Tag Archives: Blue Bloods

Wanted No Longer Wanted

Three is replacing the double-episode finale of Wanted with another re-run of the movie True Lies on Monday. The Australian crime caper starring Rebecca Gibney that was partly shot in NZ has been a ratings disaster for the network. Last Monday’s episode averaged only 1.9% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, which earned the channel […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 17

➢ Game of Thrones returns for season seven tonight (SoHo, 8.30), with a premiere that The Hollywood Reporter reckons “sets the stage for the endgame … Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen coming together over dragon glass, full-on war against the new Lannister-Greyjoy partnership, and a White Walker war to end all wars”. The New York […]

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This Week in HD: July 1 – 7

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i   Saturday  Extreme Road Rescue (TV1, 4.55) The Block NZ (TV3, 5.00, R) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) Movie: Toy Story (TV2, 5.30, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, 6.00) Britain’s Got Talent (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Kung Fu Panda (TV2, 7.00, R) […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 22

➢ TVNZ 2 is turning Emerald City into a mini-series event. The Wizard of Oz re-imaging that ran for only 10 episodes in the US will screen as double-episodes after the Saturday Family Movie from July 1. “Fans of the alternate reality/fantasy genre should enjoy Emerald City, and I think they’ll get a kick out […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 14

Having just added 130 more countries to its reach, Netflix may sound as if it’s about to rule the world of home ent but ratings for some of its most popular shows released by an NBC Universal executive suggest it’s not yet a threat to the networks: from September to December, Jessica Jones averaged only 4.8 million […]

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This Week in HD: August 15-21

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: A Cinderella Story (TV2, 7.00, R) Safe Crackers (TV3, 7.00) American Ninja Warrior (TV3, 7.30) Season Premiere: Blue Bloods (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Movie: How Do You Know (TV2, 8.55) SVU (TV3, 9.25, 5.1) Mr Selfridge (TV1, 9.30) Hannibal (TV3, 10.25, 5.1, R) […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 15-21

TV3 is rejuvenating its three-hour Thursday night factual block with three newcomers in HD, including Kevin McCloud’s latest grand redesign. In Kevin McCloud’s Escape To The Wild (7.30 Thursday), the Grand Designs guru ventures further beyond suburbia to follow the (mis)fortunes of British families who have gone bush. It will be followed by the premiere of Child Genius and the […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 29-December 5

A super-duper week for superheroes is looming, with Gotham’s mid-season finale airing ahead of a crossover plot for Arrow and The Flash. In the December 4 double episode of The Flash and Arrow, the superheroes enter each other’s worlds in what’s being billed as a “dramatic face-off”. Although The Flash’s Barry Allen was introduced in an episode of Arrow, […]

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HD Ratings: Viewers Not Anti Norton

The Graham Norton Show roared back for a new season on Friday to help TV3 win the night in all the major demographics. Sandwiched in-between The Block NZ and Kiwi comedies 7Days and Jono and Ben at Ten, it was the centrepiece of a three-hour block that saw TV2’s The Voice hit a season low. […]

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HD Ratings: Unhappy Hour for Variety Show Kick-Off

TV One’s new variety show was anything but a happy hour for the network when it launched opposite Prime’s delayed international rugby coverage. Saturday’s premiere of Happy Hour averaged only 0.7% – 2.7% of the major demographics compared to 6.0% – 6.5% for the rugby. But it was competitive with TV3’s Blue Bloods (1.1% – […]

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