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HD Ratings: MasterChef Wins Gold

After trailing The Block NZ all week, TVNZ 2’s MasterChef Australia won the 7.30 hour with 25-54 year-olds on Thursday opposite TVNZ 1’s Tokyo Olympics. It averaged 4.4% of the core commercial demo versus 4.0% for the games and 2.5% for Three’s LEGO Masters (USA). It lost to TVNZ 1 in the 18-49 demo, when […]

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Network Movies in HD: July 31 – August 5

Saturday Cool Runnings (TVNZ 2, 7.00) The Final Destination (Duke, 8.30) Moon (Maori TV, 8.40) Late Night (Three, 8.25) Wild Wild West (TVNZ 2, 8.50) Kindred Spirits (Three 10.30) Blade Runner 2049 (TVNZ 2, 11.00)   Sunday Wedding Crashers (TVNZ 2, 1.50am) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (TVNZ 2, 8.20) The Hitman’s Bodyguard (Three, 8.30) […]

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Dancing With the Castaways

Dancing With the Stars’ Candy Lane and Game of Thrones’ Joe Naufahu (above) will be among those who sink or swim on the next season of Celebrity Treasure Island. Here’s the media release: FIVE MORE KIWI CELEBRITIES PREPARE FOR CAMP LIFE ON CELEBRITY TREASURE ISLAND Brynley Stent, Candy Lane, Casey Frank, Joe Naufahu and Tegan […]

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New to Netflix in August

Top Secret UFO Projects: Declassified (03/8/2021) Though claims of extraterrestrial encounters have long been dismissed, many believe the existence of UFOs is not just likely, but a certainty. Control Z: Season 2 (04/8/2021) Someone intent on seeking vengeance for Luis starts targeting students and teachers at the high school as Sofía rushes to solve the […]

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HD Ratings: Taskmaster Passes Tokyo Test

TVNZ 2’s Taskmaster NZ bounced back on Wednesday from last week’s slump, with higher core demographic ratings despite competing against TVNZ 1’s Tokyo Olympics coverage. The Jeremy Wells vehicle averaged 2.3% of 25-54 year-olds (vs 1.8% the previous Wednesday) and 2.0% of 18-49s (vs 1.5%). Three’s crime shows were the casualty of this and the […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 7 – 13

➢➢ Two local drama series will go head-to-head 8.30 Monday in the week starting August 7: S2 of the lighthearted Lucy Lawless mystery, My Life is Murder, on TVNZ 1 and S2 of high school rugby drama Head High on Three. Normally the networks try to avoid NZ dramas competing against one another because of the cost […]

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TVNZ 1 Prioritises Drama Post-Olympics

TVNZ 1 will beef up its primetime drama slate after the Tokyo Olympics with two NZ series and a controversial new period drama that depicts Anne Boleyn as a black queen. An Auckland-based spin-off of My Life is Murder will screen 8.30 Mondays from August 9 and S2 of One Lane Bridge 8.30 Sundays from […]

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HD Ratings: More Olympic Wins for TVNZ 1

TVNZ 1 swept Wednesday night in the core commercial demographics with its wall-to-wall coverage of the Tokyo Olympics. The 7.00 hour averaged 7.0% of 25-54 year-olds and 5.7% of 18-49s, the 8.00 hour 6.1% / 4.3%, and the 9.00 hour, 4.1% / 3.0%. Three dominated the competition with TVNZ 2, with The Block NZ, Emergency […]

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Coming Soon: Deceit

Premiering next month on Neon is Deceit, a true-crime dramatisation of a “controversial honeytrap at the heart of one of Britain’s most high-profile cases”. Commissioned under the working title of My Name is Lizzie for Channel 4, it examines the high-pressure investigation into the devastating murder of Rachel Nickell in 1992, encompassing the complicated and toxic […]

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Ted Lassos Global Stampede

In an era of TV dominated by anti-heroes, post-apocalyptic wastelands and misbehaving leads, Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso is proving that positivity and optimism can pay off with “massive audience demand”, Parrot Analytics reports. “Just ahead of Apple’s upcoming earnings report, season two of the Jason Sudeikis-fronted comedy debuted as one of the most in-demand TV […]

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