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HD Heads-Up: February 23 – March 1

➢➢ TVNZ 1’s latest gimmicky procedural, the single-season Deception, will screen 9.30 Sundays from February 24. About a disgraced magician who puts his skills of deception and illusion to work at the FBI, it earned middling reviews when it debuted a year ago in the US. They ranged from, “pretty absurd, but the show is too light […]

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HD Heads-Up: September 21

  ➢ Can The X Factor UK give TVNZ 1 some much needed ‘Wow!’ factor? It will premiere on September 29, and screen 7.30 Fridays and Saturdays. The series won its Saturday night slot in the UK last weekend to beat Strictly Come Dancing for the first time this year. (The Saturday broadcast has traditionally […]

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Grin and Bear It, Grylls Fans

The next season of The Island With Bear Grylls won’t screen in HD. That’s because the Survivor-style series is switching channels, from TVNZ 1, where the first three seasons aired, to Duke, where season four will screen 8.30 Wednesdays from June 7. It only went to air last month in the UK, where The Guardian reports it “kicked […]

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This Week in HD: May 16-22

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i  Saturday The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Shanghai Knights (TV2, 7.00, R) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Our World: Frozen Planet (TV1, 7.30, R) Highway Thru Hell (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) CSI (TV3, 8.30, 5.1, R) Movie: Bubble Boy (TV2, 9.15, R) Chicago PD (TV3, […]

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This Week in HD: May 2-8

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i  Saturday Season Premiere: The ITM Fishing Show (TV1, 5.00) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The Amazing Race (TV2, 5.30, F) Joey (TV2, 6.30, R) Movie: The Iron Giant (TV2, 7.00, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Our World: Frozen Planet (TV1, 7.30, R) Series Premiere: Highway […]

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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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HD Ratings: Viewers Not Over Hangover

Sunday’s exclusive interview with Bevan Chuang helped to cement TV One’s supremacy for the first half of Sunday night as the top-rating lead-in to NZ’s Got Talent. But it was TV2’s HD re-run of The Hangover that was the toast of the night, averaging 10.5% – 12.6% of the major demographics (adults 18-39, 18-49, 25-54 […]

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HD Ratings: Killers Slays Rivals

The network movie premiere of Killers on Sunday triggered a ratings comeback for TV2 after its light-ent line-up was crushed by TV One’s Sunday and NZ’s Got Talent. The movie averaged 7.6% – 11.0% of the major demographics — adults 18-39, 18-49, 25-54 and household shoppers — compared to 2.3% – 3.7% for TV2’s SD […]

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This Week in HD: October 19-25

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i on the networks: Saturday Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 5.30) Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00, F) Duck Dynasty (TV2, 7.00) This Town (TV One, 7.30) Season Premiere: Survivor (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (TV One, 8.30) Movie: Time Machine (TV2, 8.30, 5.12, R) Blue Bloods (TV3, 10.00, 5.1) […]

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HD Heads-Up: October 19-25

Survivor is the latest Four series to make a peak-hour HD comeback on TV3. It joins The Simpsons and Family Guy in switching back to a network whose identity remains in a state of flux due to MediaWorks’ receivership woes and ongoing uncertainty about the future of its output deal with Twentieth Century Fox TV. […]

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