Tag Archives: Once Upon a Time
HD Ratings: A Tale of Two Charmings

HD Ratings: A Tale of Two Charmings

Prince Charming and the town of Charming battled it out Wednesday, with Once Upon a Time and Sons of Anarchy seesawing in the ratings. The bikie drama revved up after last week’s season low (and dramatic cliffhanger) to average 5.0% – 8.4% of the major demographics against the fairy tale drama’s 3.8% – 6.0%. The […]

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HD Ratings: Comedies Back With a Big Bang

HD Ratings: Comedies Back With a Big Bang

TV2’s resumption of its Wednesday night comedy block, spearheaded by the premiere of Mom, would have had TVNZ programmers beaming more than the news that Nielsen under-reported the ratings for Sunday-Tuesday. I’ll amend the relevant posts shortly but one of the big winners was Step Dave, whose 18-49 rating (including TV2+1 viewership) jumped from 6.9% to 9.1% […]

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New to Blu: TV > October 30-November 5

New to Blu: TV > October 30-November 5

November is a mega-month for Doctor Who fans, and what better way to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary than to binge on the Blu-ray of The Complete Seventh Series? Of course, it may as well be 1963 given Doctor Who’s shabby SD transmissions on Prime. But at least Roadshow Entertainment releases the latest seasons and […]

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HD Ratings: Blind Side Captures Eyeballs

HD Ratings: Blind Side Captures Eyeballs

TV2’s The Blind Side steam-rolled TV3’s Night at the Museum when the HD re-runs went head-to-head on Sunday. The Sandra Bullock Oscar-winner averaged 10.7% – 15.2% of the key demographics and the Ben Stiller comedy, 8.1% – 9.5%. The latter followed The X Factor NZ, which easily won the 7.00 hour, with 11.5% – 15.8%, […]

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HD Ratings: Bones Embarrasses Bodies

TV3’s Bones double-bill strategy went from zero to hero in a week. Pairing a season-six re-run with a season-eight first-run episode seemed risky, especially after the first teaming tanked in the ratings. But last night the Bones re-run narrowly out-rated TV2’s Embarrassing Bodies Live From the Clinic with adults 18-49 and 25-54, the demographics that […]

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HD Ratings: Bones Buries Time Once More

HD Ratings: Bones Buries Time Once More

A week ahead of TV3 running two episodes back to back, Bones out-rated HD rival Once Upon a Time in all of the major demographics. The two series have been seesawing in the ratings for the past month. Last night Bones averaged 6.0% – 9.2% versus 4.8% – 9.1% for Time. But it couldn’t match SD […]

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HD Ratings: Fairy Tale Start for Once Upon a Time

HD Ratings: Fairy Tale Start for Once Upon a Time

Thursday’s season-two premiere of Once Upon a Time easily won the 8.30 hour against two other HD dramas, Agent Anna and Bones. It averaged 9.0% – 12.6% of the major demographics, compared to 11.0% – 15.7% for last season’s premiere, and was well ahead of the competition among household shoppers and TV2’s target audience, 18-39 […]

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Pilots Take Leaf Out of Vampire Diaries

Pilots Take Leaf Out of Vampire Diaries

Tonight’s season premiere of The Vampire Diaries (TV2, 10.30) coincides with news of star Claire Holt (Rebekah) landing her own spin-off series, The Originals. The backdoor pilot for the sister show will be Diaries’ April 25 episode in the US; Joseph Morgan (Klaus) and Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley) will co-star. According to the publicity, “The Originals centres on the […]

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Tonight in HD: July 5

Tonight in HD: July 5

Season Finale: Once Upon a Time (TV2, 8.30, 5.1, F) Emma and Regina must team up to save Henry’s life, and Prince Charming tries to escape from the Evil Queen’s clutches to reunite with a fallen Snow White. Lamented the AV Club: “The revelations come fast and furious; but while this episode is heavy on plot, it […]

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Tonight in HD: June 14

Tonight in HD: June 14

SoHo Highlight: Veep (Sky 10, 9.00, 5.1) Selina uses a baseball stadium to launch an anti-obesity campaign. Most US bloggers thought this one of the best episodes yet because of a pivotal plot point. “While Baseball might not have been the funniest episode of Veep it gave the show some focus as it is the first episode […]

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