Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 628,440 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Motorway Patrol: 461,170 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: 441,600 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Close Up: 421,980 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 408,560 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Motorway Patrol: 461,170 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 441,600 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The X Factor USA: 385,520 (TV3, 7:35pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Embarrassing Teenage Bodies: 321,240 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. 24 Hours In A&E: 299,370 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 178,070 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 125,410 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  3. Good Morning: 122,240 (TV ONE, 9:00am – 12:00pm)
  4. Emmerdale: 116,920 (TV ONE, 1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  5. Come Dine With Me: 84,310 (TV ONE, 1:30pm – 2:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 628,440 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Close Up: 421,980 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. 24 Hours In A&E: 299,370 (8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. MasterChef Australia: 273,600 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Coronation Street: 256,900 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Motorway Patrol: 461,170 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 441,600 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 408,560 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Embarrassing Teenage Bodies: 321,240 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. 20/20: 299,170 (9:35pm – 10:35pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. The X Factor USA: 385,520 (7:35pm – 9:30pm)
  2. 3 News: 371,040 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Campbell Live: 282,220 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Rove LA: 210,340 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Home and Away: 196,260 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 104,520 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Paddle Pop Begins: 82,310 (8:25am – 8:35am)
  3. Balls Of Steel: 80,120 (10:00pm – 10:50pm)
  4. Dora The Explorer: 79,970 (8:35am – 8:55am)
  5. South Park: 74,560 (9:30pm – 10:00pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 127,130 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal or No Deal: 102,620 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  3. Mythbusters: 81,440 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Doctor Who: 80,490 (8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Torchwood Miracle Day: 58,320 (9:40pm – 10:45pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Hyundai Code: 34,770 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Law & Order Criminal Intent: 50,650 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. NCIS: 49,710 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 2

  1. 1987 All Blacks RWC Reunion: 34,540 (4:30pm – 4:55pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies Great

  1. The Shawshank Redemption: 44,760 (8:35pm – 10:50pm)
  2. Match Point: 33,150 (4:25am – 6:25am)
  3. Great Expectations: 33,120 (2:00am – 2:15am)
  4. Sin City: 33,120 (2:20am – 4:20am)
  5. Cinema Release: 33,120 (6:25am – 6:30am)

Most watched on SKY Sport 3

  1. Intl Cricket ODI: 33,020 (8:30pm – 12:00am)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 86,550
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 7:55am): 161,830
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 181,720
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 47,650
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 72,390
  • 3 News Firstline (8:00am – 8:30am): 36,640
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 37,290
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 178,070
  • 3 News at 12: No information available.
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 628,440
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 371,040
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 421,980
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 282,220
  • Tonight (10:35pm – 11:05pm): 159,480
  • Nightline (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 164,540

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. ONE News Midday: TV ONE 178070 – up from 143130 (12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. Breakfast: TV ONE 181720 – up from 149130 (8:00am – 9:00am)
  3. 3 News: TV3 371040 – up from 342140 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Campbell Live: TV3 282220 – up from 254480 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Home and Away: TV3 196260 – up from 168870 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. One News: TV ONE 628440 – down from 741670 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Doctor Who: PRIME 80490 – down from 171280 (8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Close Up: TV ONE 421980 – down from 508290 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: TV2 408560 – down from 493460 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. 24 Hours In A&E: TV ONE 299370 – down from 373290 (8:35pm – 9:35pm)

New

  1. MasterChef Australia: TV ONE (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. The X Factor USA: TV3 (7:35pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Embarrassing Teenage Bodies: TV2 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Rove LA: TV3 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Nightline: TV3 (10:30pm – 11:00pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 30.9%
  • TV ONE: 23.9%
  • TV3: 16.5%
  • TV2: 15.6%
  • FOUR: 4.8%
  • PRIME: 4%
  • Other TV Channels: 3%
  • Maori TV: 0.6%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

SKY Television confirmed today the broadcast of Campaign 2011, a series of pre-election programmes produced by Richard Harman and hosted by Barry Soper, one of New Zealand’s most experienced political journalists.

Campaign 2011 comprises four one-hour programmes; a debate involving the Leaders of the minor parties in Parliament; two separate ‘Meet the Press’ sessions with Prime Minister John Key and Labour Leader Phil Goff followed by the final programme on the upcoming MMP referendum.

