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Most watched

  1. Border Security: 771,600 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. The Force: 701,970 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. One News: 699,750 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 667,360 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Close Up: 562,650 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Low blow!

I’m planning on watching America’s Next Top Model and The Pursuit of Happyness

I’ve just realised that I missed the first episode of the new season of America’s Next Top Model last week on Four at 7.30pm. This show is a definite guilty pleasure: not what I’d call high-quality TV, but it’s always entertaining.

This season has US models competing against UK models, and tonight’s episode is the good old makeover episode. There are sure to be some tears. Continue reading »

Freeview

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Coronation Street: 32580 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. The Great Rift: Africa’s Wild Heart: 23890 (PRIME, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Planet Dinosaur: 15650 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Spy Next Door: 14100 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:25pm)
  5. 60 Minutes: 11340 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Downton Abbey season three details revealed

A few details about the third season of Downton Abbey have been revealed. The Crawleys will endure a financial crisis, as Robert admits to his wife, Cora, that he’s lost nearly her whole fortune in a bad investment. All is not well between Mary and Matthew, as she accuses him of disloyalty to the family; and fireworks are set to fly between dowager countess Violet and newcomer Laura (Cora’s American mother, played by Shirley MacLaine).

Aaron Sorkin fires almost the entire writing staff of The Newsroom

Season two of The Newsroom is going to have an entirely different writing staff to season one, as Aaron Sorkin fired all but one of the season one writers. Continue reading »

We’re on the countdown to the Olympics, so a little Olympic humour is in order.

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 734,720 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 536,130 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Planet Dinosaur: 488,230 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 422,040 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Sunday Theatre: 396,580 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

The recording of the “audition” segment of New Zealand’s Got Talent got underway in Wellington over the weekend.

Here’s one fans’ take on what happened Continue reading »

The same skilled professionals who lambasted TVNZ7′s viewership figures have trotted out the same thinking but this time spun it as positive.

The new Shopping Channel, they say, reckons it’ll get 600,000 viewers a week.  A figure that they then stupidly compare with the viewership for the grand final of Masterchef.  If only they’d continued on with their inept analysis, their numbers would have shown them a not-so-glamourous 85,714 viewers a day, or 3,571 viewers an hour, right?

I guess we know where the Shopping Channel are advertising.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. C.S.I: 43310 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  2. New Tricks: 18570 (PRIME, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)
  3. CSI Miami: 18460 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Come Dine With Me: 16170 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Ice Road Truckers: 15610 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »