Tag Archives: Showtime

HD Ratings: Shorty Surges in 5.1

The first episode of Shortland Street to be broadcast in 5.1 — and also its last for the year — reverberated in the ratings. In fact, Wednesday’s season finale was two episodes stitched together. This strategy, coupled with a mid-week send-off rather than the traditional Friday farewell, saw this year’s Christmas cliffhanger rate sharply higher […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 30-December 6

In a week strewn with seasonal finales ahead of wall-to-wall festive fare, TV One is using NZ’s Got Talent two-hour swan song finalists showdown on Sunday to launch the gripping, thought provoking British thriller, A Mother’s Son, starring Martin Clunes, Hermione Norris and Paul McGann. The Telegraph called it “a taut, psychological thriller that will have left […]

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HD Ratings: No Time for Showtime

TV One has brought the curtain down on HD newcomer Showtime in record time. The well-reviewed reality show about amateur dramatics flopped so badly that it’s not getting a second chance in primetime. The network is dumping Showtime for a new season of Border Security after it averaged only 2.0% – 3.7% of the key […]

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