Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 760,180 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Security: 708,210 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 642,020 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Force: 567,360 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Close Up: 460,020 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Border Security: 708,210 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. The Force: 567,360 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. The Amazing Race Australia: 451,800 (TV2, 7:30pm – 9:00pm)
  4. The Mentalist: 376,240 (TV2, 9:00pm – 10:00pm)
  5. Richard Hammond’s Invisible: 346,180 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:45pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. Emmerdale: 137,610 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 136,500 (TV ONE, 1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  3. ONE News Midday: 131,460 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  4. ONE News 4:30: 110,520 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  5. The Erin Simpson Show: 105,540 (TV2, 4:30pm – 5:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 760,180 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Security: 708,210 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Force: 567,360 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Close Up: 460,020 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Richard Hammond’s Invisible: 346,180 (8:30pm – 9:45pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 642,020 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. The Amazing Race Australia: 451,800 (7:30pm – 9:00pm)
  3. The Mentalist: 376,240 (9:00pm – 10:00pm)
  4. Rookie Blue: 209,420 (10:00pm – 11:00pm)
  5. F.R.I.E.N.D.S: 204,150 (6:35pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 396,010 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Dog Patrol: 263,810 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Home and Away: 260,510 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  4. Campbell Live: 244,730 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Terminator 3 Rise of the Machi: 232,790 (8:30pm – 10:45pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 125,110 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. How I Met Your Mother: 103,980 (7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Glee Project: 91,230 (8:30pm – 9:25pm)
  4. Rules Of Engagement: 80,520 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. That ’70s Show: 56,020 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 230,490 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal or No Deal: 129,180 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  3. Intl Netball: 112,690 (9:40pm – 10:55pm)
  4. Intl Netball Pre Game: 97,970 (9:30pm – 9:40pm)
  5. Intl Netball Post Game: 93,950 (10:55pm – 11:05pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 60,060 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. RWC 2011 Post Game: 40,340 (2:50pm – 3:00pm)
  2. Native Affairs: 38,740 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Delayed: 25,740 (1:05pm – 2:50pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. CSI:NY: 31,580 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. CSI:NY: 26,660 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. The Marine 2: 27,340 (8:35pm – 10:05pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 3

  1. Intl Netball: 149,440 (7:40pm – 9:00pm)
  2. Intl Netball Post Game: 86,720 (9:00pm – 9:25pm)
  3. Intl Netball Pre Game: 71,520 (7:00pm – 7:40pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 76,780
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 7:55am): 153,710
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 151,910
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 36,730
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 34,130
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 32,310
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 131,460
  • 3 News at 12 (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 31,950
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 760,180
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 396,010
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 460,020
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 244,730
  • Tonight (10:40pm – 11:10pm): 93,380
  • Nightline (10:45pm – 11:15pm): 108,310

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Prime Evening News: PRIME 230490 – up from 128020 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Dog Patrol: TV3 263810 – up from 179500 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. 3 News: TV3 396010 – up from 318680 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. One News: TV ONE 760180 – up from 683560 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Shortland Street: TV2 642020 – up from 577460 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Close Up: TV ONE 460020 – down from 542750 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Criminal Minds: TV ONE 142520 – down from 212940 (9:45pm – 10:40pm)
  3. Border Security: TV ONE 708210 – down from 759950 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Back at the Barnyard: TV2 37390 – down from 78710 (7:30am – 7:55am)
  5. Ellen: TV ONE 39220 – down from 77990 (3:00pm – 4:00pm)

New

  1. The Amazing Race Australia: TV2 (7:30pm – 9:00pm)
  2. The Force: TV ONE (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Richard Hammond’s Invisible: TV ONE (8:30pm – 9:45pm)
  4. Native Affairs: Maori TV (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Terminator 3 Rise of the Machi: TV3 (8:30pm – 10:45pm)
  6. The Mentalist: TV2 (9:00pm – 10:00pm)
  7. Intl Netball Pre Game: PRIME (9:30pm – 9:40pm)
  8. Intl Netball: PRIME (9:40pm – 10:55pm)
  9. Rookie Blue: TV2 (10:00pm – 11:00pm)
  10. Intl Netball Post Game: PRIME (10:55pm – 11:05pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 29.1%
  • TV ONE: 25.7%
  • TV2: 17.4%
  • TV3: 13.5%
  • PRIME: 5.1%
  • FOUR: 3.5%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.4%
  • Maori TV: 1.4%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

The Adjustment Bureau developed for TV

A TV show based on the Matt Damon/Emily Blunt movie The Adjustment Bureau is in the works at the Syfy network. The project is being developed by the same team behind the likes of Smallville and No Ordinary Family.

