Tag Archives: House Rules

HD Ratings: Three Tops Tuesday

Reality continues to rule for Three on Tuesday with House Rules, Lost & Found and Road Cops helping the network to win the night in three of the four core commercial demographics and barely losing the fourth. This was despite the burgeoning appeal of TVNZ 2’s Family Food Fight and Instant Hotel starting to bite […]

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HD Ratings: Ledger Doco Rules

Three’s premiere of I Am Heath Ledger on Monday helped the network to smash the competition in all the core commercial demographics. It averaged 4.8% of Three’s key 25-54 demo, 4.3% of 18-49, 4.8% of 18-39 and 6.4% of household shoppers with kids. It was even competitive with TVNZ 1’s Criminal Minds in the 5+ […]

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HD Ratings: Fantasy Franchises Work Their Magic

  Movie franchises like The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter remain free-to-air favourites ahead of TVNZ 2 launching its Indiana Jones season. Sunday’s Rings finale, The Return of the King, averaged 5% of the country to win its three-and-a-half-hour slot and also dominated the demographic that matters most to TVNZ 1, 25-54 year-olds, […]

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HD Ratings: National Treasure? Not So Much

TVNZ 1 was punished for its commitment to premium free-to-air drama on Tuesday when the premiere of the Bafta-winning National Treasure tanked in the overnight ratings. Is it any wonder programmers waited more than a year to schedule the four-drama, then opted to burn it off in two two-hour episodes under the guise of its “summer […]

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HD Ratings: Bad News for The Project

Shortland Street’s season premiere crushed the return of The Project on Monday, which was also chewed up and spat out by The Extreme Cake Makers. Indeed, Three’s “stealth attack” on TVNZ, as the NZ Herald dubbed it, was so under the radar that The Project drew less than half the 25-54 viewership of Cake Makers on […]

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HD Ratings: Diehards Dominate Sunday

   Sunday night’s network movie premieres of Goosebumps and Grimsby fell flat against the umpteenth re-runs of The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers and Die Hard 4.0. The kidult monster romp averaged 2.8% of TVNZ 2’s target audience, 18-49 year-olds, compared to Towers’ 3.7% on TVNZ 1 and House Rules’ 4.3% on Three. […]

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This Week in HD: December 2 – 8

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i   Saturday  5 Star Family Reunion (TV1, 5.00) My Kitchen Rules New Zealand (TV2, 5.00, R) Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers (TV3, 5.00) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) The Barefoot Bandits (TV2, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, 6.00) The Middle (TV2, 6.30, […]

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HD Heads Up: November 10

New Project for TV3 … Tepid feat … Rules rollover … More movie mania … MediaWorks is promising a “reinvention” of weeknights at 7.00, today announcing panel show The Project will replace Story in early 2017. lt will combine current affairs and entertainment “in a unique way” with yet-to-be named hosts interacting with guest panelists (including Paul […]

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HD Ratings: Sky Spectre Haunts Networks

Sky Movies’ premiere of the James Bond movie Spectre dented the free-to-air debuts of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I and Gone Girl. Spectre rated above average for an 8.30 Sunday premiere on Sky’s premium movies channel, averaging 2.3% of 18-49 year-olds and 2.2% of 25-54 year-olds. The FTA movies rated higher but Spectre’s popularity would still have […]

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HD Ratings: New House Doesn’t Rule

TV3’s new season of House Rules opened to shockingly low ratings on Monday, averaging only 2.3% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds. Traditionally reality shows like House Rules start slowly as more viewers wake up to their return, and TV3 will be banking on viewership to build after a few more nights on air and online catch-ups. Even so, it […]

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