Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Shortland Street: 30750 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  2. The Block NZ: 27370 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 26680 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Under the Dome: 23480 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Devious Maids: 20470 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

tvnz_logoblockquote>TVNZ has today announced its intention to invite independent producers to take on production of all its Maori and Pacific programmes from next year, with the exception of Te Karere.

TVNZ Chief Executive Kevin Kenrick says the move would align Maori and Pacific programmes such as Marae, Waka Huia, Fresh and Tagata Pasifika with other TVNZ commissioned local productions and create an attractive opportunity for New Zealand’s independent production community.

“We remain fully committed to reflecting New Zealand’s unique cultural identity and diversity on screen and we respect our special role under legislation to do so. The obligation is set, our commitment remains – what we want to do is to step aside from the in-house production of these programmes. Continue reading »

The Block NZ homes are now on the property website

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Most watched

  1. One News: 660,310 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Seven Sharp: 496,770 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 495,450 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 385,170 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. The Block NZ: 366,790 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)

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XfactorlogoNot usually having anything good to say about a local TV series, the NZ Herald have taken aim at TV3′s The X Factor NZ and presented a dreary forecast for ratings based on the decline The X Factor Australia had this year. Surprisingly, it wasn’t written by their resident TV hater, Colin Hogg.

Things aren’t looking good for next year’s X Factor New Zealand series if viewers follow Australia’s lead.

The Seven Network’s The X Factor bowed out on Monday with close to a 40 per cent drop in audience numbers compared to the grand final and winner’s segments of 2013. Overall, The X Factor’s ratings were down about 27 per cent on last year. Continue reading »

julian-wilcoxMāori Television has confirmed the resignation of Head of News and Production Julian Wilcox.

Mr Maxwell acknowledged Mr Wilcox’s significant contribution to Māori Television since joining the organisation in 2004.

“Julian has been at Māori TV since the beginning of our first broadcast and to many he is the face of Māori TV. Julian’s experience across journalism and production, his passion for te reo Māori me ngā tikanga and his superlative presenting skills means that he will be sorely missed here at Māori Television,” said Mr Maxwell. Continue reading »


MediaWorks NZ and Heineken have won Silver at The BEFest Awards, held in Sydney as part of the prestigious Festival of Content Marketing and Branded Entertainment. MediaWorks was the only New Zealand company to take home an award, and were recognised in the Best Sponsorship or Product Integration for their 2014 Heineken ‘Road to the Final’ campaign, which featured Radio and TV stars Jono and Ben.

The Heineken New Zealand brief was to develop a campaign around Heineken’s global sponsorship of the UEFA Champion’s League (UCL), the world’s most prestigious club football competition, but not an event that resonates strongly in New Zealand. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Blacklist: 55340 (TV3, 8:40pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Unforgettable: 50530 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  3. The Mentalist: 49450 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Sons Of Anarchy: 45620 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:45pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 28200 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »


Some people do have too much time on their hands and end up complaining about very unimportant things.

Take this example from Florida:   Continue reading »