Tag Archives: Blindspot

New to Blu: August 31 – September 6

   It’s a Blu-ray binge-watching bonanza this week with Captain America: Civil War vs a raft of mostly top TV series: The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, Better Call Saul (season 2), Blindspot (s1), Hemlock Grove (s3) and The Big Bang Theory (s9). The Blu-ray of Captain America: Civil War goes on sale here in […]

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New Roots a Slave to Scheduling

TVNZ Ondemand will not be fast-tracking Roots here ahead of its TV One premiere in July. The miniseries re-make goes to air today in the US and Asia, where it will air on four consecutive nights on the History Channel, and will screen in most territories in June. But NZ and Australian networks appear to […]

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HD Ratings: TV3 Manages 25-54 Win on TV One’s Night

TV3’s series premiere of The Night Manager narrowly won the 8.30 hour on Sunday in the network’s target demographic, 25-54 year-olds. The premium BBC drama, which once would have been the Sunday night preserve of TV One, averaged a 4.9 rating/19 channel share. It also out-rated TV One’s Blindspot in the 18-49 demo with a 4.0 rating/18 share […]

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HD Ratings: Blindspot Beats Bond’s Bow

TV3’s network movie premiere of Skyfall on Sunday won its slot in the 25-54 and 18-49 demographics but the first hour was beaten by TV One’s Blindspot. The US drama averaged 6.7% of 25-54s vs 5.3% for the 007 movie, and 5.4% of 18-49s vs 4.7%. In the same demos, Skyfall’s out-rated TV2’s re-run of The House […]

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HD Ratings: TV3 Hits Home Run But Homer a Hit for TV2

TV3 had a “Wahoo!” of a weekend, winning all four core commercial demographics on Saturday and Sunday, and all but one on Friday. Sunday’s House Rules won its slot outright, averaging an 8.9 rating/30.8 channel share of 25-54 year-olds, the network’s key demo, and a 7.4 rating/29.9 share of 18-49 year-olds. By contrast, TV One’s renovation […]

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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 […]

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HD Ratings: Crime Pays for TV1

The return of Criminal Minds helped TV1 to win the 8.30 hour on Monday in all the core commercial demographics except household shoppers with kids, who opted for TV2’s re-run of Magic Mike. The 11-year-old crime drama averaged 4.0% – 7.1% of the key demos and was most popular with TV1’s target 25-54 audience, with which it scored […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 25

TV2 is relaunching The X-Files as a two-hour special on Thursday whereas Fox is airing the premiere and episode two on consecutive nights. The revival has earned mixed reviews, with USA Today advising fans to skip the first hour. “If you love The X-Files  and have been waiting for its return, keep waiting. At a minimum, wait until […]

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This Week in HD: January 23 -29

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) MasterChef Australia (TV1, 7.00) Movie: The Witches (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Legally Blonde (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Doc Martin (TV1, 8.40, R) Movie: The Descendants (TV3, 8.55, 5.1, R) Sherlock (TV1, 10.40, R, F) Network Movie Premiere: The Spectacular Now (TV2, 11.20) Season Premiere: […]

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The Blacklist Back on TV3’s Hit List

TV3 will resume The Blacklist on February 3 on a double-bill with the season two premiere of Chicago PD. The network had scheduled the movie Sione’s 2: Unfinished Business in the slot but will now shift the sequel forward to January 27, pre-empting a repeat of Australia. The return of The Blacklist is overdue given […]

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