Schedule Watch: TVNZ 2 Revamps Sundays

TVNZ 2 is rejigging its Sunday line-up by jettisoning two low-rating shows for a family movie triple-feature.

Both The Dog House Australia and The Void are being dropped from their respective 6.00 and 7.00 berths while the afternoon comedies are moving to earlier slots.

American Housewife is being pre-empted by United States of Al at 1.50 and succeeding sitcoms will screen about 20 minutes earlier than normal so the movie Dolpin Tale 2 can start at 3.40 instead of 4.00.

This is to accommodate a re-run of Shrek the Third at 5.40 while The Legend of Tarzan will shift from 8.00 to 7.30. It will be followed by a one-off episode of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown at 9.35.

TVNZ 2 will use the same strategy on April 3 to screen three more family-friendly movies back-to-back.

It’s banking on a stronger lead-in to its Sunday night movie, and shifting the marquee title to 7.30, will help to stem the switchover to Three’s Married at First Sight Australia.

This follows crushing ratings on Sunday, when Dog House averaged 0.5% of the channel’s 18-49 demographic and The Void 0.3%, leading to the premiere of Ad Astra averaging just 0.9%

Over the same period, Three’s Newshub Live at 6pm averaged 3.5%, MAFS 4.3% and the movie John Wick 2.4%.

TVNZ 2’s also revised this Saturday’s movie line-up, replacing the premiere of The Croods 2 – A New Age with Jack the Giant Slayer, which means subsequent movies will air 15 minutes later than previously advertised.

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One Response to “Schedule Watch: TVNZ 2 Revamps Sundays”

  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/ on line 66
    March 23, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    Hey, I like The Void as I am starting to enjoy it only to be taken off for same old movies which is a pity. Hope in the future that movies will be phased out of TV networks as more people use streaming services, which Aussie networks should do as well.

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