HD Ratings: TV3’s Hot Summer Night

Viewers were hopelessly devoted to TV3’s Grease: Live special on Friday.

The three-hour musical that aired to top ratings only days earlier in the US averaged a 7.1 rating/24.7 share of TV3’s target audience, 25-54 year olds. It averaged 6.3% – 8.5% of the other core commercial demographics and won its slot across the board with shares of 24.6 – 27.4.

TV3 also had a strong night with Newshub Live out-rating One News in the 18-39 and 18-49 demos, and matching it among 25-54s. On Saturday, Newshub Live won in all the key age demos while TV3’s network premiere of Turbo was tops in the 18-39, 18-49, and household shopper measures.

TV One’s premiere of Posh Pawn averaged a solid 4.2 rating/16.4 share of 25-54s and a 5.8 rating/18.9 share of HHS to seesaw with the second half of Turbo. But TV2’s re-run of Zoolander dominated the rest of the night, averaging 3.4% – 3.6% of the key demos.

TV2’s network premiere of The Lego Movie on Sunday also won its slot, averaging 5.0% – 5.6% of the key demos with shares of 19.9 – 28.8. But TV3’s repeat of Taken 2 took out the post-8.30 competition, with 3.6% – 7.9%, losing to TV2’s Someone Marry Barry (4.1% – 5.0%) only in the 18-39 stakes.

TV1’s Blindspot slipped to 1.5% – 3.3% of the core demos off the back of Great Barrier Reef’s 2.5% – 3.8% and ahead of Cuffs’ dire 0.7% – 1.1%. One News was also down, winning in the 25-54 and HHS demos but losing to Newshub Live among the 18-39s and 18-49s.

One News outperformed its competition on Monday but TV2 owned the night with Shortland Street, The Middle, Grandfathered and the movie Just Go With It. Only among 25-54s did TV One’s Criminal Minds and Castle win their slots.

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3 Responses to “HD Ratings: TV3’s Hot Summer Night”

  1. YAY, it’s wonderful to see Grease: Live rating so well as it was excellent, especially for a live show, it apparently took two years to organise, very well done 🙂

  2. I’ve got Grease on my TiVo waiting to see later this week.

  3. Finally got to see it last nite. Fox did a great job on this considering the logistics of doing a long live event like this. No doubt the cast and crew were glad of the commercial breaks to get a break of their own. I hope that NBC took note as their Sound Of Music they did a couple of years ago was nowhere near as polished. Great job MediaWorks on getting this here so soon.

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