Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. A Place to Call Home: 97790 (TV ONE, 9:45pm – 10:45pm)
  2. Call The Midwife: 73100 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:45pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 32960 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Agatha Christie’s Poirot: 26950 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Doctor Who: 21360 (PRIME, 7:30pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »

The Paul Henry Show enjoyed a 40% boost in ratings the week to an average audience of 103,334 viewers per night, helped mostly in pare to the record 192,340 viewers the show had after the leader’s debate on Wednesday. The inconsistent start times appear to have played a major role in the declining ratings in recent weeks as the start time for the late night news and current affairs program began well after its usual 10:30pm slot.

Tonight suffered a 17% fall with Thursday delivering the lowest rating episode TV One’s late night news show has had all year, resulting in an average audience of 104,968 viewers per night, only slightly higher than TPHS.

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In the week that John Campbell did a pretty good job at moderating TV3′s debate between the two men who would be Prime Minister after the 20th of September, Campbell Live saw their average audience fall 10% on the previous week to 212,840 viewers per night.

Seven Sharp also suffered a decline in ratings as their average audience once again dipped below the half a million mark to 482,606 viewers per night.

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A proposal for the strategic alignment of Māori Television has received the support of the organization’s Māori and Crown stakeholders.

Chief Executive Paora Maxwell said support for the proposal was received following a briefing on Friday.

Mr Maxwell said stakeholders expressed their support for the strategic direction and the principles of the proposal, in particular its intent for a multi-media approach to the future and also a refreshed focus on Māori language and culture. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 680,310 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 542,750 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Call The Midwife: 424,900 (TV ONE, 8:40pm – 9:45pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 381,120 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)
  5. A Place to Call Home: 303,330 (TV ONE, 9:45pm – 10:45pm)

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Megan and Kelly - MKRNZ

Hawkes Bay sisters, Kelly and Megan, are the second team to be eliminated from the My Kitchen Rules New Zealand competition.

Tonight’s episode saw Group Two travel to Hawkes Bay for Kelly and Megan’s Instant Restaurant – the last one in the round.

Josh and Aaron, who were sitting in last place going into this Instant Restaurant, had their fingers crossed for a culinary disaster from the sisters. Their wish was granted. Continue reading »


Television news focuses too much on politicians’ personalities and not enough on the real issues, according to a UMR survey commissioned by the Coalition for Better Broadcasting.

Political news on television focuses too much on politicians’ personalities and not enough on real issues.

“Our survey shows there is considerable discontent with NZ’s television news and current affairs,” Myles Thomas, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Broadcasting said today. Continue reading »