lambertAmerican Idol is bringing back some of its more successful contestants back into the fold to help out the new crop of talent in Season 13.

Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert will be mentors for the show’s new phase called Randy Jackson’s “Boot Camp,” Daughtry reveals himself.

The singer couldn’t keep his and Lambert’s participation a secret, tweeting, “Hanging with @Adamlambert at the #idol workshop. Glad to be back! Stay tuned…” Continue reading »

BlueRoseSouth Pacific Pictures are celebrating The Blue Rose being named as a finalist at the New York Festival Awards.

The Blue Rose is a finalist in the drama category of the Awards alongside some pretty impressive others.

Finalists
The Doctor Blake Mysteries Season 1 – Australia
Orphan Black – Canada Continue reading »

Coast AustraliaGreat Southern Television have enjoyed reasonable success with their production of Coast Australia and now the Australian subscription TV network Foxtel have given the go ahead for a second season.  Congrats to Phil and the team on this achievement.

Foxtel today announced the commissioning of a second season of Coast Australia, to be produced by Great Southern Television and presented by internationally renowned British archaeologist and television presenter, Neil Oliver.

The hugely successful first season achieved record ratings for HISTORY, with the launch episode on Monday, December 2 at 7.30pm EDT attracting the highest ratings to date on the channel. Continue reading »

After a declining first week, the second week of The Paul Henry Show delivered an upward trend for TV3’s new late night news show.  Up 3% on the previous week, TPHS had an average audience of 103,658 viewers per episode.  Overall it was a much better week for the show with only Monday’s show failing to deliver more than 100,000 viewers.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Blacklist: 66260 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Hawaii Five-O: 36690 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  3. Offspring: 35050 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Gnomeo & Juliet: 33300 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:40pm)
  5. MasterChef New Zealand: 28550 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Two weeks into 2014 and both Campbell Live and Seven Sharp have increased their average audiences from the first week.  TV One saw their rejigged program lift 7% to 372,165 viewers per episode while Campbell Live was up 13% to 237,918.

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The Great Food RaceThe information in this post was based on incorrect ratings data provided by Nielsen TAM.  The correct analysis can be found here.

If you thought last week’s ratings for TV3’s new cooking show were bad for Sunday night in prime time, this week’s are even worse.

Last night, The Great Food Race only managed to draw an average audience of 116,560 viewers.  This was down 22% on its debut last week.  Further more, the difference between the audiences for it and Masterchef New Zealand increased with TV One drawing more than three times the audience this week.

It was, however, bad news for the networks overall last night.  Despite trouncing the competition, Masterchef New Zealand slumped to its lowest rating in 5 seasons Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Sunday: 668,210 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. One News: 638,580 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 494,510 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. The Blacklist: 297,520 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. 3 News: 276,440 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm) Continue reading »

Gleelogo300Fox being sued in the UK over “Glee”

“The Glee Club” is a chain of stand-up comedy clubs in the UK whose owner, Mark Tughan, has taken umbrage with Fox who he believes has infringed his 1999 registered trademark name.  A British judge has ruled in Tughan’s favour but it is expected Fox will appeal, allowing the show to continue airing while the case potentially drags on for up to a year.

Fox cancels The X Factor USA Continue reading »

Another week begins today. How will The Great Food Race have rated last night? If it’s a backward step, how long before TV3 decide to move it to another night of the week? If there’s anything else you’d like to discuss, this is the place to do it.