Welcome to tonight’s recap/discussion thread for Shortland Street. Continue reading »
Created by Lippy Productions for TV ONE last year, producers Donna Malane and Paula Boock acknowledge the importance of the subject they were portraying. “Once or maybe twice in a career you come across a little-known true story that you immediately know that no matter what the odds, no matter what it takes, you just have to make into a film. Field Punishment No. 1 was one of those. Continue reading »
This won’t make pleasant reading for some but the ratings for Campbell Live have fallen away since the initial panic at the potential departure of the show from TV3. Viewers tuned in en masse and gave the early evening current affairs program the boost in the arm that it desperately needed but last night’s episode failed to rise above Friday’s low.
With Monday traditionally being the highest night of the week and Friday the lowest, this doesn’t bode well for the rest of the week as the Mediaworks executives complete their review of the show.
Top 20 most time shifted shows
- Stalker: 81670 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
- The Mysteries Of Laura: 73030 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
- The Blacklist: 52810 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
- Forever: 47920 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
- Shortland Street: 26000 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm) Continue reading »
Yes, I did just write that headline. Amazingly, an average audience of only 271,810 viewers tuned in for The X Factor elimination last night. While you could look at the data and say, well, the ratings for Monday night’s eliminations are up, except for last week’s show, the numbers are practically flat and certainly well down on the audition phase of the series.
So what does this mean? I’d suggest that the buzz around the show is internal. Mediaworks might be pushing the series across its vast network of radio stations but having the biggest radio audience doesn’t appear to translate into TV viewers.
This time last week I was sitting in a plane on my way to Sydney for the launch of Samsung’s new SUHD tv’s. It was the first time, in the close to 10 years of running Throng, that we’ve done a junket. Travelling with and getting to spend more time with a small group of other members of the media was so much better than the usually brief exchanges you’d have at any of the other TV related events we regularly attend. There really is something about travelling that’s great for camaraderie.
The thing for me was that while we were there to be sold the wonders of the new Samsung AV gear, the conversations around television were awesome. So often I come across people who work in Television who either don’t care, don’t watch or are simply ill-informed about what’s going on. To be perfectly honest, the entire trip was quite refreshing. Continue reading »