Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Revenge: 54070 (TV2, 9:45pm – 10:45pm)
  2. NCIS: Los Angeles: 41900 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. NCIS: 37060 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 35110 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Modern Family: 26550 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

MauriceWilliamsonMaurice Williamson will no longer be making an appearance on Ellen.

Following his speech in support of the gay marriage bill last month, the MP was invited to appear on the US talk show due to the popularity of his speech on the internet.

“We have been unable to reach agreement and timing constraints related to the show’s filming now prevent an appearance from happening,” he said in a statement.

Most watched

  1. One News: 706,270 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 566,080 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules: 511,590 (TV2, 7:30pm – 9:05pm)
  4. Royal Prince Alfred: 469,480 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 375,870 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

SkySportlogoSky TV has confirmed their coverage of the Black Caps tour of England this winter.

The first test at Lord’s kicks off this week with Sky commentator Ian Smith joining the BSkyB commentary team for the series. Continue reading »

SouthlandMcKenzie talks Southland axe

Southland actor Ben McKenzie has opened up about the cancellation of the LA cop series, saying he hopes audiences take away an impression of it as an honourable show. “I just hope we made a good show and people enjoyed it and I hope it stands up. I hope people can watch years from now and say ‘That was a good episode’, ‘I like what they did there’, ‘I like his performance’, or ‘I like that shot’.”

From Dusk Till Dawn coming to TV

A TV series based on the 1996 crime/horror film From Dusk Till Dawn – which was written by Quentin Tarantino – is being planned by the film’s director Robert Rodriguez. Continue reading »

almost-human-karl-urbanThe Fox network has picked up five new comedies and four new dramas for the 2013/14 season.

New Zealander Karl Urban features in the new sci-fi series from JJ Abrams, Almost Human, while Greg Kinnear plays the lead role in a remake of Australian drama Rake.

Here’s the first look at the new offerings from Fox. Continue reading »

Fletcher Mills has been named as the winner of TV3’s X Factor wild card vote, catapulting him back into the competition as the 13th finalist.

Fletcher’s inclusion means that the least experienced judge on the panel will have the biggest work load with four acts in her category compared to three in each of the others.

XFactorNZThe Monday night Shortland Street hour has managed to chase The X Factor NZ to a later timeslot.

TV3 has confirmed they will be moving the Monday night results episode from 7.30pm to the later time of 8pm.

Sunday’s episode drew 395,500 while Monday’s attracted 317,010.

MediaWorks TV Director of Programming Mark Caulton says the move is due to “audience demand”. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Criminal Minds: 56880 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  2. The Following: 32810 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. The X Factor: 19700 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 16200 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:05pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 12640 (TV2, 8:05pm – 10:00pm) Continue reading »

If you thought yourself and all the other sofa critics were the only ones condemning Ruby Frost’s finalist decisions, you’re not alone.  Here’s what fellow judge Daniel Bedingfield had to say in an interview with the Newspaper of the Year (cue hysterical laughter).

Are the right people getting through?

The three I have chosen (Cassie, Eden and Jackie) needed to be championed to get their music out there. Some of the other judges are playing it like a game, which is what it is. But Ruby’s choices last night, talking about Fletcher as if he had a lot to learn – unbelievable. The man’s a god. He’s fully fledged. I yelled at the TV – some phrase with the word pink in it, as in ‘you pink’ something. Putting Fletcher out and Tom in was far below Ruby, in my opinion.