Tag Archives: Two and a Half Men

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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New Season: A Bigger Bang for TV2’s Buck

TV2 at last had something to smile about on Wednesday, when double-episodes of Two and a Half Men and the return of two sitcom flagships helped to spruce up its midweek ratings. Two and a Half Men seesawed with TV3’s The Bachelor but The Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls dominated the 8.30 hour. TBBT […]

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New Season: Bachelor Rebuffed, Marry Me Dumped

Despite lower ratings for TV3’s The Bachelor NZ on its second night, TV2, as suspected, has opted to dump Marry Me for double-episodes of Two and a Half Men. TV2 trialled the strategy last night, when an hour of Two and a Half Men averaged 5.1% – 7.7% of the commercial demographics. Viewership wasn’t high enough […]

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New Season: TV2 Benches Wednesday Comedies

TV2 is ditching two of its struggling Wednesday comedies and doubling up episodes of Two and a Half Men and Mom. Gone from the schedule after next week will be Marry Me and Benched. TV2 is quitting the newcomers after its once-strong, two-hour midweek block collapsed without the heft of The Big Bang Theory and 2 […]

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HD Ratings: Puny Men Still Strong Enough

Two and a Half Men returned for its final season on Wednesday, after first screening on TVNZ Ondemand. While the double-episode premiere averaged only 5.7% – 7.8% of the major demographics, and rated below 6.0% in three of the four, that still was enough to beat the competition in the 18-39 and household shopper demos. […]

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This Week in HD: January 31-February 6

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Movie: The Day The Earth Stood Still (TV3, 9.00, R) Movie: Cop Out (TV2, 8.55, 5.1, R) Nashville (TV1, 9.30, 5.1) Movie: Collateral Damage (TV1, 10.30, 5.1, R) Movie: Lawless (TV2, 11.05, 5.1, R) Movie: Cedar Rapids (TV3, 11.15, R) Auckland Daze (TV1, 12.35, […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 31-February 6

Despite my prediction that many of TV2’s HD staples would return in the first week of February, the network is persisting with more summer movie fodder. But at least one series is back for its final season, Two and a Half Men, which launches with a double-episode 7.30 Wednesday (the last episode airs in the […]

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HD Ratings: Two and a Half Men Emasculated

Former top-rating sitcom Two and a Half Men is floundering in its later post-My Kitchen Rules time slot. Once a 7.30 anchor for TV2’s Wednesday comedy block, the ageing series hit a season if not series low on Tuesday when, at 9.30, it averaged only 2.8% – 4.2% of the major demographics. It was beaten […]

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HD Ratings: Mom and Men Meet Their Match

NCIS stood up to the tough competition TV2 threw at it on Tuesday when the procedural perennial went head-to-head with HD sitcoms Mom and Two and a Half Men. Both hours were evenly matched, with the channels seesawing in the ratings. Despite having a powerhouse lead-in in My Kitchen Rules (11.8% – 17.7% of the […]

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HD Heads-Up: June 8-14

TV2 will air an adults-only episode of Two And A Half Men at 9.00 on June 12. The plot revolves around Alan agreeing to a threesome with Lyndsey and Walden, and has the less-than-subtle title of Four Balls, Two Bats and One Mitt (taken from Alan’s description of Lyndsey’s idea of a threesome). Despite the titillation factor, […]

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