We have just received this response from TVNZ’s Andi Brotherston regarding the Mils Muliaina presentation controversy at last night’s All Blacks game.

There is only one television feed available of the game/activity on field – the host broadcaster world feed.

Last night the world feed did not include any footage of the presentation at all.

However, there are 3-4 individual camera shots available to us that are separate to the world feed and one of those shot the presentation BUT there was no corresponding audio (audio was of general stadium atmosphere). 

This enabled TV ONE to run a couple of shots of Mils being presented with his cap but we had no way of staying with the presentation to broadcast Mils’ speech because there was no sound and therefore no chance of hearing what he said.

The only cameras TVNZ has at Eden Park are for recording our own presenters in the broadcast & commentary box and sideline position.  As per standard rights agreements, only the host broadcaster is allowed to record and broadcast on-field activity so it would be a clear breach of contract to have independently filmed the presentation.

This is a photograph that I took earlier this year at one of my meetings with Channel Ten in Australia. It’s of the billboard directly outside Channel Ten’s Sydney offices.

There’s nothing quite like a 12m taunt as you arrive at work every morning.

The networks are gearing up for their 2012 New Season launches and the invites have arrived!

Still waiting for TVNZ…

Last night, Mils Muliaina became the second All Black to play 100 tests.  1.8 million people tuned in to watch the All Blacks beat Argentina 33 to 10 in an exciting match but when it came to the presentation, none of the networks aired it, instead, running their own commentary, dissecting the game.

Outrage has erupted online with many fans angry and disappointed at the broadcasters disrespect to one of New Zealand rugby’s champions.  On the All Blacks official site, fans were fuming over the decision to ignore the presentation.  And, of course, a Facebook page has been started.

Sky Television has responded saying the broadcaster had other obligations which forced them to cut away from the speech.

Head of corporate communications, Kirsty Way, said:

”Unfortunately we had other filming obligations as part of our host broadcast obligations for post-match interviews,” she said this morning.

”We were not able to show Mils’ speech at that time. The post-match interviews were to take place at the same time and that’s what we were set up to do.”

Here are the results for Day 22 ratings of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

18:00 Australia 11 vs South Africa 9
Live: Sky Sport 1: 564,930
Live: Maori Television: 485,400
Delayed: TV One: 59,350

20:30 New Zealand  33 vs Argentina 10
Live: Sky Sport 1: 628,450
Live: Maori Television: 501,500
Live: TV One: 441,960
Live: TV 3: 236,060

