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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Most watched

  1. Shortland Street: 222,000 (56%, TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. One News: 174,400 (28%, TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Dog Squad: 153,400 (29%, TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  4. Purina Pound Pups To Dog Stars: 133,300 (31%, TV ONE, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Reno Rumble: 117,500 (54%, TV2, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)

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Sky begs customers to stay with themLast night there were a large number of incensed TV viewers who took to social media to complain that the free-to-air channels they were watching had become unavailable on the so-called premium pay TV service they were using.

Just before the end of TV3’s all important season premiere of The Block NZ, the free-to-air channels One, 2 and TV3 went dark on Sky. (See last night’s ratings)

Irony went into overdrive with customers complaining about paying for channels that are free to watch on the Freeview platform, which was unaffected by Sky’s latest technical glitch.

TVNZ told us it was a SKY HD technical issue that impacted the transmission of TV ONE and TV2 on that platform and that Freeview and SKY SD viewers were unaffected. TVNZ also said they would be making good with any advertisers impacted by the outage. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 616,010 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Dog Squad: 528,670 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Purina Pound Pups To Dog Stars: 430,260 (TV ONE, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 399,850 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 396,610 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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masterchef-logoYesterday we released some analysis on the ratings performance of Masterchef New Zealand which found that the average audience for the season was a little more than 190,000 viewers per episode. The numbers were significantly lower than any of the five previous seasons on TV One.

Mediaworks are desperate for positive ratings stories at the moment and are now resorting to scraping the bottom of the barrel to find something, anything that paints things in a better light than they are. We saw that on Monday.

Now though, Mediaworks’ director of entertainment and content, Andrew Szusterman, has reverted to the same appalling tactics we’ve previously lambasted TVNZ for. Continue reading »

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