Most watched

  1. The Force: 600,050 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. One News: 594,000 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 574,880 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Border Security: 545,180 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. The Mentalist: 441,780 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. The Force: 600,050 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Border Security: 545,180 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Mentalist: 441,780 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Extreme Makeover-The Home Edit: 387,350 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver: 309,360 (TV3, 8:30pm – 10:30pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 135,990 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 124,150 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
  3. Brother Bear: 112,510 (TV2, 12:35pm – 2:10pm)
  4. ONE News 4:30: 111,220 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  5. House Guest: 93,890 (TV ONE, 1:30pm – 2:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. The Force: 600,050 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. One News: 594,000 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Border Security: 545,180 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Close Up: 430,290 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Are You My Tribe: 302,230 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 574,880 (7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  2. The Mentalist: 441,780 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Extreme Makeover-The Home Edit: 387,350 (7:35pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Ghost Whisperer: 231,950 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. 8 Simple Rules: 191,500 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 362,130 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver: 309,360 (8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Road Cops: 293,630 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Your Worst Animal Nightmares: 233,080 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Home and Away: 224,920 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on C4

  1. Family Guy: 51,270 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Heroes: 39,840 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. My Name is Earl: 39,780 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Everybody Hates Chris: 36,530 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Commonwealth Games: 118,430 (10:15pm – 10:45pm)
  2. Commonwealth Games: 117,410 (5:45pm – 6:20pm)
  3. Commonwealth Games: 110,710 (8:55pm – 10:15pm)
  4. Commonwealth Games: 104,520 (3:55pm – 5:45pm)
  5. Commonwealth Games: 90,410 (10:50pm – 11:15pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. The Simpsons: 46,450 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. 12 Rounds: 73,650 (8:35pm – 10:20pm)

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Blues Clues: TV2 89020 – up from 57470 (8:15am – 8:40am)
  2. 3 News: TV3 362130 – up from 331230 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. The Wot Wots: TV2 91140 – up from 61160 (8:50am – 9:00am)
  4. ONE News Midday: TV ONE 135990 – up from 110040 (12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  5. Chuggington: TV2 91140 – up from 65290 (8:40am – 8:50am)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Your Worst Animal Nightmares: TV3 233080 – down from 428630 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Road Cops: TV3 293630 – down from 467320 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Extreme Makeover-The Home Edit: TV2 387350 – down from 460840 (7:35pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Campbell Live: TV3 207930 – down from 270340 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Close Up: TV ONE 430290 – down from 483380 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)


  1. Border Security: TV ONE (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. The Force: TV ONE (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver: TV3 (8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Commonwealth Games: PRIME (8:45pm – 8:55pm)
  5. Commonwealth Games: PRIME (8:55pm – 10:15pm)
  6. Commonwealth Games: PRIME (10:15pm – 10:45pm)
  7. Nightline: TV3 (10:30pm – 11:00pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 27.5%
  • TV ONE: 24.7%
  • TV2: 19%
  • TV3: 14.7%
  • PRIME: 8.2%
  • Other TV Channels: 2.7%
  • C4: 2.4%
  • Maori TV: 0.2%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Rickitt lands UK political job

Ex-Shortland Street actor Adam Rickitt has landed a new job in the UK as a political reporter for the Conservative Party Conference. Rickitt, who played the recently deceased Kieran on Shortland Street, will work for morning current affairs programme Daybreak. He has previous experience in politics after a brief stint as a Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate in 2005.

Cuoco returns to The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco has returned to the show after taking a short break due to a broken leg she suffered last month, having missed only two episodes of the comedy. Producers of the show are planning on writing the actress’s injury into the storyline.

Conrad drops details on new reality show

Lauren Conrad has released details about her upcoming reality project for MTV, saying the show will be more “career-based” and revolve around her contemporary fashion line Paper Crown. The show will also take in her other projects such as TV work and her novels.

Lopez working on new series

Singer/American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez is working ona new script for American network ABC. Lopez is working with Friends and United States of Tara producer Alexa Junge on the project which is said to revolve around three branches of an extended family in Los Angeles but told from the viewpoint of the families’ three Latina nannies.

This morning, Paul Henry broadcast an apology regarding yesterday’s interview with the Prime Minister John Key.

The following is a transcript of that statement:

I have something very important to say this morning.

Yesterday, a lot of people got very upset about a comment that I made regarding the Governer General when I was talking with the Prime Minister, you may have seen it.  I’d like you all to know that I have the greatest respect for Sir Anand Satyanand.

I don’t know him personally but I understand his reputation is beyond reproach. He is highly respected in both judicial circles as a former judge and as the Queen’s representative here in New Zealand. He’s done a very fine job as Govenor General and I am sincerely sorry if I seemed disrespectful to him.  

That was not what I intended and I certainly didn’t intend to sound racist. It was wrong of me to ask the questions that I did.

Sir Anand was born in New Zealand. His lineage, as far as I can ascertain, is far more dignified than mine which makes him a better candidate for Govenor General than me. Most people think I’m British but the truth is much, much worse than that.  

