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Prime Picks Up Three Properties

Prime has picked up Ice Road Truckers from Three and will premiere the latest spin-off in the network’s “Chicago” franchise, Chicago Justice. It will screen season 10 of Ice Road Truckers 7.30 Mondays from July 24 and Chicago Justice 8.30 Wednesdays from July 26. It’s not the first time Prime’s acquired a series from a Three franchise […]

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HD Ratings: Unhappy Hour for Variety Show Kick-Off

TV One’s new variety show was anything but a happy hour for the network when it launched opposite Prime’s delayed international rugby coverage. Saturday’s premiere of Happy Hour averaged only 0.7% – 2.7% of the major demographics compared to 6.0% – 6.5% for the rugby. But it was competitive with TV3’s Blue Bloods (1.1% – […]

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HD Ratings: The Kick Foots It With Baby Boomer

TV One telemovie The Kick won its first hour with the network’s target 25-54 audience on Sunday but viewers in the other demographics that matter most to the networks got a bigger kick out of TV2’s movie premiere, What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The parenting comedy largely won its slot, averaging 7.3% – 8.4% of the key demos […]

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This Week in HD: August 9-15

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday ITM Fishing Show (TV One, 5.00) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) The Amazing Race (TV2, 6.00, F) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Movie: Music and Lyrics (TV2, 7.00, 5.1, R) The Secret Lives of Dancers (TV3, 7.00) Season Premiere: Ice Road […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 22-28

Late-night political machinations will abound when TV3 at last debuts House of Cards the same week it belatedly resumes new episodes of The Borgias. House of Cards will screen 10.25 Sundays and would have made a fabulous double-bill with House of Lies had TV3 not off-loaded this acclaimed series on to Four. But hopefully the […]

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HD Ratings: Toon Titan Tops For TV3

Minions monstered the competition on Sunday, when an HD repeat of Despicable Me and the network HD premiere of What’s Your Number? helped TV3 to win the night with a 32.8% share of its target audience, adults 25-54. The blockbuster ‘toon averaged 6.6% – 10.4% of the major demographics, which was two-to-three times the viewership […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: December 8-14

TV2 will air the season finale of Revolution two weeks after its US broadcast, on December 12. Although the sci-fi adventure has regularly won its slot on NBC, the series was in ratings decline until it bounced back this week with its mid-season finale. It doesn’t resume on US TV until March, which creator Eric […]

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Tonight in HD: July 14

SoHo Highlight: The Killing (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Season-finale encore: Does the long overdue revelation of who was behind Rosie Larsen’s murder redeem the series? Not according to Time’s James Poniewozik: “But I have to give it some credit: after one psych-out after another, the final reveal was, if not gaspingly stunning, emotionally effective in a […]

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HDTV Ratings: July 5-8

Sunday’s HD repeats of movies featuring two of TV’s funniest, Billy T James and Homer Simpson, were ratings also-rans. The Sunday Theatre dramatisation, Billy, drew about a third of last year’s viewership, averaging 4,2%-6.1% of key demographics, while The Simpsons Movie, which overlapped, drew 6.3%-7.3%. The Simpsons Movie started competitively opposite Mike & Molly but […]

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Tonight in HD: June 9

SoHo Highlight: Mad Men (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Lane faces indebtedness; the firm prepares to pull out all the stops when it gets a second chance to land Jaguar as a client; Don tries to comfort Joan when she reaches her breaking point. “What more could you want?” The Hollywood Reporter asked of this “thoroughly entertaining” episode […]

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