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Tonight in HD: March 18

Sky Movies Premiere: Fast Five (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) Fast 5 is an Ocean’s Eleven on wheels that reunites characters from the first four movies for a $100 million scam where they try to rob the drug-dealing dude who runs Rio by breaking into a police station where the loot is stashed. One gang member’s assessment of […]

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HDTV Ratings: March 7-11

Sunday’s free-to-air HD premiere of The Dark Knight helped TV2 to win the night with nearly seven hours of wall-to-wall HD programming, from Pretty Little Liars at 5.30pm to Revenge at 11.40pm. The Batman sequel averaged 9.1%-10.7% of the key demographics, and was roughly twice as popular as TV3’s HD drama, The Big C, which started […]

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Tonight in HD: March 4

SoHo Highlight: Hell on Wheels (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Revelations: With Elam’s life in the balance, Cullen must decide how much he’s willing to risk; Durant faces financial ruin as Lily confronts the family of her late husband. “The episode really captured the core characters in a way that was compelling and entertaining to watch,” judged TV Fanatic, but […]

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HDTV Ratings: February 16-19

Viewers no longer appear to be just that into House. Episode two of what will be the maverick medic’s final season rated much lower than the first on Sunday, which crippled HD lead-out The Big C’s prospects of recovering from its dismal debut. Opposite the second half of TV2’s SD movie, He’s Just Not That […]

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Tonight in HD: February 19

Sky Movies Premieres: 127 Hours (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) This gruelling I-shouldn’t-be-alive dramatisation barely runs two hours but exhaustively conveys the agony, despair and desperation that extreme hiker Aron Ralston must have felt while trapped for nearly six days deep in a canyon crevice with his arm pinned by a boulder. The nightmarish scenario and unthinkable resolution […]

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Homeland Versus HBO Heartland

It’s fitting that TV3’s new 9.30pm Monday award-winner, Homeland, should have premiered only an hour after SoHo’s HBO horse racing drama, Luck. The race between HBO and the cable channel that commissioned Homeland, Showtime, has never been tighter. For years HBO has dominated US TV drama production with its stable of iconic award-winners, ranging from The […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: United States of Tara, The Big C

TV3 is banking on the unprecedented popularity of Outrageous Fortune to give newcomer The Big C a big head start in the ratings. The strategy worked wonders for Nurse Jackie and Californication, and The Big C should appeal to a similar audience, especially as it will be double-billed with the return of The United States […]

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