Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Top Gear: 33160 (PRIME, 7:25pm – 8:40pm)
  2. 21 Jump Street: 26110 (SKY Movies 1, 8:35pm – 10:20pm)
  3. Packed to the Rafters: 24990 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Family Guy: 23240 (TV3, 8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  5. House Husbands: 20090 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

top-of-the-lake-fundersThe TV reviewing world is glowing about Jane Campion’s new miniseries, Top of the Lake.

A crime drama set in Queenstown, Top of the Lake features a large number of New Zealand actors (Robyn Malcolm, Jay Ryan, Matt Whelan, Madeleine Sami, Michelle Ang, Kip Chapman), as well as a couple of Hollywood stars in Holly Hunter (The Piano) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men).

While Top of the Lake does an incredible job showcasing our stunning landscapes and providing excellent opportunities for those working in television, the show is not, however, a New Zealand production.  The series is produced by the Australian company See-Saw Films and despite not being filmed on the other side of the Tasman, was part funded by Screen Australia and Screen NSW for the BBC, UKTV and the Sundance Channel. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. 7 Days: 37480 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:10pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 23360 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 23260 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. The Graham Norton Show: 22680 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Restoration Man: 14830 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm) Continue reading »

blocknz300TV3 has detailed the steps in the application process for the second season of The Block NZ.

How to apply:

Simply fill out the online form at and tell them if you’ve got what it takes to be part of The Block NZ.

Provide all the information you can and please remember to attach digital photographs of yourselves. Videos are welcomed too but are not compulsory, and cannot be returned. Continue reading »

TheBlockNZTV3 is bringing The Block NZ back again for another season this year.

The renovation challenge series will return with another crop of kiwi DIY enthusiasts hoping to become the next Libby and Ben.

With over 1 million New Zealanders tuning in to the two hour finale last year and the winners taking home an amazing $237,000, TV3 is bringing back award winning show The Block NZ for a second season and is on the hunt for new contestants.

The Block NZ will see four New Zealand couples compete to renovate four dilapidated houses in an upmarket suburb – room by room, week by week, challenge by challenge – and sell them at auction for the highest price. All four couples will receive profits from the sale of their house at the live TV auction, and the winners will take home an additional cash prize of $80,000. Continue reading »

seven-sharp-logoIf it wasn’t for Seven Sharp’s second lowest rating episode so far on Friday, the average for the week would have made it one of the shows best so far.  The average audience for the first four days of the week was just over 360,000 viewers but Friday’s 288,870 knocked that back to 346,236.  The final result was still up more than 3% on the week before.

Campbell Live was down 1% on the previous week with an average audience of 285,906 viewers.

What is interesting to note is that in the last 3 weeks, Campbell Live has come within a breath of beating Seven Sharp four times.  While the weekly averages are still around 60,000 viewers in Seven Sharp’s favour, each of those four episodes has had the two 7pm shows separated by only a few thousand.


Masterchef NZ 4. Titles SHoot Imagination TV 15th Sep.2012An awkward pavlova-style whitebait fritter was the final act in the MasterChef NZ kitchen for Corinna Jewanski last night.

In last night’s show the Top 12 contestants had to cook for 1800 passengers aboard cruise ship Dawn Princess.

Spilt into two teams,each team was given three hours to prepare and serve six dishes from the ship’s dinner menu.

While the menus seemed straightforward, in terms of the sheer number of dishes to produce, this was the biggest MasterChef challenge so far. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 597,380 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 592,590 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 487,050 (TV ONE, 7:35pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Packed to the Rafters: 339,270 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Renters: 293,380 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

BrayRoacheCoronation Street’s William Roache talked to TV One’s Breakfast this morning, saying he didn’t want to justify the comments he made to

Garth Bray during their Sunday interview.

“If you try and justify the other side will come back. It was upsetting but it’s over and done with, so we can put it behind us,” he said.

He believes he was misunderstood with his comments.

“If somebody doesn’t understand what you’re saying and puts it in their own words, it’s a distortion. And that is what has happened,” he said. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 550,720 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Hyundai Country Calendar: 530,580 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Billy Connolly’s Route 66: 299,100 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. C.S.I: 295,550 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  5. CSI:NY: 256,450 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »