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HDTV Ratings: September 23-24

HDTV Ratings: September 23-24

The X Factor USA and the Rugby World Cup helped TV3 to score free-to-air ratings wins over the weekend. Saturday’s live HD coverage of the All Blacks versus France was watched by 15.8% of TV3’s core audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to Sky Sports 1’s 13.7% (Maori TV’s SD telecast rated 6.1%). TV3’s 18-49 rating was […]

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The Week Ahead in HD: September 24-30

The Week Ahead in HD: September 24-30

New Zealand’s definitive free-to-air guide to what’s airing nightly in 1080i   Saturday Under the Grill (TV3, 4.00, R, F) Coasters (TV One, 4.55, 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) Get Fresh With Al Brown (TV One, 7.00) The Voice (TV2, 7.30) Rugby […]

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HDTV Ratings: September 22

HDTV Ratings: September 22

The X Factor USA and Rove LA helped TV3 to win most of last night with it target audiences, 25-54 and 18-49 year-olds. The first hour of X Factor lost decisively to TV2’s Police Ten 7 and RBT in these demographics. But the second hour out-rated Embarrassing Fat Bodies while Rove LA crushed 20/20. X […]

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Tonight in HD: September 23

Tonight in HD: September 23

Friends (TV2, 6.30, R) ✫✫✫ Monica splashes out on some expensive but excruciatingly painful boots; Phoebe tries to befriend Sting when she learns Ben attends the same school as his son. Shortland Street (TV2. 7.00) ✫✫✫ Roimata takes on a new challenge; Vinnie battles a pesky problem; Winston’s loyalty is on the line. Movie: Harry Potter and the […]

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Can X Factor Top American Idol Premiere and Rescue TV3?

Can X Factor Top American Idol Premiere and Rescue TV3?

Advertising Age reports today’s launch of The X Factor USA will have to draw at least 26.2 million viewers to out-rate the 10th season premiere of American Idol in January. Anything less will be a “huge disappointment” for ex-Idol judge Simon Cowell, the trade paper argues. If it doesn’t, the lack of hype won’t be […]

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Big HD Tick for X Factor USA

Big HD Tick for X Factor USA

TV3 has confirmed it will screen The X Factor USA in HD. Simon Cowell’s contest for new American idols launches 7.30pm Thursday and will screen Friday nights as well. Credit to TV3 for going the extra distance and airing X Factor USA in HD within hours of its US transmission — while TVNZ continues to […]

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Hot Off the Satellite Not On for HD Shows

Hot Off the Satellite Not On for HD Shows

The downside of networks screening more shows “hot off the satellite” is most won’t be in HD because of the high bandwidth costs. The latest examples are The Jonathan Ross Show, which started last night on TV One, and Charlie’s Angels (left), which TV2 will premiere on September 28 – barely a week after its […]

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HDTV Heads-Up: True Brits Dust-Up -- Harry Potter vs Simon Cowell

HDTV Heads-Up: True Brits Dust-Up — Harry Potter vs Simon Cowell

TV2 will be rolling out an HD heavyweight to battle TV3’s The X-Factor USA in its first week on air. Simon Cowell’s anticipated talent quest hit will screen in two-hour instalments 7.30pm Thursdays and Fridays from September 22. TV3 doesn’t yet know if X or its Thursday stablemate, Rove LA, will air in HD, as it’s […]

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