Tag Archives: Touch

Good Wife Resurfaces As TV3 Loses Not Just Fox Touch But Also Other Touchstones

One bright spot over the programming upheaval at MediaWorks TV is it opens up TV3’s schedule for an overdue “new” season of The Good Wife. But the series it replaces from 11.15 Tuesday next week, Chicago Fire, isn’t a 20th Century Fox property but an NBC Universal show. It turns out Fox series aren’t the […]

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This Week in HD: September 28-October 4

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i on the networks:   Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) The ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 5.30) Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Duck Dynasty (TV2, 7.00) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) MasterChef Australia (TV One, 8.30, F) Blue Bloods (TV3, 9.25, 5.1) Outrageous Fortune (TV3, 10.25, R) The Finder (TV3, 11.25, 5.1, R) The […]

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Tonight in HD: June 10

Season Premiere: Sunday Theatre – The Audi NZ Season: Safe House (TV One, 8.30) In this fictionalised true-life dramatisation, Billy’s Morgana O’Reilly plays Carole Taylor, a reformed party girl and mother-of-two who 30 years ago was taken into hiding on the fledgling witness protection programme to testify in a murder case against her abusive ex-boyfriend Tony Michaels (This […]

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Tonight in HD: June 3

Sky Movies Premiere: Thor (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) This superhero franchise thunders on to our screens opens like a cross between Flash Gordon and Paul: a disgraced god stripped of his powers falls to Earth and is run over by a geeky scientist-cum-star-crossed lover. Thor is goofy fun but will disappoint those who prefer Norse […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: June 2-8

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i: Saturday TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Movie: Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (TV One, 10.10) Movie: Away We Go (TV3, 10.30, 5.1, R) Sunday […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: June 2-8

A two-hour HD docudrama about Ernest Shackleton’s disastrous trip to the South Pole in 1914 will screen at Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Shackleton’s Captain was co-written and directed by Leanne Pooley (The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls) and will air on June 3 (TV One, 9.30). It’s billed as revealing the truth behind Captain Frank Worsley’s “spectacular […]

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HDTV Ratings: May 3-6

Sunday’s network HD premiere of Sherlock Holmes easily won its slot but suffered an extraordinary fall-off in viewing – the reasons for which even the master sleuth would struggle to deduce. It averaged 7.6%-9.3% of the key demographics but fell from opening peaks of 11.9%-15.4% to lows of 3.1%-4.0%. The steepest drop was among household […]

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Tonight in HD: May 6

Sky Movies Premiere: Limitless (Sky Movies, 8.30, 5.1) Bradley Cooper has the hangover from hell in this boundlessly entertaining satirical thriller from Neil Burger, the writer/director of The Illusionist. He plays a struggling scribe who’s at his wits’ end with writer’s block when he takes an experimental drug that gives him a quadruple-digit IQ – but with lethal […]

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HDTV Ratings: April 26-29

Touch is turning into a drama that’s proving untouchable for all the wrong reasons. Sunday’s episode, opposite the free-to-air HD premiere of Valentine’s Day, was the lowest-rating yet. It averaged only 2.6%-3.3% of the key demographics, faring worst with household shoppers and ‘best’ with 25-54 year-olds. Lead-out House, once a staple of TV3’s schedule, is […]

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Tonight in HD: April 29

 SoHo Highlight: You Don’t Know Jack (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Al Pacino stars as Dr Jack Kevorkian in this biopic tracing the controversial career of the outspoken assisted suicide advocate and activist. Said the New York Times: “It is a credit to Mr Pacino that while he burrows deep into the role, he never lets Dr Kevorkian’s crackpot charm […]

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