Most watched

  1. One News: 741,340 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 594,440 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 502,960 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 480,980 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The Big Bang Theory: 395,250 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:00pm)

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I had to read this press release twice as I initially thought they were commemorating 100 years since Gallipoli.

Prime Television is excited to confirm two special ANZAC projects as the centrepieces of the channel’s 100th WWI anniversary commemorations in 2014.

The free-to-air channel’s local production slate continues to go from strength to strength and channel manager Kathy Wright said Prime’s commitment to these two landmark projects further cements this. Continue reading »


I missed this last week while I was away but Channel Ten in Australia are getting back into the early morning television market again after they canned Paul Henry’s Breakfast.

Network Ten today announced its new breakfast program, Wake Up , will be hosted by Natarsha Belling, James Mathison and Natasha Exelby, with Nuala Hafner as news presenter.

Wake Up will launch later this year and will be broadcast live every weekday morning from Surf City, Manly, Australia. Continue reading »


1. If you could have any other job in the TV industry, what would it be?
I’d like to be continuity. I’m quite obsessed with continuity, and always pick up when it’s out in films. It’s very satisfying as an actor to get complicated continuity right. This season of Johnsons, the continuity artist shook my hand at the end of a very hard scene involving unwrapping boxing straps. I was delighted.  Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Dynamo Magician Impossible: 64360 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Descent from Disaster: 38670 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  3. First Crossings: 33710 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 24890 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Mitre 10 Dream Home: 21970 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:40pm) Continue reading »

This is fantastic!

This is the original news item

And this is the autotune remix! Continue reading »


Four last night began screening the 8th series of Australia’s Next Top Model.  I love this show and we’re getting it only 2 weeks behind Australia!  Unfortunately only 28,870 saw it last night but it’s a great show and my favourite of all the Top Model franchises.


Most watched

  1. One News: 764,710 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Dynamo Magician Impossible: 735,800 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 537,170 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 448,550 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. 3 News: 396,360 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)

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TV3 are airing a documentary tonight, with funding from the NZ On Air platinum fund, that gives a rare insight into the life of former prime minister Helen Clark.  It’s screening after TV3’s wallowing current affairs show 3rd Degree.

This seems strange to me.  I would have thought that it would have provided a strong Wednesday line up to run the news, Campbell Live, this doco and then 3rd Degree but instead there is that home rennovation show.  Perhaps the bump to 9:30 suggests that the content may offend and is suitable for a mature audience.

“For Helen Clark, politics was everything. She ate, slept and drank it.”

The words of John Key, seemingly in admiration of his former political foe, open a documentary premiering on TV3 tonight. Continue reading »

But of course they would say that

Due to an unprecedented volume of votes during last night’s Grand Final Decider, some text voters received an automated message saying that voting was closed. We can assure the people who got that message that their votes did go through and were included in those that were monitored on the night. Continue reading »