Say what you want about The GC, but the fact that it returns to TV3 tonight without any funding from NZ On Air would suggest there is real commercial viability in the show.  (The show has received funding from Te Mangai Paho however) We can’t wait!

The Great Food RaceI am going to assume that the problem that Nielsen TAM had with their data for 3 days last week has actually been fixed.  If not, I can expect to have to update this post later in the week.  In the meantime, here’s what their data tells us.

The Great Food Race was down 21% this week, resulting in an average audience of 131,290 viewers last night.  I really can’t see how this show can live where it is with these numbers continuing.  Masterchef New Zealand is clearly out-rating it but it suffered a fall of its own this week with the average audience for TV One’s cooking show down 22% to 386,360 viewers.

While TVNZ are banking on a new cooking show success with a local version of My Kitchen Rules, this rating is the lowest first night rating the series has had.  Last Monday’s show had an average audience of 374,500 viewers. Continue reading »

It must be the day for ondemand announcements with this new one from Mediaworks.

Kiwis’ favourite TV3 and FOUR television shows are now available on more devices than ever before with MediaWorks today launching 3NOW.

3NOW is MediaWorks’ new video on demand service for mobile and tablet (iOS and Android) and on Samsung televisions.  TV3’s online catch-up service has been rebranded as 3NOW. Continue reading »

quickflixlogoThis is some very good news for Quickflix that will no doubt have upset both TVNZ and Sky.  The good news for viewers is that Doctor Who might finally be available to view in HD here.

New deals with Disney, NBC Universal and BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand expand Quickflix offering in quality TV drama series Quickflix today announced that it has entered into agreements with The Walt Disney Company Australia, NBC Universal and BBC Worldwide ANZ to license popular and award‐winning TV series programming for its streaming service.

Content licensed under these new agreements includes seasons of Emmy Award‐winning drama series Downton Abbey, Golden Globe Award‐winning US comedy series Parks and Recreation, BAFTA‐winning Mrs Brown’s Boys and other series from NBC Universal; drama series Revenge, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and other series from Disney/ABC Television Group; as well as hit series Sherlock, Orphan Black, Doctor Who and many other series from BBC Worldwide ANZ. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Blacklist: 70150 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Hawaii Five-O: 32800 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  3. Offspring: 28600 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. MasterChef New Zealand: 23620 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Strike Back: 13920 (PRIME, 9:35pm – 10:35pm) Continue reading »

MKR_JudgesNew Zealand’s Got Talent and Mitre10 Dream Home have been dropped by TVNZ in favour of new multi-night format shows.  This news comes on the back of announcements from TVNZ that My Kitchen Rules is getting a New Zealand version which, if as the statement suggests, will be at least two nights per week, or more.

Australia has developed strong series like Masterchef Australia and My Kitchen Rules as multi-night formats which have delivered ratings boosts for their prospective broadcasters and the successes are finally starting to gain traction here.  With The Block working well for Mediaworks, it was only a matter of time before TVNZ jumped on the bandwagon and began producing more of their own multi-night shows. Continue reading »

It wasn’t a great week for The Paul Henry Show, ratings wise last week.  Despite breaking having the headline grabbing Dean Barker and Grant Dalton story, the average audience was down 22% on the previous week to 84,642 viewers per night.

Tonight also had a 22% drop, down to 101,088 viewers per night.

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Here’s the first of our weekly ratings posts, this one comparing Seven Sharp and Campbell Live.  It was a disappointing end to the week for Campbell Live who only managed an average audience of 133,760 viewers on Friday which contributed to an overall drop for the week of 9%, down to 217,910 viewers.  The worst part is that last week was 42% lower than 2013.

Seven Sharp was also down last week but the average audience was only 2% smaller with 365,590.  The good news for Seven Sharp was that they were up 11% on the same period from the previous year.

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Most watched

  1. Sunday: 505,220 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. One News: 452,240 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 386,360 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D: 326,790 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. The Tomorrow People: 263,900 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)

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The new week has begun and I’ll be very interested to look at the ratings and see how The Great Food Race has performed, among other shows.

On another note, what does everyone think about opening up an offer for some guest posts?

If there is something you’d like to discuss/highlight/share/explore/complain about that you’d prefer wasn’t just made as a comment in these daily discussion posts, I’d be happy to start publishing some guest posts for those who’d like to contribute. Just let me know.