Most watched

  1. One News: 621,590 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: 464,500 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 452,230 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Royal Prince Alfred: 424,130 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 364,460 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

William RoacheCoronation Street actor William Roache has back-peddled somewhat on the comments he made to Garth Bray in an interview for TVNZ’s Sunday regarding victims of sexual abuse.

Following the outrage in the UK over the fact he appeared to place blame on the victims, Roache apologised for any offence he may has caused.

He released the following statement:

“I would like to say that I am very sorry for any offence that has been caused as a result of my comments. I would never say that victims of sexual offences are in any way responsible for the abuse they have suffered and I offer my deepest apologies if anything I have said has been misunderstood in this way. Continue reading »

misfits4Misfits renewed for fifth season

A fifth season of UK series Misfits has been announced. The comedy-drama will continue into season five with none of its original cast members.

Raimi to make TV directing debut

Film director Sam Raimi will make his TV directing debut with the new pilot Rake. The pilot is based on the Australian series of the same name and features Greg Kinnear in the lead role. Continue reading »

BrayRoacheGarth Bray’s recent Sunday interview with Coronation Street’s William Roache is making headlines in the UK.

The tabloids are particularly excited, with a bunch of sensationalist headlines printed regarding the comments Roache made on the subject of sex abuse victims.

The headlines are concerned with the following exchange, where Roache comments on victims:

Roache: “If you accept that you are pure love, and if you know that you are pure love and therefore live that pure love, these things won’t happen to you.”

Bray: “To some people that sounds perhaps like you’re saying victims bring things on themselves – is that what you’re saying?” Continue reading »

In celebration of the launch of Sky’s new channel, Jones!

seven-sharp-domestic-violenceLast Thursday, Seven Sharp ran a story about domestic violence in a staged enactment in an Auckland street.  This morning (five days later), the New Zealand Herald has a story that claimed “Women’s Refuge has criticised a Seven Sharp story on bystander reaction to violence against women which used the song Smack My Bitch Up as a backing track”.

The New Zealand Herald has a history of inciting anger when there is none and this latest escapade is no different.

We spoke to Women’s Refuge this morning and a spokesperson told us that they had been completely unaware of Seven Sharp’s story until the NZ Herald had contacted them for comment.  Colour me surprised.  Continue reading »

SatanSo does ‘Satan’ really look like Barack Obama?

The executive producers of the new American mini-series The Bible certainly don’t think so.

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have said it is “utter nonsense” that the actor who plays the devil in the series was only cast because he was supposed to resemble the US president.

“This is utter nonsense,” Burnett and Downey said in a statement Monday. “The actor who played Satan, Mehdi Ouzaani, is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor. He has previously played parts in several Biblical epics — including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our President. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 640,830 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: 565,080 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:50pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 534,930 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 399,730 (TV2, 8:50pm – 9:20pm)
  5. 3 News: 376,190 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm) Continue reading »

It has now been six weeks since Campbell Live and Seven Sharp went head to head.  Both shows had slightly lower numbers than the previous week with Seven Sharp down 7% with an average audience of 334,392 viewers per episode while Campbell Live was down 2% to 288,552.

Wednesday last week saw Campbell Live nearly taking its third 5+ win, coming within 1,260 of Seven Sharp.