Tag Archives: Desperate Housewives

Devious Maids Gets Overtime

TV2 has reversed its decision to pink-slip Devious Maids and will screen all of the episodes in the first season at 9.30 Wednesdays. Last week the network gave the Desperate Wives spin-off the chop three weeks before the end of season one. The “last” episode was to have been Wednesday’s but today it was announced […]

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HDTV Ratings: July 16

Monday’s series finale of Desperate Housewives comfortably won its two-hour slot, averaging 11.1% – 14.3% of key demographics. It was twice as popular with household shoppers as TV One’s HD double-bill of Unforgettable and Missing and TV3’s Fantastic Four re-run. Viewership held up across the two hours in all demos except TV2’s target audience, 18-39 […]

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VANESSA WILLIAMS, FELICITY HUFFMAN, EVA LONGORIA, TERI HATCHER, MARCIA CROSS

HD Highlights: July 16

Series Finale: Desperate Housewives (TV2, 8.30, 5.1, F) “The eight-year-long saga that has titillated, intrigued and, reportedly, sparked an epidemic of eating disorders among middle-age female viewers, comes to a melodramatic close, the conclusions of its rambling narratives neatly tying up life’s biggies (births, deaths, marriages and careers) in a pink bow of post-feminist pathos,” said […]

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This Week in HD: July 14-20

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i: Saturday The Bionic Vet (TV One, 5.20) TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) CSI: Miami (TV3, 9.30, 5.1) Unforgettable (TV One, 10.15, 5.1, R) Sunday Pretty Little […]

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UNFORGETTABLE

Tonight in HD: July 9

Series Premiere: Unforgettable (TV One, 8.30, 5.1) Poppy Montgomery stars as a detective with a medical condition that means she can’t forget anything, except for details from the day her sister was murdered. “Montgomery’s last gig on CBS, Without a Trace, lasted seven years,” the New York Daily News said. “Unforgettable has a ways to go, but it’s […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: July 14-21

TV2 is poised to launch a raft of new and returning shows in HD. There will be 10 season finales in the week starting July 14, four with a wedding theme: Mike & Molly (7.30 Sunday), Desperate Housewives (8.30 Monday), The Middle (7.30 Tuesday) and Happy Weddings (9.00 Wednesday). Also signing off will be the […]

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HDTV Ratings: May 14-15

GCB’s Tuesday premiere narrowly won the 8.30 hour with TV2’s target audience, 18-39 year-olds, but was soundly beaten by the season finale of Yellowstone in every other key demographic. The soap opera satire averaged an 18-39 rating of 10.0% compared to Yellowstone’s 9.6% and NCIS’ 5.6%. But in the 18-49, 25-54 and household shopper demos, Yellowstone […]

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HDTV Ratings: April 23

Monday’s Desperate Housewives regained some of the ground it lost in last week’s startling slump. It won the 8.30 hour in every key demographic except 25-54, where Criminal Minds out-rated it by a point. TV2’s Wisteria Lane warhorse averaged 9.0%-11.8% whereas TV One’s crime procedural drew 7.1%-10.5%. TV3’s Homeland improved on the previous week, averaging […]

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HDTV Ratings: April 16-17

Two of TV2’s biggest HD drawcards, Desperate Housewives and Go Girls, increasingly are being beaten in the ratings. Monday’s Desperate Housewives lost to TV One’s Criminal Minds in both the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics, and although it was up with 18-39 year-olds, TV2’s target audience, it dipped with household shoppers. But the steepest fall was […]

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HDTV Ratings: April 4-9

After last week’s heroic ratings surge, Monday’s Homeland slipped a couple of points in most of the major demographics. It averaged 5.3%-6.6% to distantly trail Desperate Housewives and Criminal Minds. The former won the 8.30 hour except among 25-54 year-olds, which Criminal Minds claimed with a 1% majority. Housewives stablemate Revenge was down sharply, being […]

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