Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Revenge: 41630 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  2. NCIS: Los Angeles: 32240 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Step Dave: 29010 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. NCIS: 26000 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Scandal: 22120 (TV2, 10:35pm – 11:30pm) Continue reading »

show-me-tv-logoThe tip line has provided some interesting information recently about some issues Telecom/Spark’s new streaming content service ShowMeTV is facing in order to secure content.  Throng understands that many of the US studios that Telecom are working on deals with are unhappy about the telco’s connection with Kim Dotcom.

Telecom is currently proving hosting services for Kim Dotcom which we understand has resulted in the unhappy studios ratcheting up the prices well in excess of what might be the norm. Continue reading »

david-de-lautourIn case watching the All Blacks isn’t dramatic enough at times, The Kick will no doubt add another opportunity to relive the dramatic tension of watching our national team play.

New Zealand born actor David de Lautour has been cast to play iconic All Black Stephen Donald in the upcoming TV ONE drama The Kick, portraying his role in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

With credits including Hart of DixieMomOnce Upon A TimeNCIS: Los Angeles and Beauty And The Beast, David returns from his base in Los Angeles to take up the role, which he says is a golden opportunity.

“Stephen Donald’s kick is an iconic moment in All Blacks history, and as a huge rugby fan, it’s an honour to be playing an All Black such as Stephen.” Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 635,650 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 594,980 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Nabbed: 493,270 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Neighbours At War: 368,780 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Australia’s Deadliest: 353,560 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)

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USA orders marriage drama

US Cable network USA has ordered a yet to be titled 10 episode drama series that explores the culturally resonant story of an imperfect marriage and looks at real modern day issues facing couples in today’s complicated world.

The show stars Matt Passmore (The Glades) as an investment banker who discovers his wife is seeing a male escort and the repercussions of that revelation on his stagnant marriage.

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It’s the middle of the week already! I’m not sure about where you are but summer seems to have made a hasty retreat here with the cool weather arriving and certainly sending us inside.  It will be interesting to watch if this is isolated to just us or if it’s going to translate into the return of higher ratings.

As is always the case, this is your daily free-for-all discussion about whatever you’d like to discuss about TV.

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To quote the title of an X Files episode “Nothing important happened today”. Continue reading »

Social media really has changed everything.  This dialogue occurred during Campbell Live tonight between Bill Ralston and John Campbell.

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60-minutesHere’s one for the cricket fans!

It’s been a difficult few years for Black Caps fans, with the highs often eclipsed by the lows. However, all that was forgotten on February 18th, when captain Brendon McCullum became the first New Zealander ever to score a triple century in test cricket, propelling him into the history books and making him a national hero.

It is the ultimate validation for a player who has divided fans and critics throughout his career. Renowned for his aggressive, brash and often combative play, McCullum is often assumed to be the same off the pitch. But what we do know now, beyond a shadow of a doubt, is that McCullum is one of our greatest ever cricketers. But there is still plenty about him we don’t know. Continue reading »