Needing some ideas about what to watch on television tonight? Here are our thoughts from tonight’s TV Guide on what we think might be worth checking out this evening. Continue reading »

If you were wondering the road that E! was going to be going down with its first scripted series, the full trailer for The Royals pretty much explains it; basically The Kardashians with a costume department. All snarkiness aside it may very well turn out to be the ultimate guilty pleasure watch. Check out the trailer below.
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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Broadchurch: 89180 (TV ONE, 8:40pm – 9:40pm)
  2. The Missing: 56710 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:55pm)
  3. Gotham: 55320 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:35pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 38920 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:00pm)
  5. 2 Broke Girls: 31030 (TV2, 9:00pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

nz-herald-wrong-againThe New Zealand Herald must have been hawkeye on Throng this morning as they rushed up a post about the ratings for The X Factor NZ in another attempt to stymie Mediaworks and in the process, jumped to a number of conclusions that once again put into question the credibility of a once proud media organisation.

According to the Herald, 100,000 fewer viewers tuned in for last night’s instalment of TV3’s talent quest compared to Tuesday’s show. They attribute this to “after the previous week’s episode featured convicted killer Shae Brider.”

There are a number of problems with this. Firstly, The Herald is simply trying to undermine a competitor with their own negative narrative which raises its own issues of trust. Secondly, they’re comparing a Sunday night episode to a Tuesday night episode. The Tuesday night episode was the end of the auditions. In many cases, viewers tune in for the auditions and then tune in and out for key events like, the reveal of the finalists who made it through bootcamp, as opposed to all of bootcamp itself.

If we compare Sunday to Sunday, the actual drop is only 51,890 viewers. However, Continue reading »

800 Words - Erik Thomson plays George Turner (c) SPPErik Thomson will be joined by a stellar trans-Tasman cast in South Pacific Pictures’ new comedy-drama series 800 Words.

800 Words, produced by New Zealand’s South Pacific Pictures for the Seven Network, is a heart-warming comedy-drama series built around newly-widowed George Turner’s decision to start afresh and take his teenage kids from Sydney to the New Zealand coastal town of Weld, where George spent his summer holidays as a child.

Thomson (Packed to the Rafters, All Saints, Always Greener, The Black Balloon) plays the lead role of George and will be joined by Australian actors Melina Vidler (The Arrangement, Mako: Island of Secrets) and Bensen Jack Anthony (Underbelly Razor, Blood Brothers, Legend of the Seeker) who play his teenage children, Shay and Arlo Turner.
Rick Donald (Friends with Better Lives, House Husbands, The Doctor Blake Mysteries) features as George’s new best mate Woody, a fellow Aussie-import and keen surfer while Bridie Carter (McLeod’s Daughters) guest stars as Jan, George’s former Sydney editor. Continue reading »

Saturday Night Live has courted controversy over a parody ad that aired during this weekend’s episode hosted by Dakota Johnson. The clip sees a Dad tearfully farewelling his daughter, on her way to what we assume is college, only to be surprised at the end:

What are your thoughts? Funny? To Far? Just plain unfunny?

RELATED: Check out the real life basis for the parody HERE.