24 movie script almost complete

Kiefer Sutherland has confirmed that the script for the forthcoming 24 movie has almost been completed. “We are coming very close to having a finished script. That’s been the most difficult thing. You have to remember that we have 24 hours to explain the stories in 24 and so trying to condense that into a two-hour film version has been a real shift in gear for us.”

Hart signs on for Modern Family

Modern Family has acquired comedian Kevin Hart to play the role of Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire’s (Julie Bowen) new neighbour. Hart worked alongside new castmate Sofia Vergara in the 2004 film Soul Plane.

British PM next in line for comedy series

The producers of At Home with Julia, the hugely controversial Australian comedy series based around the domestic life of Julia Gillard, have now set their sights on British PM David Cameron. The series would be the first British series based on the life of an incumbent prime minister.

From a press release:

CrossRoads Bar on Ponsonby Road in Auckland feels it has been kicked in the guts after being told last week it could screen the Rialto Movie Channel on its quiet night (Tuesday’s) but today, in an apparent about-face by Sky TV, the bars owners have been told this afternoon they cannot legally screen the movies offered for broadcast. This essentially puts the kibosh on an event that was planned to start tomorrow night with a number of confirmed guests on the bars Facebook page. Like many venues away from Party Central the flow on effect hasn’t been as great as expected. While Eden Park game days have been up to expectations the pinch on non-game days is still being felt especially with the latest cold snap. The movie night was seen as a way of inviting people in out of the cold and also appealing to the many international guests Auckland will be hosting over the coming weeks.

The bar’s Promotions Manager, Stuart Williamson, says he called Sky TV last week to check the bar wouldn’t be infringing copyright by screening the foreign movies Sky TV offers on its Rialto Channel 25 service before promoting the event to customers. At that time he also informed the Sky representative that the bar didn’t have Rialto at present to which he was told the bars owner just had to call and it could be activated.

“I spent a great deal of time and company resources planning and promoting this event but I made sure we could do so. Having worked in music retail and artist management for a number of years I do understand the importance of copyright. When I talked to the Sky TV representative by phone last week she thought it was amusing that I was even calling to check. She said we had a commercial licence to screen Sky transmissions and all we needed to do was call them and have Rialto Channel added to our current Sky package. I had already received a very positive response from people and we were expecting a good group of international movie fans to come down to watch the movies on the bars three metre screen with surround sound. We were offering free pop-corn and happy hour prices plus I had arranged to have one of our Barista’s work late to provide good coffee for guests.”

Ken Hix, one of the venue owners, says he can’t understand what the issue is. “If people watch the movie at home or at our bar they will still see any peripheral advertising broadcast by Sky TV on the channel, and if anything, we will probably turn more people on to Rialto as they wouldn’t normally watch these kind of films.”

Mr Williamson says he has decided to take Tuesday as his day off this week and will be hiring a DVD of French movie ‘The Concert’  that was to be shown on Rialto Channel tomorrow night, Tuesday 4 November. Furthermore he has hired one of the private lounges CrossRoads Bar has available where he will host his birthday party and show that movie as entertainment for his guests. Williamson added, all welcome, no present necessary…

Sky TV were contacted but a spokesperson was unavailable for comment.

We did, however, contact Video Ezy on Ponsonby Road and they were able to confirm that Williamson has rented a copy of The Concert on DVD.

TV3′s James Murray has apologised for a misleading poll results story that appeared to show Labour ahead of National.

Hey there. Got to put our hands up to a genuine mistake there. This was a story from our wire service, and we didn’t do our due diligence in fact checking it.

We absolutely understand the importance of getting this right, and the story has now been corrected. My team have been told to be extra vigilant on poll stories in future and NZN have been informed of the error.

Apologies for anyone who may have been misled by this mistake.

And we’re back!  For everyone who missed these daily news discussions, here they are again.

ONE News

1. Dan Carter speaks for first time since injury (Jack Tame, Live Cross)
2. Rugby World Cup Injuries (Stephen Stuart)
3. Rugby World Cup ticket sales
4. Colmar Brunton Rugby vs Politics poll (Guyon Espiner, live cross)
5. Warriors return to Auckland

3 News

1. Dan Carter speaks for first time since injury (Andrew Goudie)
2. Falling crime rate (Hamish Clark)
3. Tower raising insurance rates (Tony Field)
4. Flooding at the top of the South Island
5. Warriors return to Auckland (Jane Luscombe, live cross) 

Commentary

Talk about sexing up the news.  Wendy Petrie opened One News tonight the man with the most talked about groin in New Zealand has spoken about the end of his world cup dream...

3 News also had some fun in the editing suite during the fifth story about the Warriors.  Jane Luscombe spoke about the supporters saying “You’ve got to be dedicated to be a warriors fan.” and the flashed up an image of Phil Goff at a game before her next line: “Some might even say, a sucker for punishment.”

Verdict

3 News

A glitch on Friday night has left some Freeview viewers without several channels.

The problem, which is affecting the HD service delivered via a UHF aerial in some parts of Auckland and the South Island, is affecting TVNZ channels One, TV2, TVNZ 7 and U.

Viewers will have to re-scan their channels on Freeview in order to remedy the issue.

TVNZ spokesperson Georgie Hills said: “TVNZ was able to re-establish the audio signal with a system reset. As a result some digital TV viewers will need to rescan their channels.”

Source: TVNZ

 

3 News has thrown up a bad stat of the week nominee after posting a political poll result on their website.

A few readers may have been a little confused with an article stating that Labour was well ahead of National in a new poll.

However, what the article failed to explain to readers was the fact the poll was a sample of Maori voters only, not all voters.

“Labour leader Phil Goff will be clinging to the unexpected results of a new poll in which his party has picked up twice as much support as National,” the story said.

“But he is well behind John Key in the preferred prime minister stakes, according to the TVNZ Marae Investigates Digipoll, released today.”

In another article 3 News says a different poll “differs greatly to one released by TVNZ’s Marae Investigates earlier today” but without explaining the different between them.

Kiwiblog’s David Farrar picked up on the oversight and nominated it for misleading story of the week.

Source: statschat.org.nz

Arrested Development will return to TV with a mini-season before heading to the big screen for a movie, it has been announced.

Series creator Mitch Hurwitz confirmed the news over the weekend, announcing that nine or ten new episodes of the comedy series will be seen before the planned movie is released.

Hurwitz announced the news while attending the cast’s reunion at the New Yorker Festival.

Will Arnett, who played “Gob”, also confirmed via Twitter: “I’m peeing with @batemanjason at the moment..and we can confirm that we are going to make new AD eps and a movie.”

Jason Bateman (Michael Bluth) posted on Twitter: “It’s true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie. Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early ’13. VERY excited!”

The series concluded its three season run in 2006.

Source: Digital Spy

A man who threatened to bomb the Sky TV offices in the heat of the moment appeared in Auckland District Court last week and has been remanded on bail.

Nicholas Jillett says he lost the plot after experiencing rain fade during coverage of the Rugby World Cup and called Sky TV with an abusive message.

“I rang on Tuesday morning and we had Sky down since the Saturday. Two weeks before that it was down for the whole weekend,” Jillet said.

“I rang up to complain and I started by leaving my name, phone number and address. I said some swear words and asked them what they do with their $120 million profit and how they can post huge profits during a recession,” he said.

He says he added the threat as he got more frustrated.

“I just added that bit in the end because I wanted them to take my complaint seriously. I never intended to be taken literally.”

Jillet received a visit from the police 32 hours after leaving the message with Sky.

“I was co-operative with the police. They came round on Wednesday. They could have rung me straight away and I would have apologised,” he said.

“I regret it and I felt so stupid and thought ‘God I’m an idiot’. If I intended [it] to be taken literally I would never have left my name and number.”

He will appear in court again on October 19.

