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HDTV Ratings: April 4-9

HDTV Ratings: April 4-9

After last week’s heroic ratings surge, Monday’s Homeland slipped a couple of points in most of the major demographics. It averaged 5.3%-6.6% to distantly trail Desperate Housewives and Criminal Minds. The former won the 8.30 hour except among 25-54 year-olds, which Criminal Minds claimed with a 1% majority. Housewives stablemate Revenge was down sharply, being […]

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HDTV Ratings: March 19

HDTV Ratings: March 19

Desperate Housewives’ traditional hold on the 8.30pm Monday hour is shattering as HD rivals Criminal Minds and Homeland cement their gains of recent weeks. Homeland last night drew a record 7% of TV3’s target 25-54 audience — a modest number by most measures except it was nearly double the audience of the show’s premiere five […]

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HDTV Ratings: February 20

HDTV Ratings: February 20

TV3’s new Monday night strategy worked, with episode two of Homeland rating higher than the premiere and CSI proving more competitive in its later slot. The homeland security drama still lost against HD rivals Criminal Minds and Desperate Housewives. But it averaged 6.9% of 25-54 year-olds (versus 4.0% for the premiere), 6.1% of 18-49s (vs […]

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The Games Programmers Play

The Games Programmers Play

Despite abysmal ratings for TV3’s premiere of Homeland on Monday, TV2 must think there’s still a chance it can find a home in viewers’ hearts. Why else would the network make last-minute changes to its weekend schedules? As late as midday Friday, a TV2 publicist alerted media of key billing changes on Saturday and Sunday nights. The […]

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Tonight in HD: February 19

Sky Movies Premieres: 127 Hours (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) This gruelling I-shouldn’t-be-alive dramatisation barely runs two hours but exhaustively conveys the agony, despair and desperation that extreme hiker Aron Ralston must have felt while trapped for nearly six days deep in a canyon crevice with his arm pinned by a boulder. The nightmarish scenario and unthinkable resolution […]

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HDTV Ratings: February 10-13

HDTV Ratings: February 10-13

Revenge was sweet for TV2 last night when its HD premiere drew more than twice as many viewers as TV3’s highly touted Homeland. The award-winning thriller about a suspected double-agent averaged only 4% of TV3’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to Revenge’s 9.7%. It even lost to TV One’s gimmicky crime procedural, Person of Interest, […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: February 11-17

HDTV Heads-Up: February 11-17

TV3 will pair the award-winning new drama sensation of the 2011/12 US TV season, Homeland, with the return of CSI, which will have a new-look lead-in of Last Man Standing and Modern Family. Homeland last month won Golden Globes for best drama series and best actress in a drama (Claire Danes), and is being previewed online […]

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Tonight in HD: July 18

Tonight in HD: July 18

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Joey plots the perfect opportunity to kiss Janine on a televised New Year’s Eve dance show, and Ross and Monica resurrect their dorky high school dance routine for the broadcast. Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Winter season finale: Roimata struggles to hold it together; Hunter snaps Callum and Jill; TK reaches a […]

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HDTV Ratings: July 11

HDTV Ratings: July 11

TV One’s HD premiere of Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour and TV3’s launch of an HD season of action movies squeezed viewership of TV2’s HD warhorse, Desperate Housewives. The Criminal Minds spin-off rated almost as well as the season finale of the original, despite tougher competition from TV3’s HD premiere of Fast & Furious. It drew […]

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Tonight in HD: July 4

Tonight in HD: July 4

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Monica and Chandler reconcile and, on the roll of the dice, decide to go to a chapel and get married. But once there, they run into some familiar faces. (Part two.) Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Rachel is challenged to step up; Sarah seeks answers from Owen; Bella witnesses a private moment. […]

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