Most watched

  1. One News: 607,160 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 506,130 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 357,520 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Mentalist: 316,720 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  5. 3 News: 292,530 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)

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montyAll surviving members of the comedy group Monty Python are reuniting for a stage show, founding member Terry Jones has confirmed. The reunion is expected to be announced officially at a press conference being held in London on Thursday.

John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Jones – who are all in their seventies – are all due to appear at the event. The sixth member, Graham Chapman, died in 1989.

“We’re getting together and putting on a show – it’s real,” Mr Jones told the BBC. Continue reading »

I’m currently working up the post about Prime’s new season launch but in the meantime, here is today’s general discussion thread.

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Castle: 73060 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Person Of Interest: 55930 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Downton Abbey: 55540 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Private Practice: 48050 (TV2, 11:30pm – 12:30am)
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After celebrating the highest viewership figures for television not so long ago, 2013 is down 5% on last year according to new research from Nielsens.

There’s been plenty of pomp, ceremony and brio in recent weeks at the new season launch announcements for MediaWorks and TVNZ. But behind-the-scenes, all is not quite so rosy, with a sharp drop in TV viewership since the middle of the year creating some concern.

Derek Lindsay, chair of the CAANZ Media Committee and managing director of DraftFCB Media, says there was a fairly dramatic drop starting in week 25/26 that has affected the overall viewership numbers significantly. The data can be cut a number of ways, of course, but, depending on the measure and demographic, he says total TV audience viewing is down between 10-15 percent since then.

I’d like to know where this 10-15% figure comes from because the data from Nielsen that they’ve kindly graphed doesn’t show that at all. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 645,440 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 513,570 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Crash Investigation Unit: 453,340 (TV ONE, 8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Piha Rescue: 421,110 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 351,570 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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retina-kevIn 48 hours, Campbell Live raised $575,000 for the relief effort in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the country.  Now Seven Sharp has followed suit and has announced their own fundraising effort.  Which one will come out on top in this challenge?

Top Kiwi celebrities are joining TV ONE’s Seven Sharp in a special auction to support Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines.

Big names including Sir Peter Jackson, Lorde and David Tua have been quick to donate goods to the Trade Me auction, set up by Seven Sharp to get essential supplies to those in need following last week’s devastating typhoon in the islands. Continue reading »

I think we got off to a really good start yesterday with this general television discussion thread so it’s worth keeping going.

As a reminder, this is the place to air your thoughts on anything to do with television that may or may not have been discuss yet.

It’s the last chance for anyone to showcase any of the current Fox content.  Have Sky managed to secure any of it for Prime?  Hopefully we’ll find out tomorrow at their new season launch.

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I want to start trying a few new things here at Throng and see where they take us.  Firstly, I’d like to get a bit of a general daily television discussion happening.  This will be the place to discuss anything that may be relevant to television for the day or a burning topic that you’ve been wanting everyone else to add their thoughts to.

Take it away…