Tag Archives: Rake
HD Heads-Up: March 15-21

HD Heads-Up: March 15-21

House of Cards and Scandal fans won’t want to miss another top political drama that TV2 will debut late-night in HD the same week TV One replaces struggling Australian drama Rake with another drama from across the Tasman. Political Animals is a 2012 mini-series that tries to get inside the mind of Hillary Clinton and […]

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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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HD Ratings: Rave Reviews But Not Ratings for Rake

HD Ratings: Rave Reviews But Not Ratings for Rake

Rake’s charms have won over critics more than viewers. The Wednesday night newcomer had a disastrous debut, averaging only 1.7% – 3.3% of the major demographics (adults 18-39, 18-49, 25-54, household shoppers with kids). Despite acclaim by The Dominion Post (“a treasure“) and The NZ Herald (“funny, clever and silly“), TV One’s decision to schedule it […]

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HD Heads-Up: February 1-7

HD Heads-Up: February 1-7

It looks like TV3 will be facing a double-barrelled assault from TVNZ when the networks spice up their Sunday night schedules next month. First there will be the great foodie TV face-off, when the latest, new-look season of MasterChef NZ goes head-to-head with TV3’s culinary newcomer, The Great Food Race, from February 2. And at […]

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MediaWorks Becomes Sony's One and Only

MediaWorks Becomes Sony’s One and Only

Amid speculation that MediaWorks’ output deals with Fox and Universal were under threat because of the company’s receivership, the broadcaster this afternoon announced a new output deal with Sony Pictures Television. It includes not only House of Cards but also one of the hottest 2013/14 contenders, The Blacklist, which stars James Spader as a criminal-turned-lawman […]

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