Tag Archives: Coasters

HD Ratings: Try-hards and Die Hard Win Sunday for TV3

TV3 won Sunday night’s ratings race with the combined pulling power of The X Factor NZ and Die Hard 4.0. X Factor averaged 12.5% – 16.0% of the major demographics over its two hours and Die Hard 4.0, 8.5% – 9.2%. TV2’s HD movie alternative, Arthur, was competitive, with 7.7% – 10.1%. Indeed, it was […]

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HD Ratings: Master Chefs Left in Food Truck’s Dust

Top ratings for both live HD and delayed SD coverage of the All Blacks-versus-France test on Saturday stalled the start of two new vehicles for Logan Brown restaurant founders Steve Logan and Al Brown. Sky Sport 1’s live broadcast averaged 8.1% – 11.5% of adults 18-39, 18-48 and 25-54 to win its slot in every […]

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Tonight in HD: March 5

Rules of Attraction (TV3, 4.30, 5.1) Jeff takes Russell’s advice and flirts back with a female colleague only to discover that she is open to having an affair with him. Coasters (TV One, 7.00): Al Brown sets off from Tongaporutu along Taranaki’s coast; gathers mussels at Whitecliffs; flounders at Mimi River; checks out the waves […]

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Tonight in HD: February 26

Back to You (TV3, 4.00, R, 5.1) Chuck has a date with a sexy realtor, and ends up buying a computer operated house to impress Kelly. Rules of Engagement (TV3, 4.30, 5.1) Audrey persuades cheap Jeff to spend money he made from a car sale and do something exciting, but she ends up regretting that she […]

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Tonight in HD: February 19

Back to You (TV3, 4.00, R, 5.1) Chuck accuses Kelly of still being obsessed with him, and they end up on simultaneous dates at the same restaurant. Rules of Engagement (TV3, 4.30, 5.1) Jeff and Audrey invite their friend Steve, who’s having marital problems, to stay with them, but the situation soon turns awkward when […]

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Tonight in HD: February 12

Coasters (TV One, 7.00) Al Brown’s in Doubtful Sound, where he catches a cray or two, searches for bottlenose dolphins and visits Fordland’s crested penguins on his journey from the Tasman Sea to Deep Cove. Movie: Australia (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) In this story set in northern Australia before WWII, an English aristocrat inherits a sprawling […]

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HDTV Ratings and Reviews: Panic at Rock Island, Coasters

Last night’s HD world premiere of Panic at Rock Island won its time slot with TV2’s core audience, 18-39 year-olds, although viewership dropped sharply over the two hours. It opened with a 10.4 rating and ended with a 6.7, to average 8.3%, compared with Cast Away’s 8.1% on TV3. With 18-49 year-olds, it averaged 8.1% […]

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HDTV Ratings: Madagascar 2, Meet Dave, Coasters, Nights in the Garden of Spain, Better With You

TV3’s Sunday night HD double-bill of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Meet Dave barely sunk TV2’s SD competition, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Madagascar drew 9.3% of TV3’s traditional audience, 18-49 year-olds, and Meet Dave, 9.9%, compared with Pirates’ 9.2%. But with the viewers TV3 will court this year, 25-54 year-olds, Madagascar averaged […]

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TVNZ Cranks Up HD on the QT

TVNZ has quietly started slipping more HD series into its schedules. This week saw Friends and the new comedy, Better With You, screen in HD unadvertised on TV2 while tonight on TV One Coasters starts in 1080i and on Sunday the network screens the NZ drama, Nights in the Garden of Spain, in HD. TV2’s […]

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