Tag Archives: Mike & Molly

HD Heads-Up: September 8

Potty programming half-baked  …  Extra Dirty Laundry  … Go Girl …  “Anyone still pining after the soggy bottoms and cringeworthy puns of The Great British Bake Off, make a note in your diaries, for … the launch of its ‘messier cousin‘, The Great Pottery Throw Down,” said The Independent of TV One’s new Saturday night attraction, which premieres 7.30 on September […]

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TV3 will screen the new Rebecca Gibney hit Wanted within weeks of its Australian premiere. The darkly funny, action-crammed drama will air 8.30 Mondays from March 21, by when Wanted will have just completed its six-week run on the Seven Network. Gibney, who also co-created and co-executive produced the series, plays one of two strangers who go on the run together after intervening in a car jacking. If it sounds oddly familiar, Gibney's dubbed her latest vehicle "Thelma & Louise meets Breaking Bad" and while the critical reception was mixed, viewers were happy to go along for the ride. The Sydney Morning Herald praised the stars' "terrific, easy chemistry" and said whiled their antics "oblige you to enforce a pretty strict suspension of disbelief ...  it's always great to see a local prime time show with two such interesting female characters front and centre. Good stuff" ...

HD Heads-Up: March 10

TV3 will screen the new Rebecca Gibney hit Wanted within weeks of its Australian premiere. The darkly funny, action-crammed drama will air 8.30 Mondays from March 21, by when Wanted will have just completed its six-week run on the Seven Network. Gibney, who also co-created and co-executive produced the series, plays one of two strangers who […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 13

Welcome to a new spin on one of this site’s most popular features. As of today, HD Heads-Up becomes a daily digest of what’s happening in HD here and internationally. It will be updated during the day with programming alerts, occasional commentary and headlines with source links.  TV3 is pre-empting Saturday’s 7.00 HD movie Legally […]

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HD Ratings: Sly Scheduling Maroons Competition

TV2’s network movie premiere of The Expendables 2 slaughtered TV3’s re-run of Nim’s Island on Thursday. The wheezing geezers-with-guns sequel averaged 5.2% – 6.0% of the major demographics to win its slot against weak competition. The previous week’s repeat of the original Expendables rated lower because it faced a fiercer foe — Lara Croft Tomb […]

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HD Ratings: Battle of the Beefcake and Cheesecake

Thursday’s beefcake-vs-cheesecake battle saw The Expendables and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider neck-and-neck in the ratings. Expendables averaged 3.9% – 5.2% for TV2 and Lara Tomb 3.9% – 6.4% for TV3. The former won outright with adults 25-54 while the latter was tops among household shoppers with kids. But the first of TV1’s SD Miranda specials beat both in the […]

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This Week in HD: January 3-9

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Movie: Mr Magoo (TV2, 5.15, R) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Movie: Dumb and Dumber (TV2, 7.00, 5.1, R) Movie: Johnny English Reborn (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Network Movie Premiere: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (TV3, 9.00, 5.1) Movie: The Mask (TV2, […]

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HD Ratings: X Factor Surges and Tron Triumphs

The second live X Factor NZ broadcast out-rated the first, averaging 13.2% – 16.3% of the major demographics. It won its two-hour slot outright in these demos and was well ahead of principal HD rival, MasterChef NZ, in each. The latter averaged 8.2% – 11.2% and its HD lead-out, Packed to the Rafters, 5.3% – […]

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HD Ratings: Ant and Dec’s Takeaway Not Hot Stuff But Challenges Chefs

TV2 viewers weren’t carried away by Saturday’s HD premiere of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. It rated as poorly as the series it replaced, Two and a Half Men (re-runs) and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The variety hour averaged only 3.3% of TV2’s target audience, adults 18-39, and was most popular with household shoppers: […]

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Planet Dinosaur

Tonight in HD: June 17

Series Premiere: Planet Dinosaur (TV One, 7.00) “This six-part series, narrated by John Hurt, is the most expensive and ambitious monsterfest since Walking with Dinosaurs, and it showcases these newly discovered beasts in all their snarling, thumping, flesh-tearing CGI glory,” said The Times. “Before the latest bone fragments were found, the biggest beast on the block was Tyrannosaurus rex, […]

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HDTV Ratings: April 24-25

TV2’s search for a stronger 9pm Wednesday comedy than Happy Endings will have to continue. Last night it tested the waters with an episode of Mike & Molly, which averaged 8.7%-12.6% — on a par with Happy Endings — and easily won its slot opposite the second halves of Castle and The Almighty Johnsons. But […]

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