HDTV Ratings: May 17-21
Monday’s 90-minute episode of Shortland Street reduced the rest of the HD neighbourhood to rubble.
It averaged 20.1%-27.9% of the key demographics and wiped out TV3′s HD sitcoms Last Man Standing and Modern Family.
Last Man Standing fared even worse, averaging 1.5%-2.4%.
SS’s popularity delivered the double-epiosde of Revenge a staggering 19.1% of household shoppers.
In other demos, however, it rated a more modest but still time slot-winning 9.9%-11.4%.
TV3′s re-run of Hitman averaged a respectable 8.0%-9.1% and TV One’s Criminal Mind largely held up with 5.7%-9.6%.
But the latter’s stablemate, Person of Interest, dipped to 2.8%-5.3%.
On Sunday night, TV2′s HD premiere of The Blind Side predictably trampled all over yet another re-run of Walk the Line on TV3.
It averaged 13.0%-14.6% versus the Johnny Cash bio’s 4.6%-5.1%.
But TV3 did slightly better with its re-run of the first Modern Family episode rating 5.5%-7.1% compared to The Food Truck’s 10.9%-15.6% and The Big Bang Theory’s 9.2%-10.7%.
Ice Road Truckers made a solid start on Saturday, largely rating higher than Terra Firma with averages of 3.6%-6.0%, although it still lost to the SD competition.
However, CSI bombed in its first Saturday airing, with ratings of only 3.1%-4.1%.
Friday’s Sherlock improved on its premiere, averaging 3.1%-6.3% but was no match for The Graham Norton Show’s 8.3%-9.7%, which was more competitive with American Idol’s semi-final than Glee’s 4.4%-8.7%.
On Thursday, TV2′s Once Upon a Time found 2-3 times the viewership of TV3′s The Finder.