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HD Ratings: RWC Scores Big Time for Three

Three’s International Women’s Rugby World Cup final on Saturday scored massive ratings in the core commercial demographics, with the live game averaging 17.7% of 25-54 year-olds and 14.4% of 18-49s. It delivered channel shares of more than 75% in these demos, while pre- and post-game coverage also rated highly: the pre-game averaged 9.5% of 25-54s […]

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Network Movies in HD: November 12-18

Saturday Pitch Perfect (TVNZ 2, 7.00) The Swan Princess and the Secret of the Castle (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) Training Day (Eden, 8.30) Trumbo (Whakaata Māori, 8.30) Bridget Jones’s Diary (TVNZ 2, 9.00) Fighting With My Family (Three, 9.45) Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (Duke, 10.10) The Witches of Eastwick (TVNZ 2, 10.55) You Can’t Say No (Three, 11.55)   […]

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HD Ratings: DuckRockers Shocker

TVNZ 2’s newest Kiwi comedy DuckRockers proved to be a ratings featherweight on Wednesday, when episode two of the Sione’s Wedding spin-off trailed the competition in its 7.30 slot. The series premiere launched successfully on the back of last week’s Celebrity Treasure Island final. But in its new slot it averaged just 1.6% of 25-54 […]

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It’s Tulsa Time for TVNZ

Next week’s TVNZ+ premiere of the Paramount+ Original Tulsa King leads the 2023 Showcase class of exclusive drama series. The Sylvester Stallone gangster drama will stream from November 13, the same day it goes live on Paramount+. Another P+ newcomer will be Rabbit Hole, an eight-part thriller that stars Kiefer Sutherland as a corporate spy who’s […]

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TVNZ Promises “Big, Bold and Bingeable” for 2023

A Treasure Island spin-off, a new drama series starring Robyn Malcolm, a Kiwi Dog House, wildlife spectacular Frozen Planet II and a dramatisation of the Bali bombings are among the 2023 highlights being unveiled this evening at the TVNZ Showcase in Auckland. On the eve of its merger with RNZ, the broadcaster says it will be taking a “platform […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 19-25

➢➢ The third week of November looks like the early dog days of summer TV, with a handful of indifferent premieres — most of which have been relegated to off-peak. One primetime newcomer will be The Hustle NZ (Three, 9.30 Thursday), a six-part series about five Kiwi-Asian entrepreneurs who are breaking the boundaries of food, […]

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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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HD Ratings: Larkins and One Lane Bridge Tank

TVNZ 1’s One Lane Bridge and The Larkins have suffered disappointing season debuts. Monday’s return of the Queenstown-based crime drama averaged just 1.5% of 25-54 year-olds and 1.1% of 18-49s, the network’s core commercial demographics. Three’s rival The Rookie averaged 2.9%/2.9% and TVNZ 2’s season premiere of My Kitchen Rules, which aired from 7.30-9.15, 2.6%/2.2%. Rookie lead-out Special Victims […]

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HD Ratings: RWC Wins Big for Three

The International Women’s Rugby World Cup delivered Three huge shares of the core commercial demographics on Saturday. It won the night with peak demo shares of 25-54 year-olds (52.4%) and 18-49s (49.2%). TVNZ 1 could manage shares of only 15.4/15.3 in the respective demos and TVNZ 2 6.3/7.6. Three’s gains were up twofold week-on-week; the […]

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Network Movies in HD: November 5-11

Saturday Doc Hollywood (TVNZ 2, 12.40) Bride Wars (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Anne of Green Gables (Whakaata Māori, 7.00) No Strings Attached (Eden, 8.30) Dead Man Walking (Whakaata Māori, 8.30) Father Figures (TVNZ 2, 8.35) Nightmare on Elm Street V – Dream Child (Duke, 9.05) Yes Man (TVNZ 2, 9.45) Halloween (Three, 11.55)   Sunday The Banana Splits Movie (TVNZ 2, 3am) Jason Bourne (TVNZ 2, 7.30) […]

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