BBC Four have a new comedy series about to launch called Asylum which has been described as the “Julian Assange Sitcom” about Dan Hern, an Assange/Snowden type character stuck inside an embassy. Much of the comedy comes from the introduction of Ludo Backslash, who is broadly based on German-Finnish internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom – an irritating young hacker wanted by the authorities for setting up an illegal file-sharing website, he is also claiming asylum at the fictional El Rican Embassy.
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Most watched

  1. One News: 532,960 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Security: 392,200 (TV ONE, 8:15pm – 8:45pm)
  3. MasterChef Australia: 373,670 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 8:15pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 319,250 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Coronation Street: 278,240 (TV ONE, 8:45pm – 9:25pm)

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The first trailer for the fifth season of Game of Thrones hit IMAX theatres in the US last night and, of course, a number of people whipped out their mobile phones to record it and upload it to YouTube.

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Here’s the list of TV people with birthday’s today. Continue reading »

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Whether you’re a channel surfer looking for something to watch or someone who leaves your TV on one channel for the entire evening, here are our thoughts from tonight’s TV Guide on what we think might be worth checking out this evening. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. American Idol: 39390 (PRIME, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 23920 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. The Guess List: 21880 (TV ONE, 9:20pm – 10:15pm)
  4. Miranda: 20700 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:20pm)
  5. The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills: 14290 (TV3, 3:05pm – 4:05pm) Continue reading »