Tag Archives: Code Black

HD Ratings: Not Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation

Disastrous ratings for TVNZ 2’s premiere of Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation has prompted the network to dump the Australian quiz show for Wednesday night movies in the short term. It’s part of a makeover that will also see the low-rating sitcoms American Housewife and Life in Pieces pulled and re-runs of The Big Bang Theory […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 21

➢ Prime’s Elizabeth (7.30 Tuesdays from July 3) is an eight-part Channel 5 series about the Queen that interviews her Prime Ministers, members of the Royal Household and closest friends to build a uniquely personal picture. Incidentally, if you watched TVNZ 1’s live coverage of the Royal Wedding last month, you may have wondered why […]

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Easter Comes Early for Coro Fans

No, its not an April Fool’s Joke: Coronation Street fans can look forward to four extra half-hour episodes of the soap over Easter. Because of holiday weekend programming, TVNZ 1 will pre-empt Code Black for a Mrs Brown’s Boys special on April 13 and follow it with a 90-minute Coro broadcast from 9.10. And on […]

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Red Alert for Code Black?

TVNZ 1 will pre-empt Code Black for a Mrs Brown’s Boys Easter special on April 13 but if the hospital drama’s ratings don’t improve, it may go the way of Blindspot. Blindspot was dumped from 8.30 Thursdays to 9.30 Mondays after failing to sustain enough viewers. And although Code Black has improved on its performance, and […]

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This Week in HD: March 4 – 10

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  The Wonder of Animals (TV3, 4.55)  Ultimate Fishing With Matt Watson (TV1, 5.00) Prime Horse Racing: New Zealand Derby (Prime, 5.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  The Simpsons (TV2, 6.05, R) The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R) Outback Pilots (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Monsters vs Aliens (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Garfield: A Tail […]

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New Slot for Failing Blindspot

TVNZ 1 is demoting crime drama Blindspot from 8.30 Thursdays to 9.30 Mondays after persistently low ratings since its season premiere.  It’s the latest US drama to falter badly after starting strongly last year. Last week’s episode averaged only 2.6% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to 5.7% for TVNZ 2’s re-run of Men […]

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HD Ratings: Big Bang Back With a Bang

The latest bombshell on The Big Bang Theory won’t screen here for another month but the previous shocker, in which Sheldon and Amy consummated their relationship, largely won its time slot on Wednesday. It averaged 7.3% – 10.8% of the core commercial demographics, and scored channel shares of 26.9 – 33.5. Only among 25-54 year-olds did it […]

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HD Ratings: Not Quite a Classified Hit

The truth is out there — not everyone was thrilled about the return of The X-Files. Thursday’s premiere won its slot in the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics but only had a comfortable lead among the latter — which is why it might have been a better fit for TV1 than TV2. TV2’s younger-skewing viewership wasn’t as […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 29

Breaking news: It turns out TV3’s revamped news and current affairs won’t be in wall-to-wall HD, after all. Instead, only the studio cameras, weather and graphics will be true HD — stories will be SD but up-converted going in to the studio. In other words, an HD production with some SD elements. The good news is all field cameras should have […]

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Doug Coutts’ TV Preview: Code Black

CODE BLACK | TV1, 8.30 Wednesday Code Black is apparently hospital talk for too many sick people and too few doctors. In most US hospitals there are five Code Blacks a year; in LA’s Angels Memorial Hospital, where our drama is set, there are three gazillion, or thereabouts. And that makes it just the place to […]

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