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Fourth Season for Brokenwood

NZ On Air is bankrolling four more two-hour episodes of The Brokenwood Mysteries for $3.63 million, despite the last season never averaging more than 2.6% of Prime’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds. However, the picturesque whodunit was competitive by Prime’s standards given the fierce opposition: TVNZ 1’s Victoria, TVNZ 2’s Lethal Weapon and TV3’s Grand Designs. The premiere averaged […]

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TV3 Fast-tracks American Dad

TV3 will screen the latest HD episodes of American Dad! late-night Friday from this weekend. Season 12 of the Seth MacFarlane ‘toon will air 11.35 after Bob’s Burgers. The new season will open with a send-up of Groundhog Day and screen here the same week as the US (where it premieres tomorrow). The network also has […]

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TV3 Tries to Get House in Order

  TV3 will clean house in the week starting September 24 with a new-look like-up that includes the return of Grand Designs NZ and the premiere of a series you would have expected to see on TV One, George Clarke’s Old House New Home. Grand Designs NZ will air 8.30 Sundays opposite TV2’s premiere of Lethal Weapon […]

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HD Ratings: Ratings Flop 3D Topped

TV3 today confirmed the cancellation of 3D within 24 hours of the struggling current affairs show’s scoring season-high ratings. Monday’s broadcast averaged 3.0% – 5.9% of the core commercial demographics off the back of the documentary, Til Death Do Us Part (4.8% – 6.9%). The latter had as its lead-in The Block NZ: Villa Wars (8.4% – […]

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This Week in HD: October 17 – 23

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Joey (TV2, 5.30, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Coraline (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Movie: Hellboy (TV3, 9.00, 5.1, R) Season Premiere: Last Tango in Halifax (TV1, 9.30) […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 17 – 23

Late night continues to be a haven for some of TV’s better dramas, including Steven Bochco’s latest, Murder in the First. From the creator of such groundbreaking crime dramas as Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue and Murder One, it will screen 11.00 Mondays on TV1 from October 19 — the same night the network airs […]

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TV3 to Spruce Up Weeknights and 7 Days in HD

TV3 has announced plans for a new weekday serial in 2015, when it will also launch its latest comedy commission and upgrade 7 Days and Jono and Ben at Ten to HD. In a media release this evening, broadcaster MediaWorks revealed production houses had been invited to submit ideas for a long-running, G-rated weekday serial drama to launch next year […]

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