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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.

XfactorlogoAfter today’s appalling ratings coverage by the NZ Herald, and then Fairfax, what happens with the overnights tomorrow will be truly fascinating. Will we see a bounce or will we start to see a different trent?

We’re midway through the Groups who are looking for one of the six seats that Willie Moon has to fill.

After wondering if Stuss would go through, Willie Moon gives them another chance, for now, but I don’t like their chances. Continue reading »


tvnz_logoTVNZ has delivered an after tax net profit of $19.8 million for the six months to 31 December. This puts the company on track to achieve the full year financial targets set out in its 2015 Statement of Intent.

Announcing the result today Chief Executive Kevin Kenrick said the business was moving into a strong second half, leveraging recent investments in upgrading digital technology platforms to re-launch enhanced versions of TVNZ OnDemand and

Mr Kenrick said digital media properties were continuing to perform strongly with TVNZ OnDemand video streams up 38% year on year, hitting a record in the month of October with over 6 million streams. Continue reading »

Needing some ideas about what to watch on television tonight? 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. Broadchurch: 89180 (TV ONE, 8:40pm – 9:40pm)
  2. The Missing: 56710 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:55pm)
  3. Gotham: 55320 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:35pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 38920 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:00pm)
  5. 2 Broke Girls: 31030 (TV2, 9:00pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

nz-herald-wrong-againThe New Zealand Herald must have been hawkeye on Throng this morning as they rushed up a post about the ratings for The X Factor NZ in another attempt to stymie Mediaworks and in the process, jumped to a number of conclusions that once again put into question the credibility of a once proud media organisation.

According to the Herald, 100,000 fewer viewers tuned in for last night’s instalment of TV3’s talent quest compared to Tuesday’s show. They attribute this to “after the previous week’s episode featured convicted killer Shae Brider.”

There are a number of problems with this. Firstly, The Herald is simply trying to undermine a competitor with their own negative narrative which raises its own issues of trust. Secondly, they’re comparing a Sunday night episode to a Tuesday night episode. The Tuesday night episode was the end of the auditions. In many cases, viewers tune in for the auditions and then tune in and out for key events like, the reveal of the finalists who made it through bootcamp, as opposed to all of bootcamp itself.

If we compare Sunday to Sunday, the actual drop is only 51,890 viewers. However, Continue reading »