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HD Ratings: Game's Up for The Player

HD Ratings: Game’s Up for The Player

TV1’s The Player will end its run sooner than expected, with NBC cutting back its series order from 13 to only nine episodes. The announcement comes as the Tuesday night drama starts to lose its lustre here, with this week’s ratings hitting a season low. They averaged 3.0% – 4.7% of the core commercial demographics — […]

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HD Ratings: Blacklist Not Back on Everyone’s List

TV3’s The Blacklist made a competitive comeback on Tuesday, even though it didn’t rate above 3.2% of the commercial demographics. TV2’s Step Dave (3.3% – 6.8%) easily out-rated it except in the 25-54 demo, where only fractions of a point separated them and TV1’s The Player (2.0% – 4.8%) The Blacklist beat The Player in the 18-49 […]

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HD Ratings: Sporting Chance for TV3

HD Ratings: Sporting Chance for TV3

After Shark Tank replacement Heroes Reborn tanked on Monday, TV3 would have been heartened by Humans ending its Tuesday run on a high ahead of 7 Days of Sport being a winner. The Channel 4 sci-fi drama averaged 1.5% – 4.8% of the commercial demographics to win the 8.30 hour in the 25-54 race. Moreover, […]

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Empire returns early, but later (TV2, 9.35 Tuesday), "bigger and badder than ever," reports the NY DaILY News.

Critical Condition: Empire

“Empire roars out to start its second season, with much of the same hummable audacity that marked its initial run. There is certainly cause for some wariness that an already bursting-at-the-seams drama has become stretched even more haggis-tight, but the three episodes made available to critics remain above the guilty-pleasure fray, with catchy new songs, wacky […]

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This Week in HD: September 26 - October 2

This Week in HD: September 26 – October 2

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i Saturday Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 5.30, 5.1, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Bridge to Terabithia (TV2, 7.00, R) Network Movie Premiere: Epic (TV3, 7.00) Movie: The Green Hornet (TV2, 8.55, R) Movie: Happy Gilmore (TV3, 9.05, R) Mr Selfridge (TV1, 9.30) Last Tango in Halifax (TV1, 10.30, R) […]

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Yawning of the Age of Aquarius

Yawning of the Age of Aquarius

TV1 is yanking HD drama Aquarius from primetime and replacing it with new SD episodes of Autopsy. The rescheduling is effective from August 18, when the last four episodes will air 11pm Tuesday in the Perception slot; the latter will replace The Missing at midnight. The only surprise about the move is why it’s taken so long given the […]

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Bill O’Byrne’s Bargain Bin Blues: The Butler

The Butler | Value for money: $$$$ Directed by Lee Daniels. Written by Danny Strong. Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr. America is a bit funny about race. Sort of in the way greyhounds are funny about rabbits. The Butler is a story of being black in America in the 20th century, from the […]

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HD Heads-Up: August 1-7

HD Heads-Up: August 1-7

Are fans of The Block and House Rules ready to rumble? That’s what TV2 will ask next month, when it launches the latest reality renovation show, Reno Rumble, off the back of the August 5 season finale of My Kitchen Rules. Despite featuring contestants from two TV3 staples, it’s TVNZ that’s acquired this house-makeover hybrid that […]

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HD Ratings: TV1 Crime Dramas on Death Row?

TV1’s Aquarius has been renewed for a second season but it’s not likely to return here in primetime. The first season is struggling 9.30 Tuesdays, where episode three failed to rate above 2.6% of the channel’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds. It averaged 1.3% – 2.2% of the other commercial demographics off the back of another […]

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HD Ratings: Will Story Turn the Page for TV3?

TV3’s new nightly current affairs show Story will screen in HD — but not at first. When the Campbell Live successor goes to air in six weeks’ time it will be in SD. But MediaWorks is working towards upgrading all of its news and current affairs output to HD later this year. It’a a pity the infrastructure […]

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