Tag Archives: CSI: New York

HDTV Heads-Up: October 6-12

As predicted, HD Broadway drama Smash is exiting stage right from primetime after weeks of persistently low ratings. It will screen after TV3’s Sunday night movie, starting October 7 with episode six. The series struggled in the US, too, but won a last-minute reprieve after analysis of its consolidated ratings (which include PVR viewing) compensated for […]

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HD Highlights: September 1

SoHo Highlight: Boss (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Season premiere: Power consumes everyone as the award winning drama returns. Despite nearly losing his career, his family and his mind, Mayor Kane’s grip on Chicago is as powerful as ever. And so’s this intoxicating, Shakespearian, Kelsey Grammer sensation. “Season two pulls viewers back on board with intriguing plot twists, more […]

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HD Highlights: August 25

Sky Movies Greats Premiere: Definitely, Maybe (Sky 22, 8.30, 5.1) Little Miss Sunshine’s Abigail Breslin is Little Miss Insufferable in this romantic-comedy about the vexing, decade-long love life of a budding persuader (Ryan Reynolds) who gets his big break working for Bill Clinton’s 1992 election campaign. It’s riddled with cuteness and conceit but benefits from sharp […]

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HD Highlights: August 18

Sky Movies Greats Premiere: Wanted (Sky 22, 8.30, 5.1) Wanted wants for virtually everything except action. Its non-stop assault on physics and logic makes for a funny and inventive first half but thereafter not even James McAvoy’s bravura turn as a uptight claustrophobe who’s recruited to be an assassin for a secret fraternity can stop this initially exhilarating […]

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HD Highlights: August 11

Sky Movies Premiere: Salvation Boulevard (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) A heavenly cast — Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Tomei, Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris — elevates an otherwise obscure comedy/drama about a fundamentalist preacher who tries to frame a born-again member of his congregation for the accidental killing of an atheist author. “It’s not that Salvation Boulevard is bad: It’s […]

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HD Highlights: August 4

Series Return: CSI: New York (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) The CSI spin-off resumes from episode 15 of season six, in which a legendary racer dies after his car explodes on a New York street just two days before a big race. Guest stars include soap opera vet-cum-car race driver Antonio Sabato Jr (The Bold and the Beautiful) and […]

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This Week in HD: August 4-10

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i: Saturday TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Bionic Vet (TV One, 5.20) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) Series return: CSI: New York (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) CSI: Miami (TV3 9.30, 5.1) Movie: Sunshine (TV3, 10.25, 5.1, R) Sunday Girl vs Boy (TV2, 5.00) Series premiere: Hart […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: August 4-10

TV One will premiere series two of Episodes a week after the first ends. It will go to air in the same slot on August 2, and is set four months after the series one finale — on the eve of Pucks! having its premiere. “I was totally prepared to hate the first episode of […]

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HDTV Ratings: New York CSI Not Good for Wife

Replacing House with the HD procedural drama, CSI: New York, stripped stablemate The Good Wife of its previous week’s gains. So dismal was the CSI spin-off’s ratings for TV3 that it may no longer be in the 8.30pm Tuesday slot by the time the first HD season of Outrageous Fortunes succeeds The Good Wife in […]

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HDTV Ratings: CSI Gains From Generation Kill

Viewers deserting TV One’s Generation Kill in droves on Monday night gave TV3’s HD crime show, CSI, a shot in the arm. The powerful but corrosive Iraq War drama drew 8.4% of TV One’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, to earn a 17.7% channel share but, as expected, the viewership nearly halved between the first quarter […]

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