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PRIME_NEWS_LOGO_First at 530At the start of 2015 it was announced that Mediaworks would be producing Prime’s 5:30pm nightly news bulletin. As the 3 News ratings fell, there was excitement from some quarters when Prime outrated TV3’s 6pm bulletin.

But how has Prime News performed really? Well there is some good news and some bad news. Compared to last year, the average audience for Prime News is up 6% to approximately 137,000 viewers per night. 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.

3 NewsIn July of 2013, in the midst of a receivership, TV3 lost the Australian soap Home and Away as its lead in to 3 News. Home and Away had been long credited as setting up TV3’s nightly schedule with the audience that it delivered at 5:30pm sticking around for the rest of the evening.

In Home and Away’s absence, the first few weeks saw the average audience for the 5:30pm timeslot drop by more than three quarters. The flow on effect, however, wasn’t as significant with the average audience of 3 News down only 19%.

While 3 News had been impacted by the loss of Home and Away, Campbell Live was delivering audience levels that were 18% higher than its news bulletin lead in, a boost in part off the back of TVNZ’s initial attempt at rejuvenating their own 7pm time slot with Seven Sharp. Continue reading »

I’ve been blogging about television for more than a decade but it is time for me to move on to other projects.

I have some final pieces of analysis that I’ll be publishing over the next few days but as of today, there will be no more daily ratings published.

I’d like to thank the 1.4+ million people who have joined me on this particular journey. It’s been quite the ride.

If anyone is interested in taking over the site, please feel free to email me: regan@throngmedia.com

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.

Graham Norton chats to Adele tonight – it’s the one everyone’s been talking about where she impersonates herself, hilarious!

Posted by TV3 on Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Featuring her first television performance since 2013 and songs from her latest album 25, TV3 will broadcast the exclusive British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) special, Adele Live in London, on the channel tonight.

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Most watched

  1. Shortland Street: 218,900 (64%, TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. World’s Fattest Man A Love Story: 216,400 (77%, TV2, 8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  3. One News: 183,400 (31%, TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 163,800 (65%, TV2, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Piha Rescue: 149,900 (42%, TV ONE, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)

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Mike Puru host of TV3's The Bachelor New ZealandI have a lot of time for Mike Puru. He’s one of the most genuine, nicest personalities in the media. We’ve known Mike since the first season of NZ Idol and he was one of the first people to interview us on TV when he was hosting the youth news and current affairs program Flipside on TV2 and also throughout his time working with Jay Jay and Dom on The Edge.

This week he announced he’s getting his mornings back and leaving breakfast radio and has other projects on the horizon, including hosting the second season of TV3’s The Bachelor NZ.

Mike is a very warm, and likeable personality and as has been pointed out already, it is somewhat surprising that he hasn’t been utilised more on TV by Mediaworks. Continue reading »

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Most watched

  1. One News: 583,050 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Highway Cops: 414,140 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 365,890 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Piha Rescue: 358,950 (TV ONE, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 340,080 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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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.