Tag Archives: Backstrom

New Season: TV2 in Top Gear on Thursday

TV3 didn’t dent TV2’s Thursday night dominance with its replacement programming for low-rating crime dramas Backstrom and Motive. It’s puzzling, given the size of MediaWorks’ film library, why the channel would pick a title as dated and lacklustre as The Jackal to open its action movie season. Abruptly dumping Backstrom and Motive after just two weeks […]

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New Season: TV3 Backs Off Backstrom

As expected, TV3 has dumped new cop show Backstrom from its primetime beat after only two weeks. The move came after Thursday’s ratings showed no improvement on the premiere. TV3 is replacing and stablemate Motive with action movie as of next week, starting with an SD re-run of The Jackal and continuing on March 26 […]

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New Season: Backstrom a Step Backwards for TV3

TV3 programmers will need plenty of backbone to keep quirky new cop show Backstrom on air if its rating don’t improve tonight. The series made a disastrous debut when it launched last week, averaging only 1.0% – 2.3% of the commercial demographics. It roughly lost more than half of its lead-in from Top Gear (4.2% […]

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This Week in HD: March 7-13

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) The Amazing Race (TV2, 5.40) Movie: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV2, 6.40, 5.1, R) Along for the Ride (TV1, 7.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Our World – The Great Bear Stakeout (TV1, 7.30) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30) Movie: The Pursuit of Happiness (TV2, 8.30, […]

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This Week in HD: February 28-March 6

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) The Amazing Race (TV2, 5.45) Movie: Alpha & Omega (TV2, 6.45, 5.1, R) Along for the Ride (TV1, 7.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Season Premiere: Our World – The Great Bear Stakeout (TV1, 7.30) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30) Network Movie Premiere: Trouble […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 28-March 6

Rainn Wilson (The Office, Six Feet Under) stars in TV3’s new offbeat crime drama, Backstrom. The series, which only went to air a month ago in the US, has inherited CSI’s 8.30 Thursday slot on a double-bill with season two of Motive. The latter is scarcely groundbreaking but improves on most procedurals with its lively […]

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