Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Glee: 29110 (FOUR, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Rescue Special Operations: 28200 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Criminal Minds: 27900 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules: 25580 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Is Modern Medicine Killing You: 20710 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Last week, TV3 split the episodes of The X Factor USA judges homes segment with tonight’s episode actually airing last week.  However, the episode that was due to air in the US today was initially delayed by 45 minutes due to rain interrupting the baseball.  Just over an hour of the episode aired before Fox cut the transmission and returned to the game which had, by that stage, had an interruption of nearly three and a half hours.

Fans have gone crazy on Twitter after being made to wait 45 minutes and then have their show cut midway through broadcast.  What has infuriated fans further is news that Fox will now screen the episode on Tuesday (Wed NZ).

Expect TV3 to announce a replacement for tomorrow night’s episode.

There is always this risk with fast tracking but at least TV3 won’t be cutting the episode short and have an angry mob of fans like the one Fox is having to deal with right now.

**update**  There is the possibility that the first half of the episode will still screen here as it’s already screened in the US and tomorrow night’s episode is only an hour long.

Forbes Magazine names the highest-paid TV actors of the year
Ashton Kutcher, from Two And A Half Men is the highest-paid TV actor of the past year. He earned US$24 million between May 2011 and May 2012. This includes his investments, film salaries and his reported $700,000 an episode salary for doing his TV show. Hugh Laurie, from House, was in second place, with $18 million; Ray Romano, from Men Of A Certain Age and Parenthood, was third with $18 million as well; Alec Baldwin, from 30 Rock, was fourth, with $15 million; and Mark Harmon, from NCIS, was fifth, with $13 million. Rounding out the top 10 were Tim Allen, Jon Cryer, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki.  Continue reading »

The ratings for The Ridges nose dived from week one but the season finale saw an incredible bounce, drawing an average audience of 291,310, making it TV3′s second most watched show of the night.  The rating was the second highest of the season and was up 139% on the previous week which was the lowest rating episode of the season.

Julian Fellowes is the creator/writer of Downton Abbey

After the tumult of the First World War, series three of Downton Abbey finds a whole way of life in the balance, says Julian Fellowes.

“It’s really about that moment after a crash when you feel your body to see how many bones are broken. I think society was going through that in 1919 and 1920 – just how much of the old life was coming back? Were people prepared to do those jobs? How much more money were they going to want and so on? You had some people thinking that the old ways were probably over and others thinking things didn’t seem to be as different as all that.”

History, of course, tells what happened. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Fair Go: 674,530 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. One News: 659,710 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Is Modern Medicine Killing You: 556,340 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 554,600 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Close Up: 468,490 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Must watch:

Silver Ferns vs England (8pm, Sky Sport 1, Prime, 10.40pm)
The Silver Ferns take on England tonight, live (well, live on Sky) from the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in New South Wales.

Cougar Town (TV2, 9pm)
This week, Jules and Grayson need to make some grown-up decisions; and Laurie’s Krazy Kakes business is doing well, so Travis convinces her to make some grown-up decisions of her own.  Continue reading »

Bob’s Burgers renewed
Cartoon comedy Bob’s Burgers has been renewed for a fourth season by Fox. Twenty-two new episodes will be made.

US Olympic swimmer to guest-star on Pretty Little Liars
US Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin, who won five medals at the London Olympics, is set to guest-star on an upcoming episode of Pretty Little Liars. In the episode, swimmer Emily (Shay Mitchell) ends up having coffee at The Brew with the Missy, who is playing herself.  Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Mentalist: 43570 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Body of Proof: 43060 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  3. Natural World: 32040 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  4. One Born Every Minute: 26290 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:40pm)
  5. What’s Really In Our Food?: 20080 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:05pm) Continue reading »

The hosts for The X Factor USA have finally been announced ending months of speculation.  Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez have both inked contracts that have added millions of dollars to the already massive budget.

Reality TV star, Kardashian will share the hosting role with former Saved By The Bell actor Lopez and will replace Steve Jones who hosted the series in 2011.