Plenty of people have commented on the departure of Anthony Flannery from TVNZ. No one has been more scathing than Janet Wilson.

Even before meeting him, Anthony Flannery was described to me by a top Australian news executive as a “nice guy, short pants”, a comment that forced a smile and a nod of agreement from another top Australian news executive.

And so it’s proven to be. He was well liked by staff and by management during his time at the Deathstar.

Let’s be fair, Flannery was no doubt chosen because his predecessor, Mad Bad Bill Ralston, caused so many waves for the Good Ship TVNZ, management was no doubt desperate to sail into calmer – but less courageous – journalistic waters.

For those who don’t know, Janet is married to Señor Ralston.

But those editorial waters were so calm that Flannery’s news and current affairs legacy is less about rigor and more about reporting rumour and tabloid gossip.

Since he’s arrived on the scene, TVNZ has moved back into its former 6pm torpor of taking that morning’s Herald front page and dutifully reporting it 12 hours later.  After all, they cry, we’re different, we’re broadcast news and a little bit special.

So editorially flabby but what how does TVNZ News rate in a production sense?  Dressed up like a hooker on K Road on a Saturday night. Despite across-the-newsroom job cuts Short-Flannel-Pants decided to employ those news shamans Frank N Magid Associates, Midwestern consultant wannabes, who gave us the most pimped up One News Kiwis have ever had the misfortune to view.

Ouch!

Because when the Magids (or Maggots as the hacks like to call them) come in, originality leaves by the back door.

What you get is dull donuts of live crosses set against concrete walls, containing information that is crying out to be placed in the story itself, a formulaic approach that dulls the senses and fogs the brain.

The Maggots favour stories that focus on the reporter, rather than the facts. After all who needs them when in fact you’re a news promoter not a news producer.

Now, which One News reporter would this be referring to?

Short-Flannel-Pants is reputed to have spent more than a $1 million dollars on these puff-piece promoters. Why? Maybe it was because he didn’t have any ideas of his own when it came to the international mystery of how to be relevant to your audience in today’s ever changing media world.

Double Ouch!

His disappearance back across The Ditch has been predicted for at least a year as his wife and family moved home back months ago.

His new gig as the head of news and current affairs for the Ten network will no doubt suit him. The channel has been labeled “troubled” by Granny Herald (which is tabloid-speak for down-the-toilet-and-sinking-fast), Flannery will be eminently suited to Ten’s ambulance-chasing-court-reporting style of news.

And, as the small battalion of TVNZ’s middle news managers sense that their time of glory has come, there’s no doubt that TVNZ management, still caught in a strange Cultural Cringe Tango, will choose an offshore figure to be their HONCA.

Anyone from the UK or Aussie will do.

After all, a Kiwi couldn’t do it could they?

It will be interesting to see who TVNZ chooses to replace Flannery.  Will they go for more of the same or will we see a new direction for the current holder of the Best News crown?  Will it be a step forward or a step backward?  

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. Oil no longer leaking from grounded container ship (Kim Vinnell, live cross)
2. Weather outlook for salvage operation (Karen Olsen)
3. Environmental impact from oil leak (Donna-Marie Lever)
4. Homicide enquiry after assault at Auckland bar
5. Timaru house fire injures baby and middle aged man

3 News

1. Oil leaking again from grounded cargo ship (Rachel Morton, live cross)
2. Environmental impact from oil leak (Tony Field, live cross)
3. Who is in charge of the Act Party (Dan Parker)
4. Nobel Peace Prizes
5. Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee (Michelle Miller, CBS)

Commentary

One News contradicted themselves with their opening story tonight.  First, Bernadine Oliver Kerby told us:

Heavy fuel oil appears to have stopped flowing from the strickened cargo vessel Rena…

Only moments later Kim Vinnell tells us:

Meanwhile, heavy fuel oil is actually continuing to flow from the vessel… 

Does anyone check for consistency at TVNZ?

3 News told us that there was oil leaking again.  

There is also some inconsistency around how much oil the Awanuia can hold. One News says 2000 tonnes, 3 News says 3000.  From what I can tell, the storage capacity is closer to 3 News’ estimate.

