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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.

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

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Choice TV’s new local series, Cook the Books is a show that celebrates cookbooks and their famous authors (starting Thursday 30 October, at 8.30pm on Choice TV).

Hosted by broadcaster Carly Flynn, Cook the Books gives viewers a chance to meet New Zealand’s own celebrity chefs, writers and culinary stars, and see what popular cookbooks are currently available.

Some cookbooks are beautiful to look at; others contain stories as well as recipes; some contain exotic recipes; while others feature simple meals that can be made at home in just a few minutes. Whatever the style, and whatever the motivation for buying them, Kiwis’ are passionate consumers of cookbooks, with many titles sitting on the national best-seller list for months, sometimes years.

Filmed at Auckland’s popular cookbook specialist store in Grey Lynn, also named Cook the Books, this new series promises to be an entertaining and informative half-hour exploring the world of cook books with the chefs, cooks and the foodies who write them. Continue reading »


Kiwi audiences have been watching closely over the past twelve weeks and now The Block NZ houses are on the market and ready to go under the auctioneer’s hammer, deciding who will win the top-rating series.

The four properties located in Newell Street, Pt Chevalier, Auckland are currently being readied for sale by auction through leading residential real estate agency Bayleys.

The auction will take place on Friday, November 14th and will be broadcast LIVE on TV3 as part of the series grand two-hour finale. Continue reading »

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Just in time for the weekend, new online TV service Lightbox has added a raft of New Zealand-made TV shows to its line-up.

Shows from local producers arriving this weekend include bro’Town, Nothing Trivial and The Jaquie Brown Diaries. In addition, Jane Campion’s stylish, unsettling detective miniseries Top of the Lake – filmed in and around Queenstown – is also coming to Lightbox.

Head of Programming Maria Mahony says, “Lightbox aims to offer the best in each category and, as a home grown service, one category we have always been keen to carry is New Zealand-made television.

“We want to build a comprehensive collection of shows that represent the depth and variety and weirdness of the New Zealand imagination and that tell local stories that need to be told. This latest drop of shows is our first step down that path.” Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Block NZ: 31100 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 24830 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  3. Mike & Molly: 21990 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. 2 Broke Girls: 21670 (TV2, 9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  5. The Big Bang Theory: 17980 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:00pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 615,880 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 468,910 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 443,770 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 400,870 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 9:10pm)
  5. The Block NZ: 311,370 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)

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