Tag Archives: The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead Ravages Rivals

The return of The Walking Dead on Monday helped TVNZ 2 to wipe out the competition for the night. The season-eight premiere posted the zombie sensation’s lowest opening US ratings in five years but here held up well and easily won the 9.30 hour in the key commercial demographics. It averaged 4.0% of 25-54 and 18-49 […]

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This Week in HD: October 21 – 27

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday  Nature’s Weirdest Events (TV1, 4.55, R) My Kitchen Rules New Zealand (TV2, 5.00, R) Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers (TV3, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00, R) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) The Barefoot Bandits (TV2, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, […]

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Critical Condition: Lore

Lore | Amazon Prime, from today ➢ “The challenges of transferring an audio-only format to a video medium can be seen in Amazon’s Lore, based on the popular and award-winning podcast from Aaron Mahnke. Boasting a superstar team of producers including Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead), Ben Silverman (The Office) and Glen Morgan (The X-Files), […]

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Critical Condition: Outlander

Outlander | Lightbox, from Monday ➢ “To call the third season a reset wouldn’t be wrong, but not exactly right either. At outset, Frank and Claire are together, while Jamie and Claire are apart, effectively inverting much of the narrative of the first two seasons. But both theme and soul of Outlander remain the same […]

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Critical Condition: The Mist

The Mist | Netflix, from Friday ➢ “Stephen King’s 1980 novella about a strange fog that rolls into a small town (providing a shrouded habitat for bloodthirsty creatures) has already been tried on the movie screen in a 2007 adaptation, but creator Christian Torpe has some new ideas meant to turn the story into a […]

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Critical Condition: American Gods

American Gods (Amazon Prime, from today) “Adapted from the 2001 bestseller by erudite geek icon Neil Gaiman, the new Starz series is the latest act of aesthetic derring-do and sophisticated irreverence from Bryan Fuller, the cult TV producer-god who made Hannibal Lecter mesmerising and biting again. Fuller’s eclectic work (which includes the more whimsical but no less […]

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New Life for The Walking Dead

The season seven finale of The Walking Dead was the lowest rating on US TV since season two’s in 2012 and down sharply on season six’s. But here it improved on what’s been a lacklustre mid-season and exited with the zombie drama’s highest ratings this year. It won the 9.45 hour in all the core demographics, […]

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Fear the Walking Dead Nears

SoHo will air season three of Fear the Walking Dead within hours of the US. Sky’s premium drama channel is still finalising slots for the Walking Dead spin-off but has confirmed each week’s episode will go out on Monday afternoons, starting June 5. Unlike Game of Thrones, which HBO allowed to be simulcast globally, FTWD’s licensing deal […]

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End is ‘Nigh for Grimm

The final season of Grimm will premiere here three days after it ends in the US. Season six will screen 8.30 Mondays from April 3 on The Zone. Why the channel has taken so long to schedule it is unclear, given its heroic catch-up last year with previous seasons. Like SoHo’s belated bow of Bates Motel’s final season, the […]

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APB All But DOA

TVNZ 1’s Monday line-up must be on borrowed time as the ratings for APB and Blindspot continue to languish. Monday’s episode of APB averaged only 2.0% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, while Blindspot averaged 1.9% and was out-rated by the second half of Prime’ movie, Exit Wounds. In the 18-49 demographic, the crime dramas and […]

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