SkyArenaIf you’re not sick of Sonny Bill Williams and his variable sporting antics just yet then you can catch his latest fight on Sky Arena this Friday.

The highly anticipated heavyweight fight between Sonny Bill Williams and Francois Botha takes place at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre this Friday night.

Boxing new comer Williams, holds the New Zealand Professional Boxing Association heavyweight title after beating American Clarence Tillman III in February last year. Williams will have his work cut out for him against hardened seasoned boxer Botha, with his record of 48 wins from 58 fights, including 29 knockouts. Continue reading »

seven-sharp-logoHere are our thoughts on the debut of Seven Sharp tonight.

The banter and rapport between Jesse, Ali and Greg seemed to work really well.

Heather  du Plessis-Allen’s story was interesting and light hearted and about what we’d expected.  Taking the piss about it being a fluff piece was amusing. Continue reading »

Every year around this time, the two champion teams from the NRL and UK Super League take to the field to determine the ultimate champion.  This will be the fourth time the Melbourne Storm have headed to the Northern Hemisphere for the match and the will be the third time they’ve faced the Leeds Rhinos who are making their sixth appearance.

Last time the teams met, the Storm won 18-10 while the previous match saw Leeds win 11-4.

Leeds have won the UK Super League title for 5 of the last 6 years but have only managed to win the World Club Challenge twice in that time.  They have a 3 from 5 record in total.

Rugby league’s World Club Challenge will screen LIVE on Maori Television at 9.00am on Saturday, February 23. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home: 18900 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Despicable Me: 16640 (TV3, 7:00pm – 9:00pm)
  3. Sunday Special: 16070 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Reckoning: 12340 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Contraband: 11920 (SKY Movies 1, 8:35pm – 10:20pm) Continue reading »

SevenSharpSetWith only a few hours before the new current affairs show goes to air, TVNZ has put to rest all the fears that their inability to secure a sponsor was merely speculation and quite possibly a mastered PR stunt to capitalise on a gullible media, intent on destroying the show’s reputation before it had even aired.

Whether or not the show is in fact trail-blazing, as it is being spun, is yet to be seen but Seven Sharp-ish tonight we will all get to find out.

TVNZ’s trail-blazing new current affairs show, Seven Sharp, will be sponsored by online savings specialist RaboDirect. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 618,500 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Animal House: 551,650 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home: 542,040 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Holmes: 365,690 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:50pm)
  5. Tangled: 361,400 (TV2, 7:00pm – 9:00pm) Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. CSI Miami: 23130 (TV3, 9:25pm – 10:25pm)
  2. American Idol: 20260 (PRIME, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. CSI:NY: 19410 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:25pm)
  4. Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals: 16190 (TV3, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Midsomer Murders: 15590 (PRIME, 9:40pm – 11:35pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 554,300 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  2. HSBC Sevens World Series: 362,960 (TV ONE, 6:30pm – 10:15pm)
  3. CSI:NY: 213,800 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:25pm)
  4. The Animal: 196,820 (TV2, 7:35pm – 9:10pm)
  5. 3 News: 192,490 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm) Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Shortland Street: 41910 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  2. The Graham Norton Show: 32220 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 27480 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Home and Away: 21000 (TV3, 5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Neighbours: 19320 (TV2, 6:30pm – 7:00pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 537,840 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 518,040 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. A Tribute to Sir Paul Homes: 378,020 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Block: 337,960 (TV3, 7:35pm – 9:40pm)
  5. HSBC Sevens World Series: 323,870 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »