Tag Archives: The Rookie

Networks Continue Primetime Purge

  The networks and Sky TV are continuing to programme on eggshells in the wake of Friday’s horrendous mosque shootings. Sensitivity to tragedy is to be commended but the overreaction to content with any vestige of violence or terrorism themes means virtually only the news is safe to focus on such concerns. I thought the […]

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HD Ratings: The Rookie Earns Its Stripes

Three’s The Rookie earned its highest ratings so far on Monday when it crushed TVNZ 1’s Manifest and TVNZ 2’s Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back. It benefitted from Married at First Sight’s heroic lead-in but its popularity also exposed the weakness of TVNZ’s competition. The Rookie won the 9.00 hour in the […]

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HD Ratings: Manifest Nosedives on Take-off

TVNZ 1’s Manifest (8.30 Mondays) got off to a bumpy start last week but fared better on TVNZ 2, suggesting the Lost-style drama should have been scheduled on the latter from the outset. The first hour of the double-episode averaged 2.7% of TVNZ 1’s core commercial demographic, 25-54 year-olds, on the back of The Casketeers’ […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 2 – 8

   ➢➢ Three will bed in its new season schedule with the February 2-8 rollout of four primetime drama series, the return of two modern family comedies and Married at First Sight Australia (which will screen within a week of its Australian launch), and the premiere of America’s Got Talent: The Champions (7.00 Saturdays) … ➢➢ Billed the […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Three’s 2019 Highlights

The Magnum PI reboot, an ABBA reunion special and Mike McRoberts swapping his tie for sequins on Dancing With the Stars were among the 2019 highlights MediaWorks today unveiled for Three. Many of the newcomers already had been signalled through NZ On Air funding announcements, such as Jonah and Westside’s fifth season. But there were […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Three Googles Gogglebox

A Kiwi version of British hit Gogglebox leads the TV highlights MediaWorks has just announced for the rest of the year, along with new drama The Rookie and more of Married at First Sight NZ. Gogglebox has been a Channel 4 sensation since it launch four years ago and NZ joins Australia and Canada in […]

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