Each programme will be moderated by Barry Soper (Prime, NewstalkZB and SKY News political editor) with questions coming from a panel of some of the country’s top journalists.

The panel will be headlined by two of the country’s most eminent political journalists; Audrey Young (Political Editor, NZ Herald) and Vernon Small (National Affairs Editor, Fairfax).

Campaign 2011 will cover some of the big issues for this election and our politicians: the economy, poverty and welfare, taxation, the future of the Treaty of Waitangi, the MMP referendum, education, health and foreign policy.

The first of the four Campaign 2011 programmes will screen on SKY News NZ (SKY Channel 090) at 8:30pm on Sunday 30 October, with replays on free-to-air channel PRIME later that evening at 11:10pm, on SKY News NZ on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8.30 pm and with the final programme just days before the election, on Sunday 20 November.

The series will also be rebroadcast in Australia on SKY News, giving NZ voters living in Australia the chance to hear more about key NZ election issues. The programmes will be supported by a website and a Facebook page, giving viewers the opportunity to comment on the Leaders, the parties and the issues.

John Fellet, SKY Chief Executive, says “Campaign 2011 will provide New Zealand and Australian viewers with an informative and balanced view of the policies and politics associated with the upcoming election.”

“Voters will be able to deliberate and consider how the next Government may be formed, with Leaders and their parties having the time to present their case in a non confrontational environment,” says Fellet.

Programme updates will be provided throughout the Campaign 2011 series

Coverage kicks off with a pre-election special on Monday, 24 October at 8.30pm featuring interviews with Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader Phil Goff, followed by a live debate between other party leaders Hone Harawira, Metiria Turei, Winston Peters and Tariana Turia.

The one-hour show is the springboard into a special election series NATIVE AFFAIRS – KOWHIRI 11, which starts on Monday, 31 October at 8.30pm.

Hosted by Julian Wilcox, NATIVE AFFAIRS – KOWHIRI 11 will take politics to the people and examine issues at a local level in each of the seven Maori electorates.

“We’ve created a forum for candidates to debate the issues and allow voters to question them on their policies and broadcast it live so that Maori voters can make an informed choice on Election Day,” says Maori Television’s general manager of news and current affairs, Te Anga Nathan.

NATIVE AFFAIRS- KOWHIRI 11 is the only national current affairs programme that will broadcast live from each of the seven Maori electorates in a series of “town hall” debates.

The debates will be televised in front of a public audience and feature the key candidates standing in each of the Maori electoral seats. The show will be issues-driven, with discussions about unemployment, the cost of living and family violence.

Julian Wilcox says NATIVE AFFAIRS – KOWHIRI 11 will kick start discussions about topical issues within Maori electorates that people can continue at home.

The debates screen on Mondays at 8.30pm from 31 October and Wednesdays at 9pm from November 2 in the build up to the November 26 election.

NATIVE AFFAIRS – KOWHIRI 11 will also screen a five-hour special on election night with live crosses to the Maori electorates and a panel of commentators in the Auckland studio discussing results as they come in.  A two-hour post-election wrap will air on 28 November featuring interviews with major winners at the polling booth.

NATIVE AFFAIRS – KOWHIRI 11 is a must-see, not only for those on the Maori roll, but for all New Zealanders. Tune in to Maori Television on Mondays at 8.30pm and Wednesdays at 9pm to find out what it means for you.

NATIVE AFFAIRS has, for the third time in five years, been named a finalist in the 2011 AFTAs (previously QANTAS Awards) for Best Current Affairs Series and Best Maori Language Programme.

DH creator working on new show

Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry has begun work on a new show for ABC called Devious Maids. The series is an adaptation of a Mexican show called The Disorderly Maids of the Neighbourhood.

Stewart to guest on Community

Former 3rd Rock from the Sun actor French Stewart has signed up for a guest role on Community. The actor will play a character who works as a celebrity impersonator who often poses as French Stewart.

Happy Days cast suffer setback

The cast of Happy Days has suffered a setback in their $10m lawsuit against CBS to compensate them for years of merchandising using their likeness. The judge has thrown out a key claim by the group regarding money garnered from slot machines featuring their faces and other consumer products.

