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HD Ratings: Right Royal Romp Home for TVNZ 1

Despite superior HD coverage on Three, TVNZ 1’s Royal Wedding telecast trumped the competition. According to TVNZ Sales, more than 1.3 million viewers tuned in to watch the full coverage, with more than 500,000 25-54 year-olds watching the event for an average of 1 hour, 39 minutes. Crowds flocked in for the build up of the […]

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HD Ratings: DWTS Loses Monday to MKR

Dancing With the Stars may be the all-star anchor of Three’s Monday line-up but it’s Lost & Found and Inside Crime that are stealing the limelight. Last Monday’s DWTS lost to time-slot rival My Kitchen Rules in all the core commercial demographics, averaging 6.2% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, versus MKR’s 7.7%. But lead-outs L&F […]

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HD Ratings: Roseanne Finale Not So Rosy

The final of Roseanne on Thursday recorded season-low ratings. The hit reboot that Three fast-tracked from the US averaged 2.8% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to 3.5% the previous week. Lead-out Modern Family also slipped week-on-week, from 3.6% to 2.9%, while the movie, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, averaged 3.4% […]

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Network Movies in HD: May 19 – 25

  Saturday  James and the Giant Peach | TVNZ 2, 5.30 The Spiderwick Chronicles | TVNZ 2, 7.00 Ocean’s Eleven | TVNZ 2, 9.00          Cop Out | TVNZ 2, 11.00   Sunday Captain America: Civil War | TVNZ 2, 8.30 Spectre | Three, 8.30  Midnight in Paris | Maori TV, 8.30 Scream 3 | TVNZ […]

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Lightbox Sheds Light on 4K Oversight

Lightbox overhauled its TV streaming service today to introduce two subscriber plans and add more than 400 HD movies for rental — but nothing in 4K. HD library titles cost $5.99 and HD new releases $7.99. The pricing is the same as for other Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD) services, like Stuff Pix and YouTubeRed, […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 17

  ➢ TVNZ 2 is using Queen’s Birthday Weekend to dump its low-rating Friday line-up for the network premiere of Pan and a re-run of 2004’s King Arthur. Last week the network rejigged its schedule to better combat Three’s light-ent juggernaut but to no avail while its previously solid 7.30 duo The Simpsons and The New Legends […]

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HD Ratings: Big Bang Bigger Than Star Wars

  One of Hollywood’s biggest sci-fi franchises can’t top one of TV’s longest-running and most popular sitcoms. As TVNZ 2’s The Big Bang Theory builds towards Sheldon and Amy’s Star Wars-themed wedding on May 30, it continues to out-rate Three’s Star Wars season. Three relaunched the Luke Skywalker saga after American Idol fell flat, no doubt […]

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2018 US Cancellations Guide

   Here are the US series that won’t be coming back to an HD network or streaming service near you. Of course, some seasons have yet to play here but below are the shows that have been axed by their domestic broadcasters. TVNZ 1 The Brave Lucifer Graves TVNZ 2 Quantico The Exorcist Kevin Can […]

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New A+ Slot for Q+A

TVNZ 1’s Sunday morning current affairs hour Q+A is switching to a primetime slot. From July 29, it will air 9.30pm Sundays instead of 9am. TVNZ says the promotion will increase the Corin Dann-fronted programme’s viewership while reinforcing the NZ flavour of TVNZ 1’s Sunday night line-up, which includes Hyundai Country Calendar, newsmag Sunday and, […]

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HD Ratings: The Resident Recovers

  TVNZ 2’s new Tuesday night hospital drama The Resident has started to stabilise off the back off time-slot winning lead-in My Kitchen Rules. Last week’s episode won its slot with 3.7% of 18-39 year-olds and was competitive in the other core commercial demographics, with 3.8% of 25-54s, 3.0% of 18-49s and 4.3% of household […]

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