GoinDigitalFigures released this week suggest there are still nearly 150,000 New Zealand households still without adequate digital television equipment for the analogue switch-off.

Public information campaign Going Digital claim there are 146,000 homes without Sky, Freeview, TelstraClear or Igloo services, meaning they will be unable to watch TV by the end of the year.

Going Digital is warning those yet to make the move that if they leave it until the last minute they may face delays due to the rush.

Greg Harford, Going Digital National Manager, said: “There were people in Hawke’s Bay in September last year who left the move to digital TV until the last minute and when they sought help from technicians or installers, they found there was a wait. That’s why we’re advising people to start thinking about the change now. Continue reading »

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Susanne601.160747I must admit, like many I imagine, last night’s episode of Masterchef was my most highly anticipated yet.  A traditional Maori hangi has been long awaited and it is truly surprising that it’s taken until season four.

I thought the touch of adding some thermal hot pool cooking was a stellar idea too.  My only disappointment was that the episode was only an hour long.

There were many native traditional herbs and flavours that could have been given a far greater airing.  There are some amazing plants with fantastic flavours growing in many of our own backyards so it would have been brilliant to have introduced some of those to us in a little more detail and shown how they could, or should, be used.

Awesome to see some local stuff that is pretty unique in the culinary department making its way to Masterchef. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. MasterChef New Zealand: 45690 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. Survivor Caramoan Fans v Fave.: 25020 (FOUR, 7:30pm – 9:00pm)
  3. Packed to the Rafters: 20530 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Family Guy: 19260 (TV3, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. House Husbands: 18140 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm) Continue reading »

TVNZ have always maintained that any verdict on Seven Sharp should be reserved until there is at least a month of ratings data.  With every data point, the picture becomes clearer and as time goes on, things don’t appear to be as bad for TV One as they could have been.

Campbell Live ended the week on another new low with an average audience of 203,910 viewers.  It has been a roller coast ride for TV3 with their 7pm ratings up and down all week.

Seven Sharp finished the week slightly above the week’s average on 324,130.

The average audience for each of the first three week’s has gone from 378,418 for Seven Sharp down to 326,872 in the second week and then slightly lower to 323,364 last week.

Here are how the numbers look after three weeks on air: Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 627,450 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 627,240 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 542,010 (TV ONE, 7:35pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Packed to the Rafters: 368,780 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. 3 News: 313,570 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm) Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. C.S.I: 33550 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. CSI:NY: 24220 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Ice Road Truckers: 21270 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:30pm)
  4. A Touch Of Frost: 18270 (PRIME, 9:40pm – 11:40pm)
  5. Silk: 14690 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 9:40pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 462,330 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. The Food Truck: 302,340 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. C.S.I: 291,080 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. CSI:NY: 269,970 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: 263,100 (TV2, 8:30pm – 12:00am) Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Shortland Street: 38620 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. The Graham Norton Show: 32560 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 27500 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Modern Family: 25400 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Home and Away: 18170 (TV3, 5:30pm – 6:00pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 544,310 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 449,450 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 347,630 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 324,130 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. World’s Craziest Fools: 273,180 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm) Continue reading »