NZ music monthSome of New Zealand’s biggest stars from stage, screen and sport have come together to help Pandora Internet Radio celebrate NZ Music Month by curating a special NZ Music station on Pandora.

Shortland Street stars Beth Allen, Amelia Reid, Sally Martin and Cameron Jones have joined SKYCITY Breakers players and the cast of hit TV2 comedy Step Dave, among others, to pick their favorite Kiwi musical tracks to go onto the station. The result is a high energy contemporary-sounding station with a healthy mix of kiwi classics. Continue reading »

Quickflix_throng_200x175Whether you’re a channel surfer looking for something to watch or someone who leaves your TV on one channel for the entire evening, here are our thoughts on what we think might be worth checking out this evening.

Must Watch:

Nashville (TV One, 9:30pm)
TVNZ finally get around to screening Nashville tonight, a week before the second season ends in the US. If you don’t already own the DVD that’s been available since September, be sure to check out this fun series which has a bit of a “Taylor Swift” thing going on. At 9:30pm though, perhaps you’d better put it in you PVR for your younger family members.

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deaths-24-graphWith the return of 24 comes all sorts of fun analysis. Here are the best ways you could survive a day of 24.

Check out the explanations for each of these points for the reasons why they’re the best ways in which to survive. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. NCIS: 54590 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. NCIS: Los Angeles: 49190 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Revenge: 40290 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Step Dave: 28480 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Britain’s Got Talent: 20760 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:45pm) Continue reading »

While this sounds great, the premise isn’t exactly what I’d classify as a true spin-off so don’t get too excited just yet. Continue reading »

After watching the ratings drop across the season, the finale of Step Dave last night on TV2 enjoyed a bounce to an average audience of 244,900 viewers. This was the fourth highest rating episode of the season and the first that cracked the 200,000 mark since the sixth episode.

The question on everyone’s lips will be whether or not that finale spike will be enough to convince the network to give it a second season.

Red: Step Dave | Blue: Go Girls season 5

Red: Step Dave | Blue: Go Girls season 5

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Most watched

  1. One News: 676,400 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 480,820 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Women In Blue: 474,160 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 426,590 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Water Patrol: 413,900 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)

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homaitepakipakiDespite the typically low ratings for Maori Television, a new study has found that watching a Maori television program is the most commonly reported modern cultural activity that Maori adults engage in.

Maori are more likely to watch shows like Homai te Pakipaki or Te Karere than learn their whakapapa and family history to express their cultural identity, a survey shows. Continue reading »