Most watched

  1. One News: 715,530 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 610,810 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: 520,970 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 472,300 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Close Up: 460,170 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

MasterChef NZ’s Tony Price has stood by his decision to call out fellow contestants Ana Schwarz and Chelsea Winter for cheating on the show.

The pair cheated in one of the Singapore tasks by sharing ingredients when they were specifically told not to and Price saw fit to let the judges know about it.

“The final decision I made was, ‘Well, if these two win the challenge and get away with this and I get eliminated as a result I’ll kick myself for not speaking up’,” he said.

“I knew it was risky (but) I never felt bad about doing it or I wouldn’t have done it in the first place.” Continue reading »

Lost reunion on Californication

Lost actors Jorge Garcia and Maggie Grace will reunite in Californication’s sixth season. The pair, who played Hurley and Shannon on Lost, will appear together in one episode of the David Duchovny series.

30 Rock actress goes to police over Twitter abuse

30 Rock actress Sherri Shepherd has taken police action against Twitter users who continue to post abusive and offensive messages about her. One such tweet read: “Somebody should drag [Shepherd] in a back alley and rape [her].” Continue reading »

The GC has topped the list of the fastest-rising searches on Google in New Zealand for the month of May.

The TV3 reality series, which has been met with a mixed reception so far, has been searched 300 per cent more times than it was in April, according to Google.

Another TV3 series in Target also featured on the top 10 list, no doubt thanks to the infamous carpet cleaner incident. Continue reading »

This December marks the 40th anniversary of New Zealand’s establishment of diplomatic relations with China. “The Nation” this weekend will examine that relationship over a full programme on China.

-Natasha Smith reports from the boom city of Shenzen on what the Chinese economy has to offer NZ.
- Jenee Tibshraeny meets Future Dragonz — the young Chinese-New Zealand professionals who want to build bridges between the two countries.
- Natasha talks to Cheng Lei, Counsellor at the Chinese Embassy in Wellington on the NZ-China relationship and on what China wants in New Zealand and the Pacific. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Castle: 39600 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  2. The Big Bang Theory: 35090 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:05pm)
  3. Brothers in Arms: 26540 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Hell’s Kitchen: 19630 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 17780 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 715,180 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 622,200 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: 574,800 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 11:35pm)
  4. Close Up: 541,480 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Two and a Half Men: 507,570 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

Iron Throne replicas for sale

HBO is selling life-size replicas of the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones for $30,000 on the internet. The throne stands seven feet tall and weighs around 160kgs.

Three new characters for Glee

Glee will reportedly bring in three new characters for the show’s fourth season. A female student, a male character in his 20s and a sibling of one of the characters are believed to have been added to the series. Continue reading »

Eliminated MasterChef NZ contestant Tony Price has maintained that his chicken was cooked well on this week’s episode of the TV One series.

The Aucklander was eliminated from the show ahead of the grand finale due to what the judges called “slightly undercooked” chicken.

Price, who called out fellow contestants Ana Schwarz and Chelsea Winter for cheating in a previous task, said that his chicken was “cooked to perfection”.

“I knew then that I didn’t serve undercooked chicken and I still know now that it wasn’t undercooked,” he said. Continue reading »

Paul Holmes is recovering following open-heart surgery today in Auckland City Hospital.

The broadcaster underwent the four-four surgery to remove a blockage, after he was admitted last week.

Newstalk ZB confirmed that there were no complications with the procedure and that he will spend a few days in hospital before heading home to recover. Continue reading »