Tag Archives: Victoria

Victoria a Right Royal Hit Online

Victoria ended its run on Sunday with low overnight ratings but as one of the jewels in TVNZ OnDemand’s crown. The series, which also was released this week on DVD but not Blu-ray (as it was in Australia and the UK), never developed into the hit for TVNZ 1 that it was for ITV. However, last […]

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Critical Condition: Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun (Prime, 8.30 Tuesdays) “The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb may well be one of the 20th century’s great stories — but naturally that doesn’t mean a television drama won’t want to jazz it up a bit. Or, in the case of ITV’s lavishly produced but distinctly corny Tutankhamun, quite a lot. The programme gives us a […]

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HD Ratings: Our Big Blue a Big Hit

TVNZ 1’s natural history hit, Our Big Blue Backyard, continues to dominate Sunday night ratings.  This week’s season finale was tops with two of the network’s core commercial demographics, 25-54 and 18-49 year-olds, and ranked second with all viewers aged five-plus. TVNZ 1’s Victoria is also holding firm after a slow start and finished in the […]

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Local Shows Gain From TVNZ’s Sunday Woes

  TV3’s Grand Designs NZ and Prime’s The Brokenwood Mysteries rated higher than usual on Sunday due to viewers deserting TVNZ 1’s Victoria and TVNZ 2 having to pre-empt Lethal Weapon at the 11th hour. Grand Designs averaged a season high, with 6.9% of 25-54 year-olds and 5.7% of 18-49s. It won the 8.30 hour against Victoria, […]

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This Week in HD: November 12 – 18

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday  Chasing Monsters (TV1, 5.00)  Cupcake Wars (TV2, 5.00) Grand Designs NZ (TV3, 5.00, R) Black-ish (TV2, 6.00, 5.1, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  University Challenge (Prime, 6.00)  MasterChef USA (Prime, 6.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (TV2, 7.00, R) The X Factor Australia (TV3, 7.00) Posh Pawn (TV1, […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 4

End of days for TV3 chief … Victoria’s secret? … Lethal Weapon pacified …  TV3 programming chief Mark Caulton has resigned after 18 years with the network. He plans to relocate to the UK next year after overseeing an upsurge in stripped primetime reality programming, including the first NZ X Factor  and Family Feud. Under his […]

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This Week in HD: October 29 – November 4

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Grand Designs NZ (TV3, 4.55, R) Chasing Monsters (TV1, 5.00) Series Premiere: Cupcake Wars (TV2, 5.00) Black-ish (TV2, 6.00, 5.1, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  University Challenge (Prime, 6.00)  MasterChef USA (Prime, 6.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Wonderful World of Disney: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (TV2, […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 19

Will Victoria reign? … Moore trumps Trump … Just the (food) facts, ma’am … TVNZ 1’s October 30 launch of costume drama hit Victoria will crown a weekend of HD premieres on the network. It will air 8.30 Sundays, off the back of new episodes of Our Big Blue Backyard, while leading into 1 News from that night will […]

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TVNZ New Season: TVNZ 1 Highlights

   Victoria: Eight-part drama about the early life of Queen Victoria, from the ascension to the throne at the age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert. Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) stars. One of Us: Gripping  thriller that centres around a horrific double murder which rocks the lives of two families living side-by-side in rural Scotland. Upstart […]

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TVNZ New Season: Hot Off the Press Release

Next year TVNZ will live-stream its linear channels, which are being rebranded this weekend in the face of Twittersphere outrage, and will premiere more shows first online. Here’s TVNZ’s new-season announcement in full: Coming to a screen near you: TVNZ is applying fresh thinking to its 2017 line-up. Viewers can expect more shows available OnDemand first, […]

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