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Critical Condition: Ordinary Lies

Ordinary Lies | TVNZ 1, 8.40 Friday ➢ “The first series of Danny Brocklehurst’s drama concerned the shenanigans among the staff of a car showroom south of Manchester. It’s an equally unglamorous set-up this time, with the daily grind occurring at the HQ of a Cardiff-based sports goods retailer. The drabber the job, the more colour in […]

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This Week in HD: July 29 – August 4

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday  River Monsters With Jeremy Wade  (TV1, 4.55) The Block NZ (TV3, 5.00, R) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) Movie: Wall-E (TV2, 5.15, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, 6.00) MasterChef Australia (TV1, 7.00) Movie: The Legend of Zorro (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 20

   ➢ TVNZ 1 will continue its Friday lightweight drama slot with the return of Ordinary Lies on August 4 at 8.40. Series two is set in a Cardiff sportswear firm. Said The Telegraph of the season premiere: “While Ordinary Lies lacks the vim and vigour of its antecedent Clocking Off …  there was enough narrative tension for it to […]

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HD Ratings: The Lone Ranger Big on Horsepower

The Lone Ranger may have been a box office disaster for Disney but its network movie premiere romped home in the ratings for TV2. It averaged 5.4% – 9.2% of the commercial demographics on Sunday and left the competition in the dust. The Western movie got a running start from lead-in Shrek averaging a monstrous 6.8% – 10.8%. […]

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HD Ratings: No Wow Factor Yet

The NZ premiere of The X Factor UK didn’t wow viewers on Wednesday, averaging a lower viewership than time slot predecessor Best of Top Gear. It opened modestly with 4.3% – 4.6% of the commercial demographics against Reno Rumble’s 6.8% – 10.5%. Viewership built over the first hour but fell away in the last half-hour […]

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Doug Coutts’ TV Preview: Ordinary Lies

TV Preview: Ordinary Lies | TV1, 9.30 Sunday Martin’s a car salesman who’s in a bit of a rut. As a result he’s drinking too many pints of an evening and turning up for work late. On his final warning, he accidentally goes to the pub again, drinks eight too many pints and is late […]

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This Week in HD: September 12 – 18

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (TV2, 7.00, R) The Simpsons (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) American Ninja Warrior (TV3, 7.30) Blue Bloods (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) SVU (TV3, 9.25, 5.1) […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 12 – 18

Emmy-nominee American Crime makes its criminally belated free-to-air HD debut the same week TV1 launches two other top dramas and TV3 premieres The X Factor UK. American Crime will screen 11.00 Tuesdays from September 15, six months after its TVNZ Ondemand SD run and just ahead of it possibly winning up to 10 Emmy Awards, including best […]

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