Most watched

  1. One News: 652,990 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 513,400 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Close Up: 437,220 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 427,600 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. What a Girl Wants: 391,010 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:35pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Coronation Street: 427,600 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. What a Girl Wants: 391,010 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:35pm)
  3. Two and a Half Men: 385,860 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Gary Unmarried: 312,690 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Glee: 310,150 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 145,060 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 139,510 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
  3. Entertainment Tonight: 104,090 (TV3, 4:30pm – 5:00pm)
  4. Sticky TV: 102,050 (TV3, 4:10pm – 4:30pm)
  5. Dickinson’s Real Deal: 99,550 (TV ONE, 2:00pm – 2:55pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 652,990 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Close Up: 437,220 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 427,600 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Dancing On Ice: 287,970 (8:30pm – 11:00pm)
  5. Breakfast: 195,550 (7:00am – 8:00am)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 513,400 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. What a Girl Wants: 391,010 (8:30pm – 10:35pm)
  3. Two and a Half Men: 385,860 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Gary Unmarried: 312,690 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Chuck: 188,620 (10:35pm – 11:35pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 363,870 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Glee: 310,150 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Home and Away: 303,600 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  4. America’s Next Top Model: 259,820 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Radiradirah: 223,610 (9:30pm – 10:00pm)

Most watched on C4

  1. Family Guy: 63,600 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. America’s Most Wanted: 61,520 (9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  3. Ninja Warrior: 61,220 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Pimp My Ride: 57,900 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. 24: 54,370 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime News: 188,220 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal Or No Deal: 142,250 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  3. Father Ted: 139,800 (8:35pm – 9:10pm)
  4. World War II In Colour: 123,960 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Black Books: 99,460 (9:10pm – 9:40pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Hakinakina: 82,630 (10:00pm – 12:30am)
  2. Homai Te Pakipaki: 77,060 (8:30pm – 10:00pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. Intl Rugby: 164,240 (6:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Fifa WC 2010 Live: 34,980 (11:30pm – 1:20am)

Most watched on SKY Sport 2

  1. NRL: 62,560 (9:00pm – 10:45pm)
  2. Sports Extra: 47,950 (10:45pm – 10:50pm)
  3. Fifa WC 2010 Live: 40,190 (6:30am – 8:20am)
  4. NRL: 38,080 (10:50pm – 12:30am)

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. The Nanny: TV2 89680 – up from 50020 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  2. My Wife and Kids: TV2 140460 – up from 104710 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Sticky TV: TV3 102050 – up from 73140 (4:10pm – 4:30pm)
  4. ONE News Midday: TV ONE 145060 – up from 117370 (12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  5. Te Karere: TV ONE 77060 – up from 49760 (4:00pm – 4:30pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Close Up: TV ONE 437220 – down from 515780 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Dancing On Ice: TV ONE 287970 – down from 360580 (8:30pm – 11:00pm)
  3. America’s Next Top Model: TV3 259820 – down from 327370 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. 7 Days: TV3 197040 – down from 246650 (10:00pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Sports Tonight: TV3 70750 – down from 109900 (11:05pm – 11:20pm)


  1. 24: C4 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. What a Girl Wants: TV2 (8:30pm – 10:35pm)
  3. Doctor Who: PRIME (9:40pm – 10:40pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 26.6%
  • TV ONE: 25.9%
  • TV2: 17.5%
  • TV3: 14.6%
  • PRIME: 5.8%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.9%
  • C4: 2.8%
  • Maori TV: 2.7%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Maori Television’s current affairs show NATIVE AFFAIRS will feature a live interview with tobacco industry whistleblower Dr Jeffrey Wigand on Monday night.

Wigand, formerly head of research within the British American Tobacco group, went on to expose the industry, which he said promoted its product in the knowledge of its damaging health effects. He became the inspiration for the Russell Crowe movie The Insider.

Wigand is coming to New Zealand to present next week at the Maori Affairs Select Committee, which is currently conducting an inquiry into the tobacco industry, with a particular focus on how tobacco is marketed to and affects Maori.

Host Julian Wilcox will interview Wigand in the studio, and a transcript and audio file can be made available to media on Monday evening, by prior arrangement.

Also in Monday’s show, Taradise Lost is a special report into the sad and frustrating history of the polluted Waitara River and its off-shore reef. The locals are furious that a $10 million pipeline has been put on hold for another decade. Why is it that a local council flush with funds can’t find the money to provide the Waitara township with proper sewerage treatment? Iulia Leilua reports.

