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HDTV Ratings: May 28-30

HDTV Ratings: May 28-30

Wednesday’s premiere of TV3’s Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms made a road-worthy ratings debut. Averaging 5.6%-8.6%, it improved on the season finale of The Almighty Johnsons and was most popular with 18-49 year-olds. Indeed, with males 18-49 it rated 10.8%, beating not only TV One’s Undercover Boss but also TV2’s Happy Endings and even rivaling […]

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Tonight in HD: May 30

Tonight in HD: May 30

Series Premiere: Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms (TV3, 8.30) Anthony ‘Snoddy’ Spencer discover the seductive world of the outlaw bikie — and the formidable force that is Jock Ross. “Is Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms in danger of trivialising one of Australia’s most horrific crimes – the Milperra massacre?” asked the Herald Sun. “Six bikies and an innocent […]

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Tonight in HD: May 23

Tonight in HD: May 23

Series Premiere: Breakout Kings (TV3, 9.30, 5.1) US Marshals form a special team of convicts that have previously escaped from prison to help track down other prison escapees. Like TV2 with GCB, TV3 is debuting this lighthearted action hour within days of its cancellation in the US. However, it was popular enough to last two seasons and earned largely grudging […]

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HDTV Ratings: May 16

HDTV Ratings: May 16

The season finale of Sons of Anarchy won its time slot on Wednesday, averaging 7.3%-10.5% of the key demographics. It not only outrated the TVNZ competition — HD rival Castle struggled on 2.9%-5.1% — but also its lead-in, the penultimate episode of The Almighty Johnsons (6.9%-7.8%). But TV3’s most popular show of the night was […]

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Tonight in HD: May 16

Tonight in HD: May 16

Season Finale: Sons of Anarchy (TV3, 9.30, 5.1) In the season-four conclusion, Jax meets with the Irish Kings to complete the cartel gun deal and the Charming City Council prepares to vote on Charming Heights. After a ferocious build-up, US critics were disappointed with the denouement. Time says the season ends “with some too-convenient plotting, leading […]

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HDTV Ratings: May 9-10

HDTV Ratings: May 9-10

Replacing its Thursday line-up with a movie had mixed results for TV One. The network HD premiere of The Hurt Locker averaged 7.3% of TV One’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, over two-and-a-half hours. That’s higher than the 6.0% average the previous week but the first hour rated lower than the last episode of The Chawners’ Last […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: May 12-18

The Week Ahead in HD: May 12-18

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i: Saturday TradeZone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) Terra Nova (TV3, 7.30, 5.1, F) Movie: Alien vs Predator: Requiem (TV3, 8.30, 5.1, R) Movie: A Serious Man (TV3, 10.30, 5.1,R) Sunday Pretty Little Liars (TV2, 5.30, 5.1) The War at Home (TV2, 6.30, […]

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Tonight in HD: May 9

Tonight in HD: May 9

Series Highlight: Sons of Anarchy (TV3, 9.30, 5.1) In the penultimate episode of season four, Jax is confronted with a new challenge that threatens his family and his club. “There are a lot of big scenes here, and a few that have been building since the very start of the series, but the pay-off hasn’t quite hit,” the AV Club […]

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HDTV Ratings: May 2

HDTV Ratings: May 2

The nonsense of monitoring social media sites to generate fatuous headlines like “Viewers Want The GC Cancelled” was amply demonstrated by overnight ratings that show just the opposite. This morning’s NZ Herald reported Wednesday’s premiere as inspiring “so much hatred among some that a Facebook page was set up called ‘Cancel The GC TV Show’.” […]

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Tonight in HD: May 2

SoHo Highlight: The Killing (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) With episode three, “the show dives back full force into the investigation instead of playing catch-up for the viewers who either forgot what happened or quit watching because they were tired of the cheap tricks,” Paste magazine said. “The most pleasing aspect about the episode was that there was no major […]

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