HD Ratings: Kiwi Dramas Spurned

An ageing reality show about disabled dating out-rated the season-two premieres of two Kiwi dramas in the key commercial demographics on Monday night.

TVNZ 1’s My Life is Murder (above) narrowly beat Three’s Head High in the head-to-head match-up but both were crushed by TVNZ 2’s The Undateables.

S11 of the UK series averaged 4.1% of 25-54 year-olds and 3.5% of 18-49s.

Murder averaged 2.7% / 1.8% respectively of these demos and High, 2.0% / 1.7% — which was down on the previous week’s sub-par averages of 2.7% / 2.2% for the season final of 9-1-1.

TVNZ 2’s MasterChef Australia also topped Three’s The Block NZ, with 5.3% / 3.7% averages vs 4.0% / 3.2%.

In its first broadcast since a two-week shutdown for the Tokyo Olympics, TVNZ 1’s Fair Go averaged 5.8% / 4.1% and stablemate Border Patrol 5.2% / 3.5%.

The return of 20/20 at 9.30 averaged 1.9% / 1.5% to finish behind TVNZ 2’s Renters re-runs but ahead of Three’s season final of 9-1-1: Lone Star.

Earlier, Seven Sharp won its slot against Shortland Street and The Project in both core demos.

Prime’s free-to-air premiere of Robin Hood failed to fire, with averages of just 1.2% / 0.8%.

TVNZ 1 won the night’s biggest key demo shares, with 30+ averages, while TVNZ 2 easily led Three in both.

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4 Responses to “HD Ratings: Kiwi Dramas Spurned”

  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
    August 10, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    I watched the first NZ episode of My Life Is Murder and it was disappointing. The story was predictable and the show lacked the energy of Series 1. The show also looked awful with a a hazy overlay on top of poorly saturated colours. If it’s the same next week I’ll be giving this a miss.

  2. I notice on Twitter quite a few people are asking about where is Paramount+ for New Zealand and there was reply back to say it’s only for Australia but to stay tuned to see where we go next. Which makes me think there is still a chance they may come to New Zealand ?

  3. Here’s hoping, Trevor. In the meantime, please direct all Twitter traffic on the topic to this site so people can be better informed. ?

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