Tag Archives: Game of Thrones

Leaving Neon in August

Season three of the revolutionary spies drama Turn is one of two series leaving Neon this month (the other is S1 of I’m Sorry). Turn is one of those neglected series for which Sky acquired only digital rights, not linear. The Netflix US site has all four seasons in HD but Neon’s stream is SD. […]

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Critical Condition: The Name of the Rose

The Name of the Rose | SoHo, 9.30 Monday ☆☆☆☆ “Anyone with a cursory understanding of The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco’s religious murder mystery (and so much more), probably understands that it’s a fool’s errand to turn it into something visual. If the 1986 movie starring Sean Connery made this clear, a new miniseries confirms […]

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Leaving Neon in June

  The recorded music documentary series Soundbreaking and the movies It and Dunkirk are among the Neon attractions that will leave Sky’s streaming platform in June. Not surprisingly, given the unprecedented interest in the final season, Game of Thrones is the most-streamed series on Neon. GoT stablemates The Game Revealed was the 10th most-streamed and Thronecast […]

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HD Ratings: Thrones Unseats Prime Rivals

Prime’s free-to-air faith in Game of Thrones paid off on Monday when the series final out-rated every other 9.30 show — except one — in key demographics. It averaged 2.0% of Prime’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds (compared to 0.2% for lead-in FBI), 1.5% of 18-49s and 1.3% of 18-39s. The last episode was the highest-rating […]

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LG Eyes OLED Throne

In NZ, LG is promoting its 2019 range of OLED TVs with sponsorship of Three’s Saturday night Star Wars season. But in the US the company has seized upon the heightened interest in Game of Thrones’ controversial final season with this clever promotion: It capitalises on the furore over the epic episode, The Long Night, […]

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HD Ratings: Eve Not Everyone’s Favourite

Killing Eve may have been the darling of the BAFTA TV Awards but continues to rate poorly on TVNZ 2. This week it won three BAFTAs for best drama series, actress (Jolie Comer) and supporting actress (Fiona Shaw). But the same day, in its 9.30 Monday slot, it averaged only 1.0% of 18-49 year-olds, TVNZ […]

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HD Ratings: GoT FTA Flop

Game of Thrones may be the world’s most talked about TV drama but Prime’s audacious free-to-air stripping of the final season opened badly on Sunday. The 9.30 broadcast of episode one averaged only 0.6% of Prime’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds. It was crushed by TVNZ 2 and Three’s network movie premieres of Rough Night and […]

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Game of Thrones Goes FTA for Grand Finale

Signalling Sky’s new-found ambitions for Prime, the free-to-air channel will strip the final season of Game of Thrones in primetime from May 12. The first five episodes will air 9.30 nightly, culminating in the sixth and final episode on May 20 — the same day it screens globally. This is an unprecedented move for Sky/Prime, […]

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New to SoHo in May

SoHo will launch the intense docudrama Chernobyl within 24 hours of its HBO premiere (9.30 Tuesdays from May 7). The five-part “real-life horror story” was directed by Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, Bloodline) and dramatises the sacrifices made to save Europe from the 1986 nuclear catastrophe. According to GQ, “The series will tell the largely untold parts […]

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Game of Thrones’ Last Watch

SoHo will screen the same time as the US the behind-the-scenes Game of Thrones swansong, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch. It will premiere 1pm on May 27 and screen again that night at 8.30. The documentary will air a week after the series finale and will stream the same day on Neon. “Although not […]

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