Tag Archives: Fat Tony & Co

New to Blu: March 11-17

It’s a slim week for new Blu-ray releases when Fat Tony & Co and another Australian TV drama Rake are the stand-outs. Like its predecessors, the latest in the Underbelly franchise is labelled the “uncut” version, which means the edit includes 25 minutes of footage that weren’t broadcast. If you think that’s light on extras, […]

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HD Ratings: NCIS Combo Tops Key Demos

The return of NCIS on Tuesday out-rated the network premiere of Looper in the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics. It averaged 3.6% – 5.3% of the major demos, and was most popular with TV3’s 25-54 target audience. That was on the back of The Block: Glasshouse’s 4.6% – 6.2% and ahead of NCIS: Los Angeles’ 3.6% […]

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HD Ratings: A Legend in Its Own Primetime

Will Smith was the biggest person of interest to viewers on Tuesday night. TV2’s HD re-run of his eight-year-old sci-fi hit I Am Legend won the ratings in all the key demographics, averaging 5.5% – 7.9%. It was most popular with TV2’s 18-39 target audience and household shoppers with kids; with all viewers 5+, it rated […]

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HD Ratings: Slim Prospects for Fat Tony & Co

TV1’s new gangster drama Fat Tony & Co was dead on arrival. Tuesday’s premiere averaged a shockingly low 0.8% – 2.0% of the key demographics. It will soon be registering an asterisk if its fortunes follow those of the Australian broadcast, where viewership plummeted from the premiere’s 1.621 million to 547,000 two months later. Here, […]

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Fat Tony’s An Offer You Can’t Refuse?

The Underbelly franchise switches from TV3 to TV1 tonight with the 9.40 premiere of Fat Tony & Co. Although the Sydney Morning Herald reports the true-crime drama is a stand-alone series, “its bloodlines can be directly traced to the original Underbelly and it features an array of characters and actors from that first season”. “It […]

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TV1 Preys on Summer Vacuum

TV1 is setting the new season pace this week ahead of sister channel TV2 and 25-54 rival TV3. TV2 is relaunching Shortland Street with an hour-long episode on Monday, ahead of the return of Cougar Town and the season premiere of The Mysteries of Laura, and it does start a new season of The Bachelor […]

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This Week in HD: January 17-23

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Movie: Free Willy (TV2, 5.o0, R) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Movie: Night at the Museum 2 (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Movie: The Cable Guy (TV2, 8.50, 5.1, R) Network Movie Premiere: Lincoln (TV3, 9.10) Nashville (TV1, 9.35, 5.1) Movie: Red Dawn (TV2, 10.50, 5.1, […]

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This Week in HD: January 10-16

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Movie: Night at the Museum (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Nashville (TV One, 9.30, 5.1) Broadchurch (TV1, 10.25, R, F) Movie: Hereafter (TV1, 11.30 Saturday) Movie: Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead (TV3, 11.35, 5.1, R) Movie: The […]

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