HD Ratings: Johnson Loses (Again)

Just like Boris Johnson’s thwarted post-Liz Truss prime ministerial bid, This England failed to make a comeback in the ratings on Sunday.

The first instalment won its slot in the core commercial demographics but the second faltered, averaging just 1.0% of 25-54 year-olds and 0.6% of 18-49s.

Sunday’s third and final broadcast gained slightly in the 18-49 demo (0.9%) but couldn’t improve on the 25-54 vote of the previous week.

TVNZ 1 dominated the night until This England, with The Chase, 1 News at Six, Hyundai Country Calendar and Sunday crushing the competition.

The second half of TVNZ 2’s The Bourne Supremacy led from 8.30 in both key demos and Three’s Magic Mike from 9.30.

On the smaller HD channels, Eden’s I, Tonya averaged 0.4% of 25-54s and 0.0% of 18-49s,  Prime’s A Question of Justice 0.3%/0.2% and Game of Thrones 0.3% of each key demo, Duke’s South Seas Spearo 0.2% of each and Wild Kai Legends 0.2%/0.0%, and Whakaata Māori’s The Two Faces of January 0.0% of each.

Sport dominated Saturday’s ratings, from Sky’s live Challenge Cup coverage (5.1%/3.7%) to Three’s International Women’s Rugby telecast (4.7%/2.8%).

Three’s Wild Heroes at 7.00 out-rated TVNZ 2’s The Corpse Bride but not TVNZ 1’s Lingo.

TVNZ 1 reigned supreme on Friday, when Seven Sharp, The Repair Shop, the return of Handmade Good With Wood and The Hotel People were untouchable while Three’s movie Escape Room trailed TVNZ 2’s The Voice Australia and Would I Lie to You Australia.

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

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10 Responses to “HD Ratings: Johnson Loses (Again)”

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    October 31, 2022 at 5:31 pm

    Philip, is this week Three’s Upfronts and TVNZ’s next week?

  2. That’s right, Leo. Three’s is Thursday and TVNZ’s a week later …

  3. Very exciting, can’t wait for your analysis about the new season lineup.

  4. Are you expecting any surprises, Philip? This is the first one under Warner Bros. Discovery so I’m feeling rather intrigued ?

  5. It’s shocking that they do this only after new TV series have appeared all over the internet and it’s difficult to avoid spoilers. Why can’t they tell us before shows launch? They often have months to pre plan it. Even Sky TV announce shows in advance particularly on SoHp. But I’m noticing as of late they too are getting behind the times. It’s only the rare shows that get fast tracked these days.

  6. Hopefully there will be a long overdue announcement of a ThreeNow upgrade to Discovery+ but I wouldn’t hold your breath for an HBO Max roll-out, Trevor. I imagine it will be pretty much business as usual for the network — local reality and lifestyle, Newshub/Gower specials, procedurals — and more on-demand emphasis.

  7. I would love to see Three dropping reality TV shows and instead add Warner Bros shows and movies. Also LIVE sports that are Three exclusives ?

  8. Add TVNZ and Sky to the list of remove reality TV. I’m watching 90% scripted content these days and enjoy it over reality TV, which I have watched once in a while. Just not often.

  9. What time tomorrow Phillip?

  10. The curtain goes up at 4pm, Jack.

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