Verdict

3 News

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 608,040 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Close Up: 436,500 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 401,470 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The X Factor USA: 397,920 (TV3, 7:30pm – 9:25pm)
  5. 7 Days: 378,120 (TV3, 9:25pm – 10:00pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. The X Factor USA: 397,920 (TV3, 7:30pm – 9:25pm)
  2. 7 Days: 378,120 (TV3, 9:25pm – 10:00pm)
  3. Harry Potter and The Chamber: 351,230 (TV2, 7:30pm – 10:50pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Tonight: 239,300 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. The Jono Project: 189,560 (TV3, 10:00pm – 10:30pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 107,490 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. ONE News 4:30: 99,830 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  3. Emmerdale: 93,980 (TV ONE, 1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  4. Come Dine With Me: 93,280 (TV ONE, 1:30pm – 2:00pm)
  5. Good Morning: 90,410 (TV ONE, 9:00am – 12:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 608,040 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Close Up: 436,500 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. MasterChef Australia: 267,400 (4:55pm – 6:00pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Tonight: 239,300 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. The Jonathan Ross Show: 184,540 (8:35pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 401,470 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Harry Potter and The Chamber: 351,230 (7:30pm – 10:50pm)
  3. Supernatural: 137,920 (10:50pm – 11:50pm)
  4. America’s Funniest HV: 112,790 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  5. F.R.I.E.N.D.S: 96,050 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. The X Factor USA: 397,920 (7:30pm – 9:25pm)
  2. 7 Days: 378,120 (9:25pm – 10:00pm)
  3. 3 News: 253,850 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. The Jono Project: 189,560 (10:00pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Campbell Live: 170,450 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 59,640 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Family Guy: 56,540 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Alien3: 54,640 (8:30pm – 10:55pm)
  4. Better Off Ted: 40,260 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. That ’70s Show: 36,350 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 135,480 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Human Planet: 105,750 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  3. The Adventures of Merlin: 98,080 (8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Deal or No Deal: 82,110 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  5. Deal or No Deal: 51,620 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 43,730 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Apocalypto: 87,080 (9:30pm – 12:00am)
  2. This Way of Life: 43,390 (8:00pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Law & Order: 70,260 (10:30pm – 11:30pm)
  2. Raw: 54,190 (8:30pm – 10:25pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. The Last Airbender: 35,930 (12:20pm – 2:00pm)
  2. Hostile Makeover: 31,940 (2:55pm – 4:20pm)

Most watched on TV3 Plus 1

  1. 7 Days: 35,700 (10:25pm – 11:00pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 3

  1. World Of Athletics: 42,060 (7:30pm – 7:55pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 61,010
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 7:55am): 157,870
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 144,980
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 48,230
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 40,900
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 29,220
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 107,490
  • 3 News at 12 (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 39,720
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 608,040
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 253,850
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 436,500
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 170,450
  • Tonight (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 132,940
  • Nightline (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 169,240

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. 7 Days: TV3 378120 – up from 210030 (9:25pm – 10:00pm)
  2. The Jono Project: TV3 189560 – up from 100320 (10:00pm – 10:30pm)
  3. The Jonathan Ross Show: TV ONE 184540 – up from 95790 (8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  4. MasterChef Australia: TV ONE 267400 – up from 179240 (4:55pm – 6:00pm)
  5. How The Other Half Lives: TV ONE 136910 – up from 74540 (10:00pm – 10:30pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Campbell Live: TV3 170450 – down from 237760 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. The Erin Simpson Show: TV2 60740 – down from 105120 (4:30pm – 5:00pm)
  3. F.R.I.E.N.D.S: TV2 96050 – down from 134100 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Neighbours: TV2 79480 – down from 112340 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: TV2 401470 – down from 432690 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

New

  1. RWC 2011 Tonight: TV ONE (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. Harry Potter and The Chamber: TV2 (7:30pm – 10:50pm)
  3. This Way of Life: Maori TV (8:00pm – 9:30pm)
  4. The Adventures of Merlin: PRIME (8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Tonight: TV ONE (10:30pm – 11:00pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 29.2%
  • TV ONE: 22.1%
  • TV2: 17.9%
  • TV3: 16.7%
  • PRIME: 4.3%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.7%
  • FOUR: 2.9%
  • Maori TV: 2.2%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

