Tag Archives: Family Guy

HD Heads-Up: July 14

Supersized Family Feud … Mesmerised more hypnotic than Family Guy? … Clever ruse for Cleverman … Spy resurfaces in 1080i … Kiwis get Voice … The latest spin-off from TV3’s weekday game show, Family Feud, will premiere on July 28 at 7.30. All Star Family Feud will pit 7 Days’ Jeremy Corbett, Paul Ego, Urzila Carlson and Tom […]

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HD Ratings: July 8 Top 20 Tables

Top 20, 6pm-midnight, 25-54 Top 20, 6pm-midnight, 18-49 Top 20, 6pm-midnight, 5+

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This Week in HD: June 18 – 24

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Wonderful World of Disney: Ratatouille (TV2, 4.50, R) The ITM Fishing Show (TV One, 5.00) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00)  The Goldbergs (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (TV2, 7.00, R)  Movie: Meet the Fockers (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Britain’s […]

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Family Guy Gets HD Run on TV2

Just as MediaWorks swapped episodes of The Simpsons back and forth between TV3 and Four, so will TVNZ alternate seasons of Family Guy. Episodes from seasons 9-13 air six nights a week in SD on Duke but season 14 will premiere on TV2 on June 24 as part of a new-look Friday line-up that includes […]

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New TVNZ Channel to Duke It Out Online and On Air

Family Guy, Gotham and Brooklyn Nine Nine are bound for TVNZ’s new go-to channel for guys, Duke, but the bad news is they won’t be in HD. This morning the broadcaster announced Duke would go live on March 20 — online, on Freeview and on Sky. The slickly cut trailer mixes clips from Family Guy, Gotham […]

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Will TVNZ Hit a Homer Run With Fox Coup?

If revenge is a dish best served cold, TVNZ’s snapping up of key Fox hits from MediaWorks couldn’t be sweeter. The deal covers the six-part X-Files revival (which will go to air in the last week of January), 20 remastered episodes culled from the show’s original run, and the latest seasons of The Simpsons and Family […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 19-25

Survivor is the latest Four series to make a peak-hour HD comeback on TV3. It joins The Simpsons and Family Guy in switching back to a network whose identity remains in a state of flux due to MediaWorks’ receivership woes and ongoing uncertainty about the future of its output deal with Twentieth Century Fox TV. […]

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Simpsons Movie to Spearhead New Simpsons Series?

D’oh! TV3 is replacing the previously advertised network HD premiere of Mr Popper’s Penguins on August 30 with an HD re-run of The Simpsons Movie. It had also tentatively scheduled another HD premiere, Gulliver’s Travels, for the following Friday but has since superceded it with an SD re-run of Norbit. Given the speculation about MediaWorks […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 23-30

TV3 will relaunch Hawaii Five-O late-night Wednesdays from March 27 but the bad news for fans is the episodes won’t be new. Like The Good Wife, with which NZ lags two seasons behind the US, the network is inexplicably delaying the resumption of overdue first-run eps. The reboot of the ’60s cop show is into its […]

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HD Ratings: Fast Five Not First

Sunday’s network HD premiere of Fast Five couldn’t reverse Packed to the Rafters’ popularity and struggled to keep up with National Treasure: Book of Secrets. The Fast & Furious sequel averaged 4.9% – 6.2% of the key demographics and only pulled ahead of Secrets in the 18-39 race (6.2% vs 5.2%); Rafters averaged 6.4% – 9.7% […]

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