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Should be a goodie. The #BieberRoast airs Thursday the 2nd of April on Comedy Central NZ at 8:30

Bonus NSFW Preview after the cut:

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Mom: 46010 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:00pm)
  2. Mom: 40510 (TV2, 9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  3. I Am Innocent: 31810 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Marvel Agent Carter: 30670 (TV2, 10:30pm – 11:30pm)
  5. Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy: 25870 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

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Throng can exclusively reveal that another TVNZ show is headed to Mediaworks.

Plans are well underway to bring Dancing with the Stars to TV3, now undoubtedly the home of the big reality formats on New Zealand television.

Dancing with the Stars last aired on TV One in 2009. In 2013, Great Southern Television picked up the rights after TVNZ dropped the series in 2010. A spokesperson for Great Southern Television told Throng today that they had pitched a revamped version of the show to TVNZ but it was turned down due to cost. A similar pitch was then made to Mediaworks which resulted in the production company relinquishing the rights after a joint venture wasn’t commercially viable.

Multiple sources have confirmed to Throng that TV3 are now producing Dancing with the Stars in-house.

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TV3_NewslogoPatrick Gower, Duncan Garner and Lisa Owen will lead 3News’ comprehensive coverage of the 2015 Northland By-Election on TV3, RadioLIVE and online.

Screening Saturday, 28th March at 9:30pm on 3, a 3News Special ‘Northland Decides’ will provide analysis of the 2015 Northland by-election, bringing the latest results LIVE from the polling booth as votes are counted.
The programme will be hosted by 3News Political Editor Patrick Gower, and feature RadioLIVE Drive host Duncan Garner and The Nation host Lisa Owen providing in-studio analysis – gauging reaction and tracking developments in the electorate as the new local Member of Parliament is decided. Continue reading »

At the launch party of The Bachelor NZ, one the Mediaworks execs involved with the show told me that episode four was an incredibly touching episode that depicted raw and real emotions of the characters on the show. Last night, when Poppy realised that her feelings were growing for Arthur, she questioned whether or not she could continue on knowing that it was more than a competition now and decided not to accept a rose. The Bachelor, who had already had one girl deny him his floral gift, managed to convince her to stay by reassuring her that he didn’t want her to go. It was one of those moments which was bound to resonate with the shows audience.

As such, last night’s average audience jumped to 261,860 viewers, the highest of the series so far, and up 46% on the previous, cricket affected, night, and 13% on the previous high set by the series premiere.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 658,140 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 505,880 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 417,610 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Rapid Response: 390,930 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 334,680 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)

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skysport_logo_rebuild5_CMYKOne of the most iconic motorcycle competitions in the world returns to SKY Sport this week as we kick off our LIVE coverage of the 2015 MotoGP™ season.

From this Sunday, SKY Sport subscribers can fully indulge in this premiere motorcycle-racing event as we have you trackside for every electrifying minute from qualifying through to the Grand Prix, and of course the first race of the season under the floodlights at the Grand Prix of Qatar.

“We’re absolutely pumped to have live coverage of MotoGP on SKY Sport again. SKY customers are passionate about a wide range of sporting competitions from all over the world, and I’m thrilled we’re able to add one of the most exciting motorcycle events on the planet to our varied sports schedule,” said Richard Last, SKY’s Director of Sport. Continue reading »

Top GearDespite the media jumping the gun yesterday with headlines sensationally saying Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson had been sacked, the BBC’s Director General has announced that instead, Clarkson won’t have his contract renewed.

Read the statement and investigation findings below.

Tony Hall, the BBC Director-General, has today released the following statement regarding Jeremy Clarkson:
It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract. It is not a decision I have taken lightly. I have done so only after a very careful consideration of the facts and after personally meeting both Jeremy and Oisin Tymon.

I am grateful to Ken MacQuarrie for the thorough way he has conducted an investigation of the incident on 4th March. Given the obvious and very genuine public interest in this I am publishing the findings of his report. I take no pleasure in doing so. I am only making them public so people can better understand the background. I know how popular the programme is and I also know that this decision will divide opinion. The main facts are not disputed by those involved.

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TV3_NewslogoWith three days to go until the Northland By-Election, will the 3News-Reid Research Poll* deliver a bombshell result?

3News Political Editor Patrick Gower says: “The poll is a key indicator of this race. There is a huge amount at stake: the political future of Northland, the National Government’s numbers in Parliament and Winston Peters’ power.

This poll will tell us whether National is heading for a disaster zone, or if it has pulled off a rescue mission to save itself.” Continue reading »