- One News: 730,970 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
- Border Security: 585,210 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
- The Force: 541,320 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
- Shortland Street: 535,240 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
- Seven Sharp: 530,500 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
For 25 seasons, The Simpsons have only ever participated in one official crossover episode (with The Critic.) But this fall, they’ll meet up for the first (canonical) time with Family Guy’s Griffins for their season premiere.
In the special hour-long episode, The Griffins become sidetracked and find themselves in Springfield, where they make fast friends with The Simpsons based on their obvious similarities. But said similarities threaten to tear Peter and Homer apart when an argument over accusations that Peter’s beloved Pawtuckett Patriot beer is nothing but a lesser knock-off of Homer’s equally-beloved Duff (Peter: “It may have been ‘inspired by’ Duff, but I’d like to think it goes in a different direction.”) escalates into a citywide brawl. Also glimpsed in the footage: Bart and Stewie have… “different” interpretations of a prank phone-call, and Peter teaches Homer how to do a cutaway gag. Continue reading »
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Whether you’re a channel surfer looking for something to watch or someone who leaves your TV on one channel for the entire evening, here are our thoughts from tonight’s TV Guide on what we think might be worth checking out this evening.
My Kitchen Rules (TV2, 8:00pm)
It’s elimination night at Kitchen Headquarters! The pressure is mounting for two teams who battle for survival in a sudden death cook-off. Who will be going home?
Top 20 most time shifted shows
Having returned from vacation, The Paul Henry Show has dropped to ratings not seen since February. Down 16% on the previous week, TV3′s late night news and current affairs program was down to 89,56 viewers per night, the third lowest rating week the show has had.
Meanwhile, Tonight trumped last week’s big record with Wednesday’s show clocking in viewership higher than Campbell Live usually sees at 7pm with 262,160 viewers. The week still managed to end up down 5.5% on the previous week to an average audience of 118,412 viewers per night.
After all that strong growth it was another 3% fall this week for Seven Sharp. Perhaps the average audience of 472,204 is related to the outrage over Mike Hosking’s announce role of moderator during TVNZ’s upcoming political debates.
Campbell Live was down 1% to an average audience of 223,360 viewers per night.