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HD Ratings: Fast Five Not First

HD Ratings: Fast Five Not First

Sunday’s network HD premiere of Fast Five couldn’t reverse Packed to the Rafters’ popularity and struggled to keep up with National Treasure: Book of Secrets. The Fast & Furious sequel averaged 4.9% – 6.2% of the key demographics and only pulled ahead of Secrets in the 18-39 race (6.2% vs 5.2%); Rafters averaged 6.4% – 9.7% […]

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HD Ratings: TV2 Sundays Under New Management

HD Ratings: TV2 Sundays Under New Management

TV2 has axed Sunday HD comedy Anger Management after a second consecutive week of the kind of ratings that make TV executives see red. From this Sunday it’s replacing the Charlie Sheen sitcom and its SD stablemate, Fool Britannia, with re-runs of Renters. Both were beaten at the weekend by TV3’s The Simpsons and Family […]

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Homer and "guest star" Tom Waits.

Simpsons Spearheads Sitcom Resurgence on TV3

TV3 is taking back The Simpsons from sister channel Four to help anchor its strongest sitcom slate in years. With comedies back in vogue on US TV, and TV3 beefing up local content to distinguish its programming, the network has lined up an unprecedented number of HD half-hours from the week starting February 2. The […]

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Woohoo! Homer's Coming Home

Woohoo! Homer’s Coming Home

TV3 has confirmed that The Simpsons again will screen in HD when the long-running ‘toon resumes Sunday night screenings on the network (thanks to thx1138 for the heads-up). When MediaWorks relaunched Four as a fledgling youth entertainment channel, it used The Simpsons as a signature attraction to build viewership and took it off TV3 to […]

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HD Feed: September 23

HD Feed: September 23

HD movies abound tonight, from the network premiere of Cop Out (TV2, 8.30) to another re-run of There’s Something About Mary (TV3, 8.30) and the Sky premieres of The Help (Sky 20, 8.30) and A History of Violence (Sky 22, 8.30). Action-comedy Cop Out stars Bruce Willis and 30 Rock’s Tracy Morgan as two of […]

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Glee Fast-forwards to Four

Glee Fast-forwards to Four

Glee is the latest HD show to wind up in SD on Four. After three seasons on TV3, the high school musical-drama is switching channels. The good news for fans is season four will screen within a week of its US broadcast; the bad news is MediaWorks doesn’t plan to upgrade Four to HD in […]

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Tonight in HD: December 22

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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The Week Ahead in HD: August 6-12

The Week Ahead in HD: August 6-12

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i Saturday Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) The Voice (TV2, 7.30) Movie: The Day the Earth Stood Still (TV3, 8.30) Movie: Appaloosa (TV2, 10.10) Movie: In the Mix (TV3, 10.40) Sunday Let’s Get Inventin’ (TV2, 5.00) Cafe Secrets (TV3, 5.00) World Kitchen (TV3, 5.30) Joey (TV2, 6.30, R) […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: August 6-12

HDTV Heads-Up: August 6-12

Two HD Kiwi dramas will go head-to-head when TV3 launches its own spin on Underbelly against TV One’s Nothing Trivial. Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud will screen 8.30pm Wednesdays from August 10. Over six episodes, it dramatises the ‘70s rise of the real Mr Asia, Marty Johnstone, and NZ’s first drug cartel, […]

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Blu-ray Blues: Modern Family and Dexter

Blu-ray Blues: Modern Family and Dexter

The latest seasons of two top HD hits will be released on DVD on Wednesday but not on Blu-ray. However, the good news is both Dexter and Modern Family can be imported on Blu-ray from the US or Australia. For reasons known only to Paramount, season four of Dexter is being released on Blu-ray across the […]

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