Like the Govenor General, I was born in New Zealand, however I’m at least half what they colloquially call in Europe, a Gypo. So, let me make it quite clear.  I will never apologise for causing outrage. However, I will and do apologise sincerely for causing real hurt and upset to anyone, no matter what their background, who works to make this country a better country.

So in that spirit, I apologise unreservedly to Sir Anand and his family. He’s a very distinguished man. I am a Gypo television presenter.

05/10 Actress Blake Lively; actor Michael C. Hall; musical guest Drake

06/10 Actor Bruce Willis

07/10 Musical guests Mavis Staples with Jeff Tweedy

08/10 Actor John Malkovich; Julie Chen, co-host of the new CBS daytime talk show “The Talk”; musical guests Antony & the Johnsons

11/10 Comedian/talk show host Stephen Colbert; actor Johnny Knoxville; musical guests Gorillaz

12/10 Comedian Allen Havey; musical guest Gordon Lightfoot

13/10 Actor Jim Parsons from the CBS comedy series “The Big Bang Theory”; educator/documentary film subject Geoffrey Canada; musical guests Mark Ronson with Q-Tip and MNDR

Breakfast host Paul Henry has released this statement regarding the comments he made earlier today about Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand:

“I sincerely apologise to the Governor General, Sir Anand Satyanand for any offence I may have caused. 

I am aware that Sir Anand has made an outstanding contribution to New Zealand.  

Anyone who knows anything about me will know I am a royalist, a constant defender of the monarchy and the role the Governor General plays in our society.

If my comments have personally offended Sir Anand, I regret it deeply.”


In the wake of Paul Henry’s comments today regarding the Governor-General, Breakfast’s gadget and tech presenter Ben Gracewood has decide to step down from his role as a stand against Henry’s remarks.

On his blog, Gracewood explained that he had emailed his resignation to TVNZ after hearing of the comments made by Henry in an interview with John Key on this morning’s show on TV One.

In an official statement Gracewood said: “Paul Henry’s comment made me very uncomfortable as a New Zealander, and I don’t wish to associate, or be associated with people who make such comments. Although I doubt that my actions will in anyway influence someone such as Paul Henry, I do not wish to appear to condone his perspectives by my inaction.”

Gracewood says that he will continue blogging on technology on his website but that his association with Breakfast will be cut while Henry is on the show.



TVNZ has teamed up with AIM Proximity to concoct a creative campaign which was delivered to the country’s leading creative directors.

Packaging crates carrying a 60kg hindquarter of Angus beef were sent out to ad agencies around New Zealand to promote the creative ways in which advertisers can use the TVNZ Ondemand platform.

Those who received the meat package were encouraged to visit the Ondemand Meats website where instructional videos gave a step-by-step demo of a carcass being broken down which doubled as a tutorial for advertising around the Ondemand player.

“Getting the attention of creative directors is no mean feat, but we were confident that leaving half a cow outside their office would make them sit up and take notice,” says AIM Proximity’s creative director, Michael Barnfield.

The website also told the meat recipients that their beef would be picked up that afternoon and returned to them the following day in nicely packed individual meat cuts which could be distributed to the creative team members.

“We thought that meat was a fun topic to get the conversation started,” says Barnfield. “At the same time, we wanted to prove that if we could build an intriguing story for an everyday butcher shop on the TVNZ Ondemand platform, then the possibilities are endless.”

Source: StopPress

Today on Breakfast Paul Henry has questioned whether or not our Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand is actually a New Zealander.

Henry was speaking to Prime Minister John Key at the time and first questioned him as to whether Satyanand was a kiwi before asking Key if next time he would pick someone who looked more like a New Zealander.

Key assured Henry that he was indeed a New Zealander before dismissing the second question by joking about whether Henry wanted the job.

Satyanand is a New Zealander of Indian and Pacific ancestry. Having been born in Auckland he attended Richmond Road School and Sacred Heart College before moving on to careers in law and ultimately the Governer-General role.

Source: Stuff

Paul Henry’s mouth has once again got him into trouble, this time with a mispronounced name.

The Breakfast frontman repeatedly mispronounced Delhi’s Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s name, calling her “Dix-Shit” instead of “Dixit” as it is correctly pronounced.

Newsreader Peter Williams interjected and corrected Henry but he still continued to mispronounce Dikshit’s name while laughing at the same time.

New Zealand Indian Central Association president Paul Singh Bains called the remark a cheap shot.

“It wasn’t in good taste, making that kind of comment,” he said. “Sometimes he makes lighthearted comments but when you do it at the expense of other nations it’s not so respectful. The media should be cautious when making cheap shots.”

A TVNZ spokesperson wouldn’t comment on the incident but said that TVNZ’s internal professional standards committee would investigate.

Source: Herald

TV3 has confirmed that a third season of New Zealand’s Next Top Model may be on the cards.

The network has said it is in talks with sponsors over the possibility of producing another season of the reality show which is currently screening on Friday nights.

“We are in discussions,” a source told the Herald, “No decisions have been made but talks are taking place.”

Due to the fact that talks have only recently begun, any details regarding auditions are still a long way off.

The current season, in which there are only six girls remaining, has been confirmed to conclude on October 29.

Source: Herald