HD Ratings: The Project Pips Seven Sharp

Three’s The Project had a rare win over TVNZ 1’s Seven Sharp in the core commercial demographics on Monday. The former averaged 5.3% of 25-54 year-olds and 4.3% of 18-49s vs SS’s 5.1% / 3.9% (TVNZ 2’s Shortland Street averaged 4.8% / 4.4%). What made this even more surprising was the much bigger lead-in SS enjoyed […]

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New to Apple TV+ in August

Apple TV+ will follow its biggest-ever weekend premiere — season two of Ted Lasso — with four debuts in August: one new series, two returning series and an award-winning movie. Mr Corman (August 6), which was made in NZ, was written, directed and produced by its star, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He plays a frustrated musician who […]

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New to DocPlay in August

Seeds of Deceit August 2 Before his death in 2017, Jan Karbaat was the most renowned fertility doctor in the Netherlands. But as his patients’ offspring began connecting the dots of their ancestry, it emerged he had secretly used his own semen to impregnate more than 65 patients during the ’70s and ’80s. Decades later, Dr. […]

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New to Acorn TV in August

Acorn TV’s latest sleuth exclusive is a Hallmark series about a group of postal detectives who solve the riddles behind undeliverable letters and packages from years past. Lost Letter Mysteries stars Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty), as the prim and proper head of the unit, and Kristin Booth (The Kennedys), as the partner who complements his old-school letter […]

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TVNZ 1 to Screen 9/11 Special

TVNZ 1 will air a movie-length documentary the BBC has commissioned to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Surviving 9/11 is a Top Hat Production that intertwines dual narratives: what happened in the two hours when terrorists hijacked four planes and crashed three into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and the 20-year aftermath. It blends […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in August

Next month Better Call Saul and Random Acts of Flyness will screen for the first time on Sky Box Sets while another newcomer, Parks and Recreation, also will air weekdays on Prime from August 5. Screening in order of their nightly 7.30 roll-out will be: Taboo S1 Mystery Road S2 A Million Little Things S1A Breaking Bad […]

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HD Ratings: Olympics Early Winner for TVNZ 1

TVNZ 1’s Olympics coverage on Saturday blitzed the competition in all the demographics but Sunday’s proved vulnerable to Three’s The Block NZ. In the demo that matters most to the network, 25-54 year-olds, Saturday’s games coverage peaked at 6.3% in the 8pm hour. It averaged 6.0% over the hour,  5.7% between 9.00 and 10.00, and […]

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Celebrity Castaways Set Sail for TVNZ 2

Celebrity Treasure Island will return to TVNZ 2 in September. Here’s the media release revealing the new celebrity castaways: FIRST KIWI CELEBS REVEALED FOR TVNZ’S CELEBRITY TREASURE ISLAND  Celebrity Treasure Island returns to TVNZ 2 this September and this time a brand-new batch of celebrities will battle it out on home soil as the show […]

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New to View: July 25 – 31

A weekly guide to what’s new of note on air and online Sunday ➢ Baptiste SoHo In S2, retired detective Julien Baptiste investigates Budapest’s corrupt underworld after a British Ambassador’s family vanishes while on a skiing holiday in the Hungarian mountains. “Powerful comeback for the sorrowful French detective … Another knotty missing-persons mystery from Harry and Jack […]

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Network Movies in HD: July 24 – 30

Saturday Mirror Mirror (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Minions (Three, 7.00) The Cabin in the Woods (Duke, 8.30) Loving Vincent (Maori TV, 8.40) Training Day (Three, 8.45) Hitch (TVNZ 2, 8.45) Our Brand is Crisis (TVNZ 2, 11.15)   Sunday Getaway (TVNZ 2, 1.15am) Queen of Katwe (TVNZ 2, 2.45am) Hustlers (Three, 8.30) Macbeth (Maori TV, 8.30) Central Intelligence (TVNZ […]

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