The search for next year’s Alice and Caleb, Loz and Tom, Alisa and Koan, and Pete and Andy has begun – the casting call for series three of The Block NZ is now open!
Producers are looking for four new teams – friends, family members or partners – to move into The Block NZ 2014, and star in the next series of the hit renovation-reality show.
The 2014 edition of The Block NZ will again see four New Zealand teams compete to renovate four dilapidated houses in an upmarket suburb – room-by-room, week-by-week, challenge-by-challenge – and sell them at auction for the highest price. Continue reading »
In 2012, New Zealand’s Got Talent was the highest rating show of the year and the biggest series in the last decade so 2013 was shaping up exactly to be as was promised by TVNZ, bigger and better. The reality, though, has been rather different.
To begin with, the grand finale saw more than a quarter of a million viewers abandon the series compared to last year with the average audience down 27%.
Top 20 most time shifted shows
- Abduction: 28940 (TV2, 9:00pm – 11:10pm)
- New Zealand’s Got Talent: 25660 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 9:40pm)
- A Mother’s Son: 21670 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:40pm)
- The Santa Clause: 14780 (TV2, 7:00pm – 9:00pm)
- Storage Wars: 10890 (PRIME, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »
Just when you think you’re about to see some huge gains on the previous week, along comes Friday and the numbers no longer look as good. Campbell Live had another week of growth with a 7% increase in the average audience on the week before with 261,628 viewers tuning in per night. Fridays show was down more than 60,000 viewers which would have seen the numbers even higher.
Friday impacted on Seven Sharp but not as significantly due to lower figures across the rest of the week anyway. TV One was down 11% to end on 329,860 viewers per night.
Last nights win by Renee Maurice on New Zealand’s Got Talent was a bit anticlimactic. After failing to make the finals on TV3′s The X Factor New Zealand earlier in the year, for obvious reasons, Maurice then tried out for the show that was more suited to her. She then went on to win the public vote and walk away with the $100,000 prize and car.
It’s not the first time a contestant has appeared on two shows. Most recently has been Taylor Henderson in Australia who was the runner up on Australia’s Got Talent in 2010 and then this year, came runner up on The X Factor Australia. The only difference is that Henderson didn’t enjoy $3.2 million in public funding for his exposure. Continue reading »
- New Zealand’s Got Talent: 685,870 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)
- One News: 649,430 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
- Sunday: 622,780 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
- A Place to Call Home: 492,910 (TV ONE, 8:40pm – 9:40pm)
- A Mother’s Son: 295,970 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:40pm)
This is todays thread to discuss what ever is on your mind about television.
Tonight’s grand finale finale of New Zealand’s Got Talent was going to be a sponsor fueled celebration of product placement so rather than watch the show live, I started a bit later so I could fast forward through the ads. It was a great idea until the end.
In Australia, the TV networks are pretty ruthless when it comes to programming and are renown for extending episodes and having them run over time to entice viewers to stick with the channel rather than flip over to watch something else somewhere else. However, this has a side affect for anyone using a PVR to record the show and watch later.
PVR’s tend to record programs based on their schedules as per the EPG data. When a show goes over, even with a bit of extended time, sometimes these extra minutes get cut off, as was the case tonight. The announcement that Renee won made it but I never got to the part where she had the chance to respond to winning. Continue reading »
Finally. New Zealand’s Got Talent comes to an end tonight. Possibly for good unless TVNZ can prove it is actually commercially viable.
The final result announcement was unsurprising. I suspected Renee Maurice and Silhouette would be in the final three and Gore country singer, Jenny Mitchell, being there as well wasn’t surprising either.
There’s an hour of advertising tonight interspersed with a couple of performances before we find out who actually won. Continue reading »
Top 20 most time shifted shows
- Blue Bloods: 56680 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
- Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: 25430 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:45pm)
- Survivor Blood vs Water: 16210 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
- Duck Dynasty: 15230 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
- Special Victims Unit: 11440 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:25pm) Continue reading »