Tag Archives: A Place to Call Home
HD Ratings: Dark Knight Not Such a Good Night for TV2

HD Ratings: Dark Knight Not Such a Good Night for TV2

TV2’s network movie premiere of The Dark Knight Rises on Sunday won its slot in all the major demographics but the channel still lost the night to its HD rivals. The three-hour movie’s overall ratings were dragged down by its length to average 4.7% – 5.3% but bedded in the 8.30-10.30 zone for the double-billing of […]

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HD Ratings: New Chefs Show Not as Masterful

HD Ratings: New Chefs Show Not as Masterful

TV One will be hoping its version of My Kitchen Rules curries more favour in its second airing on Tuesday after Sunday’s premiere drew far fewer viewers than network stablemate MasterChef NZ’s launch earlier this year. Given the Aussie show’s popularity on TV2 — Wednesday’s finale averaged a whopping 15.9% – 19.7% — and the […]

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This Week in HD: August 23-29

This Week in HD: August 23-29

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday ITM Fishing Show (TV One, 5.00) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Undercover Boss USA (TV One, 8.30, F) Movie: Defiance (TV One, 9.30, 5.1, R) Blue Bloods (TV3, 9.30, […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 23-29

HD Heads-Up: August 23-29

All the free-to-air HD networks are pumping up their primetime line-ups in the last week of August, when TV One and TV3 will go head-to-head with NZ versions of top-rating Aussie formats. TV One will launch its own version of My Kitchen Rules 7.30 Sunday and continue it Tuesday and Wednesday at the same hour, […]

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New to Blu: December 26-January 7

New to Blu: December 26-January 7

US critics were in two minds about 2 Guns’ transfer. In one corner: “2 Guns comes with a 1080p AVC/MPEG-4 encoded transfer that delivers a good but not great image that is occasionally impaired by some soft focus around the edges and a general lack of fine detail in certain segments of the film.” In […]

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This Week in HD: December 21-27

This Week in HD: December 21-27

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) Lanny and Wayne the Christmas Elves in Prep & Landing   (TV2, 7.00, R) 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) […]

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HD Heads-Up: December 21-27

The networks’ Christmas schedules are decked wall-to-wall with movies and specials, mostly re-runs but many in HD, including the spin-off Toy Story of Terror! (TV2, 7.00 Monday). It aired as a Halloween special in the US, where Variety praised the “first-rate” animation. “At roughly 21 minutes sans commercials Toy Story of Terror! is about a […]

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This Week in HD: December 7-13

This Week in HD: December 7-13

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i on the networks: Saturday NZ’s Got Talent (TV One, 4.00, R) Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) The ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 5.30) NZ Story (TV One, 7.00) Duck Dynasty (TV2, 7.00) Fusion Feasts (TV3, 7.00) Showtime (TV One, 7.30) Survivor (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (TV One, 8.30) Blue Bloods (TV3, 9.25, 5.1) […]

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HD Ratings: Briton’s Got Talent

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: Place Picks Up Pace

HD Ratings: Place Picks Up Pace

The crowdpleasing appeal of NZ’s Got Talent is helping to turn Aussie period drama A Place to Call Home into a Sunday drawcard for TV One. This weekend’s episode averaged 4.4% – 9.3% of the major demographics and won its slot with household shoppers. With TV2’s HD premiere of Just Go With It (6.2% – […]

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