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Freeview

Most watched

  1. RWC 2011 QF Live: 628,450 (SKY Sport 1, 8:35pm – 10:15pm)
  2. RWC 2011 QF Live: 564,930 (SKY Sport 1, 6:00pm – 7:45pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 556,510 (SKY Sport 1, 8:15pm – 8:35pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Post Game: 519,240 (SKY Sport 1, 7:45pm – 8:10pm)
  5. RWC 2011 QF Live: 501,500 (Maori TV, 8:35pm – 10:15pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. RWC 2011 QF Live: 628,450 (SKY Sport 1, 8:35pm – 10:15pm)
  2. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 556,510 (SKY Sport 1, 8:15pm – 8:35pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Post Game: 519,240 (SKY Sport 1, 7:45pm – 8:10pm)
  4. RWC 2011 QF Live: 501,500 (Maori TV, 8:35pm – 10:15pm)
  5. RWC 2011 Post Game: 470,700 (Maori TV, 7:45pm – 7:55pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000: 234,860 (TV3, 4:00pm – 5:00pm)
  2. Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000: 185,870 (TV3, 12:00pm – 4:00pm)
  3. The Adventures of Sharkboy and: 108,340 (TV2, 12:00pm – 1:55pm)
  4. Animal Capers: 105,710 (TV2, 2:00pm – 2:05pm)
  5. Huge: 104,810 (TV2, 2:05pm – 3:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. RWC 2011 QF Live: 441,960 (9:00pm – 10:15pm)
  2. One News: 370,730 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. RWC 2011 QF Live: 368,090 (8:35pm – 9:00pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Post Game: 328,530 (10:15pm – 10:40pm)
  5. Wild Vets: 211,270 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. The Middle: 138,930 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Two and a Half Men: 134,650 (7:05pm – 7:35pm)
  3. I Am Legend: 127,440 (8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Rookie Blue: 114,390 (10:30pm – 11:30pm)
  5. The Adventures of Sharkboy and: 108,340 (12:00pm – 1:55pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000: 251,060 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
  2. RWC 2011 QF Live: 236,060 (8:30pm – 10:15pm)
  3. Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000: 234,860 (4:00pm – 5:00pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Post Game: 194,320 (10:20pm – 10:45pm)
  5. Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000: 185,870 (12:00pm – 4:00pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 98,110 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. Family Guy: 91,790 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Jaws 2: 53,460 (8:30pm – 10:55pm)
  4. Wipeout: 49,150 (6:30pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Drake & Josh: 31,500 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 125,630 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Man vs Wild: 70,320 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. America’s Got Talent: 58,760 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Mayday: 51,200 (10:35pm – 11:40pm)
  5. Getaway: 32,610 (4:35pm – 5:30pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. RWC 2011 QF Live: 501,500 (8:35pm – 10:15pm)
  2. RWC 2011 QF Live: 485,400 (6:00pm – 7:45pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Post Game: 470,700 (7:45pm – 7:55pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 414,170 (8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  5. RWC 2011 Post Game: 326,040 (10:15pm – 10:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. RWC 2011 QF Live: 628,450 (8:35pm – 10:15pm)
  2. RWC 2011 QF Live: 564,930 (6:00pm – 7:45pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 556,510 (8:15pm – 8:35pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Post Game: 519,240 (7:45pm – 8:10pm)
  5. RWC 2011 Post Game: 238,830 (10:15pm – 10:55pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. Dinner for Schmucks: 25,140 (8:35pm – 10:25pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 3

  1. Intl Netball: 23,280 (4:25pm – 5:45pm)

Head to head

  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 370,730
  • 3 News (7:30pm – 8:00pm): 132,880

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Huge: TV2 104810 – up from 52210 (2:05pm – 3:00pm)
  2. One Tree Hill: TV2 95830 – up from 61030 (3:00pm – 4:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street Omnibus: TV2 90460 – up from 59880 (10:00am – 12:00pm)
  4. Good Luck Charlie: TV2 78350 – up from 54240 (4:05pm – 4:35pm)
  5. Attitude: TV ONE 82580 – up from 66830 (8:30am – 9:00am)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. One News: TV ONE 370730 – down from 590330 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Wild Vets: TV ONE 211270 – down from 416690 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Mike & Molly: TV2 105200 – down from 257450 (7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Two and a Half Men: TV2 134650 – down from 275310 (7:05pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Joey: TV2 65190 – down from 194290 (6:35pm – 7:05pm)

New

  1. 3 News: TV3 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. Man vs Wild: PRIME (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Pre Game: TV ONE (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Post Game: Maori TV (7:45pm – 7:55pm)
  5. RWC 2011 Pre Game: Maori TV (8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  6. RWC 2011 Pre Game: TV3 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  7. I Am Legend: TV2 (8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  8. RWC 2011 QF Live: TV3 (8:30pm – 10:15pm)
  9. America’s Got Talent: PRIME (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  10. RWC 2011 QF Live: Maori TV (8:35pm – 10:15pm)
  11. RWC 2011 QF Live: TV ONE (8:35pm – 9:00pm)
  12. RWC 2011 QF Live: TV ONE (9:00pm – 10:15pm)
  13. RWC 2011 Post Game: Maori TV (10:15pm – 10:30pm)
  14. RWC 2011 Post Game: TV ONE (10:15pm – 10:40pm)
  15. RWC 2011 Post Game: TV3 (10:20pm – 10:45pm)
  16. Sin Bin: Maori TV (10:35pm – 11:00pm)
  17. Cup Talk: TV3 (10:50pm – 11:00pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 37.3%
  • TV3: 14.9%
  • TV ONE: 14.3%
  • Maori TV: 13.9%
  • TV2: 10.6%
  • FOUR: 3.1%
  • Other TV Channels: 2.8%
  • PRIME: 2.8%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Simpsons renewed for two more seasons

The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean has said the recent renewal of the cartoon for two more seasons has signalled a new beginning. “Our mood is elation. Believe me, we don’t look at this as these will definitely be the last two. We just want to keep fighting and go as long as we can. We really feel this isn’t an end but a beginning. It’s cliché, but it’s the truth.”

Production shut down on new sitcom

Production has been shut down on new American sitcom How to be a Gentleman, which features Entourage’s Kevin Dillon and kiwi actor Rhys Darby. The comedy premiered poorly and looks to be on the brink of cancellation.

Cleese criticises BBC comedy

Veteran actor John Cleese has blasted the BBC for its poor scripts for new comedy shows, saying he has been sent terrible scripts from the broadcaster. “Twenty years ago, there were 30 or 40 great scriptwriters in the UK – most of them at the BBC. Now, there are only seven or eight.”

New comedy picked up

Scrubs and Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence has sold his new comedy to the ABC network. The sitcom centres on a small-town volunteer fire department.

Here is a run down of the 5 most important stories on One News and 3 News tonight.  Please leave your comments on the bulletins in the comments below.

ONE News

1. Support arrives for grounded container ship (Kim Vinnell, live cross)
2. Environment impact from oil leak (Donna-Marie Lever)
3. Cory Jane’s drinking binge 72 hours before All Black test
4. Sydney fan zone for Wallabies test (Steve Marshall, live cross)
5. Wales beat Ireland (Paul Hobbs, live cross)

3 News

1. Support arrives for grounded container ship (Rachel Morton, live cross)
2. Support arrives for grounded container ship (Tony Field)
3. Public memorial for Alan Hubbard 
4. Rugby World Cup quarter final (Dan Parker)

Commentary

TV 3 had a 5 minute bulletin at 6pm due to the motorsport at Bathurst. Not much else to comment on tonight.

Verdict

Tie

Here are the results for Day 21 ratings of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

18:00 Wales 22 vs Ireland 10
Live: Sky Sport 1: 445,560
Live: Maori Television: 428,920
Delayed: TV 3: 48,760

20:30 France 19 vs England 12
Live: Sky Sport 1: 526,090
Live: Maori Television: 302,220
Live: TV One: 273,460
Live: TV 3: 169,680

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Freeview

Most watched

  1. RWC 2011 QF Live: 526,090 (SKY Sport 1, 8:30pm – 10:20pm)
  2. RWC 2011 QF Live: 445,560 (SKY Sport 1, 6:00pm – 7:40pm)
  3. RWC 2011 QF Live: 428,920 (Maori TV, 6:00pm – 7:40pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 372,660 (SKY Sport 1, 8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  5. RWC 2011 Post Game: 355,390 (SKY Sport 1, 7:40pm – 8:05pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. RWC 2011 QF Live: 526,090 (SKY Sport 1, 8:30pm – 10:20pm)
  2. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 372,660 (SKY Sport 1, 8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Post Game: 355,390 (SKY Sport 1, 7:40pm – 8:05pm)
  4. Pirates Of The Caribbean:Curse: 318,120 (TV2, 7:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. RWC 2011 Post Game: 316,920 (SKY Sport 1, 10:20pm – 11:00pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. Rural Delivery: 112,620 (TV ONE, 9:00am – 9:30am)
  2. Come Dine With Me: 111,780 (TV ONE, 9:30am – 12:05pm)
  3. Zeke And Luther: 99,500 (TV2, 9:05am – 9:30am)
  4. America’s Funniest HV: 97,210 (TV2, 4:35pm – 5:05pm)
  5. How The Other Half Live: 78,510 (TV ONE, 4:00pm – 5:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 329,750 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Get Fresh with Al Brown: 284,100 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. RWC 2011 QF Live: 272,060 (8:30pm – 10:20pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Post Game: 233,050 (10:20pm – 10:50pm)
  5. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 208,910 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Pirates Of The Caribbean:Curse: 318,120 (7:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Lethal Weapon 2: 183,100 (10:30pm – 12:50am)
  3. Motorway Patrol: 167,220 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Melissa & Joey: 117,630 (5:05pm – 5:30pm)
  5. Batman The Brave and the Bold: 112,050 (8:35am – 9:05am)

Most watched on TV3

  1. RWC 2011 Post Game: 170,120 (10:20pm – 10:50pm)
  2. RWC 2011 QF Live: 169,680 (8:30pm – 10:20pm)
  3. 3 News: 117,120 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Outdoors with Geoff: 108,710 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Cup Talk: 95,710 (10:50pm – 10:55pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. Paddle Pop Begins: 86,190 (6:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Everybody Hates Chris: 77,600 (5:35pm – 6:00pm)
  3. It Only Hurts When I Laugh: 64,960 (6:05pm – 6:30pm)
  4. Power Rangers Samurai: 57,980 (9:40am – 10:05am)
  5. Drake & Josh: 52,820 (5:05pm – 5:35pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Midsomer Murders: 98,180 (8:35pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Prime Evening News: 89,100 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  3. Downton Abbey: 76,790 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. The Sunshine Strip: 42,750 (10:35pm – 11:30pm)
  5. Live To Dance: 40,490 (4:30pm – 5:30pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. RWC 2011 QF Live: 428,920 (6:00pm – 7:40pm)
  2. RWC 2011 QF Live: 302,220 (8:30pm – 10:20pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Post Game: 283,440 (7:40pm – 7:50pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 269,610 (7:55pm – 8:30pm)
  5. RWC 2011 Post Game: 248,190 (10:20pm – 10:35pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. RWC 2011 QF Live: 526,090 (8:30pm – 10:20pm)
  2. RWC 2011 QF Live: 445,560 (6:00pm – 7:40pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Pre Game: 372,660 (8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Post Game: 355,390 (7:40pm – 8:05pm)
  5. RWC 2011 Post Game: 316,920 (10:20pm – 11:00pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. The Princess And The Frog: 52,420 (4:25pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 3

  1. Heartland Rugby Champs Meads C: 27,730 (12:30pm – 2:20pm)

Head to head

  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 329,750
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 117,120

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Generator Rex: TV2 111390 – up from 49190 (8:05am – 8:35am)
  2. Batman The Brave and the Bold: TV2 112050 – up from 83420 (8:35am – 9:05am)
  3. Fish Hooks: TV2 68090 – up from 41660 (7:10am – 7:40am)
  4. Come Dine With Me: TV ONE 111780 – up from 86900 (9:30am – 12:05pm)
  5. Phineas and Ferb: TV2 76490 – up from 58160 (7:40am – 8:05am)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. One News: TV ONE 329750 – down from 603800 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Get Fresh with Al Brown: TV ONE 284100 – down from 452630 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. 3 News: TV3 117120 – down from 272240 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Outdoors with Geoff: TV3 108710 – down from 196670 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. The ITM Fishing Show: TV3 65350 – down from 152430 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

New

  1. RWC 2011 Pre Game: TV ONE (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Pirates Of The Caribbean:Curse: TV2 (7:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Modern Family: TV3 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. RWC 2011 Post Game: Maori TV (7:40pm – 7:50pm)
  5. RWC 2011 Pre Game: Maori TV (7:55pm – 8:30pm)
  6. RWC 2011 Pre Game: TV3 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  7. RWC 2011 QF Live: TV3 (8:30pm – 10:20pm)
  8. RWC 2011 QF Live: TV ONE (8:30pm – 10:20pm)
  9. RWC 2011 QF Live: Maori TV (8:30pm – 10:20pm)
  10. RWC 2011 Post Game: Maori TV (10:20pm – 10:35pm)
  11. RWC 2011 Post Game: TV3 (10:20pm – 10:50pm)
  12. RWC 2011 Post Game: TV ONE (10:20pm – 10:50pm)
  13. Cup Talk: TV3 (10:50pm – 10:55pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 40.8%
  • TV ONE: 15.4%
  • TV2: 14.6%
  • Maori TV: 10.5%
  • TV3: 7.6%
  • FOUR: 3.7%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.3%
  • PRIME: 3.3%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+