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. Oil continues to leak from grounded ship (Kim Vinnell, live cross)
2. Environmental impact of oil leaking from grounded ship (Amy Kelley)
3. Law changes to prevent building on liquefaction prone sites (Tom McCrae, live cross)
4. St Pauls church for sale (Donna-Marie Lever)
5. Mils Muliaina to play 100th test (Andrew Saville, live cross)

3 News

1. Oil continues to leak from grounded ship (Rachel Morton, live cross)
2. 1km exclusion in place around the Astrolabe reef (Tony Field)
3. Environmental impact of oil leaking from grounded ship (Tony Reid, live cross)
4. Greens and Labour pressing for more action from the government (Emma Joliff)
5. Ponsonby cafes doing poorly (Amanda Gillies, live cross)

Commentary

Everytime I hear one of the One News anchors direct people to their website for information that could easily be provided on screen, I cringe.  If you’ve found wildlife that has been affected by the oil spill, you’ll need to go to the TVNZ webstie to find out who to contact. The problem is, when you go to their website, there is nothing obvious. So rather than actually be helpful, they want you to hunt for the information, hopefully loading a few extra pages so they can earn a cent or two off the ads they’re running.  

3 News went all out on the grounded container ship.  The first four stories that made up the first segment before the ad break were all about it.  Seemed like they were rushing to pay the bills tonight with only 4 stories before the commercials kicked in.  

Is anyone surprised that the Tongan rugby team supporters celebrated the team while the cafes in Ponsonby remain empty.  Is anyone really surprised that Ponsonby isn’t benefiting from the RWC?

Verdict

One News

RWC 2011 – Tonght on TV ONE kicks off at 7:30pm tonight to preview the Quarter Finals weekend.

Host Martin Devlin will be joined in studio by Italy Coach Nick Mallet, 1987 Rugby World Cup winning brothers Alan & Gary Whetton, former French International Tony Marsh and brought back by popular demand former England international and British & Irish Lion, Martin Bayfield. 

The Topp Twins yet-to-be-capped propping duo of Ken & Ken join the studio scrum.

Fan Ambassador Rod Cheeseman is in Wellington this week and Leigh Hart takes us through all the possible permutations by crunching quarter finals numbers.  Live music by “The Peter Urlich Band’.

 

WEEKEND QUARTER FINALS ACTION TV ONE

SATURDAY – LIVE on TV ONE

ENGLAND v FRANCE

 

7:30pm – BUILD UP:

Former French International Tony Marsh & Italy coach Nick Mallet join Martin Devlin in the Eden Park studio. The programme will include score highlights from the IRELAND v WALES quarter final in Wellington.  

8:30pm – ENGLAND v FRANCE:

Commentators – Andrew Saville, Jeff Wilson and Taine Randell. Live closed captions will be provided for coverage of this match, starting at 7:30pm*

 

SUNDAY – LIVE on TV ONE

7:30pm – BUILD UP:

Former Scottish & British Lion Gavin Hastings and former All Black Captain Anton Oliver join Martin Devlin in the glass studio at Eden

 

8:30pm – ALL BLACKS v ARGENTINA:

Commentators – Andrew Saville, Jeff Wilson and Taine Randell. Live closed captions will be provided for coverage of this match, starting at 7:30pm*

 

10:45pm – SOUTH AFRICA v AUSTRALIA:

The delayed game played in Wellington earlier will start after NZ v Argentina at approx 10:45pm

SKY Television announced today that it will show live and uninterrupted coverage of all New Zealand based Breakers NBL games for the up-coming 2011/2012 season.

As ANBL 2011 title holders, it will be with much anticipation that Breakers fans look forward to the start of their season on October 7th.

October 28th will see the Breakers first match played in New Zealand at Vector Arena, Auckland. SKY Sport will produce all New Zealand games, three of which will be at the Vector Arena with other games being played at the Breaker’s home court at the North Shore Events Centre. At least seven of the club’s away games will also be shown on SKY.

SKY’s Director of Sport Content, Richard Last welcomed the deal saying, “It’s great to be showing the Breakers live on SKY Sport again, their recent success should ensure a dedicated and passionate audience will follow them this coming season”.

