Most watched

  1. One News: 621,610 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 602,520 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 475,570 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 417,230 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Rachel Hunter’s Tour Of Beauty: 405,910 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)

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There is some interesting data that Netflix has released about when viewers get hooked on a series and at what point they’re likely to go on to watch the entire first season.  If I look at the list of shows, for ones that I haven’t completed the first season of, I haven’t reached that “hooked” episode number.  What about you?


It may have taken Walter White nearly an entire season to become Heisenberg, and Frank Underwood 13 episodes to become VP (spoiler alert!), but it turns out fans committed to these series long before those plot twists unfolded. Hint: it wasn’t in the pilot episode.

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TV Talk is our daily general discussion thread at Throng.

Readers are invited to share their own thoughts and observations on television in New Zealand as we attempt to crowd source all the details around what is happening in the industry and beyond.

This includes, but is not limited to, breaking news, bloopers from live TV and anything a television personality posts on social media that might be of interest to other readers.

To participate, just add your comments below. Alternatively, you can always use the Tip Line.

The Island with Bear Grylls returns for a second series, but this time the ultimate survival experiment will attempt to discover whether British women – as well as men – have what it takes to survive when pushed to the limits of human endurance.

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Victoria (Laura Thompson) is on an all-time high when as a result of helping Margaret (Debbie Newby-Ward) she is drawn back into the Hannah family fold – and closer to Mo (Jarod Rawiri).

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TVNZ OnDemandTVNZ can now confirm the list of shows that will premiere and soon be available on TVNZ OnDemand. They will be available express from the United States, within 48 hours of airing in the US.

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Lightbox Logo-640x300This just in from Lightbox:

From Māori legends to the scripts of our renowned filmmakers, New Zealanders have always been prolific and skilful storytellers.

Now many of those narratives get a much wider local platform with the news that Lightbox has become a principal sponsor of Show Me Shorts Film Festival and naming rights sponsor of the Lightbox Best Film Award. The award to the top New Zealand film is Academy Awards accredited, and the winner becomes eligible to enter the Oscars.

The agreement delivers 65 festival-quality local and international short films to thousands of Lightbox viewers who have embraced the concept of “anywhere, anytime” online television.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Humans: 72490 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Battle Creek: 69660 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:25pm)
  3. Battle Creek: 62070 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  4. Step Dave: 32990 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Reno Rumble: 24070 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

The BSA has released its findings on Mike Hosking’s final word from Seven Sharp on the waitress at the center of the ponytail incident involving the prime minister earlier in the year.

First, watch the monologue and then read the finding

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