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Critical Condition: Raised by Wolves

Raised by Wolves | Lightbox, from Tuesday ➢ “This loving and funny sitcom set on a Wolverhampton council estate puts poverty porn documentaries such as Benefits Street to shame … Benefits Street might have been shot a few miles down the road in Birmingham, but the same channel’s Raised by Wolves is a million miles from […]

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HD Ratings: Runner Stumbles But Bang Big

TV2’s fast tracking of The Big Bang Theory saw the season nine premiere easily win its slot on Wednesday while TV3’s network movie premiere of Runner Runner was the night’s biggest loser. The Ben Affleck box office bombed averaged only 1.7% – 2.7% of the commercial demographics off the back of The X Factor UK’s […]

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HD Ratings: No Wow Factor Yet

The NZ premiere of The X Factor UK didn’t wow viewers on Wednesday, averaging a lower viewership than time slot predecessor Best of Top Gear. It opened modestly with 4.3% – 4.6% of the commercial demographics against Reno Rumble’s 6.8% – 10.5%. Viewership built over the first hour but fell away in the last half-hour […]

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This Week in HD: September 12 – 18

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (TV2, 7.00, R) The Simpsons (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) American Ninja Warrior (TV3, 7.30) Blue Bloods (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) SVU (TV3, 9.25, 5.1) […]

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HD Ratings: New Crime Drama Doesn’t Motivate Viewers

TV3’s premiere of crime drama Motive bombed on Thursday, when it averaged an abysmal 1.6% – 4.4% of the major demographics. The network clearly hoped the Canadian newcomer would be its next CSI or Bones, which it lost to Prime after restructuring its 20th Century Fox TV deal. Motive was most popular with household shoppers […]

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HD Ratings: American Pie Reunion Apple of TV3’s Eye

My Kitchen Rules NZ helped TV One to dominate Sunday evening but TV3 won the post-9pm period with its network premiere of American Reunion. MKRNZ averaged 7.7% – 11.0% of the major demographics to win in each and also topped viewers aged 5+ with 10.0%. TV2’s HD comedies trailed by 2-5 ratings points, depending on […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 23-29

All the free-to-air HD networks are pumping up their primetime line-ups in the last week of August, when TV One and TV3 will go head-to-head with NZ versions of top-rating Aussie formats. TV One will launch its own version of My Kitchen Rules 7.30 Sunday and continue it Tuesday and Wednesday at the same hour, […]

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TV One to Air Contentious Benefits Street

TV One will screen the controversial Channel 4 hit Benefits Street in HD. The documentary series is part of ascheduling spring clean that will include the premiere of what could be the next Broadchurch, the launch of a NZ My Kitchen Rules, and the return of Call the Midwife, Castle and, for the first time in HD, […]

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