Most watched

  1. One News: 708,640 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Highway Cops: 552,400 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Fair Go: 547,230 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 472,770 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 466,460 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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A unique collaboration between Government, a television production company and TV3 will see a different type of story go to air on 3 News next week.

Great War Stories, a series of mini-documentaries that focus on WWI, will begin screening on Monday 4 August, the date Britain declared war on Germany 100 years ago.

In a first for 3 News, Great War Stories will run during the 6pm bulletin and will be narrated by Hilary Barry, whose great-grandfather fought at Passchendaele.

The series looks at the personal stories of New Zealanders like air ace Keith Caldwell and his extraordinary escapes; the cruel treatment of Mark Briggs, one of 14 conscientious objectors who were sent overseas and to the front line; and the fate of New Zealand’s 10,000 war horses. 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 »

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Ula moves out, Emma moves away, and Dayna thinks Garrett’s putting the moves on Rachel. Continue reading »

Quickflix_throng_200x175Whether you’re a channel surfer looking for something to watch or someone who leaves your TV on one channel for the entire evening, here are our thoughts from tonight’s TV Guide on what we think might be worth checking out this evening.

Must Watch:

3rd Degree (TV3, 8:30pm)
Samantha Hayes and Duncan Garner, 3rd Degree brings a human face to the issues that matter to Kiwis.

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A stellar line-up of local chefs has been confirmed for the My Kitchen Rules NZ Tasting Panel.

Filling four spots at the Kitchen HQ judging table are local celebrity chef, Nadia Lim; former TV producer and MasterChef US contestant, Grace Ramirez; international award-winning chef, Robert Oliver; and acclaimed restaurateur, Sean Connolly. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Good Wife: 31000 (TV3, 11:10pm – 12:10am)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: 25990 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:45pm)
  3. Happy Gilmore: 17040 (TV3, 8:35pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Game Of Thrones: 15940 (PRIME, 9:30pm – 10:40pm)
  5. Sleepy Hollow: 15260 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

paul-henry-janika-ter-ellenIt’s been a bad start to the week for The Paul Henry Show. Monday began with the lowest rating episode ever with an average audience of 55,250 viewers. Tuesday, however, was even worse as the late night current affairs program slumped even lower to 41,760.

The last couple of weeks have rated much lower than has been the case for much of the year while TV One’s Tonight has surged ahead.