Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Criminal Minds: 65980 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Castle: 62180 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Come Dine With Me NZ: 25900 (TV3, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Married At First Sight: 19670 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Tabatha Takes Over: 13660 (TV2, 9:20pm – 10:15pm) Continue reading »

nz-on-air-logo-300Local stories will feature strongly in next year’s television line-ups with NZ On Air investing $20.3 million from its first funding round of the financial year in drama and dramatised documentary.

A brand new 13 part drama series for prime time on TV One is Dirty Laundry. It centres on a middle-class family whose mother is jailed for money laundering – will they keep her business interests going to sustain their lifestyle? It is written and produced by some of our most experienced drama creatives, Rachel Lang, Gavin Strawhan and Stephen Zanoski.

Fans of the outrageous Wests will be delighted to see a second series of Westside on TV3. The prequel to Outrageous Fortune has been highly appreciated by fans of the original series. The second season of Westside will treat audiences to 10 more episodes of Ted and Rita’s world. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Shortland Street: 240,900 (59%, TV2, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: 230,600 (66%, TV2, 8:00pm – 9:20pm)
  3. One News: 223,300 (27%, TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Border Security: 190,800 (32%, TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. The Force: 184,100 (33%, TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)

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Most watched

  1. One News: 820,890 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Seven Sharp: 614,990 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Border Security: 599,440 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. The Force: 562,870 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 410,050 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)

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masterchef-logoMediaworks have invested heavily in reality TV programming in the hopes of boosting their ratings by picking up the shows that have been cancelled by TVNZ. The shows, by themselves, aren’t that bad. The ratings, however…

Sunday night’s ratings for the sixth season premiere of Masterchef New Zealand on TV3 can only be described with words like awful, tragic, and horrendous etc. A dismal 159,390 people tuned in for the first live episode broadcast. And in case you need to read that number twice, it was 159,390 people.

The fifth season on TV One had an average audience per episode of 464,971 while the previous lowest rating episode had been 351,890, also in the fifth season. Continue reading »

TV Talk is our daily general discussion thread at Throng.

Readers are invited to share their own thoughts and observations on television in New Zealand as we attempt to crowd source all the details around what is happening in the industry and beyond.

This includes, but is not limited to, breaking news, bloopers from live TV and anything a television personality posts on social media that might be of interest to other readers.

To participate, just add your comments below. Alternatively, you can always use the Tip Line.

Story, TV3’s brand new 7pm current affairs show, will commence on Monday August 10.

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Shortland Street LogoWelcome to tonight’s recap/discussion thread for Shortland Street. Continue reading »

Needing some ideas about what to watch on television tonight? Here are our thoughts from tonight’s TV Guide on what we think might be worth checking out this evening.

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