Driver to feature in new series

Minnie Driver looks to be featuring in a new show for the ABC network after signing a talent deal with the network. ABC will now find a suitable project for her to star in.

Here is a run down of the 5 most important stories on One News and 3 News tonight.  Please leave your comments on the bulletins in the comments below.

ONE News

1. Ongoing Rena salvage (Kim Vinnell, live cross)
2. Oil clean up continues (Garth Bray)
3. Car crash in Clevedon (Breaking News)
4. Fatal police shooting in Otane
5. Woman found in Hawkes Bay ditch no longer being treated as suspicious

3 News

1. Ongoing Rena salvage (Rachel Morton, live cross)
2. Oil clean up continues (Rachel Tiffen)
3. Problems (Emma Jolliff)
4. Truck crash and fertiliser spill (Geoff Hampton)
5. NBR Poll shows John Banks won’t win Epsom (Patrick Gower, live cross)

Commentary

A few technical errors on TV 3 tonight.  Nothing compared to what happened at the very end of the bulletin

Verdict

One News

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 703,060 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 565,240 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 540,980 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 520,200 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  5. Hot In Cleveland: 513,820 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Fair Go: 565,240 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. The Big Bang Theory: 520,200 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  3. Hot In Cleveland: 513,820 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Two and a Half Men: 488,090 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. MasterChef Australia: 384,930 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 160,940 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 143,640 (TV ONE, 1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  3. Emmerdale: 135,280 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  4. Good Morning: 111,930 (TV ONE, 9:00am – 12:00pm)
  5. Come Dine With Me: 109,610 (TV ONE, 1:30pm – 2:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 703,060 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 565,240 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Close Up: 459,820 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. MasterChef Australia: 384,930 (8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Coronation Street: 323,830 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 540,980 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. The Big Bang Theory: 520,200 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  3. Hot In Cleveland: 513,820 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Two and a Half Men: 488,090 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Happy Endings: 357,700 (9:00pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 379,340 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Campbell Live: 271,430 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Home and Away: 261,000 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  4. Your Worst Animal Nightmares: 227,820 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Destroyed in Seconds: 222,720 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 97,060 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Bananas in Pyjamas: 75,630 (9:20am – 9:30am)
  3. Thomas & Friends: 74,740 (8:55am – 9:05am)
  4. Bob The Builder: 74,740 (9:05am – 9:20am)
  5. Wonder Pets: 64,350 (9:30am – 9:55am)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 153,770 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal or No Deal: 150,800 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  3. Sea Patrol: 136,490 (8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Recruits: 109,530 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Customs: 79,980 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 30,140 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Criminal Minds: 63,500 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. CSI Miami: 58,280 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Law & Order: 35,440 (10:30pm – 11:30pm)
  4. Lie To Me: 30,720 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. Tuesday Night Fights: 42,920 (8:30pm – 9:20pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies Great

  1. Great Expectations: 45,020 (12:30am – 2:00am)
  2. Cinema Release: 44,680 (12:25am – 12:25am)

Most watched on SKY Sport 3

  1. Sports Extra: 30,070 (10:20pm – 10:30pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 63,730
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 7:55am): 146,660
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 151,600
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 34,500
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 47,910
  • 3 News Firstline (8:00am – 8:30am): 51,530
  • AMP Business: No information available.
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 160,940
  • 3 News at 12: No information available.
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 703,060
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 379,340
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 459,820
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 271,430
  • Tonight (10:35pm – 11:00pm): 228,700
  • Nightline (10:40pm – 11:10pm): 87,590

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Hot In Cleveland: TV2 513820 – up from 435960 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. The Big Bang Theory: TV2 520200 – up from 446350 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  3. Two and a Half Men: TV2 488090 – up from 417860 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Happy Endings: TV2 357700 – up from 294460 (9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  5. ONE News Midday: TV ONE 160940 – up from 113160 (12:00pm – 12:30pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Harry’s Law: TV ONE 307570 – down from 410120 (9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  2. Close Up: TV ONE 459820 – down from 527280 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. The Crowd Goes Wild: PRIME 30140 – down from 84990 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  4. F.R.I.E.N.D.S: TV2 129800 – down from 177920 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Justified: TV ONE 42280 – down from 85440 (11:00pm – 11:55pm)

