Tag Archives: Call the Midwife
HD Heads-Up: October 31 - November 5

HD Heads-Up: October 31 – November 5

TV2 is using a hell of a Halloween weekend to try to scare the bejesus out of TV3 the same week it pre-empts its Wednesday comedy block. After failing to defeat or even match TV3’s runaway hit, The Block NZ: Villa Wars, from Sunday-Thursday, TVNZ is banking on The Muppets, Supergirl and movies to restore […]

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This Week in HD: December 20-26

This Week in HD: December 20-26

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday The ITM Fishing Show – Classic Episodes (TV One, 4.55, R) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Movie: Herbie: Fully Loaded (TV2, 7.00, 5.1, R) The Block Unlocked (TV3, 7.00) Movie: Man on Fire (TV3, 8.30, 5.1, R) Movie: Semi […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 20-26

HD Heads-Up: December 20-26

The free-to-air Christmas schedules predictably are more ho-hum that ho-ho-ho but at least most of the stocking filler programming is in HD. The networks are over-stuffed with movies for Christmas week, mostly repeats, amid an exodus of favourites (Radar Across the Pacific, The Night Shift, Hawaii Five-O, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist and, in a 90-minute […]

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HD Ratings: Pitch Perfect Pulverises Gotham

HD Ratings: Pitch Perfect Pulverises Gotham

Sunday’s network movie premiere of Pitch Perfect proved to be just that in the ratings against a Gotham on the skids. The musical comedy averaged 7.1% – 8.5% to top all the major demographics and helped TV3 to win the night with 18-39 year-olds. But the rest of the night belonged to TV One, with […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 25-31

HD Heads-Up: October 25-31

Among the raft of TV One series ending their runs in the week starting October 25 is A Place to Call Home. But what was meant to be have been the series final now looks like being just the end of another season. Channel Seven axed the 1950s family drama because viewership was skewing too […]

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HD Ratings: Lightning Doesn't Strike Thrice for Gotham

HD Ratings: Lightning Doesn’t Strike Thrice for Gotham

Only three weeks in and TV2’s Gotham already is losing ratings steam. Sunday’s episode was beaten by TV3’s re-run of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief in the key demographics and finished behind TV One’s Call the Midwife in all but one. It averaged 4.6% – 7.2% off the back of Meet the Robinson’s […]

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HD Ratings: Batman Prequel Beats Sequel

HD Ratings: Batman Prequel Beats Sequel

Sunday’s launch of Gotham rated nearly twice as well as the network movie premiere of The Dark Knight Rises the previous week. The cornerstone of TV2’s new-look schedule averaged 8.1% – 10.5% of the major demographics to win its slot across the board but lost to TV One’s Call the Midwife (2.3% – 5.8%) in […]

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HD Ratings: Dark Knight Not Such a Good Night for TV2

HD Ratings: Dark Knight Not Such a Good Night for TV2

TV2’s network movie premiere of The Dark Knight Rises on Sunday won its slot in all the major demographics but the channel still lost the night to its HD rivals. The three-hour movie’s overall ratings were dragged down by its length to average 4.7% – 5.3% but bedded in the 8.30-10.30 zone for the double-billing of […]

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HD Ratings: American Pie Reunion Apple of TV3's Eye

HD Ratings: American Pie Reunion Apple of TV3’s Eye

My Kitchen Rules NZ helped TV One to dominate Sunday evening but TV3 won the post-9pm period with its network premiere of American Reunion. MKRNZ averaged 7.7% – 11.0% of the major demographics to win in each and also topped viewers aged 5+ with 10.0%. TV2’s HD comedies trailed by 2-5 ratings points, depending on […]

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HD Ratings: New Chefs Show Not as Masterful

HD Ratings: New Chefs Show Not as Masterful

TV One will be hoping its version of My Kitchen Rules curries more favour in its second airing on Tuesday after Sunday’s premiere drew far fewer viewers than network stablemate MasterChef NZ’s launch earlier this year. Given the Aussie show’s popularity on TV2 — Wednesday’s finale averaged a whopping 15.9% – 19.7% — and the […]

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