Tag Archives: Castle

Muppets High on Networks’ Hit Lists

It’s time to stop the music — cancellations are flying thicker than the Swedish Chef’s accent in the US today, with the networks axing a slew of shows, including The Muppets, Castle and Containment. Variety reports The Muppets’ cancellation came after a mid-season show runner change failed to turn around disappointing ratings. “The show underperformed following a […]

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HD Ratings: Crime Pays for TV1

The return of Criminal Minds helped TV1 to win the 8.30 hour on Monday in all the core commercial demographics except household shoppers with kids, who opted for TV2’s re-run of Magic Mike. The 11-year-old crime drama averaged 4.0% – 7.1% of the key demos and was most popular with TV1’s target 25-54 audience, with which it scored […]

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HD Ratings: TV2 Streets Ahead

TV2’s launch of Grandfathered was a grand hit on Monday, thanks to having the return of Shortland Street as its lead-in.  Shorty’s hour-long season premiere was up 8% on last year’s. It averaged 13.2% – 14.6% of the core commercial demographics and helped its new sitcom stablemate to average 8.8% – 9.7%. They and the movie […]

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This Week in HD: January 16 – 22

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) MasterChef Australia (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Journey to the Centre of the Earth (TV2, 7.00, R) Doc Martin (TV1, 8.05) Movie: Dark Shadows (TV2, 8.55, R) Movie: Bandits (TV3, 9.00, 5.1) Sherlock (TV1, 10.05, R) Network Movie Premiere: The Mortal Instruments – City of Bones (TV2, 11.00) Blue […]

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This Week in HD: July 11-17

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (TV2, 7.00, R) Series Premiere: Safe Crackers (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Our World: Dolphin – Spy in the Pod (TV1, 7.30) New Slot: American Ninja Warrior (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Motive (TV3, 8.30, […]

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HD Heads-Up: KA-POW!

This month TV2 and TV3 will screen the network HD movie premieres of two superhero franchises but inexplicably a third big-gun blockbuster will be in SD. TV2 will screen the latest Superman reboot, Man of Steel, as its Sunday Premiere Movie on July 12 while TV3 will recruit the X-Men spin-off, The Wolverine, on July 16. […]

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HD Ratings: Walking Dead Hits the Ground Running

Monday’s mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead won its time slot in three of the four key demographics. It averaged 4.6% – 10.6% of these demos and commanded channel shares of 20% – 36%. Only among adults 25-54 did it lose to TV1’s season finale of Castle (2.2% – 5.7%) and TV3’s Tower Heist (4.4% […]

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Whoops! Stalker’s Demise For One Week Only

Never second guess network TV programmers — they always have one more scheduling trick up their sleeve. Turns out TV1 isn’t ditching Stalker after all. In fact, the predatory crime drama seems to be contributing to historic summer viewership for the network. It says the Monday night newcomer is taking a break for one week only on […]

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TV1’s Stalker Gets Marching Orders

Nothing last forever but the first casualty of the new TV season, TV1’s lurid Monday night thriller, Stalker, isn’t even going to make it to six weeks. It’s rated poorly since launching on January 12 and will be pulled five weeks into a 16-week season — the same night stablemate Castle ends it run. Given […]

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HD Ratings: New Shows Appeal to Networks’ Core Audiences

TV1’s new Monday drama Stalker won its time slot in the 25-54 demographic but isn’t among the freshman series CBS has renewed for a second season. The US broadcaster announced this week that Madam Secretary, CSI: New Orleans and Scorpion would return but pundits are picking Stalker won’t be joining them on the network’s 2015/16 […]

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