Tag Archives: X-Factor USA
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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HDTV Ratings: October 17

HDTV Ratings: October 17

TV3 scored a rare Monday night win with its one-off screening of The X Factor USA in an HD face-off with top-rating staples This Is Your Life* and The Mentalist. The episode that couldn’t air in its normal Friday slot, because of a scheduling postponement in the US, helped TV3 to win the night with […]

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HDTV Ratings: October 13-16

Nearly half of the country watched last night’s Rugby World Cup semi-final between NZ and Australia. TV One narrowly won the contest, with 659,600 people aged five-plus, followed by Sky Sport 1’s 653,300, TV3’s 397,800 and Maori TV’s 262,700. Together, the four channels accounted for 89% of live viewing. While TV One had more eyeballs […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: Rugby and Baseball Pre-Empt X Factor

HDTV Heads-Up: Rugby and Baseball Pre-Empt X Factor

Two episodes of The X Factor USA are being pre-empted by sport. Tonight’s episode won’t screen until tomorrow because Fox TV in the US had to postpone its broadcast after rain delayed its baseball coverage (TV3 is replacing it with the movie, Night at the Museum). And there will be only one screening next week, […]

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HDTV Ratings: October 6-9

Live HD coverage of last night’s Rugby World Cup match between the All Blacks and Argentina wasn’t enough to sway free-to-air viewers. They opted for Maori TV’s SD telecast over TV One and TV3’s HD broadcasts. But Sky Sports 1’s HD coverage was the most watched of all the RWC channels in the key demograhics. […]

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Tonight in HD: October 7

Tonight in HD: October 7

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) ✫✫✫ Rachel panics when she realises that she is not ready to take care of her baby; Joey has an audition to be the host of a quiz show that makes absolutely no sense. Shortland Street (TV2. 7.00) ✫✫✫ Mona stays ahead of the game; Gabrielle gets a helping hand; Bella is confronted […]

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Tonight in HD: October 6

Tonight in HD: October 6

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) ✫✫✫ Joey is asked to do an interview with Soap Opera Digest, and is afraid he will appear stupid – so he enlists his friends to make sure things go well. Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) ✫✫✫ Rachel prays for recognition; a sacrilegious Luke tempts the wrath of God; Mona dances with the devil. […]

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HDTV Ratings: September 29-October 2

HDTV Ratings: September 29-October 2

                  Round two of the Harry Potter versus Simon Cowell contest again went to The X Factor USA. Friday night’s instalment of the talent quest averaged 9.6% of 25-54 year-olds compared with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’s 7.7%, 9% of 18-40 year-olds (vs 7.8%), 7.7% of […]

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Tonight in HD: September 30

Tonight in HD: September 30

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) ✫✫✫ Phoebe tries to cheer up Joey by lending him the world’s happiest dog; Monica and Chandler’s romantic Valentine’s Day plans are derailed when they watch a tape of Phoebe’s friend giving birth. Shortland Street (TV2. 7.00) ✫✫✫ Phoenix and Jasmine fail to connect; Vasa is a strict mistress to Winston; Nicole thinks […]

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Tonight in HD: September 29

Tonight in HD: September 29

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) ✫✫✫ Phoebe gives Monica a massage but becomes disconcerted when she begins making sexual noises; Chandler realises he’s never seen what’s in the closet by the bathroom and tries to break in. Shortland Street (TV2, 7.00) ✫✫✫ Bella holds on to hope; Winston finds a new direction; Nicole discovers the truth. The X […]

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