Tag Archives: Inside NZ

HD Highlights: August 23

Sky Movies Greats: We Own the Night (Sky 22, 8.30, 5.1)  The film noir promise of its title and opening credits isn’t fulfilled but this is still an intense and atmospheric police thriller. Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg play estranged brothers on opposite sides of the law: one’s a New York cop on his way to […]

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HD Highlights: August 16

Season Finale: Episodes (TV One, 10.05) Matt misses his bro-mance with Sean and tries to buy back his friendship with the sports car of his dreams. But Sean is not about to forgive or forget that easily. You can’t blame TV One for quitting this brilliant comedy given the dreadful ratings — but why pull […]

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HD Highlights: August 9

Series Premiere: Dogs in the City (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Canine expert Justin Silver helps dog owners with dilemmas, starting with a celebrity skateboarding bulldog, YouTube sensation Beefy, that is driving a wedge between its owners. It sounds like lifestyle fodder for an off-peak slot but US critics gave it two paws up. “Alert to every deranged impulse of his […]

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HDTV Ratings: November 21-22

TV3’s Inside NZ special on child poverty helped the network to win last night’s ratings and boosted viewership of its HD crime hit, NCIS. Bryan Bruce’s investigation was extraordinarily popular across the board, winning its slot in all of the key demographics except 18-49, where it narrowly lost to TV2’s The Amazing Race. Moreover, NCIS […]

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HDTV Ratings: June 14-15

HDTV Ratings: June 14-15

The final of TV3’s HD Inside NZ strand, 24 Hours: Police, nosedived in the ratings. Last night’s finale drew only 6.5% of 25-54 year-olds compared with 9% the previous week. Similarly, far fewer 18-49 year-olds (5.7%) and household shoppers with kids  (4.9%) tuned in. However, ratings were lower across all of the networks at 8.30pm, […]

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HDTV Ratings: June 7-8

HDTV Ratings: June 7-8

Part two of the HD Inside NZ season, 24 Hours: Police, rated exceptionally well in the face of much tougher competition than part one. Last night saw the resumption of TV2’s HD sitcom powerhouses, The Big Bang Theory and Cougar Town, after being pre-empted the previous week for Comedy Jam. Yet the doco’s ratings largely […]

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HDTV Ratings: May 31-June 1

HDTV Ratings: May 31-June 1

Last night’s HD season premiere of Inside NZ substantially boosted TV3’s ratings for the troubled slot and helped to bolster viewership of HD lead-out Sons of Anarchy, which guest starred Stephen King. It won the hour with household shoppers with kids, drawing 12.8% versus Comedy Jam’s 9% on TV2 and Packed to the Rafters’ 10.3% […]

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Tonight in HD: June 1

Tonight in HD: June 1

  Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Ross and Emily get married, but Emily cannot forgive him for calling her Rachel during the vows; Rachel goes on the trip that Ross and Emily intended to take as their honeymoon. Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Bella’s detective skills lead to trouble; Roimata gets her wires crossed; Rachel deals in […]

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