Tag Archives: Nothing Trivial

Doug Coutts’ TV Preview: Filthy Rich

FILTHY RICH |TV2, 8.30 Monday Back in the 1980s as local drama production wound down at the Avalon Studios, one of the last gasps was a thing called Seekers. The basic premise was three kids vying to inherit money from a mother they never knew they had. Thirty years on, next to no drama comes […]

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Lightbox Scores Kiwi Content

Spark’s Lighbox is adding 20 NZ productions to its streaming service from this weekend, although only a handful will be in HD. The most prestigious addition is the Jane Campion mini-series, Top of the Lake, which was shot in HD and released on Blu-ray internationally but here was only broadcast in SD and distributed on […]

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HD Ratings: Too Few Recall Trivial Legacy

Today’s announcement by TV3 that it has commissioned another run of The X Factor NZ for next year isn’t surprising given how well the original rated and the popularity of the Oz import. The latter’s ratings on Sunday helped TV3 to win the night two weeks running in the four major demographics, despite TV One’s […]

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This Week in HD: August 2-8

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) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Movie: Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (TV2, 7.00, 5.1, R) The Secret Lives of Dancers (TV3, 7.00) Undercover […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 2-8

New comedy Surviving Jack didn’t survive its first season in the US but comes highly recommended — and not only if you’re a fan of its star, ex-SVU cop Christopher Meloni. It debuts as part of TV2’s Wednesday comedy block, at 10.00 on August 6, an hour after the season finale of The Big Bang […]

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House of Cards a Bigger Deal Online Than On Air

House of Cards fans have only 10 more days to watch the box set of season one on-demand on 3NOW. While the HD drama rates barely above an asterisk late-night Sundays on TV3, it’s the #1 drawcard on the broadcaster’s revamped on-demand service MediaWorks says the 3NOW app for mobile, tablet and Samsung Smart TVs […]

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HD Ratings: Dismaying End for NZ Drama

Local HD drama Nothing Trivial ended its low-rating run sharply down on last year’s season finale. In 2012, on the back of NZ’s Got Talent’s semi-final, it won the 8.30 hour with 11.3% its target audience, adults 25-54, and 7.4% – 10.9% of the other key demographics (adults 18-39, 18-49, household shoppers with kids). But […]

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HD Ratings: Axed Drama Rebounds

Within 24 hours of TVNZ confirming its cancellation, low-rating Kiwi drama Nothing Trivial sharply improved on Wednesday. The TV One series posted its highest ratings in weeks, averaging 5.1% – 7.0% of adults 18-49, 25-54 and household shoppers with kids. It out-rated TV3’s 3rd Degree in the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics and delivered a big […]

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HD Ratings: 3rd Degree Hot With Households

Wednesday’s 3rd Degree won the 8.30 hour with household shoppers on Wednesday, when it averaged 7.5% of the key demographic against Nothing Trivial’s 5.0% and 7.2% for The Big Bang Theory and 4.7% for Cougar Town. The current affairs hour also beat Nothing Trivial among adults 25-54 (4.4% vs 3.3%), 18-49 (4.0% vs 2.3%) and […]

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Oh Boy! Look What’s On Blu-ray At Last

The most popular New Zealand movie of all time, Boy, at last lands on Blu-ray. The highest-grossing hit after Avatar in the year it was released will finally show up in HD on December 5. Boy: The Collector’s Edition will include all the extras on the special edition DVD that came out three years ago; […]

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