Tag Archives: Rove LA
HDTV Ratings: October 30-November 1

HDTV Ratings: October 30-November 1

Expect TV One to pull Person of Interest from its Thursday line-up after a second week of disastrous ratings for the HD re-run. Thursday’s episode averaged a shockingly low 2.0% – 3.8% of key demographics. It was most popular with TV One’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, but still drew half the viewership of lead-in Coronation […]

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This Week in HD: October 20-26

This Week in HD: October 20-26

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i: Saturday NZ’s Got Talent (TV One, 4.55, R) TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30, R) Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: Simple Pleasures (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) CSI: New York (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) CSI: Miami (TV3 9.30, 5.1) Homeland (TV3, 10.30, 5.1, R) Revolution (TV2, 11.05, 5.1, R) […]

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HD TV Heads-Up: October 20-26

HD TV Heads-Up: October 20-26

HD in primetime is increasingly looking like chips off the same old block. As of the week starting October 20, TV3 will run the Australian version of The Block three nights in a row (7.30 Monday-Wednesday). With The X Factor USA already airing 7.30 Thursday-Friday, TV3’s primetime line-up will now be anchored with a reality […]

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HDTV Ratings: November 23-27

HDTV Ratings: November 23-27

It wasn’t just John Key who was on a roll at the weekend – so, too, was TV3, which won Friday and Saturday nights outright, and dominated the 18-49 ratings on Sunday. TV3’s election night coverage was more popular than TV One’s on Saturday while its HD premiere of It’s Complicated on Sunday was a […]

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Tonight in HD: November 24

Tonight in HD: November 24

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Albert finds the body of his ‘Wild Man’; Davis barters freedom for piano lessons; Antoine hits rock bottom; Annie (Lucia Micarelli, above) gets a birthday gig. This may be the finest drama series on SoHo but the AV Club’s Scott Tobias make a valid point when he writes: “Great as David […]

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Tonight in HD: November 17

Tonight in HD: November 17

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) Of all the outstanding series on SoHo, this newcomer from The Wire’s David Simon is the best — although it’s so painstakingly executed that it needs to screen in double-episodes to reward patience with momentum. As the New York Times observed: “This is an elliptically told tale, and it takes a few episodes for the […]

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Tonight in HD: November 10

Tonight in HD: November 10

SoHo Highlight: Treme (Sky 10, 9.30, 5.1) About the rebuilding of New Orleans three months after Hurricane Katrina, the title refers to a neighbourhood above the French Quarter that symbolises the city’s soul. As co-creator David Simon (The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street) says on the comprehensive extras of the already-released Blu-ray, “It’s the place […]

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HDTV Ratings: October 27-31

HDTV Ratings: October 27-31

Quick long-weekend catch-up: What a difference a time slot can make: Rove LA doubled its 25-54 viewership on Thursday when it aired at 9pm instead of 9.30pm. It averaged 7.8%, the same as lead-in The X Factor USA, an improvement that was mirrored in the other key demographics — although, worryingly for TV3, the 25-54 […]

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Tonight in HD: October 27

Tonight in HD: October 27

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) While Chandler is stuck in Tulsa for Christmas, one of his co-workers comes onto him. Selma Blair guest stars. ✫✫✫ Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) Gabrielle shuts down; Vinnie jumps through hoops for romance; Jill’s tricks land Callum in hot water. ✫✫✫ The X Factor USA (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) Following the Judge’s Houses stage, the […]

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Tonight in HD: October 20

Tonight in HD: October 20

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) ✫✫✫ Phoebe’s birthday dinner is ruined by Chandler and Monica’s fighting and Rachel’s neurotic parenting. Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) ✫✫✫ Brooke earns herself a fan; Jonathan fights distraction; Roimata reaches breaking point. The X Factor USA (TV3, 7.30) ✫✫✫ The Judges’ Homes stage of the competition continues, with each judge selecting the best acts. […]

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