Most watched

  1. New Zealand’s Got Talent: 777,810 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. One News: 673,660 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Sunday: 617,550 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Nothing Trivial: 435,490 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. The Expendables: 329,820 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:40pm) Continue reading »

Remember when, just prior to the start of movie or tv show that had sexual content, the announcer would say “This programme is rated Adults Only. It contains sexual material that may offend some people”?  Well it looks as though the “may offend some people” has simply been dropped.  Perhaps they’ve decided that we don’t need to be reminded that some people might take offense at the content they’re about to screen.  Or perhaps they’ve decided that we just really don’t get offended by anything any more.

The fifth semi final of New Zealand’s Got Talent kicks off with the usual verdict from last week’s vote.  Clara Van Wel won the popular vote leaving the judges to decide between Zane and Degge’s juggling act and Prestige’s dance act.  Ali and Jason send Zane and Degge through to the grand finale.  Zane and Degge have possibly been the most entertaining act so far with their jovial comments so I’m not surprised the judges gave them their vote.

First up tonight is Fletcher Oxford who you may remember better as the kid who has lost his cat.  As it turns out, the cat isn’t actually lost, she’s just living somewhere else on his family’s farm.  He’s singing an original and it’s a completely boring way to start the show. I’m sure all the 55+ viewers who are unlikely to be buying a new car anytime soon would have just loved that. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. CSI Miami: 32030 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. CSI:NY: 30270 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Homeland: 18110 (TV3, 10:30pm – 11:40pm)
  4. Silent Witness: 11800 (PRIME, 8:40pm – 10:55pm)
  5. Help! My House is Falling Down: 10440 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 483,200 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: 411,880 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Doc Martin: 287,460 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. The Princess Diaries: 276,560 (TV2, 7:30pm – 9:55pm)
  5. Come Dine With Me: 212,780 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The X Factor USA: 35540 (TV3, 7:35pm – 9:50pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 30020 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. The Big Bang Theory: 26200 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 25080 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. 7 Days: 23960 (TV3, 9:50pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 505,420 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 472,120 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 461,980 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. The Graham Norton Show: 387,630 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Close Up: 387,370 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »


The X Factor NZ will travel to 27 locations through the county in early 2013 to find contestants for the first local version of the global television phenomenon.

Starting in Queenstown on January 5, and finishing in Kaitaia on Waitangi Day, the pre-audition tour is the first stage of The X Factor NZ process. Continue reading »

Q+A this Sunday broadcasts from Washington DC, just days after the US presidential election.

Having covered the final days from Chicago for ONE News, Shane Taurima and Corin Dann present a special programme making sense of the election and discussing what it means for New Zealand.

We’ll get behind the headlines to see what impact the president will have on the world over the next four years. Continue reading »

Coronation Street stalwart Bill Tarmey, who played the role of Jack Duckworth, has passed away aged 71.

The actor, who played Jack for more than 30 years on the UK series, died in Tenerife after battling for years with a number of health problems.

A spokesperson for Coronation Street said in a statement: “The family of Bill Tarmey have confirmed that he sadly passed away this morning in Tenerife. They have respectfully asked the media for privacy as they grieve for a wonderful husband, father and brother.” Continue reading »