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TV2 Frustrates Fringe Fans - Again

TV2 Frustrates Fringe Fans – Again

After weeks of tolerating absurdly low ratings for Tuesday night repeats of The Mentalist, TV2 at last is dumping the HD drama for movies — with Fringe becoming collateral damage. The spooky HD sensation will screen for the last time next week, at the later time of 10.15pm, with a network spokesman only able to say, “It’ll […]

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HDTV Ratings: Californication vs Fringe, The Mentalist vs Outrageous Fortune/Transformers

HDTV Ratings: Californication vs Fringe, The Mentalist vs Outrageous Fortune/Transformers

TV3’s steamy sex-addict drama, Californication, last night scored its hottest ratings yet, with the HD premiere of season three. It pulled 12.1% of 18-49 year-olds, compared to HD rival Fringe’s 7.7% on TV2, and 12.9% of 18-39 year-olds (vs Fringe’s 7%). With 25-54 year-olds, the gap was similar but much narrower with household shoppers with […]

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HDTV Ratings: Good Night Nurse

HDTV Ratings: Good Night Nurse

Nurse Jackie ended its HD run last night with fewer viewers than usual tuning into the season finale. It was out-rated in all the key demographics by TV2’s HD rival, Fringe, and TV One’s Real Crime doco about chimps that kill, and kept barely half of the viewership that HD lead-in Outrageous Fortune delivered. TV2’s […]

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Why Not HD: Human Target?

Why Not HD: Human Target?

If you were hanging out to see TV2’s long-delayed debut of the graphic novel action sensation, Human Target, in HD, you might as well hang out a little longer for the Blu-ray. The network will double-bill the newcomer with season three of Chuck from August 25, in the 8.30pm-10.30pm zone. Frustratingly, neither will air in […]

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HDTV Ratings: NZ's Next Top Model, Juno

HDTV Ratings: NZ’s Next Top Model, Juno

TV3’s HD combo of NZ’s Next Top Model and the movie, Juno, helped the network to win Friday night’s ratings contest. The season-two launch of Model attracted 9.1% of TV3’s target audience, 18-49 year-olds, and the free-to-air premiere of Juno, 10.9%. Model ranked behind TV2’s comedy duo, Two and a Half Men and Gary Unmarried, but […]

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Top Critic Thinks Mentalist Programming Loony

Top Critic Thinks Mentalist Programming Loony

Top TV critic Jane Clifton, of The Dominion Post, has joined ScreenScribe.tv in challenging the thinking behind TV2’s decision to programme first-run episodes and repeats of its HD hit, The Mentalist, only 24 hours apart. Writing in today’s paper, she quips if Monday’s season-two premieres can be dubbed “All New The Mentalist“, then Tuesday’s season-one […]

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Changing Fortunes for TV3 Shows Online

Changing Fortunes for TV3 Shows Online

The HD debut of the most popular NZ drama series ever, Outrageous Fortune, has been credited with boosting online viewership of TV3 and C4 shows. MediaWorks Interactive today reported its video on demand service has more than tripled the number of shows streamed since its relaunch in May and doubled its audience base. It has […]

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HDTV Ratings: The Mentalist vs Outrageous Fortune, Fringe vs Nurse Jackie

HDTV Ratings: The Mentalist vs Outrageous Fortune, Fringe vs Nurse Jackie

TV2’s deranged decision to programme HD re-runs of The Mentalist opposite new HD episodes of Outrageous Fortune predictably cost the network dearly last night, when the TV3 hit drew nearly five times the viewership of 18-39 year-olds. The demographic is TV2’s target audience but only 5.6% tuned into The Mentalist compared with the 23.9% who watched […]

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HDTV Ratings: Fringe vs Nurse Jackie, Outrageous Fortune vs Grey's Anatomy

HDTV Ratings: Fringe vs Nurse Jackie, Outrageous Fortune vs Grey’s Anatomy

The HD season premiere of Fringe narrowly out-rated Nurse Jackie last night — but not with TV2’s target audience. The sci-fi series drew 8.6% of TV2’s key demo, 18-39 year-olds, compared with Nurse Jackie’s 8.7%. But Fringe won in the other network demos, 25-54 (7.9% vs 7.7%), 18-49 (8.1% vs 7.7%) and household shoppers with […]

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HDTV Heads-Up III: Stolen: The Baby Kahu Story

HDTV Heads-Up III: Stolen: The Baby Kahu Story

TV3 will screen in HD a two-hour dramatisation of the Baby Kahu case on July 28. The network is billing Stolen: The Baby Kahu Story as a “New Zealand Television Event”, which may not be the exaggeration it sounds given the calibre of talent involved in dramatising the 2002 abduction of the eight-month-old daughter of […]

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