Tag Archives: Nurse Jackie
HDTV Heads-Up: November 10-16

HDTV Heads-Up: November 10-16

Nurse Jackie at last is returning to TV3’s night shift. The network that aired the original season within six weeks of its US broadcast has sat on the fourth for six months. Indeed, originally it had another HD comedy/drama slotted for post-Homeland on Mondays, House of Lies, which TV Guide dubbed “a pitiless, biting satire […]

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Homeland Versus HBO Heartland

Homeland Versus HBO Heartland

It’s fitting that TV3’s new 9.30pm Monday award-winner, Homeland, should have premiered only an hour after SoHo’s HBO horse racing drama, Luck. The race between HBO and the cable channel that commissioned Homeland, Showtime, has never been tighter. For years HBO has dominated US TV drama production with its stable of iconic award-winners, ranging from The […]

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Tonight in HD: January 23

Tonight in HD: January 23

Sky Movies Premiere: Faster (Sky 20, 8.30, 5.1) Vengeful ex-con Dwayne Johnson hits the road in his 40-year-old bad-ass Chev to pay back his brother’s killers, with junkie cop Billy Bob Thornton in hot pursuit. Faster is an edge-of-the-front seat thriller with fantastic stunts, premium production values, and writing of a higher calibre than you’d expect for […]

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Quick-Off-the-Draw Justified Blunder to Be Rectified

Quick-Off-the-Draw Justified Blunder to Be Rectified

Just when Justified fans thought TV One’s treatment of the modern western couldn’t get any worse, the network has jumped the gun on the running order of episodes. Last Wednesday it aired episode 12 instead of 11, which was a dreadful error given the series is building to an electrifying climax. TVNZ blames the out-of-sync […]

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HDTV Ratings: July 1-4

HDTV Ratings: July 1-4

Two of TV3’s Monday night HD drawcards ended their runs last night with mixed ratings. CSI drew two-thirds the 25-54 viewership of TV2’s Desperate Housewives and only narrowly beat a repeat of TV One’s Criminal Minds. But its 9.30pm stablemate, Nurse Jackie, lost both to TV2’s Brothers & Sisters and TV One’s Castle, mustering only […]

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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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HDTV Ratings: June 27-28

HDTV Ratings: June 27-28

NCIS out-rated its Los Angeles spin-off when it returned last night to TV3. The season-eight premiere was no match for TV2’s HD opposition, Grey’s Anatomy, but drew 8.8% of 25-54 year-olds compared to 6.4% for the last episode of NCIS: LA that screened in the same slot two weeks previously. It was a similar story […]

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Tonight in HD: June 27

Tonight in HD: June 27

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Ross tries to flirt with the pizza delivery girl, with horrible results; Rachel loses a pair of earrings that Monica had lent to Phoebe. Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) TK finds out nice guys do really end up last; Evan’s driving hopes stall; Sarah snares an addict. Road Cops (TV3, 7.30, R) […]

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HDTV Ratings: June 13

HDTV Ratings: June 13

Nurse Jackie rebounded in last night’s ratings after last week’s shocking lows. In the 18-49 and 25-54 demographics, viewership almost doubled, rising from around 3.6% the previous week to 6.3%. Among household shoppers with kids, the rating climbed from 5.6% to 8.4%. TV2’s HD opposition, Brothers & Sisters, won the 9.30pm hour. It was down […]

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Tonight in HD: June 13

Tonight in HD: June 13

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) Ross becomes upset when someone at work takes his sandwich from the refrigerator and eats it; Joey finds himself in a terrible mess when he tries to cover for Chandler and Monica’s dating. Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Winston gets a whiff of freedom; Jill gets a timely reminder; Hunter mijudges his […]

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