The most watched and highest rated Comedy Central Roast ever, the COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF CHARLIE SHEEN, premieres on Comedy Central (SKY channel 015) on Thursday 27 October @ 8.30pm.

Filmed at the Sony Studios in Los Angeles, Seth MacFarlane serves as the Roast Master with Roasters including, Jon Lovitz (Saturday Night Live), William Shatner, Steve-O (Jackass), Mike Tyson and Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice), along with a special appearance by Slash.

As Roast Master Seth McFarlane and his fellow Roasters took a no-holds barred approach nothing was off limits.  Burning him to a crisp, scorching remarks were fired hitting all aspects of Sheen’s life.

“It’s amazing — after abusing your lungs, liver and kidneys, the only thing you’ve had removed is your kids.” Roaster, Kate Walsh said.

Make sure you don’t miss Charlie Sheen, the world’s first rock star from Mars as he gets skewered during theCOMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF CHARLIE SHEEN – exclusively on Comedy Central (SKY channel 015) on Thursday 27 October @ 8.30pm.

Hosted by Australian icon and rugby legend, John Eales, this exclusive documentary focuses on distinct leadership themes through the eyes of elite leaders in world rugby including All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw, former All Blacks Captain David Kirk, former Wallabies Captain Michael Lynagh, former Wallabies coach Rod MacQueen, former England Captain Martin Johnson and former Springbok Captain Francois Pienaar.

Through in-depth interviews and archive footage John Eales Reveals: Leaders In Rugby investigates and deconstructs the essence of leadership and what it takes to win.

This special looks deeper than the sporting triumph or methods as it unearths the individual’s ideas, feelings, motivators and outcomes on a quest to uncover lessons in outstanding leadership.

John Eales Reveals: Leaders In Rugby will have its world premiere in New Zealand on Wednesday October 19 at 9.30pm (NZST).

Former Wallabies Captain, John Eales AM said of his involvement with the documentary, “I have always been curious about what makes a leader and the leader’s role in a team’s success.Interviewing several rugby union greats in this documentary has enabled me to delve even further into the art of leadership and has revealed some surprising lessons and insights for us all. I am thrilled to be working with Discovery Channel on John Eales Reveals: Leaders in Rugby as it has given me the opportunity to learn and share my experience and knowledge with a like-minded audience.”

Mandy Pattinson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said of the exclusive documentary, “We are absolutely delighted to work with John on John Eales Reveals: Leaders in Rugby. As a sporting legend who has captained the Wallabies and participated in two World Cup victories, John Eales has a wealth of expertise which allows him to effortlessly tackle the extensive topic of leadership with his interview subjects. As an exceptional leader in his own right, his involvement offers local appeal and unique insights for our audience.”  

Directed by Matt Tomaszewski of Triton Media, both Discovery Channel and John Eales worked in conjunction to develop the documentary with the end goal of providing viewers inspiring insights into leadership which they can apply in sport, business or life. John Eales Reveals: Leaders in Rugby uncovers all the marks of a great leader including unity, courage, strategy, flexibility, focus, desire, calmness, endurance, strength and confidence. Tune in to the world premiere Wednesday October 19 at 9.30pm (NZST).

Shot extensively over the course of three months at the South Park Studios in Los Angeles, the documentary film, “6 Days to Air: The Making of ‘South Park,’” chronicles the rigorous process of producing the iconic series in under a week.  

Bradford’s cameras were granted access into the creative process, opening up creators Trey Parker and and Matt Stone’s world to reveal the high-pressure work environment that allows them to turn an idea into a full 22-minute episode each week.  

Recently voted “The Greatest Animated TV Series” in a poll conducted by Entertainment Weekly, COMEDY CENTRAL’s “South Park” launched on August 13, 1997 with its 15th season screening on Kiwi screens on Comedy Central this year. 

Comedy Central New Zealand debuts the documentary, “6 Days to Air: The Making of ‘South Park’” @ 7.30pm on Monday 24 October and don’t forget to join the breathtakingly irreverent and ruthlessly funny misadventures our favourite foul-mouthed trouble-making juvenilles every Monday @ 8.30pm from 24 October!

