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HD Ratings: Try-hards and Die Hard Win Sunday for TV3

HD Ratings: Try-hards and Die Hard Win Sunday for TV3

TV3 won Sunday night’s ratings race with the combined pulling power of The X Factor NZ and Die Hard 4.0. X Factor averaged 12.5% – 16.0% of the major demographics over its two hours and Die Hard 4.0, 8.5% – 9.2%. TV2’s HD movie alternative, Arthur, was competitive, with 7.7% – 10.1%. Indeed, it was […]

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HD Ratings: Bridesmaids Beats Battle

HD Ratings: Bridesmaids Beats Battle

In a busy weekend for network HD movie premieres, Bridesmaids was the winner. TV3 bowed Bridesmaids after Sunday’s X Factor NZ, where it averaged 6.9% – 8.5% of the key demos to largely win its slot. It was most popular with adults 18-39 and seesawed with TV One’s Packed to the Rafters and TV2’s movie […]

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HD Ratings: New Normal More Popular Than Old Normal

HD Ratings: New Normal More Popular Than Old Normal

TV3’s new HD sitcom The New Normal sharply out-rated lead-in Modern Family on Friday while the network’s Sunday HD staple, The Simpsons, rated lower than The Krusty the Clown Show. The New Normal averaged 4.8% – 5.5% of the key demographics, and was most popular with TV3’s 25-54 target. That was not only well above […]

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HD Highlights: September 8

HD Highlights: September 8

SoHo Highlight: Boss (Sky 10, 8.35, 5.1) Better With Popcorn says episode two of the Kelsey Grammer sensation deals dramatically and emotionally with the fallout from the shooting at the end of the season premiere and whether Mayor Tom Kane’s wife, Meredith, will survive. “Politics and power grabs are mostly forgotten, at least for the first half […]

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HD Highlights: August 25

HD Highlights: August 25

Sky Movies Greats Premiere: Definitely, Maybe (Sky 22, 8.30, 5.1) Little Miss Sunshine’s Abigail Breslin is Little Miss Insufferable in this romantic-comedy about the vexing, decade-long love life of a budding persuader (Ryan Reynolds) who gets his big break working for Bill Clinton’s 1992 election campaign. It’s riddled with cuteness and conceit but benefits from sharp […]

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HD Highlights: August 11

HD Highlights: August 11

Sky Movies Premiere: Salvation Boulevard (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) A heavenly cast — Greg Kinnear, Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Tomei, Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris — elevates an otherwise obscure comedy/drama about a fundamentalist preacher who tries to frame a born-again member of his congregation for the accidental killing of an atheist author. “It’s not that Salvation Boulevard is bad: It’s […]

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HD Highlights: July 21

HD Highlights: July 21

Sky Movies: Unstoppable (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) The Taking of Pelham 123’s Tony Scott and Denzel Washington reunite on another train thriller, about a veteran engineer and a novice conductor (Chris Pine) who try to stop a runaway freight train carrying toxic chemicals from going off the rails. Unstoppable shows why Scott is the world’s top action director – it […]

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Tonight in HD: July 14

Tonight in HD: July 14

SoHo Highlight: The Killing (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Season-finale encore: Does the long overdue revelation of who was behind Rosie Larsen’s murder redeem the series? Not according to Time’s James Poniewozik: “But I have to give it some credit: after one psych-out after another, the final reveal was, if not gaspingly stunning, emotionally effective in a […]

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Tonight in HD: July 7

Tonight in HD: July 7

Sky Movies Premiere: Source Code (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) An American soldier wakes up on a Chicago commuter train with no idea of who he is and only eight minutes in which to defuse a bomb. It’s a scenario that plays out with Groundhog Day repetitiveness in this riveting thriller that doesn’t hold up under scrutiny but […]

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Tonight in HD: June 2

SoHo Highlight: Mad Men (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) A depressed Betty tries to make things uncomfortable for Don and Megan; Roger tries to take out some secret weapons for a meeting with a prospective Jewish client; Don makes a snap judgment that angers the creative department. The Hollywood Reporter thought this one of creator Matthew Weiner’s […]

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