I’m planning on watching The Woman Who Wasn’t There and Beyond The Darklands

The Woman Who Wasn't ThereNational Geographic is screening a documentary called ‘The Woman Who Wasn’t There’ at 8.30pm, and this will no doubt be fascinating to watch. It looks at how Tania Head, one of 9/11′s most recognised survivors, turned out not to be a survivor at all, but just a woman who made the tale all up.

This documentary has interviews with Head, right before her story crumbled and the world found out she was a fraud.

Beyond the Darklands (TV One, 8.30pm) investigates a very recent case tonight: the killing of Carmen Thomas by her partner, Brad Callaghan. Continue reading »

Gillian Anderson returns to TV in a show called The Fall

Gillian Anderson is returning to TV in a new BBC drama called The Fall, in which she plays Stella Gibson, a British investigator who tries to track down a serial killer.
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The premiere episode of New Zealand’s Got Talent on TV ONE last night drew in a massive average audience of 934,820 viewers.

This looks set to be TVNZ’s biggest reality show to date – here’s how it compares to other local reality show premieres:

NZ Idol Series 1 (2004): 885,600

Dancing with the Stars NZ Series 3 (2007): 787,000

Masterchef NZ Series 3 (2012): 497,940

Most watched

  1. New Zealand’s Got Talent: 934,820 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Sunday: 814,220 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. One News: 785,940 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Betty White’s Off Their Rockers: 367,630 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. The Big Bang Theory: 351,760 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

It’s the show that’s going to make an ordinary New Zealanders dream come true and change their life forever.  These are the immortal words that opened New Zealand’s Got Talent tonight and while it would be great to take on the primary sponsors slogan and believe, history would suggest we shouldn’t.  But while the over-promising and under-performing eventualities exist, New Zealand’s Got Talent is a new opportunity for TVNZ to prove that the lessons have been learnt and this time they’ve finally got it right.  With the production team behind Masterchef New Zealand at the helm, one can only assume that they’ve got a handle on the concept that success breeds success so for NZGT to do well, it really needs to do well.

Out of the gate, NZGT, as it shall henceforth be known, delivered the goods.  Despite Billy’s Brass Band kicking off the show as his first gig, it was entertaining, albeit absolute rubbish.  When Jason Kerrison gave him a yes, the room I was in went cold as I dreaded the thought that he was serious about looking for that standard of winner. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. CSI Miami: 33620 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  2. CSI:NY: 24820 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Hyundai Country Calendar: 19830 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Pay It Forward: 15200 (TV2, 8:35pm – 11:05pm)
  5. Midsomer Murders: 13240 (PRIME, 8:40pm – 10:40pm) Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching New Zealand’s Got Talent and Ghost Town

I’m really really hoping that there is at least SOME talent in New Zealand, when I watch New Zealand’s Got Talent tonight (TV One, 7.30pm). The likes of NZ Idol fills me with dread…!

However, the promos seem to suggest that there are some talented people out there, so fingers crossed. Judges Rachel Hunter, Jason Kerrison and Ali Campbell kick off the search tonight.

Also screening tonight is Ghost Town (TV3, 8.30pm), starring Ricky Gervais. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Hyundai Country Calendar: 613,660 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. One News: 594,210 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Intl Rugby Championship: 521,280 (SKY Sport 1, 7:35pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Intl Rugby Champs Pre Game: 509,260 (SKY Sport 1, 7:25pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Intl Rugby Championship: 321,210 (PRIME, 9:15pm – 11:10pm) Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching The All Blacks vs Argentina

The All Blacks take on Argentina in Wellington tonight (SKY Sport 1 at 7.25pm, or Prime at 8.40pm), and I’ll be watching. It will be interesting to see if Graham Henry has made any difference to the Argentinian team already. I hope they’re at least competitive.

If you fancy a movie tonight, SKY Movies is playing The Next Three Days at 8.30pm, starring Russell Crowe. I don’t believe I’ve ever heard of this movie…maybe it was a straight-to-DVD one. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 613,420 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 448,740 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. The Big Bang Theory: 441,250 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Close Up: 428,830 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Two and a Half Men: 425,810 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »