sashaFirstline starts its 2014 season this Monday with new hosts Sacha McNeil and Michael Wilson, and a new (temporary) location. TV3’s early morning rolling news programme is holding on to some of that summer feeling, broadcasting from the Auckland waterfront for the first week (Monday 20 – Friday 24 January).

Mike McRoberts and Hilary Barry are also back in the 3 News studio at 6pm this Monday, while current affairs programmes Campbell Live and The Paul Henry Show launch a week later on Monday 27 January. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 583,450 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 473,990 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Border Security: 417,790 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces: 365,520 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. 3 News: 299,310 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. CSI Miami: 24080 (the BOX, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. The Back-Up Plan: 21250 (TV3, 8:30pm – 10:40pm)
  3. Happy Endings: 20670 (TV2, 10:45pm – 11:15pm)
  4. The Reader: 18300 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 11:00pm)
  5. Meet The Frockers: 16680 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Here is your daily thread to discuss TV in New Zealand!

ELLEN DEGENERES2014 Academy Award Nominations –

Best Picture

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street Continue reading »


Tonight’s episode reveals Vasa’s mysterious tyre-slasher.

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This is the first episode of the second season of the web series Flat3.


lordeTVNZ has been unable to secure online streaming rights for the Grammys, so instead has decided to broadcast the Awards twice – live on TV2, then again in prime time on TV ONE as originally planned.

Head of Television, Jeff Latch, says the company’s first preference had been to stream the awards live on TVNZ Ondemand, which was the ideal platform for daytime live events. However the attempt to get the rights was not successful, which meant the full television broadcast of the show was originally scheduled in prime time on TV ONE so the maximum number of people would get to see it. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 542,710 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 476,910 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Border Security: 404,310 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. High Country Rescue: 328,180 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Meet The Frockers: 291,450 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)

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CBS announces renewals and return air dates

While TVNZ were freaking out about the public knowing when they’d be able to watch Lorde potentially accept a Grammy Award, the US networks are racing to announce when their shows are returning.  Under The Dome returns for its second season on the 30th of June while Extant, starring Halle Berry, debuts on the 2nd of July.  Extant is a mystery thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history. Continue reading »