Tag Archives: Funny Roots

HDTV Ratings: June 4-5

Tuesday’s explosive season finale of NCIS: Los Angeles won its time slot in all the key demographics except household shoppers. It averaged 9.0% of TV3’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, 8.2% of the 18-49 demo and 7.0% of viewers aged 18-39. The HHS rating was 7.4%, which put it ahead of TV2’s Necessary Roughness but nearly […]

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Tonight in HD: June 5

Season Finale: NCIS: Los Angeles (TV3, 9.3, 5.1, F)  The third season concludes with the team being drawn into a deadly mind game with a master criminal motivated by revenge that results in a fireball from hell. Executive producer Shane Brennan told Entertainment Weekly: “I’ve been doing this for 30 years and that explosion—in the world of blowing things […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: June 2-8

A two-hour HD docudrama about Ernest Shackleton’s disastrous trip to the South Pole in 1914 will screen at Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Shackleton’s Captain was co-written and directed by Leanne Pooley (The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls) and will air on June 3 (TV One, 9.30). It’s billed as revealing the truth behind Captain Frank Worsley’s “spectacular […]

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Tonight in HD: May 22

Season Premiere: Intrepid Journeys (TV One, 8.30) Rachel Hunter visits Sumatra in the first HD episode of this long-running, off-the-beaten track adventure series for plucky celebrities. But whatever she faces will have nothing on what her character has to endure in the latest Roger Corman creature feature, Piranhaconda, which debuts next month on US TV. Co-starring Michael […]

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Tonight in HD: May 15

Series Premiere: GCB (TV2, 8.30, 5.1) When the reformed mean girl in high school returns home after a divorce scandal, she finds it’s not easy to escape the demons of her past — even if it is 20 years later. The irony of tonight’s premiere is the show’s just been axed in the US, where the ABC […]

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HDTV Ratings: May 7-8

TV3’s Funny Roots made a solid if unspectacular debut on Tuesday, largely improving on lead-in Target but unable to threaten TV One’s MasterChef NZ or TV2’s Suburgatory. It averaged 7.2% of TV3’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared with the second half of MasterChef’s 15.9% and Suburgatory’s 9.8%. The 18-49 rating was 6.6% versus MasterChef’s 13.5% […]

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Tonight in HD: May 8

SoHo Highlight: Five Days (Sky 10, 8.30) In the penultimate episode, it’s day 37: A young woman is arrested — could she be baby Michael’s mother? Laurie and Mal try to identify the body on the tracks; and train driver Pat is visited by a witness to the incident. Screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes’ latest drama for the BBC is […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: May 12-18

TV2 wil use a double-episode of The Middle on May 15 to launch its latest HD drama series, GCB. Originally christened Good Christian Bitches, its title was changed to Good Christian Belles before being softened to GCB for its US debut two months ago. The ratings have fluctuated but with ABC desperately needing a Desperate Housewives […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: May 5-11

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i: Saturday TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Season premiere: ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) Terra Nova (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Movie: Alien vs Predator (TV3, 8.30, 5.1, R) Sunday Pretty Little Liars (TV2, 5.30, 5.1) The War at Home (TV2, 6.30, R) The Food Truck (TV One, 7.00) The Big […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: May 5-11

✮ The networks are resorting to HD movies to patch up mid-season programming holes: TV3 will use a season of action movies to shore up Monday nights, starting with a re-run of Taken on May 7 — two days after repeating AVP: Alien vs Predator — and Oscar-winner The Hurt Locker (above) will have its network HD premiere, with 5.1 audio, […]

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