Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Doc Martin: 48010 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Arrow: 32730 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 31170 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. C.S.I: 17040 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  5. George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces: 16330 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

shocked-tamatiAfter the recent revelations of conflicts of interest by TVNZ employees and a number of them going on to become members of parliament, or at least attempt to be, TVNZ is now suggesting that employees may have to disclose their political affiliations.  Furthermore, it appears as though TVNZ will no longer employ presenters who have stood for a party after the Shane Taurima fiasco.

TVNZ chief executive Kevin Kenrick says employees may have to declare any links with a political party as a result of Labour hopeful Shane Taurima’s actions while general manager of its Maori and Pacific unit.

But TVNZ’s existing guidelines for journalists already advise that and warn against situations similar to that when Mr Taurima was rehired at the state broadcaster last year.


Former Breakfast weather presenter Tamati Coffey will not be allowed back in a similar role at Television New Zealand after putting his hand up for Labour. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 583,220 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 486,370 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: 442,800 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  4. Motorway Patrol: 433,730 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Doc Martin: 364,170 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)

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Another spin-off for CSI

Medium’s Patricia Arquette will play the lead role in a new CBS cyber crime spin-off from the CSI series.  Arquette’s character will be introduced in an episode of CSI later in the year.

Selfridge gets a third season Continue reading »

I love Fridays.  It really is one of the nights of the week where sitting down in front of the TV is something I look forward to with TV3’s comedy lineup.  Is this the same for you or is there another night of the week that does that for you?

Whatever the case, that and any other topics you’d like to discuss about TV can be done right here in today’s TV Talk post.

No $100,000 funding from NZ On Air for another series of Walter Wants a Woman yet but this 18 part web series is off to screen at the 2014 Los Angeles Web Festival.

Kiwi webseries ‘Walter Wants a Woman’ has been selected to screen at the Los Angeles Web Festival 2014. LA WebFest was the first festival for web-series in the world and the team (Rachel Choy, Jeremy Garland & Callum Butcher) are honoured to be involved in the 3 day festival. The festival takes place from the 26th of March – 30th March, 2014 and several episodes will be screened.

‘Walter Wants a Woman’ is a web-series consisting of vlogs and dates. It stars Walter, an almost-30-year-old who has decided to start something he thinks he’ll be quite good at: dating. He’s never had a girlfriend before, but he has had a hug once! He has some interesting ideas about dating and really is quite hopeless when it comes to girls. Full of awkward tension, and plenty of cringeworthy moments, it’s a raw and hilarious comedy. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Sons Of Anarchy: 46480 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:50pm)
  2. Elementary: 44770 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. 2 Broke Girls: 39130 (TV2, 9:05pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 32480 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. The Big Bang Theory: 26230 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:05pm) Continue reading »

Perhaps Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter hasn’t watched much TV recently but much of what we watch is advertising packaged up as content, is it not?  A startling revelation this is not.

skysport_logo_rebuild5_CMYKMore good news for petrol heads.  The Australian and Malaysian Grand Prix races are getting their own Sky Sport formula one pop up channels.

Ever wondered what it’s like whip off a tyre in a Formula One pit stop? Or how it feels to ignore team radio orders and overtake your racing partner? Well ponder no more petrolheads as SKY Sport and SKY GO are including additional pop-up channels for the Australian and Malaysian Grand Prix this year.

For no additional cost, SKY Sport domestic customers can access pop-up channel SKY Sport 5, which includes pit lane coverage and team radio audio for all practice sessions, qualifying and the Grand Prix race for the Australian and Malaysian Grand Prix. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 628,750 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 571,310 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 504,980 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Inspectors: 485,610 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 434,830 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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