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HD Heads-Up: July 27

➢ TVNZ 1 will resurrect Maigret in the Sunday Theatre slot on August 7, when Rowan Atkinson’s French sleuth investigates the murder of a diamond merchant. The Guardian compared Atkinson to “Walter Matthau restraining his comedy chops to play Gordon Brown” but thought Night at the Crossroads “cleverly plotted” while Metro reported the social media praise as […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 18

► Off the back of Survivor NZ’s popularity, TVNZ 2 will trial another primetime run for The Amazing Race. Season 29 will screen 9.30 Wednesdays from May 31 whereas its predecessor aired 4.20 on Saturday afternoons. The twist with this season, which launched two months ago in the US, is all the competitors in the nine-country, […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 7

Fresh sheen for old Men … New Thrones not coming until next winter … The Amazing Race/Bachelor out of primetime race … Uncle Buck out of luck …  TV2 will go back to the beginning of Two and a Half Men for a late-night weekday strip starting July 18. The long-running comedy has been endlessly re-run in and out of primetime on the […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 9 – 15

From hero to zero … TV3’s Heroes Reborn returns January 11 in a new time slot: 11.15 Mondays. The sci-fi reboot has been demoted to late-night after the first 10 episodes tanked in primetime. But at least TV3 is keeping the faith with fans by airing the last three episodes of season one within five days of the US (where Heroes […]

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HD Heads-Up: July 18-24

The latest primetime properties to be dumped off-peak are The Amazing Race and Nashville. TV2 will air season 26 of Race 4.00 Saturdays from July 18 while TV1 is relocating its grand ole soap opry to 11.00 Tuesdays Wednesdays for its third season. Also back for its third season that week is TV1’s Perception (11.00 Mondays Tuesdays). Nashville’s relegation […]

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HD Heads-Up: Holy Sitcom Shake-Up

KA-POW! Take that, TV3. As predicted, TV2 is employing the latest seasons of The Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls as its new Sunday night weapon. They will provide an hour-long lead-in to the network’s struggling Batman prequel, Gotham, from February 15. But the surprise is they will anchor not the 7.30 hour but […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 3-9

TV1 will screen in HD a BBC variation on Prime’s ANZAC Girls starring Suranne Jones (Scott & Bailey) as a Western Front nurse during World War I. Crimson Field is being run out as a miniseries over three nights (Sunday-Tuesday) after its surprise axing in the UK. Writer Sarah Phelps (EastEnders) was “gutted” to learn the […]

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HD Ratings: Race Loses Pace in Face-Off

TV2’s double billing of The Amazing Race proved to be a disastrous strategy on Monday, compromising not only the network’s 8.30 hour but also lead-out The Walking Dead. The first hour of Race averaged 6.1% – 6.6% of the key demographics off the back of Shortland Street’s 12.7% – 17.4%. But viewership halved with the […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 1-7

TV One is teaming the top new British police drama Happy Valley with what’s been dubbed Australia’s answer to Broadchurch, complete with Kiwi Martin Henderson. “Secrets and Lies, a drama imported from Australia in which a child-murder investigation and its impact on the local community unfolds over six episodes,” The Guardian says. “Yes, we have […]

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HD Ratings: The Block NZ Towers Over Kitchen NZ

TV3 was quick to hammer home the success of The Block NZ’s season three premiere on Tuesday, issuing a press release this morning that pointed out it drew a much bigger 25-54 audience than TV One’s My Kitchen Rules NZ. The 25-54 demographic is the one both networks target. The Block NZ averaged 201,900 of […]

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