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HD Ratings: CSI Hits the Mark

TV3’s faith in a crime drama as enduring as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was justified in the ratings on Thursday when the season-14 premiere won the 8.30 hour with the network’s target audience, adults 25-54, and household shoppers with kids. After being retired to Saturdays last year, CSI’s mid-week return averaged 6.2% of the former […]

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HD Ratings: Norton Deep Sixes 666

TV2′s 666 Park Avenue’s days could be numbered after Friday’s premiere was out-rated by TV3′s Graham Norton Show. The supernatural newcomer averaged 4.5% – 5.1% of the key demographics compared to Norton’s 5.9% – 8.6%. Even among TV2′s core viewers, the British chat show was more popular: 5.9% vs 4.7%. TV One’s Dallas was no […]

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TV2 Loses American Idol to Prime

Hopes of the next season of American Idol being the first to screen here in HD have been dashed by Prime’s latest programming coup. The Sky-owned free-to-air channel today announced it had acquired the rights to the 12th season, which will include Kiwi Keith Urban among the judges. Prime isn’t commenting on how close to […]

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HDTV Ratings: March 15-18

TVNZ’s Sunday night HD hits The Politically Incorrect Guide to Grown-Ups and The Big Bang Theory continue to thwart Would I Lie to You’s prospects on TV3. The Nigel Latta series last night averaged 12.0% of the demographic TV One and TV3 pursue, 25-54 year-olds, compared to Big Bang’s 10.7% and Lie to You’s 4.6%. […]

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HDTV Ratings: January 18-22

Last night’s HD clash of the critters was largely a draw. TV2’s G-Force was tops with 18-39 and 18-49 year-olds: respectively 7.7% vs 7.3% for TV3′s Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and 7.1% vs 6.4%. But the Madagascar sequel was much more popular among household shoppers with kids: 8.2% vs 6%. With 25-54 year-olds, each movie premiere rated […]

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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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The X-Factor USA in HD?

Hallelujah! At last a NZ network has seized the initiative to screen a top TV property within hours of its US bradcast. TV3 says Kiwis will be among the first in the world to see The X-Factor USA – but there’s still a question mark over whether we will get to see it in HD. Simon Cowell’s […]

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HD Hit to Make Gleeful Comeback

TV3 has yet to schedule the return of its exuberant HD sensation, Glee, but says it will be back “soon”. The high school musical hit has just resumed on US TV, where the mid-season premiere earned the series its highest viewership yet – about 13.7 million viewers – on the back of an Elvis-themed American […]

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