Tag Archives: Graham Norton Show

HD Heads-Up: May 19

The week starting May 29 will see an unusual number of free-to-air HD movie premieres: In Darkness (TV One, 11.40 Saturday), Noah (TV3, 8.30 Sunday), Need for Speed (TV2, 8.45 Sunday), Deliver Us From Evil (TV2, 11.10 Sunday), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (TV3, 8.30 Monday) and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Prime, 9.30 Friday). Other coming attractions in HD that […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 28

TV2 will screen the network movie premiere of Gravity on May 8 midway through TV3’s re-run of Avatar. The latter will start at 7.00 and the former at 8.45. TV2 also has two other premieres that weekend — The Legend of Hercules (9.30 Saturday) and The Family (11.25 Saturday) — while TV3 will premiere The Fault […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 26 – January 1

TV3 is dropping Shark Tank after two weeks back on air and replacing it and stablemate Caught on Camera with movies, starting with SD re-runs of Ghost Town on Monday and Along Came Polly the following week. It will screen one network movie premiere in the week starting December 26 — Last Vegas (8.55 Saturday) — […]

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HD Ratings: TV2 Reaches for the Top

TV2’s network movie premiere of Jack Reacher on Sunday easily won its slot in all the commercial demographics but TV3’s new-look line-up is out-rating TV1’s. The Tom Cruise hit averaged 6.3% – 8.6% off the back off another network premiere, Planes (3.2% – 7.3%). The Disney ‘toon rated above 3.6% only among household shoppers with kids […]

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Grand Designs and Blacklist Top of TV3’s New Season List

TV3 will use The Block NZ: Villa Wars to launch a NZ version of housemate Grand Designs, new drama Satisfaction and the return of The Blacklist. The premieres are part of a scheduling overhaul that will see The Block NZ stripped Sunday-Wednesday, the rebirth of 3D on 9.30 Mondays after Heroes Reborn, and new episodes of The Graham […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 11-17

Holy HD superheroes! TV2 will launch its latest HD fantasy drama, Arrow, the same week it repeats in HD two Batman movies and a futuristic gaming thriller. Batman Forever will air midday Sunday and The Dark Knight as The Sunday Premiere Movie, ahead of Gamer at 11.40. Arrow will go to air 9.15 Monday before […]

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HDTV Ratings: November 16-18

Nothing Trivial ended its second season on Sunday by winning the 8.30 hour with it target audience, 25-54 year-olds. It averaged 11.3% of this audience, retaining most of the 13.0% that tuned into the semi-final of NZ’s Got Talent. Trivial averaged a sprightly 7.4% – 10.9% of other key demos and Talent, 9.8% – 14.0%; […]

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HDTV Ratings: November 8-11

Arnold Schwarzenegger proved to be the networks’ biggest action hero over the weekend. His guest stint, alongside Miranda Hart (pictured) and Ronnie Corbett, on the season 12 premiere of The Graham Norton Show pumped up the chat show’s ratings to their highest levels in months and he also had a cameo in Sunday’s top-rating network […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: November 10-16

Nurse Jackie at last is returning to TV3’s night shift. The network that aired the original season within six weeks of its US broadcast has sat on the fourth for six months. Indeed, originally it had another HD comedy/drama slotted for post-Homeland on Mondays, House of Lies, which TV Guide dubbed “a pitiless, biting satire […]

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HD Highlights: September 7

Series Finale: The Promise (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) In part four of four, Erin refuses to abandon her quest to find Mohammed’s family, even though it takes her on a hazardous journey into Gaza. Said The Times: “The final episode of Peter Kosminsky’s ambitious series packs a considerable punch. The naive English girl (Claire Foy) on her […]

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