Most watched

  1. One News: 641,030 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 528,320 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Nabbed: 439,060 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 398,350 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Neighbours At War: 354,600 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)

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TVNZ_buildingWith all the hoopla around asset sales for the last few years, you would think that it would be a fairly high priority of the opposition to ensure they provided absolutely no reason or excuse for a state owned company to be sold.  Perhaps Shane Taurima didn’t get that memo.  Nonetheless, John Banks has jumped on the opportunity to renew calls for TVNZ to be sold.

 Mr Banks says the State has no place in broadcasting.  “If taxpayers didn’t own it, no one would care what Labour party meetings were held there.”

“This issue is not Mr Taurima’s politics. It is the fact that he and some of his staff wrongly used taxpayer’s property to further his political objectives” Continue reading »

revenge_coverMarvel to turn Revenge into graphic novel

TV2’s Revenge is to be turned into a graphic novel by Marvel Entertainment.  Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne will follow a young Amanda Clarke through her first mission of revenge across 112 pages.  The book is scheduled for release on September 3.

Modern Family land in Australia to shoot vacation episode Continue reading »

Whatever’s on your mind about television today, this is the place to discuss it.

tvnz_logo2TVNZ are certainly taking this Shane Taurima scandal seriously and clearly understand the ramifications of having someone in your employment who has a political conflict of interest, unlike others.

TVNZ’s Chief Executive Kevin Kenrick says:

Many people are asking why Shane Taurima was kept on in an editorial role following his unsuccessful bid for the Ikaroa Rawhiti Labour candidacy last year. The answer is, at the time we sought and received assurances from Shane that he had no further political ambitions. When asked to choose between journalism and politics, he chose journalism. With the benefit of hindsight that decision was a mistake. Continue reading »

TVNZ_buildingJust like the last journalist who offered up a heartfelt and genuine apology after having their clear conflict of interest exposed, Shane Taurima has apologised for the latest round of embarrassment for TVNZ.

It is with immense regret and sadness that I have resigned as General Manager of Maori and Pacific Programmes at TVNZ.

I love and respect the work of all my TVNZ colleagues and regret any damage that my actions may have had on them, and the incredibly important and quality work they do. Continue reading »

kim-dotcom-60-minutesThe interview by the American 60 Minutes program that outraged Kim Dotcom aired last night on Prime.  The New Zealand team invited Kim Dotcom on to respond.  He declined.

With the upcoming launch of his political party and his new album that he’s flogging I would have thought he would have jumped at the chance to get some publicity.

The interview airs again tonight at 7:30pm on Prime.

I was at Sky Television this morning when Brendon McCullum got his triple century in the test match in Wellington.  The previous record had been Martin Crowe’s 299 which he scored at the same ground in 1991 against Sri Lanka.

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Person Of Interest: 43190 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Trophy Wife: 30970 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  3. The Walking Dead: 30060 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  4. The Following: 26990 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 23980 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

the-simpsons-legoWith the Lego Movie having a spectacular weekend at the US box office (I can’t wait to take the kids to it when it opens here in April), Fox have announced that The Simpsons’ 550th episode will be all Lego.

The episode, titled “Brick Like Me” will air in the US on Sunday, May 4, which is the second Sunday of the sweeps period.

In the special episode, Homer wakes up in a world where his family and everyone in Springfield are made of LEGOs. He then must “put together” how he got there and somehow figure out how to get home. Continue reading »