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HD Ratings: Ant and Dec’s Takeaway Not Hot Stuff But Challenges Chefs

TV2 viewers weren’t carried away by Saturday’s HD premiere of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. It rated as poorly as the series it replaced, Two and a Half Men (re-runs) and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The variety hour averaged only 3.3% of TV2’s target audience, adults 18-39, and was most popular with household shoppers: […]

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HDTV Ratings: March 31-April 3

The irony of TV3’s decision to pull the plug on The Good Wife is its ratings stabilised on Sunday and the gap between it and TV One’s Offspring and TV2’s movie was much narrower. But the problem for the network was Sunday as a night overall was under-performing, from Modern Family through to Grand Designs […]

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Four Still an SD Lame Duck

C4 today is being relaunched as Four so it and sister channel TV3 can compete more strategically against TVNZ’s networks. Owner MediaWorks TV is revamping the niche youth music channel into a mainstream entertainment network for 18-49 year-olds – the audience TV3 targeted for 21 years before setting its sights on 25-54 year-olds. But whereas […]

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New to Blu: December 1-6 (TV)

It’s an action-packed week for TV-on-Blu-ray releases, with the final season of 24 and the first of Spartacus: Blood and Sand going head-to-head within 24 hours of each other. 24’s eighth season is the first to bow here on Blu-ray, although season seven was released in HD internationally. It comes out on Wednesday, a week […]

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Family Guy to Make HD Bow in US

TV3 is replacing its Sunday HD comedy combo of The Simpsons and Modern Family with SD re-runs of the former and season eight of Family Guy, which starts on July 18. It also will re-run “the most outrageous and naughty” episodes of Family Guy from 10.05pm Fridays, beginning July 16, after a newly expanded 7 […]

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