Tag Archives: X-Factor USA

HD Ratings: Briton’s Got Talent

TV3’s re-run of Johnny English proved to be effective counter-programming against NZ’s Got Talent on Sunday. The TV One talent quest won the 7.30 hour but the Rowan Atkinson comedy was more than competitive. It out-rated NZGT among adults 18-39 and 18-49, and the two were neck-and-neck with adults 25-54 – the demographic both channels […]

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HD Ratings: Viewers Not Over Hangover

Sunday’s exclusive interview with Bevan Chuang helped to cement TV One’s supremacy for the first half of Sunday night as the top-rating lead-in to NZ’s Got Talent. But it was TV2’s HD re-run of The Hangover that was the toast of the night, averaging 10.5% – 12.6% of the major demographics (adults 18-39, 18-49, 25-54 […]

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Tonight in HD: December 23

SoHo Highlight: Mildred Pierce (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) As Veda’s singing career takes off, Mildred’s attempts to reconcile with her estranged daughter finally pay off, though at a painful price. New York magazine reckons this five part mini-series closes with “the best ‘is that really the final line?’ since Eyes Wide Shut … Whether you found it all a bit slow and meandering, […]

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Tonight in HD: December 22

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) A judge’s ultimatum gives hope to LaDonna and Toni; Albert makes a stand and pays the price; Antoine gets an airport gig but loses a mentor. “Seven episodes into Treme, the Daymo case is the closest thing we’ve had to Wire-like procedural thread, and I’m not sure whether its strong conclusion—to the mystery […]

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Tonight in HD: December 15

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Toni tracks down a former cop in search of clues about Daymo; Janette considers suspending operations; the Bernettes make a splash at the Krewe du Vieux parade. As The AV Club said of this series six episodes in: “[Creator David] Simon and his writers are unsparing in drawing out the instances of corruption, inefficiency, […]

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Tonight in HD: December 2

SoHo Highlight: Life Support (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Oscar-nominee Queen Latifah stars in the story of one woman’s struggle to find meaning in misfortune: HIV-positive Ana channels her energy and regret over past drug addiction by giving back to her community working for an AIDS outreach group. “Watching Latifah’s performance is the single greatest pleasure of watching this movie,” said the New York […]

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Tonight in HD: December 1

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Antoine heads to Baton Rouge to visit his sons; LaDonna and Toni probe a case of mistaken identity; Albert’s Indians bury their Wild Man. The Guardian said episode four was a treat for fans of creator David Simon’s previous series, The Wire, because it features three more recruits from that show’s cast. “In […]

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Tonight in HD: November 24

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Albert finds the body of his ‘Wild Man’; Davis barters freedom for piano lessons; Antoine hits rock bottom; Annie (Lucia Micarelli, above) gets a birthday gig. This may be the finest drama series on SoHo but the AV Club’s Scott Tobias make a valid point when he writes: “Great as David […]

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Tonight in HD: November 3

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) While auditioning for a Broadway play, Joey discovers he is only a good actor when he needs to go to the bathroom. Jeff Goldblum guest stars. ✫✫✫ Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Maxwell is offered greener pastures; Jill and Callum struggle with fallout; Vinnie is just the ticket for Brooke. ✫✫✫ The X Factor USA (TV3, […]

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Tonight in HD: October 27

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) While Chandler is stuck in Tulsa for Christmas, one of his co-workers comes onto him. Selma Blair guest stars. ✫✫✫ Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Gabrielle shuts down; Vinnie jumps through hoops for romance; Jill’s tricks land Callum in hot water. ✫✫✫ The X Factor USA (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Following the Judge’s Houses stage, the […]

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