paul-henry-showLast time Paul Henry took a vacation, one of his guest hosts delivered the highest ratings The Paul Henry Show had ever had. Next week, Paul is away again and TV3 have announced who will be hosting the show in his absence.

RadioLIVE host Ali Mau, The Edge Breakfast host Mike Puru and reporter Rebecca Wright will stand in for Paul Henry as guest hosts of The Paul Henry Show next week.

Ali Mau will be in the hot seat Wednesday 24 September; Rebecca Wright on Thursday 25 September; and Mike Puru on Friday 26 September. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 712,800 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Vote 2014 Leaders Debate: 579,110 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 442,350 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 377,960 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. The Block NZ: 278,170 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)

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Last night’s final TV debate was about as useful as a red sock in your whites washing. If you still had no idea who to vote for last night, I doubt this helped at all.

Both David Cunliffe and John Key talked over each other constantly, fighting for air time in the brief 30 minute interlude between normal programming. As a moderator, Hosking did a hopeless job, not because of any bias, but because he failed to keep the debate to a level of coherence. I lost count of the number of times all three of them at the table were speaking, nigh on shouting, at the same time.

David Cunliffe came across as incredibly smarmy, talking over John Key at every opportunity he got while begging for the right to speak without interruption when it was apparently his turn. John Key regularly scoffed at his opponent. It was hardly gentlemanly from either of them. And while the Labour leader asked for room to speak, Key’s request was accompanied by a gentle hand on the arm.

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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.

Here’s the list of TV people with birthday’s today. Continue reading »

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Chris throws money at his problems, the DHB have chosen a CEO, and Evan is moving out of home (about time). Continue reading »

blocknz300Block-a-holic fans, here is tonight’s thread for you to discuss tonight’s episode.

You are welcomed to share your thoughts on tonight’s episode of The Block NZ along with your critique of their handy work or, more likely, whatever other random challenges our home reno contestants face in between rooms.

MKR-NZFor those of you who need somewhere to vent about the cooking (or production) of MKRNZ, this is the space for you.

Please leave your thoughts in the comments below regarding tonights episode.