Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Arrow: 31940 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Winners & Losers: 30470 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:35pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 22490 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Vicious: 21300 (TV ONE, 9:10pm – 9:40pm)
  5. The Almighty Johnsons: 17390 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

LisaCrawley_CD_CoverOur long time friend Lisa Crawley has released her new album All in My Head today and you can buy it now on iTunes.

You may remember Lisa as the keyboard player who miraculously seemed to be able to be at all of the “judges retreats” locations during the X Factor New Zealand.  She’s also appeared on a number of TV shows including The Blue Rose and Go Girls.

In 1987, New Zealand entered its first America’s Cup competition with KZ7.  It was the moment that started it all as Chris Dickson and crew began the legacy that is what it is today.

In support of the challenge for the Auld Mug, a number of Kiwi personalities including Dave Dobbyn, Billy T James, Barry Crump and Tim Finn recorded a song that ended up spending 9 weeks at the top of the charts.

The lyrics aren’t entirely accurate any more as the team includes a number of members who aren’t New Zealanders but in this 34th America’s Cup, it does appear as though Team New Zealand is sailing away with it.

Netball-Constellation-CupIn case you thought there wasn’t enough great sport on at the moment, old rivals the Silver Ferns and the Australian Diamonds will go head to head again from Sunday for the Constellation Cup.  Such a shame we don’t have any anti-siphoning laws in New Zealand as you’ll need a Sky Subscription to watch these matches.

One of the most competitive trans-Tasman rivalries continues in 2013, the Silver Ferns are taking on Australia in five tests in the New World Constellation Cup and SKY Sport has all the LIVE coverage of these exciting fixtures.

SKY Sport commentators Lesley Murdoch, Belinda Colling, Adine Wilson and Rikki Swannell will be calling the action for both New Zealand matches. Pre-match coverage will be provided by Melodie Robinson and former Silver Fern Temepara George. Continue reading »

skytv_logoThis is a smart move by Sky.  Mobile and non-broadcast content is where things are heading so it is a well timed move.

Geraldine McBride and Derek Handley have been appointed to the board of SKY today.

Victoria University graduate Geraldine is chief executive and co-founder of MyWave Holdings, a leading edge technology and consumer experience business. A former vice-president of Dell, Geraldine also had a highly successful career spanning over 17 years at SAP where her growth and transformation roles included President of North America and President of the Asia Pacific Japan region. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 735,070 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 447,370 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 430,810 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Police Ten 7: 428,610 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  5. Coronation Street: 398,390 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Under the Dome: 56190 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  2. The Block NZ: 44290 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  3. Devious Maids: 35570 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  4. Cougar Town: 27590 (TV2, 9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Two and a Half Men: 26930 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

the-block-nz-2013When it comes to engaging audiences with their TV shows, TV3 seem to do a better job than anyone else in New Zealand.  Take their latest project which builds further engagement with fans of The Block NZ.

TV3 is inviting viewers to reward their favourite The Block NZ team in the inaugural People’s Choice Award.

Voting is now open and the public are able to vote once per day for Alisa and Koan, Pete and Andy, Alice and Caleb, or Loz and Tom for the next seven weeks. At stake is the All-New Mazda 6; the winners of The People’s Choice Award will take home the car they drove during filming of the hit series.

To vote, viewers simply visit or click the tab at, answer a question from the show, and vote for their favourite team. Viewers can vote once per day, and every vote goes into a weekly draw to win exclusive The Block NZ prize packs. One lucky viewer will win the ultimate money-can’t-buy fan experience, including a trip to Auckland and VIP tickets to the LIVE Auction Finale. Continue reading »

nothing-trivial-300pxOther than Shortland Street, local drama really seems to be taking a hit this year with the third season of Nothing Trivial becoming the latest casualty of low ratings.

When Nothing Trivial went to air back in 2011, it debuted with an average audience of an astounding 516,260 viewers.  In 2012, that number was down 36% for the season 2 debut to 331,540 viewers.  The season 3 debut last night was down a further 28% to 238,540 viewers.  Unfortunately this is reminiscent of another couple of TV shows that have not rated so well this year.

In 2011, the average audience for the series was 377,040 viewers while in 2012, this was up 1% to 382,125.

Last night’s debut was the lowest rating episode for the TV One drama. Continue reading »

kylieKylie Minogue is joining BBC singing show The Voice as one of the coaches in the new series.

The Australian will join returning stars and Sir Tom Jones in the third series with a fourth coach yet to be announced.

She said: “I’m very excited to become a coach on The Voice. I love the concept of the show and have been an avid viewer of both series. Continue reading »