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TVNZ 1 Shuts Down Under Investigation

TVNZ 1 has axed Under Investigation, the Australian true-crime solving series that was hailed as “a new genre of TV“, after just one episode. Monday’s premiere averaged just 0.7% of 25-54 year-olds, TVNZ 1’s target audience, vs 1.6% for TVNZ 2’s Naked Attraction and 1.5% for Three’s re-run of Cocaine: Living with the Cartels. That […]

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New to TVNZ 1 in 2022

Here are the TVNZ blurbs for some of the series destined for TVNZ 1 in 2022: Carlos’ Reno Rescue  Legendary All Black Carlos Spencer is on a mission to do something special for our most deserving New Zealanders, in the brand-new series Carlos’ Reno Rescue.  Carlos and his team are about to use their building […]

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Great Kiwi Bake Off Switches Channels

TVNZ is bringing back The Great Kiwi Bake Off for a third helping — but this time it will be the channel where it should have screened from the outset. TVNZ 1 will premiere season three in its 7.30 Thursday lifestyle-and-design slot on October 14. The 90-minute episodes will feature the same hosts (Madeleine Sami […]

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Delta and Olympics Good News for TVNZ

TVNZ Sales reports more than three million people, or 68% of the country, tuned into coverage of the Olympic Games across TVNZ and Sky. “During the Olympics, we kept viewers glued to screens for longer, with the average time spent viewing TV at 2 hours 7 minutes, a 26% increase from the average daily time spent viewing YTD (AP25-54). […]

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TVNZ 1 Prioritises Drama Post-Olympics

TVNZ 1 will beef up its primetime drama slate after the Tokyo Olympics with two NZ series and a controversial new period drama that depicts Anne Boleyn as a black queen. An Auckland-based spin-off of My Life is Murder will screen 8.30 Mondays from August 9 and S2 of One Lane Bridge 8.30 Sundays from […]

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TVNZ 1 to Screen 9/11 Special

TVNZ 1 will air a movie-length documentary the BBC has commissioned to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Surviving 9/11 is a Top Hat Production that intertwines dual narratives: what happened in the two hours when terrorists hijacked four planes and crashed three into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and the 20-year aftermath. It blends […]

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Give Us a Clue, Sweetie

Former MP Paula Bennett, who once told Jacinda Ardern to “Zip it, sweetie!” in a Parliamentary debate, will helm a new game show on TVNZ 1 with Seven Sharp’s Hilary Barry and comedian Tom Sainsbury. Here’s the media release: PAULA BENNETT GETS SET TO PIT HILARY BARRY AGAINST TOM SAINSBURY IN TVNZ’S GIVE US A […]

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Coronation St to Change Channels

Coronation Street will soon switch channels to TVNZ 2 — but only for the duration of the Tokyo Olympics. TVNZ 1 will screen saturation coverage of the Olympics daily from midday, breaking only for 1 News at 6pm and Seven Sharp. Normally that would disrupt continuity of a serial like Coronation Street. But instead of […]

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Zoom Me Up, Scotty

TVNZ is promoting William Shatner as one of the guest stars on the next season of My Life is Murder, which will premiere after the Tokyo Olympics. In a media release about the Lucy Lawless series, which was shot in NZ, TVNZ highlights the “star-studded” cast, including Shatner’s phone-in performance: “Zooming in from America is […]

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Ready, Set, Go for TVNZ Olympics Coverage

TVNZ 1 will screen daily live, delayed and curated coverage of the Tokyo Olympics from midday to 2am. “We’re proud to partner with Sky to provide a selection of events free-to-air,” TVNZ’s Director of Content, Cate Slater says. “Together, we bring Tokyo 2020 to the biggest audience possible to truly celebrate our Kiwi competitors.” Here’s […]

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