HD Ratings: TVNZ Tokyo Trounces Rivals

TVNZ 1’s Tokyo Olympics coverage continues to top the ratings, leaving TVNZ 2 and Three to battle it out for second place.

On Wednesday, the two were neck-and-neck in the 25-54 year-old stakes, with Three’s The Block NZ and TVNZ 2’s MasterChef Australia each averaging 4.2% of this core commercial demographic.

At 8.30, TVNZ 2’s Taskmaster was in front of Three’s LA’s Finest, which improved on last week’s low to trail the Jeremy Wells show by just three-tenths of a point: 2.8% vs 2.5%.

The gap was reversed at 9.30, when Three’s Hawaii Five-O (1.6%) led TVNZ 2’s Coronation Street (1.3%).

Earlier, Three’s The Project was just one-tenth of a point ahead of TVNZ 2’s Shortland Street, with 4.4%, but well behind Seven Sharp’s 6.6%.

In the 18-49 race, all of TVNZ 2’s shows except The Block NZ were more popular than Three’s.

As a result, Three had a bigger peak share of 25-54s and TVNZ 2 a bigger share of 18-49s; TVNZ had roughly double the shares of both.

On Tuesday, The Block won in both key demos as did Three’s Emergency opposite TVNZ 2’s Amazing Grace final.

But at 9.30, TVNZ 2’s struggling Grey’s Anatomy rebounded to out-rate Three’s NCIS: Los Angeles in each demo.

And at 7.00, Shortland Street easily led The Project, although Seven Sharp again dwarfed both.

Three had bigger key demo shares than TVNZ 2 for the night while TVNZ 1 scored a massive 39.5% of 25-54s and 37.9% of 18-49s.

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4 Responses to “HD Ratings: TVNZ Tokyo Trounces Rivals”

  1. I hope Discovery go after the Olympics for New Zealand in the future. It’s about time Sky faced some competition ?

  2. Discovery hasn’t got spectrum or satellite to cover 12 channels of simultaneous broadcast. The closest comparison was TVNZ with its Gold Coast Commonwealth coverage – and do you recall how that went? I think it hit a milestone of 90,000 simultaneous streams for an event. Personally I’d be interested in the collective cumes for Sky Sports Olympics vs TVNZ’s coverage. Or the peak viewing for a NZ event.

  3. Discovery are a million times bigger than Sky so I don’t think it would be a problem especially when Warner Bros joins them in 2022 ?

  4. What rubbish. Sky have done a brilliant job with the Olympics and who else would provide 12 channels for us to enjoy !

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