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HD Ratings: Another Block-buster for TV3

Episode two of The Block NZ out-rated the penultimate episode of Mitre 10 Dream Home on Tuesday in the key demographics. TV3’s DIY challenge averaged 10.4% – 14.5% compared to 9.3% – 14.0% for TV2’s. Even with viewers 5+, The Block was more popular, although the traditional stronghold of this demo, TV One, won the […]

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HD Ratings: House Starts to Rule But Tuesday Dramas Tank

Escalating interest in House Rules as it nears Sunday’s finale rattled the foundations of TV2’s Tuesday night strongholds. The Aussie do-it-yourself hit out-rated TV2’s Mitre 10 Dream Home in the household shoppers demographic while challenging it in other key demos. Moreover, it had a domino effect on the rest of the schedule, with lead-out Grand […]

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This Week in HD: July 6-12

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i on the networks: Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 5.30) Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Coasters (TV One, 7.30) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Dishing Up Australia With Al Brown (TV One, 8.00) Call the Midwife (TV One, 8.30, R, F) CSI: New York (TV3, 9.30, 5.1, F) […]

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HD Highlights: August 21

Sky Movies Premiere: The Thing (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) Despite its title, this is not a re-make of the last decent horror movie John Carpenter directed but a prequel that effectively ends where the 1982 original began. It’s nowhere near as thrilling but the startling visual effects help to compensate for the familiarity of the […]

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HD Highlights: August 14

Sky Movies Premiere: Drive (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) Drive’s sleek surface sheen is sensational but extreme violence and reckless plotting tarnish what could have been a vintage thriller. Ryan Gosling plays a self-contained, ultra-cool getaway driver who, out of love for a vulnerable woman (Carey Mulligan) and loyalty to a luckless friend (Bryan Cranston), risks his […]

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HD Highlights: August 7

Sky Movies Premiere: The Change-Up (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1)  This raunchy comedy from the writer of The Hangover and the director of Wedding Crashers stars Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman as best mates — one’s a workaholic with kids, the other a womaniser who’s never grown up — who switch bodies and learn to be careful what […]

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HD Highlights: July 31

Sky Movies Greats Premiere: Poseidon (Sky 22, 8.30, 5.1) The killer wave can’t come quick enough in this lame duck of a disaster movie that’s a technical tour-de-force but a damp squib dramatically. It completes director Wolfgang Petersen’s so-called “water trilogy” yet sails perilously close to being his Waterloo in the wake of Das Boot and The […]

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HDTV Ratings: July 24-25

Weaker competition on TV2 helped The Block to top the ratings on Wednesday. It won the 7.30 hour in all the key demographics, averaging 10.4% – 14.2% against the first half of TV2’s Two and a Half Men re-run marathon (10.3% – 13.3%). This helped lead-out The Slap to rate higher among household shoppers (7.2%) […]

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HD Highlights: July 24

Series Premiere: First Crossings (TV One, 8.30) In this next-generation Matthew and Marc meets Intrepid Journeys, Kiwi adventurers Kevin Bigger and Jamie Fitzgerald recreate the journeys of early pioneer explorers. As the NZ Herald observed in recommending this as one of the week’s top-five picks: “Over the past 10 years, Kevin and Jamie have taken on some tough […]

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This Week in HD: July 21-27

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i: Saturday The Bionic Vet (TV One, 5.20) TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) Judy Bailey’s Australia (TV3, 8.30, F) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) CSI: Miami (TV3 9.30, 5.1) Movie: I Think I Love My Wife (TV3, 10.25, […]

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