Tag Archives: Humans

HD Heads-Up: September 22

Nearly live from the BBC … New Humans due? … TV3 lifts lid on Boxtrolls … TV3 will screen The Graham Norton Show within a week of the BBC when the chat show host returns for his 20th series on October 7. It will open with guests Daniel Radcliffe, Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick and Robbie Williams. A year […]

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Humans Reborn on The Zone

The Zone has picked up the Swedish sci-fi drama series that spawned Channel 4’s Humans. Set in a parallel version of our world, in which society has been forever changed by a new generation of robots, known as hubots, Real Humans will screen 10.30 Wednesdays from October 19. It follows the leaders of a rogue group of […]

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Networks Announce New Deals

Prime has picked up the new-look Top Gear after MediaWorks says it opted not to relicense the BBC series. It’s one of a raft of BBC newcomers that both broadcasters announced today, with other highlights including TV3’s David Attenborough coup The Hunt and Prime’s dramas The Coroner and Unforgotten. “Prime has been the ‘spiritual home’ of […]

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New to Blu: October 7 – 13

Holy Blu-ray Brilliance! Gotham soars on to disc this week with a top-notch transfer and two-and-a-half-hours of HD extras. “The Blu-ray release of Gotham: The Complete First Season looks fantastic; bleakly but beautifully saturated, precisely detailed, and proficiently encoded via a near-perfect 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video presentation.” “The show is pretty dark more often than not but colours are still […]

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HD Ratings: Sporting Chance for TV3

After Shark Tank replacement Heroes Reborn tanked on Monday, TV3 would have been heartened by Humans ending its Tuesday run on a high ahead of 7 Days of Sport being a winner. The Channel 4 sci-fi drama averaged 1.5% – 4.8% of the commercial demographics to win the 8.30 hour in the 25-54 race. Moreover, […]

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HD Ratings: TV1 Fires First Shot in New Tuesday Night Battle

TV1 could have an uphill battle with new Tuesday night drama Battle Creek. It launched with a double-episode and while the first hour was competitive with TV3’s Humans, it didn’t test TV2’s Step Dave on a night that’s soon to become a programming battleground. It averaged 3.7% – 4.8% of the commercial demographics and out-rated Humans […]

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HD Ratings: No Wow Factor Yet

The NZ premiere of The X Factor UK didn’t wow viewers on Wednesday, averaging a lower viewership than time slot predecessor Best of Top Gear. It opened modestly with 4.3% – 4.6% of the commercial demographics against Reno Rumble’s 6.8% – 10.5%. Viewership built over the first hour but fell away in the last half-hour […]

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HD Ratings: TVNZ Streets Ahead of Struggling TV3

Series finals of The Mentalist and Struggle Street helped TV1 to keep ahead of or compete with TV2 in key slots this week while TV3’s channel shares languished. Struggle Street averaged 4.0% – 6.2% of the core commercial demographics and won the hour in TV1’s 25-54 viewership. That was off the back of Rachel Hunter’s Tour of […]

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HD Ratings: Step Dave Ready to Rumble

Step Dave won its slot in the younger demos on Tuesday when it returned to TV2 off the back of Reno Rumble. The comedy/drama averaged 4.3% – 6.5% of the commercial demos and was most popular with viewers 18-39 and 18-49. It seesawed with TV1’s The Mentalist (3.0% – 6.1%) and TV3’s Humans (3.9% – […]

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This Week in HD: September 5 – 11

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Flushed Away (TV2, 7.00, R) Safe Crackers (TV3, 7.00, F) American Ninja Warrior (TV3, 7.30) Blue Bloods (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Network Movie Premiere: The Great Gatsby (TV2, 8.40) SVU (TV3, 9.25, 5.1) Mr Selfridge (TV1, 9.30) Hannibal (TV3, 10.25, 5.1, R) Word Up (TV1, […]

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