Tag Archives: Home and Away

HD Ratings: Big Boys Beat Little Boys

Tuesday’s network movie premiere of Two Little Boys was thrashed by a re-run of Grown Ups. TV3’s Kiwi black comedy averaged only 1.9% – 2.2% of the major demographics compared to 6.2% – 8.7% for TV2’s Adam Sandler comedy. The latter started half-an-hour earlier on the back of Home and Away averaging 6.2% – 10.3% […]

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HD Ratings: End of the Road for SOA

HD Ratings: End of the Road for SOA

Sons of Anarchy ended its seven-year run on TV3 on Tuesday by beating the competition in three of the four major demographics. The bikie drama averaged 4.8% – 6.3% and was tops with viewers aged 18-39, 18-49 and 25-54. The finale’s ratings were well short of the show’s heyday (and its record-breaking send-off in the […]

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This Week in HD: December 13-19

This Week in HD: December 13-19

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) Annabel Langbein Free Range Cook: Through the Seasons (TV One, 7.00, F) The Block Unlocked (TV3, 7.00) Movie: Charlie’s Angels 2 – Full Throttle (TV2, […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 13-19

HD Heads-Up: December 13-19

Computer-generated blasts from the past stand out in a week when TV2’s early evening schedule gets a pre-Christmas revamp with Home and Away switching to 7.00 weeknights, Neighbours being replaced by an extra episode of Friends and The Voice switching from primetime to off-peak. After a steady decline in its ratings, TV2 is moving the talent […]

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This Week in HD: December 6-12

This Week in HD: December 6-12

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) Annabel Langbein Free Range Cook: Through the Seasons (TV One, 7.00) The Voice (TV2, 7.00, 5.1) The Block Unlocked (TV3, 7.00) Movie: Charlie’s Angels (TV2, […]

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Primetime Loses its Voice, Soap Slips Into New Slot

Primetime Loses its Voice, Soap Slips Into New Slot

TV2 is dumping The Voice from primetime and is soon to trial Home and Away in Shortland Street’s 7pm slot. TV2 announced today that the Aussie serial would succeed Shortland Street from December 12, when the latter takes its summer break. Home and Away also will be off over the Christmas/New Year period but TV2 […]

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The Simpsons Ditched for Chip Off the Old Block

The Simpsons Ditched for Chip Off the Old Block

TV3 is hoping to make viewers an offer they can’t refuse by replacing weeknight re-runs of The Simpsons with The Block: Sky High. The HD reality contest, which has been airing 4.30pm weekdays, has been rating higher than The Simpsons at 5.30. There have been exceptions, such as Tuesday, when the reverse was true. But TV3 […]

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HD Ratings: Home and Away a Home Run for TV2

HD Ratings: Home and Away a Home Run for TV2

D’oh! TV3’s scheduling of Simpsons re-runs at 5.30 weeknights failed to dent Home and Away’s appeal on Monday. The ex-TV3 property averaged a staggering 7.6% – 13.7 % of the major demographics, compared to The Simpsons’ 1.4% – 2.7% and Millionaire Hot Seat’s 0.9% – 2.3%. This time last year Home and Away was averaging […]

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HD Ratings: Big Win Away From Home For TV2

Home and Away rated higher in its new home on TV2 than it did in the same slot on TV3. Monday’s “premiere” averaged 15.7% of household shoppers compared to 11.9% for the previous week’s episode on TV3. That made it five times more popular in this demographic than the sitcom it replaced, Hope & Faith. […]

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Aussie Soap to Get HD Gloss

Aussie Soap to Get HD Gloss

TV2 will soon screen three of Australasia’s most popular soaps virtually back-to-back in HD. This week it’s added stripped 5.30 weeknight episodes of Home and Away to its schedule, the soap it poached from TV3 reportedly for a license fee that was 30% higher. It not only beefs up TV2’s early evening schedule, which hitherto […]

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