HD Ratings: No Mystery About Brokenwood’s Win

As expected, weak movie competition helped TVNZ 1’s The Brokenwood Mysteries to win its Sunday night slot for the first time in three weeks.

It averaged 2.8% of the network’s core demographic, 25-54 year-olds, and 2.3% of 18-49s.

Episode four’s ratings were still lower than the season-eight premiere but up sharply on the previous week’s 1.9%/1.4%.

TVNZ 2’s movie Die Hard averaged 2.1%/1.6% and Three’s Charlie’s Angels 1.6%/0.8%.

As a result, TVNZ 1 swept the night with The Chase, 1 News, Hyundai Country Calendar and Sunday all winning their slots in the key commercial demos.

Simon Bridges’ revelation as Retro Robot on The Masked Singer NZ wasn’t enough for Three’s variety show to beat TVNZ 2’s MasterChef Australia.

The former averaged 3.0%/2.2% and the latter 3.5%/2.5%.

Eden’s movie premiere Ideal Home averaged 0.4%/0.1%, and Prime’s The Equalizer, Whakaata Māori’s Birdman and Duke’s Top Gear America  0.1% of each major demo.

All were beaten by Bravo’s SD re-run of It’s Complicated (0.6%/0.5%).

TVNZ 1 won the night with huge core demo shares that nudged 40%; TVNZ 2 and Three level-pegged with 25-54s but the former led the latter among 18-49s.

TVNZ 1’s premiere of the acclaimed Life After Life on Saturday flopped opposite the movies on TVNZ 2 and Three, with TVNZ 2’s The Da Vinci Code winning, while earlier Sky’s International Rugby coverage dwarfed the free-to-air competition, averaging 7.8% of 25-54s.

TVNZ 2’s Travel Guides (Australia) and Have You Been Paying Attention? dominated Friday night from 7.30-9.30.

Guides averaged 2.9%/2.0% and HYBPA 2.4%/1.8% vs 2.5%/1.6% for The Repair Shop and 2.4%/1.7% for the season premiere of The Dog House on TVNZ 1.

Dog House nearly doubled the viewership of the previous week’s The Great Big Tiny Challenge (1.3%/0.9%).

Three’s movie Mission: Impossible averaged just 1.5%/0.8%.

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

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One Response to “HD Ratings: No Mystery About Brokenwood’s Win”

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    August 30, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Wonder why TVNZ programmers scheduled Die Hard too soon when it is a Christmas movie, and Three’s premiere of Charlie’s Angels had mixed reviews from critics and a poor opening weekend box office performance, which USA Today and Variety said was one of the 2019 biggest box office disappointments. Kiwis do not want to watch these films and stayed for TVNZ 1’s Brokenwood after the Sunday programme.

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