Tag Archives: Story

HD Heads-Up: April 14

The weekend of April 23-24 will see the network premieres of three top movies in HD. TV3 will screen All is Lost on Saturday at 8.55 while its 9.35 Sunday debut of The Grand Budapest Hotel will begin midway through TV2’s premiere of Edge of Tomorrow. Other coming attractions in HD that week include: Police Academy (TV2, 7.00 Saturday), Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (TV3, […]

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This Week in HD: January 30 – February 5

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) MasterChef Australia (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blue (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Movie: The Inbetweeners Movie (TV2, 8.40, R) Movie: The Lovely Bones (TV3, 8.55, R) The Great Fire (TV1, 9.50, R) Blue Bloods (TV3, 11.25, 5.1) Call […]

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Newshub to Put the HD Into Headlines

MediaWorks has saved the best news ’til last: a day after announcing when Newshub Live would launch, it’s finally confirmed all news and current affairs will be in HD from February 1. This is an overdue first for broadcasting in this country, where all news services, from free-to-air to pay, have languished in SD for far […]

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HD Ratings: It’s Miller Time

TV2’s network movie premiere of We’re the Millers was the toast of Sunday night viewing. The Jennifer Aniston comedy averaged 7.5% – 10.0% of the commercial demographics to draw roughly twice the viewership of its its competition. TV1’s Sunday Theatre drama, Venus and Mars, averaged 1.9% – 4.7% and TV3’s network movie premiere of About […]

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HD Ratings: Humans Wins Race in Key Demos

TV3’s premiere of sci-fi drama Humans helped to spawned some of the network’s highest Tuesday night ratings in months. The well-reviewed newcomer that even earned Doug (“Curmudgeon”) Coutts’ approval averaged 6.1% – 7.9% of the commercial demographics and won the 8.30 hour in the 18-49 and 25-54 demos. It out-rated TV1’s The Mentalist (2.9% – 7.0%) across the board and was […]

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HD Ratings: Reno Doesn’t Rule the House

The second episode of Reno Rumble improved in an earlier slot but isn’t shaping up to be another My Kitchen Rules for TV2. Monday’s broadcast averaged 5.7% – 10.4% of the commercial demographics, which was roughly half the viewership of lead-in Shortland Street (12.5% – 17.4%). TV1’s The Force (8.7% – 13.2%) and Criminal Minds (5.5% […]

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HD Ratings: Can MasterChef NZ Rise to the Occasion?

Can TV3 mastermind MasterChef NZ’s revival? Tomorrow it’s pre-empting Safe Crackers and American Ninja to repeat the premiere 24 hours ahead of the next new episode. And from August 10, it will screen a second hour-long instalment 7.30 Mondays, sandwiched between the launches of Story and Shark Tank. This week’s headlines said MasterChef NZ’s premiere fell flatter than a souffle. […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 8-14

TV3 has quite a story to tell in the week starting August 8: it will launch Campbell Live successor Story amid a raft of new dramas and specials, including the Channel 4 sensation Humans. The robot dramas that’s been a critical and ratings hit in the UK will air 8.30 Tuesdays, against soft competition on TV1 […]

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HD Ratings: Will Story Turn the Page for TV3?

TV3’s new nightly current affairs show Story will screen in HD — but not at first. When the Campbell Live successor goes to air in six weeks’ time it will be in SD. But MediaWorks is working towards upgrading all of its news and current affairs output to HD later this year. It’a a pity the infrastructure […]

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HD Ratings: Norton Pummels Stallone & Co

Chat show king Graham Norton flexed his muscles on Friday when TV2 launched its movie slot with the network HD premiere of beefcake blockbuster The Expendables. Sylvester Stallone’s geezers-with-guns hit averaged 6.0% – 6.5% of the key demographics (adults 18-39,18-49, 25-54 and household shoppers with kids). But it was no match for the combined firepower […]

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