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Kiwis Conquer Colbert’s Late Show

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Late Show With Stephen Colbert appearance will screen here on Thursday (Prime, 10.35). She will be on the same show as Murphy Brown’s Candice Bergen and will follow Flight of the Conchords’ appearance two nights earlier and an interview with Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday (pictured above with the PM). Here’s […]

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HD Ratings: NCIS Sweet As for Three

Three’s double-episode countdown to the season finale of NCIS on Tuesday rewarded it with a night of top ratings. With The Block NZ as the 7.30 lead-in, the network won three consecutive hours in all the core commercial demographics. On the back of The Block, the first hour of NCIS averaged 5.3% of the network’s […]

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HD Ratings: Viewers Switch Off Gogglebox

Three’s new watching-the-viewers series, Gogglebox, proved to be anything but gangbusting on Wednesday. The 8.30 premiere averaged 3.5% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, to finish well behind TVNZ 1’s MasterChef Australia (5.1%) and TVNZ 2’s re-run of The Hangover (4.6%). Moreover, this rating was inflated by the bumper lead-in from The Block NZ. […]

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Critical Condition: Maniac

Maniac | Netflix, from Friday ➢➢ “Forget Superbad, this reuniting of two of that movie’s leading lights is super good. Emma Stone and Jonah Hall star in the trippy new 10-part Netflix series … With it’s ironic opening voiceover, deep mediations on the nature of loneliness and more cynical riff on the traditional rom-com manic pixie-dream girl, […]

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Critical Condition: The Good Cop

The Good Cop | Netflix, from Friday ➢➢ “Josh Groban and Tony Danza make an immediately endearing odd couple in this new series from the quirky mind of Monk creator Andy Breckman. Groban plays nerdy NYPD detective Tony Caruso Jr., a conscientious overachiever who doesn’t drink or swear and endeavours to do everything by the book. Danza […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 20 UPDATED

➢➢ The networks are spring cleaning their schedules for the first week of October. Three will launch Married at First Sight NZ off the back of The Block NZ finale on September 30. It will continue 7.30 Monday, opposite TVNZ 2’s premiere of Project Runway NZ, and 7.30 Tuesday while anchoring a new 7.30 Wednesday slot will […]

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It’s Official: Bodyguard to Bow on October 24

As forecast here last week, top-rating BBC thriller Bodyguard will premiere in NZ on Netflix. Deadline reports it will stream the Jed (Line of Duty) Mercurio hit in territories outside the UK and Ireland from October 24 while The Guardian reported overnight that Netflix picked up the rights to Bodyguard before it was filmed but […]

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Critical Condition: Strange Angel

Strange Angel | SoHo, 8.30 Wednesday ➢➢ “Jack Parsons died relatively young, but lived astoundingly. He was a janitor turned rocket scientist … an accused spy and an occult author … A life boasting enough material for several movies gets an ongoing TV series treatment courtesy of CBS All Access, Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions and […]

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New to Blu: September 19 – 25

   It’s another unbelievably soft week for Blu-ray releases, with three direct-to-disc newcomers and three re-issues. The pick of the premieres appears to be the action-comedy Tag. “This is a high-quality video presentation that seems a perfect match for the source material,” AVS Forum says. Colours are deeply saturated with eye pleasing vitality and delineated […]

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HD Ratings: Fast & Furious Week for Three

Three capped a wining week on Sunday when it out-rated TVNZ’s channels in all the core commercial demographics. The network easily scored the highest channel shares in the 25-54, 18-49, 18-39 and household shoppers demos with its line-up of The Block NZ and the movie Furious 7 (ahead of tonight’s I Am Paul Walker documentary). The […]

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