David Letterman said farewell last night after an epic career. Here are the moments from the season finale of The Late Show with David Letterman.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 643,440 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Britain’s Got Talent: 466,550 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:45pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 447,410 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Police Ten 7: 320,300 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 317,160 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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With Campbell Live being replaced by a new current affairs show on Monday to Thursday, the 7pm time slot on Friday, as the lead in for the rest of TV3’s comedy line up is still yet to be revealed. However, Throng understands that Mediaworks are working on a new series in the vein of Sports Cafe which will involve the likes of Ben Hurley and Dai Henwood. Continue reading »

paul-henry-showWith a new current affairs show on the way for Mondays through Thursdays at 7pm on TV3, there are only a couple of options I can see working for the network. The first, and most logical, is giving the 7pm slot to Paul Henry. Considering it’s the gig he’s always wanted I can’t imagine him turning it down.

This would create a very interesting dynamic in the market. You’d have Mike Hosking on ZB up against Paul Henry on TV3 and Radio Live in the morning and then at 7pm it would be Hosking vs Henry again on TV One and TV3. As far as building an audience goes, this strategy would tend to have legs.

There is another option though. Continue reading »

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Here’s the list of TV people with birthday’s today. Continue reading »

Shortland Street LogoWelcome to tonight’s recap/discussion thread for Shortland Street. Tonight s**t goes down work-wise, relationship-wise and nappy-wise. Continue reading »