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HDTV Ratings: May 2

The nonsense of monitoring social media sites to generate fatuous headlines like “Viewers Want The GC Cancelled” was amply demonstrated by overnight ratings that show just the opposite. This morning’s NZ Herald reported Wednesday’s premiere as inspiring “so much hatred among some that a Facebook page was set up called ‘Cancel The GC TV Show’.” […]

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HDTV Ratings: April 11-12

TV One’s Castle wasn’t king of the ratings when it returned on Wednesday but it drew enough 25-54 year-olds to narrowly out-rate TV3’s The Almighty Johnsons. The season-four premiere was nearly as popular with TV One’s target audience as the season finale of Winners and Losers the previous week: 8.0% versus 8.8%. But it was down […]

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Tonight in HD: March 21

Series Highlight: The Walking Dead (TV2, 9.30) Revelations begin to come out among the members of the group; Shane teaches Andrea how to fire a weapon, but the desire to put the past behind him and focus on survival eats at him. “The Walking Dead closed out its mid-season last night, and things were not looking good for […]

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Tonight in HD: February 25

Series premiere: Terra Nova (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Follow an ordinary family on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth. Family is the key word with this Steven Spielberg-produced series. Said the Los Angeles Times: “Part post-apocalyptic epic, part family drama, part monster-thriller, the two-hour premiere of Terra Nova manages to introduce a panoply of narrative threads […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: February 25-March 2

As of the last week in February, Coronation Street will be the only free-to-air primetime serial still screening in SD. TV2’s Shortland Street has been in HD for more than a year while TV3’s Home & Away will make the switch on February 27, in time for Bianca and Liam’s wedding. The news is not […]

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An Almighty $6.9 Million for Johnsons II

An Almighty $6.9 Million for Johnsons II

NZ On Air has approved funding of $6.9 million for series two of TV3’s HD hit, The Almighty Johnsons. Thirteen more episodes of the ‘go gods’ comedy/drama have been commissioned from South Pacific Pictures for screening next year. The first series, which averaged a 9.8 rating and 25.7% share in TV3’s target 25-54 demographic, had […]

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Tonight in HD: April 17

Pretty Little Liars (TV2, 5.30) The girls go ‘glamping’ as A’s threats escalate and the FBI arrives in Rosewood but not even a mani/pedi can lift the girls’ spirits when the evening takes a dangerous turn. Joey (TV2, 6.30, R) When he finds out that there are many Northwestern University graduates in Hollywood that help […]

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HDTV Ratings: April 11

Last night’s season finale of TV3’s The Almighty Johnsons didn’t rate as high as recent episodes but won its slot with 18-49 and 25-54 year-olds. It drew 8.8% of 18-49, compared to Brothers & Sisters’ 8.5% and Castle’s 5.1%, and 8.5% of 25-54, compared to B&S’ 8.2% and Castle’s 6.5%. B&S had more household shoppers […]

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Tonight in HD: April 11

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Monica’s willpower is tested when she runs into Richard at the video store; Phoebe’s athletic date has a problem with short shorts. Bigger Better Faster Stronger (TV3, 8.00) Season finale: Greg Page creates a mega-mower and, in his most ambitious project of the series, James Coleman a flame-thrower to ensure that […]

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Tonight in HD: April 10

Bigger Better Faster Stronger (TV3, 5.00, R) Clothes dryers are not fast enough for the busy modern man so Greg Page comes up with a dodgy freeze-drying solution and James Coleman harnesses the power of a lawn-mower engine to create a highly dangerous centrifuge. Pretty Little Liars (TV2, 5.30) The girls are trapped at school […]

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