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HD Heads-Up: February 20

➢ Let the games begin. In the wake of the Winter Olympics, TVNZ 2 will anchor Sunday nights with Australian Spartan. The family series, in which Kiwis take on Aussies “in the most diabolical test of team-work ever devised”, will screen 7.00 Sundays from March 5. “Spartan will be next level,” predicts co-host Edwina Bartholomew. “The location is […]

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This Week in HD: July 2 – 8

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Series Premiere: Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth (TV3, 4.55) The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00)  Wonderful World of Disney: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV2, 5.10, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: 17 Again (TV2, 7.00, R)  Movie: Ghostbusters(TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Britain’s Got Talent (TV1, 7.30)  Coronation […]

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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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HD Heads-Up: TV2 Goes Girls Night With Oestrogen Extravaganza

Kiwi crowdpleaser Go Girls may have gone west long ago but TV2 is still heavily skewing Tuesday nights female with four hours of back-to-back girl power. Its new-look Tuesday will be anchored by one of the US season’s hottest new HD dramas, How to Get Away With Murder. It will screen in the 8.30 slot […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 31-February 6

Despite my prediction that many of TV2’s HD staples would return in the first week of February, the network is persisting with more summer movie fodder. But at least one series is back for its final season, Two and a Half Men, which launches with a double-episode 7.30 Wednesday (the last episode airs in the […]

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HD Ratings: Crime Pays Off for TV3

TV3’s Tuesday line-up helped it to win the night with the network’s target audience of 25-54 year-olds. It averaged a 28.2% share of this demographic compared to 27.7% the previous week. TV2’s share also was up, from 24.1% to 25.3% but TV One’s slipped from 18.8% to 16.8% as newcomer 24 Hours in A&E failed […]

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HD Ratings: Step Dave Takes a Step Back

After last week’s rebound, Step Dave was laid low by NCIS on Tuesday, which helped TV3 to celebrate it first nightly win with its target audience in weeks. The veteran crime hit largely won the 8.30 hour in all the key demographics, averaging 6.6% – 10.5% of adults 18-39, 18-49, 25-54 and household shoppers with […]

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HD Ratings: Dave’s the New Fave

Tuesday night newcomer Step Dave is evolving into one of TV2’s biggest new-season hits. This week’s episode averaged 8.6% – 11.4% of the key demographics, and was most popular with TV2’s target audience of adults 18-39 and household shoppers with kids. It was bolstered by sensational ratings for lead-ins Shortland Street (14.1% – 19.0%), Nabbed […]

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HD Ratings: Step Dave Steps Up

Step Dave’s Tuesday premiere was scarcely a step up in the ratings over Go Girls but helped TV2 to win the night in all but one of the key demos (adults 18-39, 18-49, 25-54, household shoppers with kids). The first episode of the South Pacific Pictures drama averaged 6.1% – 7.3% and won the 8.30 […]

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HD Ratings: Comedies Draw Bigger Following Than New Dramas

TV One’s The Following returned on Monday with less of a following than it started a year ago while MasterChef NZ’s second episode largely finished third after TV2’s sitcoms and TV3’s The Block: All Stars. The Following averaged only 1.7% – 3.7% of the major demographics (adults 18-39, 18-49, 25-54, household shoppers with kids) for its […]

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