If TV3 have any ratings to be happy with in 2014, it has to be The Paul Henry Show.  Despite dropping the average audience from the previous week by 5%, the late night news and current affairs program beat Tonight 4 out of 5 nights and furthermore, increased the separation between the two programs.

TPHS had an average audience of 111,234 viewers per night, slightly down from last weeks high, while Tonight had 97,502.  This was the first time that the average audience for Tonight has dropped below 100,000 since the two programs have been head to head.

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TV One’s Seven Sharp had its best week of the year thanks to the new record the program set on Tuesday, breaking the half million viewer mark.  The average audience for the week was up 8% to 433,452 viewers per night.  This was, however, slightly lower than the best week the program had back in July 2013 when the average audience peaked just over 439,000 per episode.

Campbell Live was up 1% on the previous week to an average audience of 236,350 viewers.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 689,000 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 644,660 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 484,490 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. The Incredibles: 314,770 (TV2, 6:15pm – 8:30pm)
  5. 3 News: 287,360 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)

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Last week, a giant statue of Game of Thrones King Joffrey came toppling down as part of Sky Television’s marketing campaign for the new season premiere on SoHo. The episode went on to become one of the most downloaded of all time.

While Sky’s #bringdowntheking campaign attempted to convince viewers to fork out a considerable amount of cash and subscribe, Haydn Green from Consumer is suggesting that the only king that needs to be bought down is Sky themselves. Continue reading »

coalition-for-better-broadcasting-logoRemember the Save TVNZ7 campaign?  Today, the Coalition for Better Broadcasting has launched in a bif to revitalise New Zealand’s public broadcasting.

A new organisation launching today, aims to tap into the support thousands of Kiwis have shown for public broadcasting and media, to help rejuvenate the floundering sector.

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Parker Young and Geoff Stults will star in the new CBS pilot Cuz-Bros

Melanie Papalia has a recurring role in the legal drama Suits.

Geoffrey Blake and Dillon Lane are onboard with History’s mini-series Texas Rising.

Another weekend done and dusted but no fear, a long weekend with Easter begins on Thursday!  Hoorah!  We’ll do a bit of a run down for what to watch this Easter later on but in the meantime, anything you’d like to discuss, like this clip which a reader alerted me of on Friday, you can do so in the comments below.

Here is today’s list of TV people with birthday’s today.

Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy) 37
Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) 56
Robert Carlyle (Once Upon a Time) 53
Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) 54
Skyler Samuels (The Gates) 20
Rob Mcelhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) 37
Antwon Tanner (One Tree Hill) 39
Faith Salie (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) 43
Catherine Dent (The Mentalist) 49
Chris Langham (The Thick of It) 65

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Colin Peacock talks coverage of the royal tour; TV channels putting programmes online instead of on the air; popping in on politicians in search of their human side; mixed messages on judging by appearances.

My super scientific Masterchef rankings:

1st: Tanisha and Verena

2nd: Karina and Kasey

3rd equal: Jaimie and Bec and Nikki and Jordan

Tonight the remaining four duos tackle an Asian cuisine challenge at Club Med in Bali.  Jordan’s specialty is Asian cuisine so perhaps she will be at an advantage.

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