Tag Archives: Criminal Minds

HD Heads-Up: August 24

➢ A law-and-new order is coming to TVNZ 1. In the week starting September 2, it will revive Criminal Minds (season 12, 8.30 Mondays) and launch Dear Murderer (8.30 Thursdays), a five-part dramatisation of flamboyant lawyer Mike Bungay’s life and times starring Mark Mitchinson. It’s from Screentime (Beyond the Darklands, How to Murder Your Wife) and […]

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HD Ratings: New Life for Fair Go and House Rules

Shifting TV One’s Fair Go from  7.30 Wednesday to 7.30 Monday boosted the consumer show’s ratings at the same time as TV3’s House Rules doubled its Monday night viewership. Their extra eyeballs came at the expense of Australian Survivor, which dropped more than a point in the 25-54 demographic. Fair Go averaged 8.9% of this demo and […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 2

TV One will launch Criminal Minds spin-off Beyond Borders next month, after screening a backdoor pilot for it on the June 13 broadcast of the original. It will screen the same night as the series final of longtime Criminal Minds stablemate, Castle. The first Criminal Minds spin-off, Suspect Behaviour, lasted only one season. But Beyond […]

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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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Blindspot Sheds Light on TV1’s New Season

TV1 will be the first of the HD networks to roll out its new-season programmes en masse. By the fourth week of January, most of its primetime slots will be filled with new or returning fare while TV2 and TV3’s schedules will still be movie-driven. A handful of new series, including Doctor Foster, Cuffs and The John Bishop Show, […]

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This Week in HD: November 14 - 20

This Week in HD: November 14 – 20

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Puss in Boots (TV3, 7.00, R) Movie: The Bounty Hunter (TV2, 8.45, R) Network Movie Premiere: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (TV3, […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 14 - 20

HD Heads-Up: November 14 – 20

News of plans to film the fourth book in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo franchise coincides with Hollywood’s re-make of the original having its free-to-air HD premiere the same weekend as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. TV3 will screen David Fincher’s take on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo on November 14 at 9.00. But […]

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HD Ratings: 3D To Be Deep-Sixed

Within days of announcing it wasn’t renewing MasterChef NZ, TV3 has revealed it’s planning to axe HD current affairs half-hour 3D. The announcement follows another week of lousy ratings, with Monday’s 9.30 broadcast averaging only 1.2% – 3.0% of the core commercial demographics. 3D has struggled from the outset. The fault lies not in the calibre of the field reportage, which has notched up […]

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HD Ratings: Blacklist Not Back on Everyone’s List

TV3’s The Blacklist made a competitive comeback on Tuesday, even though it didn’t rate above 3.2% of the commercial demographics. TV2’s Step Dave (3.3% – 6.8%) easily out-rated it except in the 25-54 demo, where only fractions of a point separated them and TV1’s The Player (2.0% – 4.8%) The Blacklist beat The Player in the 18-49 […]

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