Tag Archives: The Simpsons

Home Sweet Home for Modern Family

Fans of one of the best-looking HD comedies on TV, Modern Family, will be able to see the show within weeks if not days of the US from next month. MediaWorks today announced it had closed a deal with 20 Century Fox TV Distribution that included free-to-air rights to not only season nine but also all […]

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American Sniper Gets Both Barrels

TVNZ 2’s movies dominated on Saturday night but the network’s free-to-air premiere of American Sniper on Sunday was slaughtered by the competition. It averaged 2.5% of 25-54 year-olds, compared to 5.8% for Broadchurch and 3.9% for Transformers: Age of Extinction. Broadchurch won the 8.30 hour in this demo and Transformers was tops from 9.30-11.30, winning in the […]

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The Bachelor Wins Hearts and Ratings

Three’s Sunday night season premiere of The Bachelor NZ won its slot in the core age demographics. It averaged 6.6% of 25-54 year-olds, 6.4% of 18-49s and 6.7% of 18-39s. My Kitchen Rules, which started half-an-hour later, averaged 4.3% of 25-54s, 3.5% of 18-49s and 2.8% of 18-39s. The Bachelor’s popularity helped the network movie premiere of […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 15

TVNZ 2 will screen a one-off episode of The Simpsons as an unusually late Saturday night special on March 25. It will be an 8.45 broadcast of the latest in the Treehouse of Horror trilogies, one that was deemed inappropriate for The Simpsons’ 7.00 Sunday slot. Treehouse XXVII also happens to be the 600th episode of the long-in-the-toon […]

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The Lion King to Reign Over Christmas Week on TVNZ 2

On Christmas Day TVNZ 2 will screen free-to-air for the first time in NZ the Oscar-winning Disney classic, The Lion King. It’s one of dozens of movies that will screen Christmas Week on the network, most of them repeats. Otherwise, it’s stripped programming as usual, with Reno Rumble to air 7.00 weeknights after double-eps of […]

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This Week in HD: November 19 – 25

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Chasing Monsters (TV1, 5.00)  Cupcake Wars (TV2, 5.00) Grand Designs NZ (TV3, 5.00, R) Black-ish (TV2, 6.00, 5.1, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  University Challenge (Prime, 6.00)  MasterChef USA (Prime, 6.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (TV2, 7.00, R) The X Factor Australia (TV3, 7.00) […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 9

Homer meets Leno … Hotel swell in HD … Lucifer hot … Summer dead … TVNZ 2 will resume first-run episodes of The Simpsons from November 20 (8.00 Sundays). The season will open with episode 20 of season 27, which guest stars vintage car buff Jay Leno. S28 started September 25 in the US, which means TVNZ 2 […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 4

Home and Away fans left high and dry … Homer gets his own hour … 7 Days turns seven … Brokenwood “fixed” for re-runs … Westside goes west … Home and Away and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon are going “on hiatus” during the Olympic Games. Because the domestic networks on which these shows air in Australia and […]

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HD Ratings Tables: July 24

Top 20, 5pm-midnight, 25-54 Top 20, 5pm-midnight, 18-49 Top 20, 5pm-midnight, 5+

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HD Heads-Up: July 28

TV2 gets Real … New home for classic Homer … Middle-season comeback … TV3 rediscovers Lost & Found … Never seen an embarrassing body? …  TV2’s newest addition to its comedy stable, The Real O’Neals, will premiere on August 9. It stars Raising Hope’s Martha Plimpton as the mother in a tight-knit Catholic family that liberate […]

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