New

  1. MasterChef Australia: TV ONE (8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  2. Winners & Losers: TV ONE (8:35pm – 9:35pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 32.2%
  • TV ONE: 25.3%
  • TV2: 15.2%
  • TV3: 12.8%
  • PRIME: 5.5%
  • Other TV Channels: 4.6%
  • FOUR: 3.4%
  • Maori TV: 0.2%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Misfits US remake in development

Josh Swartz, the producer who brought us The OC and Gossip Girl, is developing a US version of British teen series Misfits. The creator of the original, Howard Overman, is said to be working alongside Schwartz on the script.

Gugino lands Justified role

Carla Gugino has joined the cast of Justified for its third season. The actress, who has appeared in the likes of Entourage and Californication, will feature in a recurring role as an assistant director of the US Marshals Service.

Big Bang actors working on pilot

Big Bang Theory actors John Ross Bowie and Kevin Sussman have begun work on a new comedy pilot for the Fox network. The pair, who played Barry Kripke and Stuart on the show, are developing a series based around a couple who bend over backwards to support their 5-year-old daughter.

Moore signs upf or comedy

Mandy Moore is attached to a new comedy pilot for the ABC network which focusses on the life of a young, newly married couple.

MTV staffer files lawsuit

A former MTV staffer who worked on The Hills is filing a lawsuit claiming she was forced to take drugs and was the subject of unwanted sexual advances. Eliza Sproul says the incidents in question occurred during the cast and crew’s 2010 trip to Costa Rica.

Here is a run down of the 5 most important stories on One News and 3 News tonight.  Please leave your comments on the bulletins in the comments below.

ONE News

1. Ongoing Rena salvage (Kim Vinnell, live cross)
2. Rena officers in court (Garth Bray)
3. Containers and Oil washing up on East Cape
4. Woman’s body found in drain in Hawke’s Bay
5. Flooding in Christchurch

3 News

1. Ongoing Rena disaster (Simon Shepherd, live cross)
2. Oil continues to wash up on BoP beaches (Jenny Suo)
3. Motiti Island being supplied by Air Force (Rachel Tiffen)
4. Rena officers in court
5. Statement from Costamare

Commentary

Not much to say other than the intro on 3 News looked quite spectacular with the helicopter landing during Rachel Tiffen’s Intro and the land slide in the Manawatu gorge.  It does seem that there are still a lot of stories about the Rena while not a lot appears to be happening.

Verdict

Tie

Check out the line-up for the opening day of Sky’s new premium content channel SoHo.

 

THE SOPRANOS

Series 1, Episode 1, 3pm   

Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) is your average, middle-aged businessman. With a few complications. He has a son, a dutiful wife (Edie Falco), a not-so-dutiful daughter (Jamie-Lynn Sigler), a not-too-secret mistress, and a whole other Family. When a series of anxiety attacks land him in the office of a psychiatrist (Lorraine Bracco), Tony opens up about his career as a “waste-management consultant” and tries to come to terms with the professional and private strains that have brought him to the brink of a breakdown.

 

SoHo On Set: GAME OF THRONES

4pm

SoHo takes you behind the scenes of the epic new series Game Of Thrones.

 

SIX FEET UNDER

Series 1, Episode 1, 4.30pm

From Alan Ball, Oscar-winning writer of American Beauty and creator of True Blood, this critically-lauded, multi-award winning drama takes a darkly comic and frequently surreal look at a dysfunctional Los Angeles family running an independent funeral home.  When the patriarch of the typically atypical Fisher family is killed on Christmas Eve, prodigal elder son Nate (Peter Krause) returns home for the holidays to a family in disarray; his mother Ruth (Francis Conroy), brother David (Michael C. Hall), and rebellious sister Claire (Lauren Ambrose) each have their own ways of dealing with grief, while the family business manages the grief of others.

 

SoHo On Set: BOARDWALK EMPIRE

5.30pm

SoHo takes you behind the scenes of the prohibition drama Boardwalk Empire.

 

ENTOURAGE

Series 1, Episode 1, 6pm

As the very last season wraps up in the US, SoHo takes you back to the very beginning. Based on the real life escapades of actor (and series executive producer) Mark Wahlberg and his group of friends as they first started out in Hollywood, Entourage is a quick paced half hour following young A-lister Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his ‘entourage’ of friends as they navigate all that is glitzy and golden in the City of Angels.

 

HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA

Series 1, Episode 1, 6.30pm

Entourage masterminds Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg are behind this tale of two up-and-comers in their 20s, hustling their way through New York City trying to find a shortcut to the American Dream. Ben Epstein (Bryan Greenberg) and Cam Calderon (Victor Rasuk) are determined to make a name for themselves in New York’s competitive fashion scene, and use their street knowledge and contacts to try to make their dreams a reality. With the help of their well connected friend Domingo (Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi), and Cam’s ex con cousin Rene (Luis Guzmán) Ben and Cam dive head first into the fashion industry, from flipping leather jackets to launching their own denim line, all in an effort to make it big. The road to success is never easy, but if you can “Make It” in New York, you can make it anywhere.

 

TRUE BLOOD

Series 1, Episode 1, 7pm

See where the cult phenomenon began, as SoHo takes you back to the beginning with Season 1 of this seductive blood-sucking series. Produced by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under) and based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris, True Blood is a dark and sexy tale; set in a fictional version of our world where vampires not only exist, but have “come out of the coffin” and joined society – progressing from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight.

The series follows Sookie Stackhouse (Academy Award winner Anna Paquin), a telepath and waitress at Merlotte’s Grill, in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, where all manner of person can be found, human or otherwise. Sookie is fascinated by vampires and when Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a 173 year old vampire arrives in town, they are drawn together and Sookie soon finds herself deep inside his world of supernatural beings, where danger is always close behind.

 

SoHo On Set: GAME OF THRONES

8pm

SoHo takes you behind the scenes of the epic new series Game Of Thrones.

 

GAME OF THRONES

Series 1, Episodes 1 & 2, 8.30pm

Based on the bestselling book series ‘A Song of Ice & Fire’ by George R.R. Martin, comes an epic new fantasy series from HBO that promises to redefine the genre. A tale of family, treachery, and the never-ending pursuit of power, this ten-part series, dubbed “The Sopranos in Middle Earth”, will win over fantasy fans as well as the uninitiated.  In the land of Westeros, where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, several families are engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game for control of the Seven Kingdoms and the Iron Throne that rules over them. There are the noble Starks, whose patriarch Ned (Sean Bean) is named the Hand of the King after his predecessor dies under suspicious circumstances; there are the scheming Lannisters, who have their eyes fixed on controlling the throne at all costs; and there’s Princess Daenerys and her brother Viserys, exiled across the narrow sea following the bloody defeat of their ruling Targaryen forebears. As betrayal, lust, and supernatural forces shake the land, the bloody struggle for the Iron Throne will have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences. Winter is coming. Let the Game of Thrones begin.

Featuring an A-list cast including Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings), Mark Addy (The Full Monty), Peter Dinklage* (The Station Agent), Lena Headey (300), Michelle Fairley (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2), Kit Harington (Greys Inbetween), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (New Amsterdam), Emilia Clarke (Triassic Attack), Harry Lloyd (Robin Hood), Richard Madden (Hope Springs), Alfie Owen-Allen (Atonement), Jason Momoa (Stargate Atlantis), and Jack Gleeson (Batman Begins).

***SPOILER ALERT***

If you can’t wait until tomorrow, here are the finalists in The X Factor USA.

Don’t click “Read More” if you don’t want to know!

Girls
Simone Battle
Drew Ryniewicz
Tiah Tolliver 
Rachel Crow
Melanie Amaro 

Over 30′s
Josh Krajcik
Dexter Haygood
Leroy Bell 
Stacy Francis 

Groups
The Brewer Boys
Lakoda Rayne 
InTENsity
The Stereo Hogzz 

Boys
Brian Bradley
Phillip Lomax
Chris Rene 
Marcus Canty 

Eliminated: 
Tora Woloshin, Krista Collins, James Kenny, 2Squared, Illusion Confusion, 4Shore, Nick Voss, Skyelor Anderson, Brennin Hunt, Jazzlyn Little, Tiger Budbill, Caitlin Koch, Tim Cifers, The Anser, Elaine Gibbs, Melanie Amaro