Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Big Bang Theory: 46160 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  2. 2 Broke Girls: 31870 (TV2, 9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 23520 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Sons Of Anarchy: 21610 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:40pm)
  5. The Walking Dead: 20470 (TV2, 10:30pm – 11:30pm) Continue reading »

Media3TV3′s decision to move Media3 from Saturday mornings to Wednesday nights after Nightline appears to have paid off with the show pulling off its highest first run rating since moving to the channel from TVNZ7.

The average audience of 29,200 was nearly double the consolidated average audience of the entire last season, and approximately 20% higher than the previous peak.

 

Most watched

  1. One News: 600,810 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 463,080 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. The Big Bang Theory: 457,740 (TV2, 8:40pm – 9:10pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules: 435,740 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)
  5. 2 Broke Girls: 363,940 (TV2, 9:10pm – 9:40pm) Continue reading »

I don’t expect the media to get too excited about last night’s ratings as they’re too busy excitedly predicting the demise of Seven Sharp. Let’s look at the numbers though.

Campbell Live dropped almost a third of its audience last night on Tuesday, delivering TV3 their lowest ratings since TV One launched Seven Sharp.  The 31% fall isn’t too distant from Seven Sharp‘s biggest daily drop of 35%.

Looking at the current graphic, you could come to the conclusion that viewers were switching from Seven Sharp to Campbell Live after the first week but since then, Campbell Live doesn’t appear to have managed to maintain the audience.   Continue reading »

FriendsreunionFriends cast members re-unite

Former Friends cast members Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox have reunited on the set of Perry’s new comedy series Go On. Cox is currently filming a cameo for the show.

Argo actor cast in Hostages

Argo actor Tate Donovan has been cast opposite Toni Collette in the new TV drama Hostages. The Jerry Bruckheimer-produced project is at the pilot stage currently. Continue reading »

SethRogenThe new season of Arrested Development has added Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen to its cast.

The upcoming fourth season of the comedy series features the entire original cast as well as an array of guest stars including Isla Fisher and Conan O’Brien.

Wiig will play a younger version of Bluth family matriarch Lucille (Jessica Walter) while Rogen’s role is yet to be announced.

The pair featured alongside one-another in the 2007 film Knocked Up.

angry-boys2Production has commenced on the new series from the hilarious Australian writer and actor Chris Lilley.

The untitled series, which is a co-production between ABC in Australia and HBO in the US with BBC Three on board as well, is the first from Lilley since Angry Boys and follows We Can Be heroes and Summer Heights High.

ABC1 Channel Controller, Brendan Dahill, says: “Chris and the Princess Pictures team have consistently proved that they know how to deliver quality content. ABC1 is proud to once again bring a new Chris Lilley series to air in a new era of TV where audiences consume television in so many different ways, as was demonstrated by the outstanding success Angry Boys enjoyed across multiple platforms.” Continue reading »

ref-camAustralia’s Fox Sports is introducing “ref-cam” to their coverage of the Super 15 rugby competition this season.

Kiwi referee Chris Pollock will be the first to don the mini-camera that will transmit pictures from the field through to Fox Sports live coverage.

The 75-gram camera, which will be built into Pollock’s earpiece, is similar to those used by the San Jose police force in California.

“We are delighted Fox Sports have been proactive in seeking to expand and deepen the experience for rugby fans around the country,” said ARU chief executive Bill Pulver.

“To have an unprecedented view from the thick of the action, whether the referee is preparing to bring two massive packs together or he’s just centimetres from the ball as a pass is fired across the backline …. this is an exciting step forward in terms of general sports coverage.” Continue reading »

Phillip-LeishmanBroadcaster Phillip Leishman is said to be ill again following a return of his cancer.

The former Wheel of Fortune presenter had an operation for a brain tumour in March 2012 and although it was successful, the cancer has returned.

He is being treated at his St Heliers home in Auckland.

Leishman is currently the host of HSBC Golf Club on Sky.