Most watched

  1. Hyundai Country Calendar: 644,040 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. One News: 614,420 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Intl Rugby: 475,100 (SKY Sport 1, 7:35pm – 9:25pm)
  4. Intl Rugby: 407,590 (PRIME, 9:10pm – 11:05pm)
  5. Intl Rugby Post Game: 325,880 (PRIME, 11:05pm – 11:20pm) Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching the All Blacks vs Ireland, and Mad Men

All Blacks vs Ireland (7.25pm, Sky Sport 1) game two is on tonight, live from Christchurch. I don’t really expect the Irish to win, but I hope they do a little better than last week. It’s always more fun to watch when it’s close.

Mad Men (8.30pm, Soho) will have to get MySkyed this week, while the rugby is on. This show is so slick, and it really makes me want to have lived in the 1960s…without all the misogyny of course. Mostly I just like the ’60s clothes and furniture, actually!

On tonight’s episode, while Don and the team prepare their pitch for the agency-defining Jaguar account, Joan receives a lucrative offer. Plus, Peggy makes a big decision.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Vampire Diaries: 38030 (TV2, 10:40pm – 11:40pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 30680 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. The Big Bang Theory: 25290 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Sherlock: 22550 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 10:25pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 22250 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm) Continue reading »

Name: Greg Pearson

Job Title: Sports Reporter for 3News

Share your favourite work story:
I’ve had a few. As an Editor I worked a couple of Big Days Out (the edit suite overlooked the main stages – brilliant).  As a reporter, I was lucky enough to be sent to Barcelona for the start of a round the world yacht race a couple of years ago.

What are your three favourite TV shows right now?
So many to choose from… The Killing, 7 Days, Mad Men.  Ask me after a couple more episodes and Hounds might make the list.
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New Zealand writer/director Taika Waititi this week fired a cheap shot on Twitter at vampire series True Blood, likening it to a school play.

Waititi, who directed the 2010 movie Boy and the Madeleine Sami series Super City, compared True Blood to “a school play shot in HD, by students. If you ever need proof that acting is embarrassing”.

True Blood of course features Oscar-winning kiwi actress Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse. Continue reading »

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has dismissed a complaint against an episode of Embarrassing Bodies that showed female nudity.

A complaint was made after the UK show featured footage of female genitalia and surgical operations.

The viewer, Will Fourie, claimed the footage was “too much for the (8.30pm) timeslot , irrespective of whether you choose to label it as adults only”.

However, the BSA ruled that clear warnings were screened prior to the show, which was classified Adults Only. Continue reading »

MTV Australia and New Zealand today announced reality star Jay from the controversial series, Geordie Shore, will head to Australia and New Zealand for the first time.

Geordie Jay and his infamous eyebrows will celebrate Season 3 of the hit series in conjunction with MTV’s premier winter event, MTV Winter, to be held for the second year running in Melbourne. Geordie Shore Season 3 premieres on MTV July 3 at 8:30pm.

Off the back of filming Geordie Shore Season 3 in Cancun, Jay will be heading to New Zealand for a whirlwind press tour before jetting to Australia to celebrate Season 3 of the hit new show with the MTV crew in Melbourne at MTV’s annual Winter event. Continue reading »

NZ On Air has given the green light for a number of new programmes and some established favourites in its latest TV funding round.

Keeping It Pure will be an ambitious six-part documentary series examining environmental practices in New Zealand, the challenges, and how the country measures up to its 100% Pure ambition.

The series has been supported through the Platinum Fund and will screen on Prime. Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Glee and The New Old

There are only five episodes of Glee (7.30pm, TV3) to go until the end of the season! Will Rachel and Kurt make it in to NYADA? Tonight, they finally get their chance to audition. This episode is entitled ‘Choke’. That doesn’t bode well. Whoopi Goldberg guest stars as the Dean of the academy.

Friday night always feels like it should be movie night. I’ve always been a fan of scary movies, and they don’t come much scarier than Candyman, screening at 8.30pm tonight on MGM.

I remember seeing Candyman for the first time when I was a teenager. To this day, I still can’t muster the courage to say ‘Candyman’ five times in front of the mirror. Because you never know…

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Once Upon A Time: 72990 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Upstairs Downstairs: 44970 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 9:45pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 32320 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Outnumbered: 25930 (PRIME, 9:50pm – 10:25pm)
  5. Fringe: 22900 (TV2, 10:30pm – 11:30pm) Continue reading »