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Oh Brother!

TVNZ 2’s Big  Brother Australia experiment is over. The reality flop will shift to Duke from May 25, allowing TVNZ 2 to reinstate The Simpsons at 5.00, Friends at 5.30 and The Big Bang Theory at 6.00. Pre-empting its stable comedy roster to accommodate BBA was always a baffling strategy given the franchise lost its lustre […]

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Network Movies in HD: May 21 – 27

   Saturday Patch Adams (TVNZ 2, 7.00) A Dog’s Way Home (Three, 7.00) Playmobil: The Movie (Maori TV, 7.00) Survivor (Eden, 8.30) Employee of the Month (Three, 8.50) Get Out (Duke, 9.30) The Watcher (Three, 10.55) Adrift (TVNZ 2, 9.10) A Time to Kill (TVNZ 2, midnight)   Sunday Smallfoot (TVNZ 2, 3.50) The Fast […]

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New to SoHo in June

Westworld rides again next month on SoHo, when season four’s June 27 debut will lead a posse of premieres on Sky’s premium drama channel. Watch also for S2 of Devils, S3 of A Black Lady Sketch Show and the launch of The Baby and I Love That for You. No sign yet of Animal Kingdom’s […]

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New to Sky Box Sets in June

The fine Jeff Daniels drama series that critics inexplicably savaged, American Rust, will screen for the first time next month on Sky Box Sets, along with season one of the Italian crime hit, Gomorrah (both also stream on Neon). Showtime axed the former after one season and there’s no word yet on if Sky will pick up subsequent […]

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Responder at Last Gets the Call

One of the year’s most acclaimed BBC dramas at last will screen in NZ, initially on TVNZ OnDemand. The first season of The Responder will stream in full from June 2 — nearly six months after its UK premiere excited critics like The Guardian’s: Martin Freeman is magnificent in tour de police force … With […]

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HD Heads-Up: May 28 – June 3

➢➢ TVNZ 2 will launch Star Trek: Strange New Worlds on an off-peak double-bill with Star Trek: Discovery. It will screen 3.55 Saturdays from May 28, ahead of the season two premiere of Superman & Lois (5.00). Strange New Worlds is set before the original Star Trek and already is streaming OnDemand. In the US, […]

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HD Ratings: Lego No Building Block

Lego Masters NZ won the 7.30 hour in the core commercial demographics on Tuesday but the rest of TVNZ 2’s primetime line-up trailed TVNZ 1 and Three’s. Lego averaged 3.8% of 25-54 year-olds and 3.3% of 18-49s. But a more surprising outcome was Three’s Bondi Rescue double-ep largely out-rating TVNZ 1’s The Casketeers and Lap […]

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HD Ratings: Lego Starts to Topple DWTS

Monday’s broadcast of TVNZ 2’s Lego Masters NZ narrowly out-rated Three’s Dancing with the Stars in the 25-54 demographic but lost to it in the 18-49 demo. It was a topsy-turvy result given Three targets 25-54 year-olds and TVNZ 2 18-49 year-olds. Lego averaged 4.1% of 25-54s vs 4.0% for DWTS, and 3.3% of 18-49s […]

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HD Ratings: Bad Night for Bad Boys

Three’s free-to-air premiere of Bad Boys for Life on Sunday wasn’t good news for the network, finishing behind TVNZ 1’s launch of The Pembrokeshire Murders and another Fast & Furious re-run. The action-comedy averaged just 1.1% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, and 0.9% of the next key commercial demographic, 18-49 year-olds. TVNZ 1’s George Clarke’s Remarkable Renovations […]

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Network Movies in HD: May 14 – 20

Saturday Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (TVNZ 2, 7.00) Son of Bigfoot (Maori TV, 7.00) Begin Again (Eden, 8.30) Pop Aye (Maori TV, 8.30) Bombshell (TVNZ 2, 8.35) She’s Out of My League (Three, 9.30) Interview With the Vampire (Duke, 9.30) True Story (TVNZ 2, 11.55)   Sunday Aliens in the Attic […]

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