Most watched

  1. One News: 598,890 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Seven Sharp: 399,850 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 399,050 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 361,690 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. The Block NZ: 313,870 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)

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hbo-logoThe announcement that is likely to be the beginning of the end for traditional subscription based cable and broadcast networks came today as HBO put a stake in the ground to say they would be offering a direct to consumer online offering in the U.S. in 2015. The announcement saw Netflix stock price immediately fall 3.1%.

While there is the likelihood that the estimated 30,000 Netflix subscribers would also take up this service, bypassing the restrictions, they may not need to with HBO indicating the service has it’s eyes firmly set on international markets outside of the States.

“In 2015 we will go beyond the wall and launch a standalone over-the-top service with the potential to produce hundreds of millions of dollars of additional revenue. And the international possibilities could be just as large, if not larger,” HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler said during a presentation at Time Warner’s investor day. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Blacklist: 71370 (TV3, 8:40pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Unforgettable: 48070 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  3. The Mentalist: 46690 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Sons Of Anarchy: 45260 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:40pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 26740 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 573,690 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Seven Sharp: 438,280 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 421,970 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 368,720 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. The Block NZ: 322,360 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)

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I swear it’s not because of a younger cat woman, but I’m warming to Gotham


Gotham Cast

Gotham already had a larger-than-normal 16-episode original order, so it has now been picked up for six more episodes to bring its total to a full-season 22. (Standard order sizes are 13 for initial order and nine for back order. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Castle: 65960 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Criminal Minds: 57870 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Grey’s Anatomy: 45360 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Wentworth: 45230 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Grey’s Anatomy: 29400 (TV2, 10:30pm – 11:35pm) Continue reading »

3-newsThe news of Paul Henry returning to breakfast TV leaves us wondering what direction TV3 will take their late news next year. All that has been confirmed is that there will still be a late-night show.

Presumably they they will bring back a refreshed Nightline which TV3 have said would sit in reserve for future years.

Whether or not they stick with the current format of The Paul Henry Show, could Ali Mau or Mike Puru be a possibility? Both have filled in for Paul during the year. Or perhaps they’ll keep Janika ter Allen in the late night slot to present the news solo. We probably can’t rule out Sacha McNeil getting the job again either, especially with the new show replacing Firstline.

And what does this mean for Marcus Lush who currently hosts RadioLIVE’s breakfast show? Maybe this will see him move back to TV (Newsnight, anyone?)

Paul Henry was big news on twitter yesterday with many I’m sure wondering the same as this guy:

sit in reserve for future years

paul-henry-janika-ter-ellenAfter Mediaworks announcement yesterday that Paul Henry was going to be headlining a cross platform breakfast show on TV3 and Radio Live in 2015, we asked Nielsen’s for some further data on The Paul Henry Show and its predecessor, Nightline.

We’ve watched all year as the ratings between TPHS and Nightline have been seemed to be fairly close with only a handful of occasions where Paul Henry’s late night news and current affairs really delivered higher ratings and while the feeling was that overall it was performing better, we wanted to see what the story was in the key 25-54 demo.

The numbers provided by Nielsen Television Audience Measurement show that indeed, The Paul Henry Show has delivered a 5+ average audience that is slightly higher than Nightline did in 2013 with 119,100 viewers (2.9%) per episode in 2014 compared to 110,000 (2.7%)last year. Continue reading »