Tag Archives: Once Upon a Time

HD Heads-Up: July 10

➢ The ITV documentary, Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, will premiere later this month on Three. Made by Oxford Film and Television (Our Queen at 90) to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Princess’ death, it is built around HRH The Duke of Cambridge and HRH Prince Harry talking openly about their mother and how […]

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Diary New Time for Once Upon a …

TV2 is radically rescheduling the latest seasons of Once Upon a Time and The Vampire Diaries. The former will air Saturday afternoons from July 2 and the latter will be stripped post-11pm Monday-Thursday from July 4. It’s not surprising to see the fairy tale fantasy follow other low-rating series to TV2’s dead zone for primetime […]

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New Season: Call (Brooklyn) 999

TV2’s rescuing of its Wednesday comedy block can’t come quick enough after last night’s line-up was thrashed in all the commercial demographics by TV1 and TV3’s. Marry Me averaged only 3.5% – 4.4%, Two and a Half Men 0.7% – 3.5%, Mom 2.2% – 3.7% and Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2.2% – 3.7%. Even before its disastrous […]

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This Week in HD: March 21-27

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) The Amazing Race (TV2, 5.30) Special: Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite (TV2, 6.30) Along for the Ride (TV1, 7.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Movie: Wild Hogs (TV2, 8.05, 5.1, R) CSI (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Chicago PD (TV3, 9.25, 5.1) […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 21-27

Benched is still benched but TV2 isn’t jilting Marry Me. The network’s overhauling its underwhelming Wednesday comedy block by replacing Benched with season two of another comedy that struggled on the same night last year, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. TV2 had been re-running S1 double-eps of the cop comedy 10.30 Wednesday until it demoted Agent Carter to the […]

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HD Ratings: Kitchen Rules Supreme

TV2’s My Kitchen Rules scorched even Shortland Street in the ratings on Wednesday. It out-rated the perennially popular soap in every key demographic, averaging 14.3% – 20.2% compared to Shortland Street’s 13.4% – 18.9%. TV3’s HD Aussie rival, House Rules, responded with only 3.1% – 4.1%, which was bad news for lead-out 3rd Degree (1.7% – 3.1%). […]

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HD Ratings: No Big Bounce for TV3

Replacing bikies with bouncers didn’t stop Once Upon a Time from largely winning the 9.30 hour on Wednesday. It averaged 4.6% – 7.6% of the key demographics, opposite TV3’s SD premiere of Bouncers in the Sons of Anarchy slot, where it rated 4.1% – 7.7%. It narrowly topped Time among household shoppers with kids but […]

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HD Ratings: No Fairy Tale Finish for Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy’s bloody season finale on Wednesday earned TV3’s bikie drama some of its lowest ratings. It averaged only 3.4% – 7.6% of the major demographics, with its only sizeable audience being household shoppers with kids. With adults 18-39, 18-49 and 25-54, it rated only 3.4% – 4.2% and was beaten by TV2’s Once […]

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HD Ratings: Big Bang Theory Streets Ahead

TV2 was the big winner on Wednesday (again), increasing its ratings and shares week-on-week in all the major demographics while its HD rivals were up and down. Its two-hour comedy block was unassailable, with 8.30 lynchpin The Big Bang Theory (above) steaming ahead to average a whopping 14.2% – 16.1%. That made it the most-watched show […]

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HD Ratings: Fantasy Falters Amid Crime Spree

TV2’s fantasy dramas Arrow and Once Upon a Time this week stumbled badly against TV3 crime dramas CSI and Sons of Anarchy. After trouncing CSI the previous week, Arrow came off second best with only 4.2% – 5.4% of the major demographics, a low for the season if not the series. CSI averaged 5.4% – […]

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