Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Glee: 29820 (FOUR, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Drug Bust: 18560 (TV3, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  3. Underbelly Badness: 17390 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules: 17210 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)
  5. Game Of Thrones: 17120 (PRIME, 9:30pm – 10:40pm) Continue reading »

The Ridges has continued its falling ratings coming in with 122,140 in week five, losing another 30,000 viewers on last week.

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We asked TVNZ CEO Kevin Kenrick to give us his thoughts on the future of television.

Where do you see the direction of television heading over the next five years?
Asking about the future of television is probably the wrong question – the future of video content is more relevant, and television is one of the ways people experience this content.

The reason television has such broad appeal is because of the video format of its content, not because of the technology of television. The same thing is happening with the internet where video content is the fastest growing driver of usage, and some are predicting it will represent 90+ percent of future internet usage. Mobile devices and networks are heading down the same path – the path to consumer demanded video content. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Fair Go: 598,460 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. One News: 544,860 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 529,240 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules: 501,590 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Is Modern Medicine Killing You: 498,880 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Community finale written

Community showrunners David Guarascio and Moses Port have said they are preparing for the season four finale as if it were the final episode ever. “Whatever last episode we air this year, we want to be satisfying as a season ender and series ender,” Guarascio said. “We’ll hear about more episodes before we shoot 13, so if we do get some more, we can plan for it. Let’s say we have a finale in mind now, and we find out soon enough if we get to make more; we can then slot them in and just move those over a little bit.”

The Secret Life of The American Teenager to end

The Secret Life of The American Teenager will end following its fifth season. The fifth and final season will screen next year. Continue reading »

Tourism New Zealand has played down media reports that claimed it had barred the haka and sheep from being filmed by overseas TV crews.

It was reported that following the filming of America’s Next Top Model in New Zealand in 2010, Tourism NZ had blacklisted the haka and sheep from being filmed in order to steer crews away from clichés.

Tourism NZ says the claim was taken out of context by certain media outlets.

In a statement made to NBR, Tourism NZ general manager of corporate affairs Chris Roberts confirmed that while the haka and sheep had been mentioned in their report on international media coverage of the country, they were never blacklisted subjects. Continue reading »

The challenge-based cooking show phenomenon has taken the world by storm and a new series coming soon to Maori Television is set to delight foodie and non-foodie audiences alike.

The competitive cooking show will see marae teams from all over the country compete against each other. Continue reading »

Must watch:

Run Granny Run (Soho, 8.30pm)
This is an HBO documentary about Doris Haddock, the remarkable woman who decided to run for US Senate at the age of 94. This documentary follows her over a four-month period.

Glee (Four, 7.30pm)
Ryan Murphy, the show’s creator, dubbed this episode “The best episode we have ever done”. Sounds like it’s definitely worth watching then! On the episode, Rachel and Kurt deal with visits from their loved ones; Emma isn’t too thrilled with Will’s new job opportunity; and Brittany and Santana proceed with their long-distance relationship. Continue reading »

The first of the invites to the new season launches have arrived.  As usual, we’ll be there to bring you all the news of what we can expect from the networks in 2013!