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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.

Mediaworks will be very, very happy this morning to see that the ratings for The Bachelor finale hit a season high. The average audience for the episode that saw Matilda Rice as the last girl standing for Art Green’s affections was 429,540 viewers.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 655,260 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 460,940 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 430,360 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Bachelor New Zealand: 429,540 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:45pm)
  5. Women In Blue: 411,360 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)

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Campbell LiveA new Herald Digipoll has confirmed what we’ve been saying for a while.

When asked what they thought TV3 should do with the 7pm weekly slot to lift ratings and advertising revenue, 40.2 per cent agreed the channel should leave Campbell Live as it was because it was “serious journalism”.

There are two things to be considered in this figure. Firstly, 40.2% is a wonderfully high number which indicates strong support for a single TV show so the fact that the Campbell Live brand is so strong should give Mediaworks food for thought when considering canning it. Continue reading »

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It was possibly the worst kept secret in New Zealand reality TV history but Matilda Rice has been chosen by The Bachelor as his prize.

Art Green picked the bubbly Mediaworks employee telling her “It’s always been you”. Continue reading »

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 »

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 along with this suggestion from Lightbox.
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days-of-our-livesThis may have been missed earlier in the week but there is some great news for Days of our Lives fans in New Zealand. After a short break, the American soap is back!

From Monday, the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the citizens of Salem returned to New Zealanders’ screens – and all in time for the show’s 50th anniversary. Glossy, daring and unpredictable, this popular daytime soap is among the longest-running shows in the history of TV. Kiwi DOOL fans, or anyone who classes a good soap opera as a guilty pleasure, can now get their soapy fix when they want with online TV service Lightbox securing the latest and ongoing episodes. Continue reading »

Lightbox LogoWatching great TV has just become even easier for New Zealanders with Lightbox adding several new devices this month including smartphones, additional Android tablets and Chromecast.

The Lightbox App will be available on a range of new platforms, putting thousands of hours of critically acclaimed TV shows – including Better Call Saul, Transparent, Wolf Hall, Outlander and many more – legitimately at the fingertips of many more Kiwis.

As of today, people can now watch Lightbox on their smartphones with the mobile app available for download on the following devices: Continue reading »