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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.

TV Talk is our daily general discussion thread at Throng.

Readers are invited to share their own thoughts and observations on television in New Zealand as we attempt to crowd source all the details around what is happening in the industry and beyond.

This includes, but is not limited to, breaking news, bloopers from live TV and anything a television personality posts on social media that might be of interest to other readers.

To participate, just add your comments below. Alternatively, you can always use the Tip Line.

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

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Poldark: 49370 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:45pm)
  2. The Big Bang Theory: 37750 (TV2, 8:50pm – 9:20pm)
  3. Once Upon A Time: 35690 (TV2, 9:45pm – 10:45pm)
  4. 2 Broke Girls: 35680 (TV2, 9:20pm – 9:45pm)
  5. Fair Go: 21170 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

I’m on Radio NZ again from 11:45am to talk television this morning.

Most watched

  1. One News: 712,510 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 566,590 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 461,060 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Women In Blue: 455,720 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 405,790 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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John Jnr (Josh McKenzie), Savannah (Emma Fenton), Brady (Miriama Smith), Vader (Taylor Hall) and Joe (Alex Tarrant)

John Jnr (Josh McKenzie), Savannah (Emma Fenton), Brady (Miriama Smith), Vader (Taylor Hall) and Joe (Alex Tarrant)

Miriama Smith will lead an incredible cast in TV2’s fierce new multi-night drama, Filthy Rich, which began filming this week.

Created by top award-winning Kiwi writers, Rachel Lang and Gavin Strawhan (Outrageous Fortune, Go Girls, Nothing Trivial), Filthy Rich is a sexy drama series centred on three illegitimate children who discover they each have a claim to the fortune of one of New Zealand’s wealthiest men – John Truebridge.

When he dies, these unwanted, unexpected heirs stand to share in his legacy – but not if his legitimate family has anything to do with it! Continue reading »

campbell-live-2014On Good Friday this year, Campbell Live took the day off to enjoy the long weekend along with most other working Kiwis. Programmers at TV3 replaced Campbell Live with the same show that is replacing it on Monday – Road Cops.

The outraged are appalled that current affairs has been dumped in favour of some reality TV for Monday’s Queens Birthday holiday but it shouldn’t come as any surprise that this is happening. When the programmers at TV3 did this back in April, the ratings for that timeslot jumped by a more than significant 44% on the previous four weeks. Continue reading »