Source: Herald

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 590,330 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. NRL: 514,340 (SKY Sport 2, 7:25pm – 9:15pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Live: 475,670 (Maori TV, 3:30pm – 5:15pm)
  4. Wild Vets: 416,690 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. RWC 2011 Live: 394,050 (SKY Sport 1, 3:30pm – 5:15pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Sunday: 385,210 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. Mike & Molly: 257,450 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Sunday Theatre: 253,230 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 10:40pm)
  4. NRL Pre Game: 236,000 (PRIME, 8:55pm – 9:10pm)
  5. The Middle: 227,420 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 302,140 (Maori TV, 3:15pm – 3:30pm)
  2. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 250,470 (SKY Sport 1, 3:15pm – 3:30pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Preview: 180,240 (Maori TV, 2:30pm – 3:10pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Live: 152,870 (SKY Sport 1, 1:00pm – 2:50pm)
  5. RWC 2011 Post Game: 144,790 (SKY Sport 1, 2:50pm – 3:10pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 590,330 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Wild Vets: 416,690 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Sunday: 385,210 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Sunday Theatre: 253,230 (8:35pm – 10:40pm)
  5. Our World: 187,880 (4:55pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Two and a Half Men: 275,310 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Mike & Molly: 257,450 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. 2012: 243,990 (8:30pm – 11:40pm)
  4. The Middle: 227,420 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Joey: 194,290 (6:35pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 268,870 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Hot Fuzz: 191,970 (8:30pm – 10:55pm)
  3. 60 Minutes: 176,820 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Raising Hope: 127,280 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Ben and Jeremy’s Big Road: 81,420 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 128,610 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. Wipeout: 120,050 (6:30pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Family Guy: 94,020 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Bob The Builder: 70,310 (8:55am – 9:05am)
  5. Bananas in Pyjamas: 70,310 (9:05am – 9:20am)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. NRL Pre Game: 236,000 (8:55pm – 9:10pm)
  2. NRL: 177,010 (9:10pm – 11:05pm)
  3. Prime Evening News: 169,870 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  4. Man vs Wild: 149,710 (8:00pm – 8:55pm)
  5. NRL Under 20: 89,290 (6:00pm – 8:00pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. RWC 2011 Live: 475,670 (3:30pm – 5:15pm)
  2. RWC 2011 Post Game: 381,610 (5:15pm – 5:30pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 302,140 (3:15pm – 3:30pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Preview: 180,240 (2:30pm – 3:10pm)
  5. RWC 2011 Delayed: 108,650 (12:40pm – 2:30pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. CSI Miami: 39,330 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

(Nothing else)

Most watched on C4

(Nothing else)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. RWC 2011 Live: 394,050 (3:30pm – 5:15pm)
  2. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 250,470 (3:15pm – 3:30pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Post Game: 228,620 (5:15pm – 5:40pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 208,820 (5:45pm – 6:00pm)
  5. RWC 2011 Live: 194,330 (8:30pm – 10:20pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 2

  1. NRL: 514,340 (7:25pm – 9:15pm)
  2. NRL Pre Game: 228,510 (6:05pm – 7:25pm)
  3. NRL Under 20 Post Game: 183,800 (5:50pm – 6:00pm)
  4. NRL Under 20: 128,560 (3:55pm – 5:50pm)
  5. NRL Post Game: 106,810 (9:15pm – 9:55pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. The Last Airbender: 47,150 (8:35pm – 10:15pm)

(Nothing else)

Most watched on SKY Movies Great

(Nothing else)

Most watched on C4 (pre 6 Feb 2011)

(Nothing else)

Most watched on TV3 Plus 1

(Nothing else)

Most watched on SKY Sport 3

(Nothing else)

Most watched on SKY Movies 2

(Nothing else)

Head to head

  • Breakfast: No information available.
  • 3 News Firstline: No information available.
  • AMP Business: No information available.
  • ONE News Midday: No information available.
  • 3 News at 12: No information available.
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 590,330
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 268,870
  • Close Up: No information available.
  • Campbell Live: No information available.
  • Tonight: No information available.
  • Nightline: No information available.

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Our World: TV ONE 187880 – up from 144140 (4:55pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Joey: TV2 194290 – up from 155400 (6:35pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Attitude: TV ONE 66830 – up from 41310 (8:30am – 9:00am)
  4. Tagata Pasifika: TV ONE 57090 – up from 34130 (7:35am – 8:00am)
  5. Asia Downunder: TV ONE 60180 – up from 41160 (11:05am – 11:35am)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Sunday: TV ONE 385210 – down from 607180 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. One News: TV ONE 590330 – down from 676710 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. The Middle: TV2 227420 – down from 297980 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Good Luck Charlie: TV2 54240 – down from 121780 (4:00pm – 4:30pm)
  5. 60 Minutes: TV3 176820 – down from 227220 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

New

  1. Man vs Wild: PRIME (8:00pm – 8:55pm)
  2. The Laughing Samoans: Maori TV (8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  3. Hot Fuzz: TV3 (8:30pm – 10:55pm)
  4. Sunday Theatre: TV ONE (8:35pm – 10:40pm)
  5. NRL Pre Game: PRIME (8:55pm – 9:10pm)
  6. NRL: PRIME (9:10pm – 11:05pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 43%
  • TV ONE: 14.5%
  • TV2: 13%
  • Maori TV: 8.6%
  • TV3: 8.3%
  • PRIME: 5.1%
  • FOUR: 4%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.3%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+