Most watched

  1. One News: 617,660 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 597,110 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Dog Squad: 583,020 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Coastwatch: 563,570 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 561,760 (TV2, 7:30pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Ahead of Thursday’s brand new episode of Downton Abbey, we’re running a series of interviews with the cast and creators.

Brendan Coyle plays Bates

You know your character has made an impact when you start seeing your face on T-shirts.

“A friend in LA was working on a film recently and he sent me a photograph of one of the crew wearing a Free Bates T-shirt. I don’t have one but maybe that’s my Christmas presents sorted out…”

According to Coyle an entire Free Bates campaign is being waged round the world, after the stoic valet was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife.  Continue reading »

Here are the ratings for TV3′s multi Emmy Award winning drama Homeland which they’re screening only a few hours behind the US.

The show debuted with an average audience of 195,600 which dropped to 161,480 in its second week.  Thankfully the decline hasn’t continued and the third week has picked up slightly to 165,790.

 

Must watch:

Revolution (TV2, 9.30pm)
This series is produced by J.J. Abrams (who created Lost, Fringe and Person of Interest, among others) and it looks promising. When all power is mysteriously switched off, the world reverts into a primitive state, filled with chaos, danger and uncertainty.

Wildest India (TV One, 8.30pm)
A new documentary series that shows us India’s stunning scenery and incredible wildlife. Locations visited on the series include the Himalayan Mountains, the mighty River Ganges, and across to the lost world of the North East, to explore its iconic wildlife, secret locations and grand terrains. Continue reading »

Lena Dunham announces Girls season two launch date
Lena Dunham has tweeted the official launch date for Girls season two in the States: January 13. Hopefully New Zealand won’t be too far behind.

Dave Navarro joins Sons of Anarchy cast
Musician Dave Navarro (from the band Jane’s Addiction) will guest-star on Sons Of Anarchy. His character will be a Biz Lats gang member who is tied to Nero Padilla (Jimmy Smits).

Parks And Recreation star joins Arrested Development  Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Beyond The Darklands: 34830 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Homeland: 27110 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Grey’s Anatomy: 25620 (TV2, 9:00pm – 10:00pm)
  4. Unforgettable: 25390 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. The Force: 16120 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

 

Most watched

  1. One News: 701,180 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: 637,150 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)
  3. Border Patrol: 627,680 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 624,170 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Beyond The Darklands: 564,570 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

What else can you see?

Ahead of Thursday’s brand new episode of Downton Abbey, we’re running a series of interviews with the cast and creators.

Elizabeth McGovern plays Cora, Countess of Grantham.

Elizabeth McGovern says she is more comfortable than she’s ever been for this third series of Downton Abbey. Quite literally, in fact:

“I’m happy to say that as the times have marched on the outfits have become more liberated – so they’re a lot, lot less uncomfortable this year. The corsets are a lot more flexible. Not nearly as bad!”

It’s not just the clothing that is becoming more liberated as we rejoin Cora at the beginning of the new series. It’s the attitudes as well.

“Basically, the forward thrust of the series as it begins is that the world is changing.  Continue reading »

Must watch:

The Newsroom (Soho, 8.30pm)
How can it be the final of this great show already? Well, at least I won’t have quite so many shows I want to watch on a Monday at 8.30pm. On tonight’s season finale, Will’s future at ACN is jeopardised by a damning revelation; and Jim and Maggie reach a crossroad.

Grey’s Anatomy (TV2, 8.40pm)
This episode tonight looks like it will be a bit of a tear-jerker. In the wake of an horrific crash, the doctors work together to save the lives of a family; and Teddy continues her surgery, completely unaware of Henry’s death.  Continue reading »