HD Ratings: DWTS Clobbers BGT

TVNZ failed to stymie last Sunday’s launch of Three’s Dancing With the Stars NZ with another popular variety show, Britain’s Got Talent.

The season premiere of DWTS averaged 3.7% of Three’s target viewership, 25-54 year-olds, and 3.2% of TVNZ 2’s core audience, 18-49s.

The opening half-hour was beaten by TVNZ 1 warhorse, Hyundai Country Calendar, which respectively averaged 5.9% and 4.7%, of these commercial demographics on the back of top-rating 1 News at 6pm (7.1%/5.6%).

But thereafter DWTS dominated, trouncing TVNZ 1’s Sunday (2.7%/2.1%) and TVNZ 2’s hot-off-the-satellite premiere of the former TVNZ 1 staple, BGT (1.8%/1.4%).

The movie face-off between TVNZ 2’s Aquaman and Three’s premiere of Midway was more competitive, with the latter edging out a narrow victory.

The World War II drama averaged 2.2% of 25-54s and 1.5% of 18-49s vs 2.1%/1.2% for the comic book fantasy.

TVNZ 1’s premiere of George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations averaged 2.0%/1.6% ahead of 1.1%/0.9% for the debut of UK thriller The Tower.

Eden’s 8.30 movie Blinded by the Light averaged 0.1% of each major demo opposite Prime’s La Brea (0.1%/0.0%) and Yellowstone (0.0%/0.0%).

Duke’s NZ Hunter Adventures averaged 0.2% and SAS: Who Dares Wins 0.1% in both demos while Maori TV’s movie, Land of Mine, drew 0.2% of each.

TVNZ 1 won the night with the biggest 25-54 and 18-49 shares.

Note: These overnight ratings exclude viewership of the networks’ +1 SD channels.

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4 Responses to “HD Ratings: DWTS Clobbers BGT”


  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/screenscribe.net/public_html/wp-content/themes/headlines/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66
    May 1, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    Kiwis aren’t going to fall for dirty tricks from TVNZ, they are far too intelligent 😁

  2. Dirty tricks? What on earth are you on about, Trevor?

  3. Oh, changing shows and movies to try and ruin Dancing with the Stars ratings. TVNZ are obsessed with the ratings 🙄

  4. What do you mean by “obsessed with ratings”? Maybe it’s just my opinion, but, isn’t ratings (viewers) the main purpose why TV networks exist? I’m no fan of public ownership of TVNZ, but I’ll never berate them for (trying to) competing with TV3, or Prime …

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