Most watched

  1. One News: 713,920 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 637,740 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Highway Cops: 616,400 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. SCU:Serious Crash Unit: 515,260 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 493,340 (TV2, 7:30pm – 9:00pm)

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TK’s struggling with Sarah’s death and Ava is in trouble. Continue reading »

TV3′s late night news and current affairs The Paul Henry Show enjoyed a bounce last week, picking up 10% on the previous week with an average audience of 88,830 viewers per night. It was still well down on previous weeks and despite winning three out of the five nights, TV One’s Tonight came out on top overall for the week with an average audience of 103,320. This was a 4% drop on the previous week.

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Campbell Live suffered its lowest rating week of 2014 last week as TV3′s 7pm current affairs program dropped 10% on the previous week to an average audience of 193,682. It is only the second time in 2014 that the weekly average audience has dropped below 200,000 viewers per night.

Meanwhile, Seven Sharp had another 2% gain again this week to just shy of that magic half million mark with an average audience of 497,816 viewers per night.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Criminal Minds: 56520 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Grey’s Anatomy: 40960 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Intelligence: 36910 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules: 23340 (TV2, 8:05pm – 9:30pm)
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Today let’s look at the nominees for Actress in a Comedy:

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Lena Dunham (Girls)

Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)

Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)

Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black)

Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreations)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

Some interesting points to note:

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won for the past two years, and is the frontrunner to win again this year.
  • Amy Poehler has been nominated for the past four years. Could fifth time be the charm?
  • In 2010, Edie Falco was the first woman to win for leading roles on both comedy and drama series – she won Best Actress for “The Sopranos” back in 1999, 2001, and 2003.
  • Lena Dunham is also a regular nominee but is yet to win. She has also been nominated for writing, direction and producing the show “Girls”.
  • Melissa McCarthy is back in the nominees after missing out last year.


  • I would have liked to see a nomination for Lisa Kudrow for Showtime’s “Web Therapy”.  Hopefully next year she can win for “The Comeback”!
  • Many thought Mindy Kaling of “The Mindy Project” would receive a nomination this year.

Who will win: 

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Who should win:

  • Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black). I freaking love this show so I want anyone from it to win, pretty much. OITNB is more of a dramedy than a comedy as such, but she is great in the role.

Tomorrow – Best Supporting Actor/Actress Drama