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HD Ratings: Three Rules With 25-54

Leaving Neverland’s blockbuster ratings didn’t stop Three from winning its fifth consecutive week in the 25-54 stakes, making it the #1 network in this core commercial demographic for the year to date. It averaged a 24.5% share for the week (including Three +1), its highest weekly peak-hour share since September 2017. Married at First Sight […]

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New to Amazon Prime Video in March

   American Gods’ troubled second season will stream weekly on Amazon Prime Video from Monday. Early reviews have been lukewarm, with TV Guide dubbing it “a pit of wasted potential“: For what it’s worth, the series looks mostly the same as it did in Season 1. It has the same tone and style, but a […]

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Network Movies in HD: March 9 – 15

  Saturday     Top Gun | TVNZ 2, 7.00    Demolition | Three, 8.55    Jerry Maguire | TVNZ 2, 9.05    Total Recall | Duke, 9.25    Force of Destiny | TVNZ 1, 10.40    Assassins | TVNZ 2, 11.00    Deadly Detention | Three, 11.50   Sunday    The Shallows | TVNZ 2, 8.30    Central […]

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New to Lightbox in April

Escape at Dannemora’s Patricia Arquette next will be seen in a Lightbox exclusive, The Act. The character-driven true-crime anthology series premieres this month on Hulu and will be launched with a four-episode debut on April 4, after which new episodes will stream weekly. From writers Nick Antosca (Channel Zero) and Michelle Dean, it’s based on […]

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Critical Condition: After Life

After Life | Netflix, from Friday ☆☆☆☆ “No one does withering disdain quite like Ricky Gervais. Surveying his targets through narrowed eyes, the comedian unleashes eloquent abuse in a soft-spoken rush, like one long sigh of exasperation. Though this style of brilliant brutality is the centerpiece of After Life, the six-episode Netflix dramedy — created by and starring […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 16 – 22

➢➢ Modern Dinosaurs (Prime, 7.30 Sundays from March 17) is a series from Making Movies (New Zealand From Above, Beneath New Zealand) in which kiwi creatures get top billing. The first episode covers the tuatara and the second, the kiwi. Reads the blurb: “How did the tuatara survive when most dinosaurs were driven to oblivion? […]

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Critical Condition: MotherFatherSon

MotherFatherSon | TVNZ OnDemand, from Thursday ☆☆☆☆ “The headline of MotherFatherSon is that it stars Richard Gere in the first major television role of his career, playing a Rupert Murdoch figure in a series that sounds thematically similar to last year’s Succession. But the real draw is its writer: Tom Rob Smith wrote the breathtaking […]

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New to Sky Movies in April

   Sky Movies Premiere Tag Sicario: Day of the Soldado Superfly Permanent Life of the Party The Domestics Edie Ant-Man and the Wasp Sky Movies Extra Please Stand By Go With Me Affairs of State Behold My Heart Sky Movies Greats Pride Silver Linings Playbook Philomena Killer Joe Lucy How to Be Single The Avengers […]

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Three Tweaks Late Night Line-Up

  Three is swapping time slots for two of its persistently low-rating primetime dramas. As of next week, Designated Survivor and Tin Star will air after Newshub Late. Designated Survivor will switch from 9.55 Mondays to 10.25, and Tin Star from 10.00 Tuesdays to 10.30. Their peak-hour programming was always peculiar, given Designated Survivor is […]

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TVNZ 2 Slams Door on Changing Rooms

TVNZ 2 is pulling Changing Rooms Australia after presumably a third low-rating broadcast. I haven’t seen last night’s ratings but they must have been dire enough for the network to this evening announce it will drop Changing Rooms Australia after tonight’s airing. Sunday’s scheduled broadcast will be replaced by a movie, Finding Dory, while taking over […]

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