Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Desperate Housewives: 44040 (TV2, 8:35pm – 10:35pm)
  2. Modern Family: 41400 (TV3, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Missing: 34000 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 19520 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Unforgettable: 18150 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

It’s official: Mariah is a new judge on Idol

After weeks of speculation, Fox TV’s entertainment president Kevin Reilly has confirmed that Mariah Carey will be a judge on the next season of American Idol. He did not reveal who the other judges will be.

Two new actors join Glee

Season four of Glee will have two more new faces: Dean Geyer (Terra Nova) and Jacob Artist (Melissa and Joey). Continue reading »

John Cardwell – SKY Sport Cycling Commentator

Which part of the Olympics are you most excited about seeing/reporting on?
Obviously I’ll be locked in with cycling for the duration so for me the men’s road race will be a real sporting highlight, seeing all the Tour de France stars in action. Can’t wait.

What’s the most challenging aspect of working on the Olympics coverage?
When we cover a New Zealand national cycling championships, we are the broadcasters. At London we’ll be just one of hundreds all fighting for the same grab or interview. I know, let’s make surviving the media scrum a medal sport for Rio. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Border Security: 771,600 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. The Force: 701,970 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. One News: 699,750 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 667,360 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Close Up: 562,650 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Low blow!

I’m planning on watching America’s Next Top Model and The Pursuit of Happyness

I’ve just realised that I missed the first episode of the new season of America’s Next Top Model last week on Four at 7.30pm. This show is a definite guilty pleasure: not what I’d call high-quality TV, but it’s always entertaining.

This season has US models competing against UK models, and tonight’s episode is the good old makeover episode. There are sure to be some tears. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Coronation Street: 32580 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. The Great Rift: Africa’s Wild Heart: 23890 (PRIME, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Planet Dinosaur: 15650 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Spy Next Door: 14100 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:25pm)
  5. 60 Minutes: 11340 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Downton Abbey season three details revealed

A few details about the third season of Downton Abbey have been revealed. The Crawleys will endure a financial crisis, as Robert admits to his wife, Cora, that he’s lost nearly her whole fortune in a bad investment. All is not well between Mary and Matthew, as she accuses him of disloyalty to the family; and fireworks are set to fly between dowager countess Violet and newcomer Laura (Cora’s American mother, played by Shirley MacLaine).

Aaron Sorkin fires almost the entire writing staff of The Newsroom

Season two of The Newsroom is going to have an entirely different writing staff to season one, as Aaron Sorkin fired all but one of the season one writers. Continue reading »

We’re on the countdown to the Olympics, so a little Olympic humour is in order.

Most watched

  1. One News: 734,720 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 536,130 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Planet Dinosaur: 488,230 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 422,040 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Sunday Theatre: 396,580 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »