Most watched

  1. One News: 746,060 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 626,960 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules: 554,690 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:50pm)
  4. Royal Prince Alfred: 423,630 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Galapagos With David Attenboro: 421,750 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:40pm) Continue reading »

RugbyChannelYouth rugby will be on display in a half-hour special on the Rugby Channel showing New Zealand’s National Rugby Schools champions St Kentigern College at the Sanix World Youth Rugby Tournament in Japan.

The Sanix World Youth Rugby Tournament is a unique, invitation-only high school rugby competition held every year in Fukuoka, Japan. Auckland school Saint Kentigern College won the prestigious competition this year and faced seven international school teams as well as eight Japanese teams.

The Rugby Channel will screen a 30-minute special on Saint Kentigern’s efforts at the Sanix World Youth Rugby Tournament at 4.30pm, on Saturday May 11, directly after the LIVE Land Rover 1st XV match between Kelston Boys High School and De La Salle College. Continue reading »

The IT CrowdFinale special announced for The IT Crowd

A 40-minute finale special of The IT Crowd is being planned for later this year. Graham Linehan – the series creator – announced the news during a Q&A session at a digital conference this week.

The Office finale to run 75 minutes

The series finale of The Office is being supersized to run for an extra 15 minutes. The total runtime of the finale will now be 75 minutes. Continue reading »

HarryTonight TV3 is premiering the new six-part Kiwi drama Harry, which marks the first appearance of Sam Neill in a New Zealand TV series.

Neill is joined by Oscar Kightley in the Auckland-set crime drama centring on Kightley’s Detective Harry Anglesea, a “solo father struggling with his personal demons as he investigates a major murder case”.

Neill plays Harry’s boss and mentor, Jim “Stocks” Stockton.

The series is influenced by actual events in New Zealand’s history over the last decade. Continue reading »

Shortland StreetLast night saw The X Factor go up against the new winter-season of hour long episodes of Shortland Street.  Que the subsequent crowing from TVNZ about the ratings:

TV2 dominated last night’s ratings with the premiere winter one hour of Shortland Street and a special episode of My Kitchen Rules.

A consistent ratings winner, the one hour episode of Shortland Street easily won its 7 – 8pm timeslot with an average audience of 664,000 in all people 5+.

45% of the available 18-49 audience at that time chose to watch Shortland Street, helping it achieve a massive 19.3 rating in this demographic and three times the audience of any other channel. TV3’s The X Factor NZ achieved a 19% share of the available audience in its 7:30 – 8:35pm timeslot in this same demographic. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Criminal Minds: 62140 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. The Blue Rose: 46360 (TV3, 9:50pm – 10:50pm)
  3. The Following: 44140 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. The X Factor: 27010 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:45pm)
  5. Kitchen Nightmares: 19690 (TV2, 9:40pm – 10:40pm) Continue reading »

After her culling at Boot Camp, Jackie Thomas’s fans have taken to social media to try and get her back on The X Factor NZ.

The Greymouth singer was given the boot this week despite the fact her audition of ‘Skinny Love’ was given four yes votes and described afterwards by Mel Blatt as being “a performance from the winner of X Factor”.

A Facebook page has been set up called “X Factor Bring Back Jackie Thomas” and already over 3,200 people like it.

The page states that the judges made the “worst decision of their careers” but what do you think? Should Jackie have stayed? Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 767,540 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 664,030 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Border Security: 547,420 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. The Force: 534,710 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 443,850 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Image converted using ifftoanySky TV has announced they are rebranding one of their movie channels.

As of June 1, MGM will become known as Sky Movies Classics. It will continue to air the same array of films from the MGM library as it has done so for the past 13 years but with new additions from other studios included also.

Sky’s Director of Entertainment Programming, Travis Dunbar said the changes will add significant value to SKY Movies subscribers.

“When Sky Movies Classics launches in June, we humbly believe that it will offer a more varied movie experience. In many cases there will be films that have never played on New Zealand television or haven’t for decades including content from legendary filmmakers such as Stanley Kubrick, Sam Peckinpah, Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford and John Boorman,” he said. Continue reading »

OfficeCarellCarrell likely to make Office appearance

After months of saying “no”, it looks like Steve Carell actually will make a guest appearance in the series finale of The Office after all.

Wahlberg has new series picked up

Mark Wahlberg has had his new reality documentary series picked up for six episodes in the US. The project follows a group of working-class friends in his hometown of Boston. Continue reading »