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Prime Locks Up Arresting UK Drama

Prime has awarded a BBC daytime drama a primetime run. It will premiere The Coroner on July 22, in a 7.30 Saturday slot. In the UK, the BBC commissioned the gentle crime drama to help shake up its daytime schedule. Written by soap vet Sally Abbott (Casualty, EastEnders), it stars Claire Goose (Unforgotten, The Bill) […]

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HD Ratings: Billy T Gets Last Laugh

The HD premiere of Billy T: Te Movie helped TV3 to win the Sunday night ratings with its target audience, adults 25-54. The movie averaged 6.1% of this demographic, 5.2% of adults 18-39 and 18-49, and 7.0% of household shoppers with kids. But the most popular movie of the night was TV2’s network HD premiere […]

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This Week in HD: December 28-January 3

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i on the networks: Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 5.30, R) NZ Story (TV One, 7.00) Fusion Feasts (TV3, 7.00) Survivor (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Showtime (TV One, 8.00) Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (TV One, 8.30) Outrageous Fortune (TV3, 11.00, R) Underbelly: Razor (TV3, 12.00, R) Sunday Monster Bug Wars (TV One, […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 28-January 3

TV3 will strip new HD comedy/drama series The Defenders 1.30 weekdays from New Year’s Eve. It’s one of four series debuting in HD during the dismally programmed first week of the new year, the other being Malibu Country (TV2, 6.30 Sunday), The Block: All Stars (TV3, 7.30 weeknights) and Meet the Frockers (TV One, 8.00 Wednesday). The […]

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HDTV Ratings: November 30-December 2

Spectacular ratings for the NZ’s Got Talent finale barely breathed new life into the dead-on-arrival whodunit, Vera. TV One premiered Vera to dismal Friday night ratings mid-year and clearly hoped a bonanza audience for Talent would help to relaunch the Brenda Blethyn mystery series. But whereas Talent averaged 13.3% – 21.4% of the major demographics, […]

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This Week in HD: December 1-7

NZ’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i on the networks:   Saturday NZ’s Got Talent (TV One, 3.55, R) Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures (TV One, 7.00) On the Grill (TV3, 7.00) The Voice (TV2, 7.30) CSI: New York (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) CSI: Miami (TV3 9.30, 5.1) Pan Am (TV One, 9.35, 5.1) […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: December 1-7

Nearly a year after it went to air on US TV, TV One at last will launch the HD conspiracy drama, Alcatraz. It will screen 8.30pm Wednesdays from December 5, on a double-bill with re-runs of Criminal Minds in its new 9.30 slot. Criminal Minds has been underperforming at 8.30, as have repeats of Person […]

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Tonight in HD: July 13

Season Finale: Glee (TV3, 7.30, 5.1, F) Graduation is finally here, as McKinley High’s class of 2012 looks to the past and present while contemplating the future. “It turned out to be a solid, at times fantastic, season-closer where some of Glee’s general weaknesses turned out to be strengths,” Time magazine said. But Rolling Stone thought otherwise: “With a […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: July 20-27

TV One is axing HD whodunit Vera after only two weeks. The Brenda Blethyn vehicle will air 8.30pm Friday for the last time this week after appalling ratings for its premiere. Replacing it on July 20 will be an SD repeat of the movie, The Man Who Sued God, and the following week an Absolutely […]

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HDTV Ratings: July 5-8

Sunday’s HD repeats of movies featuring two of TV’s funniest, Billy T James and Homer Simpson, were ratings also-rans. The Sunday Theatre dramatisation, Billy, drew about a third of last year’s viewership, averaging 4,2%-6.1% of key demographics, while The Simpsons Movie, which overlapped, drew 6.3%-7.3%. The Simpsons Movie started competitively opposite Mike & Molly but […]

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