Tag Archives: Empire

Billions Has a Successor

As Billions winds towards the end of its third enthralling season (SoHo, 8.30 Tuesdays), fans will be pleased to learn Sky’s premium drama channel has a new corporate skulduggery drama up its sleeve. Succession, which went to air this weekend on HBO, will premiere here on July 11. It stars Brian Cox as a Rupert […]

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This Week in HD: April 15 – 21

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i   Saturday  The Hunt (TV3, 5.00, R) Ultimate Fishing With Matt Watson (TV1, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV2, 6.00, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R) Special: Royal Variety Performance 2016 (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: The Last Airbender (TV3, […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 5

TVNZ 1 will use the Easter break to overhaul its failing Monday night schedule. From April 17, APB will shift to 9.30, replacing Blindspot, which moves to late-night Friday the same week. Both are gimmicky crime dramas that quickly lost their novelty value after initially buoyant ratings. It’s not yet know which drama will take […]

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Critical Condition: Atlanta

Atlanta (SoHo, 8.30 Thursdays) “Series creator Donald Glover stars with Brian Tyree Henry as cousins trying to pull their families out of poverty in the Georgia capital’s music scene … The premise is purposefully simple: ‘Two cousins work through the Atlanta music scene in order to better their lives and the lives of their families.’ … The vagueness […]

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This Week in HD: May 21 – 27

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) The Goldbergs (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R)  Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00)  Movie: Aliens in the Attic (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Britain’s Got Talent (TV1, 7.30) Father Brown (Prime, 7.30, F)  Grantchester (Prime, 8.30, F) Movie: Bad Boys 2 (TV2, […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 4

The reviews are in for tonight’s movie-length bloodbath on The Walking Dead (TV2, 9.30). “The 90-minute season finale featured maybe 12 good minutes,” reckons top US critic Tim Goodman in The Hollywood Reporter. “And it won’t matter a bit to the show’s fans.” He argued the finale left a sour taste, “not only because it was so incredibly […]

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This Week in HD: April 2 – 8

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Robson Green’s Ultimate Catch (TV1, 5.00) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) The Goldbergs (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00, R) Movie: Spider-Man 2 (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: We Bought a Zoo (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Posh Pawn (TV1, 7.30) Father Brown (Prime, 7.30) Partners […]

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This Week in HD: December 5 – 11

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: Clueless (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Shrek Forever After (TV3, 7.00, R) Doc Martin (TV1, 8.10) Movie: Burlesque (TV2, 8.55, R) Network Movie Premiere: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (TV3, 9.00, 5.1) Vera (TV1, 10.15, R) Movie: […]

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HD Ratings: Villa Wars a Key Building Block for TV3

A hit show’s importance as a building block on a TV network’s schedule is vividly demonstrated by TV3’s The Block NZ: Villa Wars. Tuesday’s episode not only won the 7.30 hour in three of the four core commercial demographics (8.1%- 9.3%) but also helped to deliver enough viewers for The Blacklist and SVU to largely […]

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HD Ratings: Game’s Up for The Player

TV1’s The Player will end its run sooner than expected, with NBC cutting back its series order from 13 to only nine episodes. The announcement comes as the Tuesday night drama starts to lose its lustre here, with this week’s ratings hitting a season low. They averaged 3.0% – 4.7% of the core commercial demographics — […]

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