TV Ratings: 8 December 2015

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Most watched

  1. One News: 583,050 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Highway Cops: 414,140 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 365,890 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Piha Rescue: 358,950 (TV ONE, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 340,080 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Highway Cops: 414,140 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  2. Piha Rescue: 358,950 (TV ONE, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  3. World’s Fattest Man A Love Story: 280,450 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 253,710 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. NCIS: 218,920 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:25pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 99,570 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 97,890 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  3. Emmerdale: 85,960 (TV ONE, 1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  4. The Jeremy Kyle Show: 77,710 (TV2, 12:30pm – 2:30pm)
  5. Tipping Point: 76,730 (TV ONE, 2:55pm – 3:55pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 583,050 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Highway Cops: 414,140 (7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 365,890 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Piha Rescue: 358,950 (8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Millionaire Hot Seat: 274,120 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 340,080 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. World’s Fattest Man A Love Story: 280,450 (8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 253,710 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Home and Away: 187,520 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Home and Away: 185,600 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. NCIS: 218,920 (8:30pm – 9:25pm)
  2. Gold Coast Cops: 169,180 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Special Victims Unit: 165,400 (9:25pm – 10:25pm)
  4. 3 News: 147,280 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Story: 141,960 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 46,520 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Scout In Sixty: 38,770 (7:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Closed Circuit: 35,480 (8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. How I Met Your Mother: 32,960 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  5. America’s Next Top Model: 27,670 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime News: 112,260 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Prime Rocks: 61,650 (8:35pm – 10:35pm)
  3. Deal Or No Deal: 40,850 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  4. Escape to the Country: 35,240 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. The Crowd Goes Wild: 31,580 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Te Matatini National H/L: 11,270 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Storage Wars Texas: 16,740 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. CSI:Cyber: 14,120 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Elementary: 13,970 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Hardcore Pawn: 12,180 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Law & Order Criminal Intent: 9,850 (10:30pm – 11:30pm)

Most watched on TV3 Plus 1

  1. Special Victims Unit: 11,880 (10:25pm – 11:25pm)
  2. Newsworthy: 11,670 (11:25pm – 11:55pm)
  3. Story: 11,330 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. 3 News: 10,790 (7:00pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Paul Henry: 9,770 (8:00am – 10:00am)

Most watched on TV ONE plus 1

  1. Highway Cops: 54,950 (8:30pm – 9:05pm)
  2. One News: 50,900 (7:00pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Piha Rescue: 42,260 (9:05pm – 9:35pm)
  4. The Chase: 31,810 (5:25pm – 6:30pm)
  5. Millionaire Hot Seat: 27,150 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on Choice TV

  1. Fantasy Homes By The Sea: 40,730 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Buying & Selling with the Prop.: 35,950 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Auction Hunters: 35,540 (10:30pm – 11:00pm)
  4. Location Location Location: 29,710 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Auction Hunters: 28,070 (7:05pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on TV2+1

  1. Shortland Street: 37,600 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Home and Away: 34,840 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. World’s Fattest Man A Love Story: 33,640 (9:35pm – 10:40pm)
  4. Home and Away: 28,730 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 20,290 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies Premiere

  1. No Good Deed: 8,470 (10:10pm – 11:30pm)

Most watched on Vibe

  1. Judge Judy: 30,310 (5:05pm – 5:35pm)
  2. Judge Judy: 26,090 (4:35pm – 5:05pm)
  3. Judge Judy: 16,800 (9:55pm – 10:25pm)
  4. Touched by an Angel: 9,700 (9:05am – 9:55am)
  5. Crossing Jordan: 8,550 (5:35pm – 6:30pm)

Most watched on Jones!

  1. Last of the Summer Wine: 40,130 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. As Time Goes By: 38,510 (7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Get Smart: 22,530 (8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  4. The Big Valley: 20,880 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Gunsmoke: 18,800 (1:35pm – 2:25pm)

Most watched on Crime and Investigation

  1. The FBI Files: 9,690 (3:30pm – 4:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies Greats

  1. The Scorpion King: 14,590 (8:35pm – 10:00pm)

Most watched on FOUR+1

  1. The Simpsons: 13,140 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. How I Met Your Mother: 11,420 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Scout In Sixty: 10,800 (8:00pm – 8:00pm)

Most watched on MTV

  1. Are You The One?: 15,060 (8:30pm – 9:20pm)
  2. Ridiculousness: 12,820 (10:20am – 11:25am)
  3. Catfish: 8,510 (2:00pm – 2:55pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:00am – 6:25am): 70,100
  • Breakfast (6:30am – 7:00am): 132,840
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 7:55am): 149,700
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 96,690
  • Paul Henry (6:00am – 7:00am): 29,220
  • Paul Henry (7:00am – 9:00am): 60,340
  • Paul Henry (8:00am – 10:00am): 9,770
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 99,570
  • ONE News Midday (1:00pm – 1:30pm): 13,020
  • 3 News at 12 (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 10,010
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 583,050
  • One News (7:00pm – 8:00pm): 50,900
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 147,280
  • 3 News (7:00pm – 8:00pm): 10,790
  • Seven Sharp (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 365,890
  • Seven Sharp (8:00pm – 8:30pm): 26,750
  • Story (10:00am – 10:30am): 28,080
  • Story (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 141,960
  • Story (8:00pm – 8:30pm): 11,330
  • Tonight (10:35pm – 11:05pm): 103,560
  • Tonight (11:35pm – 12:05am): 17,820
  • Newsworthy (10:25pm – 10:55pm): 43,230
  • Newsworthy (11:25pm – 11:55pm): 11,670

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: TV2 253710 – up from 204770 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. Scout In Sixty: TV3 63040 – up from 30080 (6:00pm – 6:00pm)
  3. Neighbours: TV2 120070 – up from 90360 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Grizzly Tales For Gruesome: TV2 38590 – up from 13550 (7:05am – 7:15am)
  5. NZ Detectives: TV ONE 89190 – up from 66320 (11:05pm – 12:05am)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. NCIS: TV3 218920 – down from 335950 (8:30pm – 9:25pm)
  2. Highway Cops: TV ONE 414140 – down from 521600 (7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: TV ONE 365890 – down from 469160 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. One News: TV ONE 583050 – down from 670130 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Shortland Street: TV2 340080 – down from 415820 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

New

  1. World’s Fattest Man A Love Story: TV2 280450 (8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  2. Gold Coast Cops: TV3 169180 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. The Great British BakeOffChris: PRIME 27420 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Te Matatini National H/L: Maori TV 11270 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 26.2%
  • TV ONE: 26.1%
  • TV2: 16.9%
  • TV3: 11.5%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.9%
  • TV ONE plus 1: 3.3%
  • PRIME: 3%
  • TV2+1: 2.5%
  • Choice TV: 2.2%
  • FOUR: 2.1%
  • TV3 Plus 1: 1%
  • FOUR+1: 0.6%
  • Maori TV: 0.3%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
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