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

TV3 reports:

Friday will be John Campbell’s last day on air, and also the final episode of Campbell Live, MediaWorks has announced.

Group Head of News, Mark Jennings said TV3 would broadcast a special final episode on Friday to “see John off in style”.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to recognise and thank John Campbell, the current Campbell Live team, and everyone who has worked on the programme over the past 10 years for their contributions to TV3 and MediaWorks as a whole,” Jennings said. Continue reading »


I’m not going to pretend to be a music industry specialist so I will leave the analysis up to the experts (and commenters). Note: Current Number One ‘See You Again’ by Wiz Khalifa is in it’s 9th week on the charts.

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Stalker: 55650 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:25pm)
  2. Forever: 42610 (TV ONE, 9:25pm – 10:25pm)
  3. The Mysteries Of Laura: 36510 (TV2, 8:50pm – 9:45pm)
  4. Home and Away: 22600 (TV2, 5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Code 1: 21860 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

The X FactorIf you thought the ratings for The X Factor had been bad this season, they were glowing compared to last night’s Xtra Factor which drew an average audience of only 122,050 viewers.

Considering both 3 News and Campbell Live had a brilliant night with both programs rising above the 300,000 mark, the drop from the lead in was an embarrassing 61%. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 811,300 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Patrol: 714,380 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Code 1: 649,040 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 539,110 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 445,700 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)

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NZ On Air is turning its attention to the future of local media content for children, launching a consultation on proposed changes to the types of children’s content it funds.

In March NZ On Air released research it had commissioned along with the BSA on Children’s Media Use to inform its planned strategy. That research showed that while television is still a constant daily presence in children’s lives internet use has exploded, with children now accessing the internet via a growing range of devices.

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newsworthyOn the 8th of June, TV3’s new late night news program Newsworthy will finally hit the airwaves. The show, fronted by David Farrier and Samantha Hayes will screen from 10:30pm. 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.

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