Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Unforgettable: 75600 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  2. The Mentalist: 52190 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Embarrassing Bodies Down Under: 43210 (TV2, 9:45pm – 10:45pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 24930 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The Amazing Race AUS v NZ: 23790 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:45pm) Continue reading »

TV3 picked up its first win over TV One last night in the ratings battle between The Block NZ and MKRNZ with more viewers tuning in for house renovation over cooking.

The Block NZ had an average audience of 335,810 viewers last night, making it the highest rating episode so far this season. MKRNZ, however, dropped to an all time low with an average audience of 324,570 viewers.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 706,110 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Seven Sharp: 493,800 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 476,210 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Block NZ: 335,810 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:50pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 324,570 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)

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New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters has seen his personal popularity reach a three-year high in the final 3News/Reid Research poll ahead of Election Day.

The veteran politician is the preferred Prime Minister for 9.1 per cent of those quizzed for the poll. That’s up from 7.9 per cent a week ago, and puts Peters just behind Labour leader David Cunliffe, whose personal popularity remains unchanged at 12.3 per cent.

The same survey taken just before the 2011 election had Peters on just 3.8 per cent. Continue reading »

julian-wilcoxA few months ago, Maori Television’s Julian Wilcox was rumoured to be considering standing for the Labour Party in the Tamaki Makaurau seat but is said to have turned it down due to no guarantees he would win and didn’t want to put his job at state broadcaster on the line. Now, it seems it wouldn’t have mattered anyway as the restructure has left the award winning foundation employee and face of the channel without the job he left his role as host of Native Affairs for.

Along with Wilcox is former 3 News and Campbell Live producer, Carol Hirschfeld. Together, they’re the most experienced and respected hands at Maori Television so why they’ve been the biggest casualties of the restructure seems entirely bizarre.

They’ve been offered lesser roles within the new restructure. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Castle: 75000 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Criminal Minds: 55290 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Wentworth: 44890 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Grey’s Anatomy: 42850 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 33340 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »


The 2014 General Election is fast-approaching and ONE News will lead be leading the way with coverage. ONE News was the most-watched programme in New Zealand in August, with an average audience of over 700,000 viewers aged 5+.

The first ONE News Leaders Debate was the second most watched show in August (on Thursday 28th), viewed by an average audience of 643,000 viewers aged 5+. In the 25-54 demographic it had 223,300 viewers (27% share).

The ONE News Multi-Party Leaders Debate on Friday 5 September attracted an average audience of 483,000 viewers (5+). In the 25-54 demographic it reached an audience of 151,600 people (21% share). Both debates were the most watched shows during their time zones amongst the 5+ demographic. Continue reading »

Rob Lemoto

One of New Zealand’s top rating shows has a new host. After an in-depth search, Detective Sergeant Rob Lemoto has been named Police Ten 7’s new front man.

Rob has spent nearly 20 years in the police, the majority of which has been dealing with serious crime. Joining the Ten 7 team brings Rob full circle as he first appeared on the show in 2004 as he investigated an aggravated robbery at a McDonalds in his hometown. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 787,350 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 573,250 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  3. Purina Pound Pups To Dog Stars: 571,780 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 553,320 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 521,780 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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