The 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, The Day of the Doctor, will screen on Prime this Sunday and for those hardcore fans who can’t wait for the primetime viewing at 8:30pm, the episode will screen 10minutes behind the UK from 9:00am.

This is the mini-episode “The Night of the Doctor” that has been released as a prequel to this Sunday’s anniversary special.

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Your turn Chris Philpott…

Most watched

  1. One News: 527,590 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 476,480 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 344,020 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Random Breath Testing: 325,600 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Airline USA On The Fly: 290,420 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)

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This is your space to talk about any matter relating to television.

Today I’m wishing my wife Rachel a very Happy Birthday so it’s going to be a TV free day…

In response to yesterday’s General Discussion post, here is a poll of recommended names of those readers suggested as preferred host.

Who would you like to see host a new season of Dancing With the Stars

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andrew-shaw-emmersonRace Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy, has called comments by TVNZ’s General Manager of Commissioning, Acquisitions and Productions, Andrew Shaw, “disappointing and unhelpful”.

Devoy spoke to Pacific Eye Witness and said

“Auckland’s diversity is something to be celebrated by all of us. The Pacific community is an important part of what makes Auckland such a rich and vibrant city.”

The online publication has spoken to the Human Rights Commission but was told that they can only respond if people make a formal complaint.

If you wish to make a formal complaint about this TVNZ incident with Andrew Shaw “Polynesians” joke, you can write a letter of complaint to the Human Rights Commission and/or TVNZ directly: Continue reading »

Sean Plunket and TV writer/producer Jodie Molloy recently put the boot into TVNZ’s arrogance over Andrew Shaw’s racist comments at their 2014 new season launch and suggest TVNZ’s response was nothing more than Nero Syndrome.

This is Nero Syndrome isn’t it?  When the emperor says something and all those that have some stake in the emperor’s holding applaud and say “That was brilliant.  Ho, ho, ho.. give us more”. And Nero believes it, and that’s the thing.

Jodie wasn’t impressed at all with Andrew Shaw’s racist attempt at humour which resulted in Plunket questioning whether that was smart considering she may have to sit down with him one day and pitch for employment.  She admitted that if she saw him, she’d tell him that she didn’t think it was that funny but also that it probably wouldn’t be smart to suggest that the emperor has a weak comedy bone.  I can’t imagine Emperor Andy forgetting that in a hurry.

campbell-live-logoCampbell Live hasn’t had a show that rated lower than 200,000 viewers since they went head to head with TVNZ’s new 7pm light current affairs show, Seven Sharp.  That is, until last night.

Campbell Live drew an average audience of 192,970 viewers while Seven Sharp had nearly double that.  Continue reading »

oncebabyOnce Upon a Time stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas’ fairytale life just keeps getting better! The newly engaged couple have a baby on the way.

The co-stars, who announced their engagement this past October, only went as far as to confirm that she is indeed pregnant, but didn’t disclose any further details.  Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 618,180 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 458,790 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 374,200 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. High Country Rescue: 339,260 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Two and a Half Men: 323,850 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm)

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