Tag Archives: Walking Dead
Tonight in HD: January 4

Tonight in HD: January 4

SoHo Highlight: The Killing (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) The police make a shocking realisation; Richmond contemplates dropping out of the race; the Larsons are fed up with the police. Most US critics were echoing Alan Sepinwall by episode nine: “We’re at the point in the season where I’m just repeating the same complaints over and over again.” Namely, as […]

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Christmas HD Line-up Ho-Hum Rather Than Ho-Ho-Ho

Christmas HD Line-up Ho-Hum Rather Than Ho-Ho-Ho

T’is not the season to be merry if you’re an HD buff. All of the free-to-air networks are taking a Scrooge approach to Christmas week programming. The only 1080i highlight is TV2’s premiere of Falling Skies on January 28. Otherwise, HD is largely limited to re-runs of movies like The Bucket List and The Family Stone […]

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HDTV Ratings: August 30-31

HDTV Ratings: August 30-31

TV2’s season finale of The Walking Dead last night won its slot in all the major demographics. It was up more than a point on TV3’s Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud among 25-54 year-olds and was ahead by three points with 18-49 year-olds. The ratings/channel shares were: 18-39 (TV2’s target demo): The […]

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Will Sky Exploit Free-to-Air Frustrations With New Channel?

Will Sky Exploit Free-to-Air Frustrations With New Channel?

On the eve of Sky TV unveiling its plans for two new HD channels, viewer interest in the possibility of one being an HBO-style channel is growing. It’s obvious that viewer frustration with free-to-air networks shunning, dumping or delaying premium drama is biting deep. This is reflected in comments left not only on this site […]

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Tonight in HD: August 31

Tonight in HD: August 31

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) ✫✫✫ Monica battles another shopper for the perfect wedding dress; Ross and Joey compete for the same woman. Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) ✫✫✫ Lana sets the rules for Vinnie; Jill gets itchy feet; Jasmine meets her match. What Would You Do? (TV One, 8.00) ✫✫✫ Season premiere: Kevin Milne and Sonia Gray meet Kiwis […]

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HDTV Ratings: August 24

HDTV Ratings: August 24

Kiwi gangster spin-off Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud took a hit last night when HD rival The Walking Dead out-rated it in the 25-54, 18-49 and 18-39 demographics. Whereas last week’s premiere of the crime franchise rated 9.7%-10.6% of these key demos, the second episode rated 6.5%-7.4%. The penultimate episode of The Walking Dead, […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: August 20-26

The Week Ahead in HD: August 20-26

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i Saturday Under the Grill (TV3, 4.00, R) Best of Carters’ Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00, R) Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook (TV One, 5.25, R) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) The Voice (TV2, 7.30) Sunday Cafe Secrets (TV3, 5.00) World […]

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HDTV Ratings: August 17

HDTV Ratings: August 17

Kiwi drama producers and NZ On Air will be celebrating this morning after a new local series topped last night’s ratings. TV3’s premiere of Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud won its slot in the key age groups — 25-54, 18-49, 18-39 — while TV One commission Nothing Trivial bounced back after last […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: August 13-19

The Week Ahead in HD: August 13-19

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i Saturday Worst Week (TV3, 5.1, 4.00) Best of Carters’ Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.00) Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook (TV One, 5.25, R) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00) ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00) The Voice (TV2, 7.30) Movie: Thank You […]

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HDTV Ratings: August 9-10

HDTV Ratings: August 9-10

Sons of Anarchy bounced back in the ratings last night for its season-three finale. It drew 9.5% of household shoppers with kids compared with 6.3% the previous week, and won the slot against The Walking Dead (8.5%) and Real Life (7.9%). But Walking Dead was the winner in the other demographics that matter most: 18-39 […]

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