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HD Ratings: Magnum Rebounds Off The Block

After weeks of low ratings, Magnum P.I. bounced back on Wednesday to average 3.4% of Three’s 25-54 demographic. It still lost to TVNZ 2’s Wentworth (5.6%) but was ahead of TVNZ 1’s Manhunt (2.7%) and helped the return of Hawaii Five-O to win the 9.30 hour with 2.4% of 25-54s. The pattern was the same […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Spark Claims It’s Match Fit for RWC

Despite headlines about subscribers fuming over the quality of its streaming service, Spark Sport reckons it’s match-fit for the Rugby World Cup and wants Tournament Pass holders to be just as on the ball. It claims all but five of the 300 events it’s streamed to date “have streamed without issue” and encourages customers “who are […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 29 – July 5

➢➢ Race Across the World (TVNZ 1, 8.30 Wednesdays from July 3) is a BBC newcomer about Britons in a race to reach Singapore without using smartphones or aeroplanes. Said The Times: “This show, despite being a bit scattered and having some annoying participants, is at least different from the usual fare in that it requires […]

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New to Netflix in July

Designated Survivor: 60 Days (1/07/2019) Korean adaptation that follows the main storyline of the US series, about a politician who unexpectedly becomes President after an explosion at the National Assembly kills everyone in the Cabinet. Bangkok Love Stories: Objects of Affection (2/07/2019) A kind computer repairman falls for a street-smart graffiti artist who’s multiple personality disorder […]

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HD Ratings: Heat Goes On MKR

In only its second broadcast, The Block NZ: Firehouse out-rated My Kitchen Rules. Tuesday’s episode averaged 7.2% of 25-54 year-olds (versus MKR’s 5.8%) and 6.5% of 18-49s (vs 4.7%). It also led MKR by about two ratings points in the 18-39 and household shopper demographics, and left Outback Truckers in its dust. TBNZ set up […]

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HD Ratings: Magnum Far From Tip-Top

How much lower will Magnum P.I.’s ratings have to sink before they trigger its demise? Tonight’s teaming with The Block NZ: Firehouse, ahead of the return of Hawaii Five-O, may be the reboot’s last chance to earn its primetime stripes. Last week’s episode averaged an abysmal 1.3% of Three’s core commercial demographic, 25-54 year-olds, 0.9% […]

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New to Blu: June 19 – 25

  Captain Marvel ➢ “The 2K DI may seem an impediment to image quality, but the higher resolution capture really helps in this regard. (Remember, it isn’t just the number of pixels in the image that matters but the quality of those pixels.) Detail is generally strong, and stronger in live action scenes, with nice […]

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HD Ratings: Hot Start for The Block NZ Firehouse

Three’s season premiere of The Block NZ: Firehouse opened strongly on Monday and helped the return of Westside to win the 8.30 hour. TBNZ was out-rated by TVNZ 2’s My Kitchen Rules but still posted impressive numbers, including 6.9% of 25-54 year-olds (versus 7.8% for MKR) and 6.5% of 18-49s (vs 6.7%). It was also […]

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Critical Condition: Jett

Jett | SoHo, 9.30 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “Written and directed by Sebastian Gutierrez (Elektra Luxx), Jett feels like an adaptation of a long-running franchise of crime novels that doesn’t actually exist, filled (sometimes to excess) with suave crime lords, verbose henchmen, ambitious heists, steamy sex and unexpected double-crosses, and anchored by an enigmatic and intriguing lead […]

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Hot Off the Press Release: Lightbox Captions Handmaid

Blessed be the day: Lightbox at last is starting to caption the programmes it streams, starting with the first three seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale. It also plans to caption selected movie rentals. Curiously, among the reasons it doesn’t site for the captioning is the difficulty some of have hearing dialogue on content that isn’t […]

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