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 672,670 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 525,410 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 485,760 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Police Ten 7: 459,330 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Close Up: 448,060 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Coronation Street: 485,760 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 459,330 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Random Breath Testing: 415,360 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Embarrassing Fat Bodies: 388,730 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. 24 Hours In A&E: 371,030 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 131,830 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. ONE News 4:30: 126,520 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  3. Emmerdale: 122,920 (TV ONE, 1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  4. Emmerdale: 117,360 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  5. Sonny With a Chance: 111,080 (TV2, 4:00pm – 4:30pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 672,670 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 485,760 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Close Up: 448,060 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. 24 Hours In A&E: 371,030 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. MasterChef Australia: 220,470 (4:55pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 525,410 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 459,330 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Random Breath Testing: 415,360 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Embarrassing Fat Bodies: 388,730 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. 20/20: 349,440 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. The X Factor USA: 265,700 (7:30pm – 9:00pm)
  2. 3 News: 256,210 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Campbell Live: 255,170 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Home and Away: 186,120 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Rove LA: 152,740 (9:00pm – 10:00pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 98,130 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Family Guy: 95,180 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. South Park: 67,440 (9:30pm – 10:00pm)
  4. American Dad: 63,820 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Futurama: 53,620 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 155,190 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Intl Netball: 117,510 (9:50pm – 11:00pm)
  3. Intl Netball Pre Game: 102,670 (9:40pm – 9:50pm)
  4. Doctor Who: 96,430 (8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  5. Intl Netball Post Game: 78,840 (11:00pm – 11:10pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 37,770 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Hunting Aotearoa: 53,310 (9:30pm – 10:00pm)
  2. Hyundai Code: 41,630 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Law & Order Criminal Intent: 45,310 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. NCIS: 41,080 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Law & Order Criminal Intent: 40,190 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. RWC 2011 Replay: 41,660 (10:30am – 12:25pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. The Last Airbender: 40,150 (8:35pm – 10:15pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies Great

  1. Elizabeth: 36,810 (1:30pm – 3:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 3

  1. Intl Netball: 130,290 (7:40pm – 9:00pm)
  2. Intl Netball Post Game: 97,760 (9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Intl Netball Pre Game: 57,570 (7:00pm – 7:40pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 112,670
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 7:55am): 178,190
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 160,420
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 45,920
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 37,280
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 42,280
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 131,830
  • 3 News at 12 (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 33,690
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 672,670
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 256,210
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 448,060
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 255,170
  • Tonight (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 152,190
  • Nightline (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 90,880

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Embarrassing Fat Bodies: TV2 388730 – up from 253450 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. 20/20: TV2 349440 – up from 246080 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: TV2 525410 – up from 446740 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Campbell Live: TV3 255170 – up from 214460 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Emmerdale: TV ONE 122920 – up from 83080 (1:00pm – 1:30pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Nightline: TV3 90880 – down from 144730 (10:30pm – 11:00pm)
  2. 8 Simple Rules: TV2 77200 – down from 119590 (5:35pm – 6:00pm)
  3. Pokemon Sinnoh League Visitors: TV2 44940 – down from 80710 (7:55am – 8:25am)
  4. The Erin Simpson Show: TV2 56100 – down from 89320 (4:00pm – 4:00pm)
  5. Random Breath Testing: TV2 415360 – down from 448160 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)

New

  1. The X Factor USA: TV3 (7:30pm – 9:00pm)
  2. Doctor Who: PRIME (8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  3. Rove LA: TV3 (9:00pm – 10:00pm)
  4. Monteith’s Wild Food Challenge: TV ONE (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Intl Netball Pre Game: PRIME (9:40pm – 9:50pm)
  6. Intl Netball: PRIME (9:50pm – 11:00pm)
  7. After Hours With: TV3 (10:00pm – 10:30pm)
  8. Tonight: TV ONE (10:30pm – 11:00pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • TV ONE: 28.2%
  • SKY Network: 28%
  • TV2: 18.3%
  • TV3: 12.8%
  • PRIME: 4.8%
  • FOUR: 3.3%
  • Other TV Channels: 2.7%
  • Maori TV: 0.8%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+