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HD Ratings: Scandal Improves But Fewer Pursue Trivial

There was good and bad HD drama news for TV One on Wednesday: Scandal enjoyed a tentative uptick but Nothing Trivial hit a new low. The Kiwi drama averaged only 4.1% of the network’s target audience, adults 25-54 – which placed it fourth at 8.30 after TV2’s HD comedies, TV3’s 3rd Degree and Prime’s Under […]

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HD Ratings: Poor Starter for Nothing Trivial

TV critic Jane Clifton in today’s Dominion Post declared “few light drama series are more entertaining than Nothing Trivial, back last night on TV One … “Like all the great ensemble cast series – Friends, Cold Feet – this is a gang the viewer subconsciously longs to join.” Not any more, it seems. The third-season premiere […]

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HD Ratings: TV2 Coup No Boo Boo

TV2 showed it had the bear necessities to beat TV3’s two-hour season finale of House Rules on Sunday. After a week long, top-rating build-up, the Aussie do-it-yourself hit couldn’t nail an HD re-run of Yogi Bear. The latter averaged an astonishing 10.4% – 16.0% of the key demographics whereas House Rules had to settle for […]

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HD Ratings: Hoarders Lord It Over Kings and Maids

HD dramas Devious Maids and Breakout Kings were buried by SD reality hour Hoarding: Buried Alive. The TV One series beat its HD rivals in all the key demos, averaging 5.7% – 9.7%. TV2’s Maids continued to shed viewers, with only 4.5% – 7.6% of key demos on the back of the network’s top-rating HD sitcom […]

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This Week in HD: August 3-9

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i on the networks:   Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 5.30) Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Mitre 10 Dream Home: Offcuts (TV2, 7.00) Coasters (TV One, 7.30) The Voice Australia (TV2, 7.30) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Dishing Up Australia With Al Brown (TV One, 8.00) Miss Fisher’s […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 3-9

After a scandalous 16-month delay, TVNZ is poised to launch the “latest” drama series from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy. But like The Carrie Diaries, it will be unveiled online before it goes to air on TV One in September. TVNZ Ondemand will release Scandal, which stars Kerry Washington as a Washington DC crisis management […]

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Thumbs-Down for The Slap

TV3 is pulling The Slap mid-season from 8.30 Wednesdays and replacing it with an SD re-run of Grand Designs Revisited. The changeover occurs this week, when the HD Australian drama will shift to 9.35 Wednesday for the fourth of eight episodes, replacing Breakout Kings. It’s disappointing a drama of The Slap’s calibre hasn’t been able […]

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HDTV Ratings: June 14

After a slow start, Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms has kick-started its ratings. Wednesday’s episode three was the highest rating yet, averaging 8.8%-10.4% of the major demographics compared to 6.5%-7.8% the previous week. While it was still miles behind TV2’s HD comedy duo of The Big Bang Theory and Happy Endings, it overtook TV One’s […]

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HDTV Ratings: June 6

TV3’s Breakout Kings posted its highest ratings yet on Wednesday with the episode that guest starred Robert Knepper in a reprisal of his T-Bag role from Prison Break. It averaged 6.5%-7.8% of the key demographics to finish a competitive third in the 9.30 hour, but won it with males aged 25-54 (9.0%). Breakout Kings’ lead-in was […]

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Tonight in HD: June 6

Season Highlight: Breakout Kings (TV3, 9.30, 5.1) The jury’s still out on whether this lighthearted crime drama will go the full term. But episode three’s a must-see for Prison Break fans as it guest stars Robert Knepper in a reprisal of his T-Bag role. The murderous sociopath again has escaped and this time is out to […]

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