first screened on SoHo. “Like watching a surgeon wield a scalpel on his own body, uncovering new […]

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Network Movies in HD: May 1 – 7

Saturday The Jungle Book (TVNZ 2, 6.30) Johnny English Reborn (Three, 7.00) 28 Weeks Later (Duke, 8.30) One Thousand Ropes (Maori TV, 8.40) After (Three, 8.55) My Big Fat Greek Wedding (TVNZ 2, 9.30) Sleepless (Three, 11.00)   Sunday Son of Big Foot  (TVNZ 2, 6.50) Cold War (Maori TV, 8.30) Escape Room (Three, 8.40) Intruders (TVNZ 2, 10.00) […]

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New to DocPlay in May

What Went Wrong – Countdown to Catastrophe (May 10) Six-part 2019 series about the fraught relationship between man and machine, with each disaster retold through survivors and first responders, focussing on how high-tech, infallible constructions suffered catastrophic failure through engineering errors that were wholly preventable. Morandi Bridge: A deep dive into the engineering of the Morandi […]

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