HD Ratings: TVNZ 2 No Longer All at Sea

TVNZ 2 hit the ratings jackpot when it abruptly ditched Monday’s Extreme Weddings and Naked Attraction for a re-run of the movie Ocean’s 8.

The female heist reboot won its slot in the core commercial demographics whereas the programmes it replaced finished third the week prior.

It averaged 2.5% of 25-54 year-olds and 1.9% of 18-49s to rate well ahead of the competition.

Three finished second, with 9-1-1 averaging 2.1%/1.3% and 9-1-1: Lone Star 1.0%/0.9%.

TVNZ 1’s Shop Well for the Planet? averaged 1.3%/1.0% and Billy Connolly re-run 0.9%/0.7%.

Ocean’s 8’s success also was helped by lead-in MasterChef Australia (3.4%/2.5%) beating Three’s The Block NZ: Redemption (3.0%/2.2%); TVNZ 1’s Fair Go averaged 3.4%/2.0%.

Earlier, TVNZ 2’s Shortland Street out-rated TVNZ 1’s Seven Sharp in the 18-49 demo but the latter’s 25-54 crown remained secure.

Prime had another solid night with its Commonwealth Games coverage averaging 1.8% of 25-54s from 8.00-10.00, peaking at 2.3% for three consecutive quarter-hours.

As a result of TVNZ 2’s expedient programming a week out from the premiere of Snackmasters Australia and Prime’s cut-through with the Birmingham Games, the race for the night’s biggest key demo shares was much tighter than usual.

TVNZ 1 averaged 20.3% of 25-54s vs 19.6% for Three and 17.0% for TVNZ 2; in the 18-49 demo, the respective shares were 18.0%, 17.9% and 16.7%.

Prime scored a 25-54 share of 8.2% and an 18-49 share of 7.5%. Its respective shares the previous Monday were 6.1% and 6.8%.

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

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5 Responses to “HD Ratings: TVNZ 2 No Longer All at Sea”


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    August 3, 2022 at 9:46 am

    Going by rumours on Twitter it sounds like Warner Bros. Discovery is only going to be reality TV shows. YUCK 😝

  2. Wouldn’t surprise me, Trevor. One of the driving forces of the WB-Discovery merger was their complementary content: one is huge on scripted fare, the other on reality. Since Discovery took over Three etc, both Three and ThreeNow have become much more reality-oriented. And with WB’s legacy deal with Sky not expiring until at least next year, it’s likely that a WBD streaming service here will be reality-driven, at least in the short term. Variety has just posted this analysis of how the merger might shape up.

  3. I don’t think it’s going to be a very popular streaming service with just reality TV shows. I see Batgirl has been cancelled as well 🤔

  4. You’re spot on there, Trevor. Since Three’s saturation advertising of their reality TV shows I won’t bother downloading the 3Now app.

  5. Oh well, we should find out what’s happening on Friday at least in regards to the streaming service 🤔

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