Tag Archives: Motorway Patrol

This Week in HD: March 25 – 31

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  The Hunt (TV3, 4.55, R) Ultimate Fishing With Matt Watson (TV1, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  The Simpsons (TV2, 6.00, R) The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R) Outback Pilots (TV1, 7.00) Network Movie Premiere: The Nut Job (TV2, 7.00) Antiques Roadshow (Prime, 7.30) Te Radar’s Chequered […]

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New Season: The Bachelor Gladdens TV3’s Heart

TV3’s premiere of The Bachelor NZ didn’t win its time slot on Tuesday but is set to woo more viewers tonight. The 90-minute launch averaged an impressive 6.6% – 7.4% of the commercial demographics, and grew in its last half-hour to peak at 8.5% – 8.6% of three of the four key demos. TV2’s 7.30-8.30 […]

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New Season: What a Difference a Day Makes

After nights of Our First Home closing the gap with The X Factor NZ, TV2’s Motorway Patrol and Random Breath Testing overtook both on Tuesday. Motorway Patrol averaged 8.4% – 13.2% of the commercial demographics and RBT, 7.3% – 12.2%. X Factor edged out RBT in its last quarter hour but overall averaged only 6.5% – […]

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HD Ratings: Shorty Streets Ahead Again

TV2’s Shortland Street bounced back on Thursday after Wednesday’s unusually low ratings but the network’s faltering fantasy drama Arrow proved vulnerable to TV3’s CSI (above). The veteran crime procedural averaged 4.2% – 9.9% of the key demographics and easily beat Arrow (5.2% – 8.2%) among adults 25-54 and household shoppers with kids. Arrow was tops […]

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HD Ratings: Schapelle Gets Early Release on DVD

The Aussie telemovie dramatising the arrest and trial of Schapelle Corby can be bought on DVD from Friday. Schapelle’s release comes barely a week after its Thursday HD broadcast drew 247,150 viewers. While it won its slot with viewers aged five-plus (5.9%), it couldn’t beat Arrow on TV2 in the key demographics (adults 18-39, 18-49, […]

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HD Feed: September 28

The Sydney Morning Herald reports a surprisingly cheap solution for HD fans wanting a region-free Blu-ray player that’s more affordable than Oppo’s. It turns out Toshiba is marketing a range in Australia and NZ that at least one retailer is providing with a firmware CD for “unlocking the player’s factory-set Blu-ray region coding”. The SMH says […]

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HD Highlights: September 6

Series Premiere: Smash (TV3, 9.30, 5.1) Glee may be exiting stage right to Four but this musical drama is no mere consolation prize. About a writing duo who conceive a Broadway show based on Marilyn Monroe’s life, it was one of the most acclaimed new dramas of the 2011/12 US TV season. Raved the Los Angeles Times: “The […]

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