Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Castle: 61230 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  2. Criminal Minds: 54460 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. The Walking Dead: 47130 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Cats Make You Laugh Out Loud 2: 44390 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. The Block NZ Villa Wars: 37280 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »

After hundreds of entries, a winner in our Cancel Sky and win competition has been chosen.

Congratulations to Jason R for his winning entry:

Dear Sky Television,

I remember the good old days. The days where paid TV was paid-for for a reason. I remember watching shows without ads, live uninterrupted sports events where you didn’t squeeze an ad in just coz. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Shortland Street: 244,900 (56%, TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. The Block NZ Villa Wars: 203,500 (64%, TV3, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  3. One News: 199,300 (28%, TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Border Security International: 194,800 (35%, TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Caught on Dash Cam: 178,600 (60%, TV2, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)

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According to reports, Mediaworks new local weeknight soap is going to be called Trinity Point and set at a beachside resort north of Auckland. Sound familiar?

Tipped to be TV3’s new 5:30pm lead in to the news, Trinity Point, which is said to be produced by Warners (Formerly Eyeworks and Formerly Julie Christie’s company), requires $10m in funding from New Zealand on Air to get the greenlight. (Update: NZ On Air have told us that the amount that has been quoted elsewhere in the media is incorrect but can’t confirm the requested amount due to commercial sensitivity.) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 700,550 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Security International: 562,940 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Force: 515,440 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 476,010 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 440,850 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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In an intense double elimination, country sisters Kimberley & Brooke and Auckland Gatecrashers Ben & Reagan were sent home after the competition’s first Sudden Death Cook-Off tonight.

It was Group Two versus the Gatecrashers this evening: Waikato Couple Jay & Sarah, Manawatu Sisters Kimberley & Brooke, Wellington Besties Jess & Stella and Auckland Mates Ben & Reagan – each cooking their best three-course meal to impress judges Ben Bayly, Gareth Stewart and the Tasting Panel: Robert Oliver, Nadia Lim, Grace Ramirez and Liz Egan. Continue reading »

Drew (Ben Barrington) encounters more strife with the Hutchins, Harper (Ria Vandervis) and Boyd (Sam Bunkall) continue to plan for their wedding and another marriage hangs in the balance, as the residents of Ferndale gear up for Christmas.

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