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masterchef-logoWhile we already know that Al Brown will be one of the judges on TV3’s reboot of the Masterchef New Zealand series, Spy has suggested that Josh Emmett will be returning to the series and will be joined by Auckland restauranteur Mark Wallbank.

The name on everyone’s lips is Metro restaurateur of the year Mark Wallbank, but he could be challenged by bolter Nic Watt from Masu. Continue reading »

350px-UniversityChallengeNZOur smartest young people pit their wits against each other as University Challenge returns to television.

NZ On Air has agreed to support Cue Television from Invercargill to make a new series of the popular general knowledge quiz show for Prime. The original programme, based on the BBC format, screened from 1976 to 1989.

After a well-received return towards the end of last year, it will be back this year with NZ On Air support. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Our Girl: 63580 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  2. Elementary: 44010 (PRIME, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Thunderbirds Are Go: 38340 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up: 32060 (TV ONE, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  5. When We Go To War: 31280 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »


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The penultimate episode of The X Factor NZ drew an average audience last night of 325,740 viewers, down 5% on last weeks show which delivered the highest rating Sunday night for the series.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 683,380 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 542,590 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up: 409,440 (TV ONE, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  4. The X Factor: 325,740 (TV3, 7:00pm – 8:35pm)
  5. When We Go To War: 267,450 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)

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Both TV One and TV3 will be happy with the performance of their 7pm weeknight shows last week. Campbell Live lifted again with a 4% rise on the previous week to end with an average audience of 300,990 viewers per night. However, the big gains were made by Seven Sharp which lifted by 14% to end the week with an average audience of 500,058 viewers per night.

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After its sixth week, The Paul Henry Show has lifted it’s average audience by 9% on the previous week to 45,096 viewers per day between 7am and 9am. Monday’s show delivered the second highest average audience between those key hours since the show began. Meanwhile, Friday saw 6am-7am deliver an average audience that wasn’t only the highest the show has seen in that timeslot but the third highest rating block the show has had since its inception.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Coronation Street: 50500 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Chicago P.D.: 29300 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  3. Hawaii Five-O: 26680 (TV3, 10:25pm – 11:25pm)
  4. Hyundai Country Calendar: 22820 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Nashville: 12180 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

BiancaSeinafoBianca Seinafo is What Now‘s newest presenter.

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