Tag Archives: The Block
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: August 21-23

HDTV Ratings: August 21-23

Thursday’s premiere of HD comedy Auckland Daze out-rated the series it replaced, Episodes, but viewers may not be quick to return. It averaged 4.2% of TV One’s 25-54 demographic, although viewership fell sharply during the half-hour, from 4.9% to 3.6%. There was a similar fall in other key demos, which averaged 2.0% – 4.7%. TV […]

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HDTV Ratings: July 30-August 1

HDTV Ratings: July 30-August 1

Replacing The Slap with Grand Designs Revisited on the back of the surging popularity of The Block NZ helped TV3 to win the night on Wednesday. The Block averaged a staggering 12.6% – 16.5% of key demographics and was almost as popular with 25-54-year-olds and household shoppers as Wednesday’s episode of Shortland Street. It hammered […]

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HDTV Ratings: July 26-29

HDTV Ratings: July 26-29

Sunday’s HD premiere of The Zoo finished behind The Big Bang Theory but ahead of Modern Family. It averaged 7.1% – 10.1 of the key demographics compared to Bang’s 9.3% – 12.5% and Family’s 4.3% – 6.3%. Predictably, TV One’s repeat of the Katherine Mansfield drama, Bliss, averaged only 2.7% – 4.3% against movies on […]

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HDTV Ratings: July 24-25

HDTV Ratings: July 24-25

Weaker competition on TV2 helped The Block to top the ratings on Wednesday. It won the 7.30 hour in all the key demographics, averaging 10.4% – 14.2% against the first half of TV2’s Two and a Half Men re-run marathon (10.3% – 13.3%). This helped lead-out The Slap to rate higher among household shoppers (7.2%) […]

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Tonight in HD: July 11

Tonight in HD: July 11

Series Premiere: The Slap (TV3, 8.30) Family and friends aere enjoying Hector’s 40th birthday BBQ until a game of backyard cricket results in Harry, Hector’s cousin, slapping Hugo, who is not his son. “Each of the show’s eight episodes presents the point of view of a different character who was at the scene of said slap, and tracks […]

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HDTV Ratings: July 3-4

HDTV Ratings: July 3-4

Wednesday’s series premiere of The Block NZ helped TV3 to win the night with its target audience, 25-54 year-olds. It was a rare leg up the ratings ladder for the network on a night when TV2’s HD sitcom block invariably is unassailable. The Block averaged 10.3%-13.2% of the key demographics for the 7.30 hour, against […]

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Tonight in HD: July 4

Tonight in HD: July 4

Season Highlight: Two and a Half Men (TV2, 7.30, 5.1) Kathy Bates guest stars as the ghost of Charlie Harper, who pays a visit to Alan’s hospital bedside after Alan suffers a minor heart attack. “I suppose it was for a lark, a few laughs, Kathy Bates agreeing to the stunt-casting of herself playing the ghost of […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: June 30-July 6

The Week Ahead in HD: June 30-July 6

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i: Saturday Series premiere: The Bionic Vet (TV One, 5.25) TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) Judy Bailey’s Australia (TV One, 8.30) Ice Road Truckers (TV3, 7.30, 5.1) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV3, 8.30, 5.1) Movie: No Country for Old Men […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: June 30-July 6

HDTV Heads-Up: June 30-July 6

Cliff Curtis’ second consecutive TV drama flop, Missing, will debut in HD in the first week of July, along with the NZ version of The Block, Aussie reality newcomer Kings Cross ER and the latest UK whodunit series, Vera. Missing stars Ashley Judd as a former spy who uses her CIA skills to search for […]

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