Tag Archives: Packed to the Rafters

HD Ratings: Bodies Embarrasses X Factor

Replacing the low-rating HD drama Mistresses with Embarrassing Bodies on Thursday helped TV2 to restore viewership that had drifted away to TV3’s The X Factor USA. Bodies won the 8.30 hour with adults 18-39 and household shoppers whereas the previous week the second half of X’s two-hour broadcast topped all the key demos, including adults […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 23-29

TV2 is resurrecting HD comedies Anger Management and Happy Endings as part of a new-look, late-night comedy block that includes the latest gay rom-com flop from the creators of Will & Grace. Happy Endings will conclude its third and final season 10.30 Wednesdays from November 27, as the lead-in to new episodes of Charlie Sheen’s […]

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HD Ratings: No X Ratings for Mistresses

TV2’s Mistresses looks likely to lose its coveted 8.30 Thursday slot after this week’s episode drew only 3.8% of the channel’s target audience, 18-39 year-olds. This was its poorest showing yet, down from the premiere’s 4.9% two weeks earlier. It was also down sharply among adults 25-54, slipping from 5.5% for the premiere to 3.9%, […]

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HD Ratings: Rafters Sags As X Factor Packs ‘Em In

One of TV One’s biggest drama hits, Packed to the Rafters, has gone from rating through the roof to hitting rock bottom. Thursday’s episode averaged only 2.4% – 5.5% of the major demographics while the news wasn’t better for the HD drama it screens opposite, TV2’s Mistresses. The latter averaged 3.3% – 5.0% and was […]

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HD Ratings: TV One Plays Vicious Game

TV One turned out not to have a gay old time with its new comedy Vicious. The network announced after this morning’s ratings analysis that as of September 12, the Ian McKellen-Derek Jacobi vehicle would shift from 9.05 Thursday to 10.05. Lead-in Gavin and Stacey also is being demoted, from 8.30 to 9.30, while Winners […]

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HD Ratings: Museum Packs ‘Em to the Rafters

TV3 won Sunday’s ratings contest when its HD re-run of Night at the Museum 2 faced off against TV2’s HD network premiere of The Social Network. The Ben Stiller sequel was up sharply on the last week’s broadcast of the original, averaging 8.3% – 12.5% of the demographics that matter most to the networks. The […]

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HD Ratings: Fast Five Not First

Sunday’s network HD premiere of Fast Five couldn’t reverse Packed to the Rafters’ popularity and struggled to keep up with National Treasure: Book of Secrets. The Fast & Furious sequel averaged 4.9% – 6.2% of the key demographics and only pulled ahead of Secrets in the 18-39 race (6.2% vs 5.2%); Rafters averaged 6.4% – 9.7% […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 9-15

TV2 becomes the last HD network to roll out its new-season slate, with a slew of hits returning mid-February, but the big premieres are on TV One. As well as The Following on Monday, it will launch 24 hours earlier, either side of new episodes of Packed to the Rafters, MasterChef NZ (inexplicably not in […]

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HD Highlights: September 4

Series Premiere: Tricky Business (TV3, 8.30) Mercantile agents Kate and Rick have everything ahead of them, until Rick makes an ill-advised business decision that traps them deep in debt and means they have to sell up and move in with her parents. Don’t mistake this Aussie, cross-generational family drama for another Packed to the Rafters clone (complete with another […]

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New to Blu: November 3-9 (TV)

It’s an epic week for TV-on-Blu-ray releases, with the WWII mini-series, The Pacific, leading the charge. US critics were blown away by HBO’s HD specs.“The Pacific comes to Blu-ray with a stellar video presentation, and an audio presentation that is unparalleled,” Hi-Def Digest raved. “Fine detail is some of the best I’ve ever seen. During […]

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