Tag Archives: Doc Martin

HD Heads-Up: January 25

➢ David Bowie: The Last Five Years will launch another season of Prime Rocks on February 5 (Prime, 8.30). “Instead of the usual procession of famous talking heads that appear in most music docs, the portrait quizzes his close collaborators on these last two albums – producer Tony Visconti, graphic designer Jonathan Barnbrook, composer Maria […]

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This Week in HD: November 28 – December 4

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) MasterChef Australia (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Aladdin (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Shrek the Third (TV3, 7.00, R) Season Premiere: Doc Martin (TV1, 8.10) Movie: Without a Paddle: Nature’s Calling (TV2, 8.50, R) Vera (TV1, 10.10, R) Blue Bloods (TV3, 11.10, 5.1) […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 28 – December 4

Fans of new episodes of The Big Bang Theory will have to abstain for two weeks ahead of Sheldon and Amy consummating their relationship. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the odd couple will have sex for the first time in the December 17 episode in the US. It should screen here on December 23, subject to […]

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HD Ratings: Fantasy Falters Amid Crime Spree

TV2’s fantasy dramas Arrow and Once Upon a Time this week stumbled badly against TV3 crime dramas CSI and Sons of Anarchy. After trouncing CSI the previous week, Arrow came off second best with only 4.2% – 5.4% of the major demographics, a low for the season if not the series. CSI averaged 5.4% – […]

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HD Ratings: Sherlock Outshines CSI: NY

The season-three premiere of Sherlock boosted TV One’s elementary Saturday night ratings. It averaged 2.8% – 4.8% of the major demographics, which was well up on the previous week’s season finale of The Doctor Blake Mysteries (0.6% – 3.8%), and out-rated HD sleuthing rival CSI: NY (2.4% – 4.6%). But neither could compete with TV2’s Harry […]

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HD Ratings: Arrow’s Bow Doesn’t Wow

TV2’s season premiere of Arrow on Thursday couldn’t pierce the appeal of TV3 warhorse CSI. Arrow averaged 5.7% – 9.6% of the major demographics compared to CSI’s 6.2% – 7.2%. It was more popular with household shoppers and had the edge in the 18-49 demo (6.6% vs 6.3%). But CSI was tops with adults 25-54 […]

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A “Thumped” Schapelle Bumps Doc Martin

TV One will pre-empt Doc Martin and Benidorm on February 20 for the controversial Australian telemovie, Schapelle. It dramatises how Schapelle Corby was convicted of drug smuggling in Indonesia and premiered Sunday on Channel Nine, when it promised to reveal the truth behind her arrest and trial. But The Guardian thought it stripped her story of […]

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HD Ratings: Rave Reviews But Not Ratings for Rake

Rake’s charms have won over critics more than viewers. The Wednesday night newcomer had a disastrous debut, averaging only 1.7% – 3.3% of the major demographics (adults 18-39, 18-49, 25-54, household shoppers with kids). Despite acclaim by The Dominion Post (“a treasure“) and The NZ Herald (“funny, clever and silly“), TV One’s decision to schedule it […]

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HD Ratings: Just What the Doc Ordered

The first series of Doc Martin to screen here in HD delivered healthy ratings for its Thursday premiere. It lost to TV2’s HD re-run of Two Weeks Notice and TV3’s CSI in each of the key demographics: adults 18-39, 18-49, 25-54 and household shoppers. But it was competitive in the 25-54 and HHS stakes and […]

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This Week in HD: January 18-24

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i on the networks:   Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 5.30, R) NZ Story (TV One, 7.00) Survivor (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Series Premiere: The Doctor Blake Mysteries (TV One, 8.30) Sherlock (TV2, 9.40, 5.1, R) Scandal (TV2, 10.55, 5.1, R) Survivor (TV3, 11.45, F) Underbelly: Razor (TV3, 12.30, […]

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