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Hot Off the Press Release: Lawless Hit Targets NZ

TVNZ 1 is recruiting a local version of My Life is Murder for its homegrown crime drama beat after acquiring the next season of The Brokenwood Mysteries and renewing One Lane Bridge. Here’s the media release: Lucy Lawless bringing My Life Is Murder Aotearoa to TVNZ Lucy Lawless is reprising her role as Alexa Crowe, a fiercely […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: New Home for Grand Designs NZ/UK

TVNZ has snapped up Grand Designs NZ after yesterday’s news that there wouldn’t be another season on Three following presenter Chris Moller’s decision to quit the series. The deal also includes rights to the UK original, which will premiere on TVNZ 1 in April. Both shows will be a major loss for Three as they’re […]

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TVNZ Match Fit for Summer

TVNZ Sales reports the broadcaster’s early America’s Cup and Blackcaps coverage has buoyed viewership on TVNZ 1, Duke and OnDemand. It says day one of the PRADA America’s Cup World Series was a huge hit with audiences, reaching over 725,000 viewers and averaging a 5+ rating of 5.3. Across the four days, over 1.5 million New Zealanders […]

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Christmas Comes Early For Coro Fans

To mark Coronation Street’s 60th birthday, TVNZ 1 will run a Diamond Jubilee Week of event programming from December 6-12. In addition to the 9.30 Tuesday-Thursday broadcasts, there will be two primetime specials and eight daytime commemorations. Over the past 30 years the show’s had a rocky history in this country, as a succession of […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: TVNZ Sets Sail

TVNZ has unveiled its America’s Cup coverage for TVNZ 1 and TVNZ OnDemand, from live broadcasts to a mockumentary from the Educators crew. Here’s the media release: TVNZ announces its blockbuster coverage line-up for the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA TVNZ is bringing New Zealand all the action on and off the water, with […]

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TVNZ 1 2021 Highlights

Here are the new 2021 shows TVNZ 1 unveiled yesterday (blurbs courtesy of TVNZ and/or production companies): ATTENBOROUGH’S A PERFECT PLANET Sir David Attenborough presents A Perfect Planet, a brand-new five-part natural history series that is in equal parts stunning and fascinating. A Perfect Planet – in a unique fusion of blue-chip natural history and earth sciences – […]

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HD Ratings: The Triumph of Maggie Cole

The return of Dawn French in TVNZ 1’s new Sunday night drawcard, The Trouble With Maggie Cole, has proved as irresistible to viewers here as in the UK. Last weekend’s premiere of the comedy/drama, following several weeks of true-crime programming, won it slots in all the core commercial demographics. It averaged 4.3% of the network’s […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Viewers Vote for TVNZ

And the winner of last night’s debate? TVNZ 1! Here’s the media release: Huge audiences turn to TVNZ for 1 News Your Vote 2020 Leaders’ Debate More than a million New Zealanders tuned into the first live Leaders Debate between Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins on TVNZ 1 last night. Tuesday evening’s face-off was the […]

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TVNZ: The Year in Review

  A 25-year-old sitcom and a soap opera that this year marks its 60th anniversary were among the five most streamed TVNZ shows of 2019/20. Kiwi crowdpleaser Shortland Street was #1, followed by Friends, Home and Away, Coronation Street and The Big Bang Theory. Among the most popular broadcast shows in key demographics were Eat Well […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: TVNZ Revises Debate Dates

TVNZ 1 will screen the first Leaders Debate live on September 22, the broadcaster announced today. Here’s the media release: TVNZ confirms revised Debate schedule for the 2020 General Election  With the 2020 General Election shifting to 17 October, TVNZ’s Election coverage will also reflect the new date. Revised Debate dates:  TVNZ’s Debate line-up and […]

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