Good morning viewers! If there’s one thing I like about this time of year, it’s the typically settled weather.  I’ve almost all but given up on weather forecasts as they seem to get it so wrong, so often.  Do you find this as well?

Anything else you’d like to discuss today, this is your daily general telly discussion thread.

Tonight there is no elimination, but there will be a big prize for the winners.  The pantry is open for the entire night and the pressure is off, in terms of elimination, so it should be interesting to see how the duos work in this situation.  Tonight’s challenge is to create the best burger and chips in 30 minutes.  The second place prize tonight is a night of luxury up north in a hotel for the bottom four teams.  The top two duos will enjoy a night of luxury in Melbourne and time with George C in his test kitchen.

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I’ve noticed a few new Jim Beam ads during The Paul Henry Show this last week featuring their new face, Mila Kunis.  The ad campaign kicked off recently as the Kentucky Bourbon brand aims to appeal more to their desired demographic.  Strangely enough though, news has surfaced this afternoon that Mila is now pregnant to her soon to be husband and former That 70’s Show co-star, Ashton Kutcher.

I’m not sure about you but that seems like very unfortunate timing to me.  Unless, of course, that is the point of the campaign – “Feed her bourbon and get her pregnant”

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Blacklist: 85880 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D: 60040 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. The Tomorrow People: 56470 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Offspring: 37430 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
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65 year old James Rebhorn who played Carrie Mathison’s father on Homeland has passed away.

Rebhorn has had a wonderful career across film an television. In the 1998 series finale of Seinfeld, Rebhorn played a district attorney who sent the gang to jail.

Rebhorn’s vast television career includes stints on several law and crime shows, including “The Practice,” “Third Watch,” “Law & Order” and “Boston Legal.” The Philadelphia native also appeared on “30 Rock,” “Enlightened,” “Katie & Allie” and “The Equalizer.”

No doubt the writers for the fourth season of Homeland will be working on a tribute in the unfortunate task of writing him out of the show.

The Paul Henry Show suffered a 17% drop in audience this week with the average audience falling to 99,124 viewers per night for TV3’s late current affairs program while Tonight had a 12% increase in numbers.  TV One’s evening news program was up to 144,626 viewers per night.

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Two months in and Seven Sharp is really starting to dominate 7pm again for TV One.  Last Wednesday saw TV One’s current affairs program hit its highest rating other than debut, delivering an audience nearly 3 times what Campbell Live did.  Not only that, for the first time ever, Seven Sharp won the timeslot entirely, beating TV2’s Shortland Street.

Last week, the average audience for Seven Sharp was 422,296, the third best week they’ve had since the show’s inception.  This was an increase of another 1% on the previous week and an 18% increase on the same period last year.

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Sommet-Logo-300Once again, another channel which had exclusively been available on Freeview has arrived on Sky.

From April 14, 2014, Sommet Sports will bring free sports coverage 24/7 to every New Zealand household. Sommet Sports commences a new satellite service on Freeview and launches on SKY Channel 069.

It has been a long anticipated launch onto satellite for Sommet Sports. Now, in addition to their current UHF broadcast, satellite broadcast on both SKY and Freeview will give the recently launched television company similar coverage to that of every major New Zealand TV station. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 576,010 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 528,200 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 446,010 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. 3 News: 260,910 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D: 259,450 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)

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