Rounding out the line up, we meet the central North Island whanau who are putting up their ‘Poi E’ vehicle licence plate for sale to raise money to send their boy to the United States to compete in a major Michael Jackson competition.

In-depth, cutting edge current affairs. Tune in to NATIVE AFFAIRS on Monday June 21 at 8.30 PM.


On Wednesday morning after the All Whites drew with Slovakia, TVNZ’s Breakfast show achieved its highest average audience ever.

Breakfast began 13 years ago and until Wednesday only one programme had attracted an audience over 200,000 – that was on Monday the 1st of September 1997, the morning after Princess Diana died.

212,120 watched Breakfast on Wednesday, 202, 590 watched the Diana episode.

Sky Television has been asked by the International Rugby Board (IRB) to offer 3D coverage of next year’s Rugby World Cup to international broadcasters.

Sky’s host broadcaster contract is likely to be extended in order to cover what the IRB sees as a demand for 3D in international markets.

The technology will not be available to New Zealand viewers however, with standard HD coverage in store for us here due to the expense and limited audience in this country.

As host broadcaster, Sky is in charge of sending out high-definition coverage to international broadcasters as well as providing commentary and other material.

Should the 3D coverage be greenlit, extra cameras and staff would need to be sourced in order to provide it, which would need to be assessed in terms of cost by the IRB.

But the question remains as to whether there is a big enough market worldwide for the 3D coverage with rugby’s potential audience relatively small in the likes of Europe and the US. If it’s only the UK who want 3D pictures then the cost to the BBC and BSky B would be very high.

With the current Football World Cup breaking new ground in terms of global 3D sporting coverage, are the IRB and international broadcasters getting too carried in looking at the Rugby World Cup as a 3D goldmine when its global appeal is significantly smaller than that of football?

Source: NZ Herald


Most watched

  1. One News: 650,680 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 606,980 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 553,920 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Police Ten 7: 494,790 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Close Up: 465,360 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Coronation Street: 553,920 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 494,790 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Go Girls: 462,410 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Rescue 1: 435,290 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  5. 20/20: 363,520 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. Emmerdale: 117,810 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 1:35pm)
  2. Spongebob Squarepants: 108,700 (TV2, 4:05pm – 4:30pm)
  3. ONE News 4:30: 103,370 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  4. ONE News Midday: 102,290 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  5. Entertainment Tonight: 95,690 (TV3, 4:30pm – 5:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 650,680 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 553,920 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Close Up: 465,360 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Forgotten: 313,580 (8:30pm – 9:25pm)
  5. Criminal Minds: 220,280 (9:25pm – 10:25pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 606,980 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 494,790 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Go Girls: 462,410 (8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Rescue 1: 435,290 (8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  5. 20/20: 363,520 (9:35pm – 10:35pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 411,670 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Home and Away: 354,140 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  3. Campbell Live: 234,470 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Survivor Heroes and Villains: 217,890 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Hot Fuzz: 189,210 (8:30pm – 10:55pm)

Most watched on C4

  1. American Dad: 99,560 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  2. South Park: 97,950 (9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  3. The Cleveland Show: 97,860 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Family Guy: 95,830 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Futurama: 92,380 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime News: 159,040 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal Or No Deal: 139,440 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  3. Who Wants To Be A Celebrity Mi: 108,590 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Man vs Wild: 87,650 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. SGU Stargate Universe: 67,460 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Hyundai Code: 88,540 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Hunting Aotearoa: 70,050 (9:30pm – 10:00pm)
  3. Beneath the Maori Moon: 39,200 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Boil Up: 34,840 (10:05pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Te Po Mekemeke: 29,290 (10:35pm – 11:00pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Lie To Me: 35,700 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. NCIS: 33,150 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. The Simpsons: 29,160 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 2

  1. Fifa WC 2010 Live: 26,870 (11:30pm – 1:20am)

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. 20/20: TV2 363520 – up from 280170 (9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  2. Home and Away: TV3 354140 – up from 290600 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  3. Go Girls: TV2 462410 – up from 411920 (8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Shortland Street: TV2 606980 – up from 557620 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. F.R.I.E.N.D.S: TV2 129730 – up from 84950 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Rescue 1: TV2 435290 – down from 478140 (8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  2. The Simpsons: TV3 136360 – down from 175520 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: TV2 494790 – down from 532750 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Family Guy: C4 95830 – down from 129470 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The New Adventures of Old Chri: TV2 68760 – down from 98010 (11:30pm – 12:00am)


  1. Beneath the Maori Moon: Maori TV (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Hot Fuzz: TV3 (8:30pm – 10:55pm)
  3. Boil Up: Maori TV (10:05pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Te Po Mekemeke: Maori TV (10:35pm – 11:00pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • TV ONE: 28.1%
  • SKY Network: 23.1%
  • TV2: 19.7%
  • TV3: 15.7%
  • PRIME: 5.4%
  • C4: 3.2%
  • Other TV Channels: 2.8%
  • Maori TV: 1.5%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Doctor Who auctions

A number of major props from Doctor Who are going under the hammer next week including the Tardis from previous seasons. The item, used in 2005, is expected to fetch up to NZ$25,000 along with an original Dalek dating back to 1964 estimated at $NZ7000.

Entourage confirms guests

Entourage has confirmed Lenny Kravitz and P Diddy will make guest appearance sin the upcoming season of the show. Kravitz will play himself as a client of Ari’s while Diddy will join Mark Walhberg in one of his token golf course appearances.

CSI: Miami drops cast member

CSI: Miami have cut cast member Eddie Cibrian (Cardoza) for the next season of the show. The actor only recently joined the cast of the crime procedural after an original member left, but now the producers have decided to revert back to focussing on the remaining original cast.

New Hollywood stars

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced which television celebrities will be receiving stars on the Walk of Fame for 2011. 30 Rock’s Tina Fey heads the list, along with Idol creator Simon Fuller, Neil Patrick Harris, John Langley, Ed O’Neill, John Wells and Oprah Winfrey.

Vuvuzela-free games screened

Several international networks have screened vuvuzela-free games from the FIFA World Cup after receiving so many complaints from the viewers. German and French networks have led the way with the BBC in the UK also planning to filter out the drone for England’s next match against Algeria.

Eric Roberts joining soap

Eric Roberts is making a return to the world of soaps, with the actor confirming he is set for a role on The Young and the Restless. Roberts will play an attorney representing a familiar cast member on the soap, debuting in July.

Tommy Lee for Californication

Rocker Tommy Lee will make a guest appearance on the upcoming season of Californication. Lee will appear alongside David Duchovny in the drama series which has seen several celebrities make small appearances over the past few seasons.

The Office promotes Gabe

Zach Woods has been promoted to a series regular in the next season of The Office in the US. Woods plays Gabe Lewis in the comedy which is set to lose star Steve Carrell after the seventh season.

Another new signing for Dexter

Dexter has announced yet another cast addition with April Lee Hernandez set to join the drama in the new season. The ex-ER actress will play a new police officer alongside big-name signing Julia Stiles.

The first Outrageous Fortune trailer is out for its 2010 return.

No word yet on when it will hit screens.

TVNZ and TV3 have copped a parking ban from the Parliamentary precinct for their coverage of Chris Carter earlier this week.

The two network’s car park permits have been revoked by Speaker Lockwood Smith after they both broke Parliament filming rules by shooting footage of the MP in stairwells and corridors in the building on Tuesday.

The camera crews were attempting to collect a comment from Carter on the credit card debacle that is headlining the news this week.

Source: NZ Herald

Can you believe we’re up to seven seasons aleady?!

Stephen Fry has voiced his concerns over the television shows coming out of Britain being too childish.

The actor made his comments after delivering his BAFTA lecture recently, saying that although there are some good programmes on British television, they are more suitable for children.

“If I wanted to be angry… I would say infantilism’s the problem,” he said. “The number of times I turn on the television and I think, ‘Gosh, children’s television’s gone on, that’s a really good art documentary… Oh my God, it’s nine o’clock in the evening. This is for grown ups?’ It’s just shocking.”

“The only drama the BBC will boast about are Merlin and Doctor Who, which are fine but they’re children’s programmes,” he said. “They’re not for adults. And they’re very good children’s programmes, don’t get me wrong, they’re wonderfully written… but they’re not for adults.

“They are like a chicken nugget. Every now and again we all like it. Every now and again. But if you are an adult you want something surprising, savoury, sharp, unusual, cosmopolitan, alien, challenging, complex, ambiguous, possibly even slightly disturbing and wrong.”

Source: Digital Spy