Most watched

  1. One News: 727,980 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. The Zoo: 651,630 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Sunday: 576,570 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Grown Ups: 406,470 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 389,370 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

It was a cold May night in 2007. We had been invited to the 15th Anniversary for Shortland Street and were taking photos of the stars, both past and present, as they arrived and walked the red carpet at the Aotea Center in Auckland.  There were plenty of famous faces but both Rachel and I walked away from that evening talking about person in particular: Kimberley Crossman.

The 18 year old had begun acting on Shortland Street earlier in the year playing the character Sophie McKay but her performance on the red carpet screamed STAR as she posed like a pro with a million dollar smile.  It was obvious that this girl was excited about being on the red carpet and simply oozed confidence.  It was delightful to watch.  At the end of 2007, Kimberley was unsurprisingly named the best rising star in our Shortland Street Fan Awards.

Over the years we’ve spent a little bit of time working with Kim and her team who had a bigger plan than simply gracing New Zealand TV sets at 7pm each night.  Kimberley Crossman wasn’t just an actress but a developing brand, something that we had not seen from any other NZ actor.  Kimberley Crossman had her own website.  She tweeted.  She interacted with her fans.  She was and is, playing a very intelligent game with the future in mind.

Once her time on Shortland Street came to an end, she headed Stateside to audition for shows.  We’ve been following and waiting with great anticipation for the day that news came through that all her hard work had paid off.  Saturday was that day.

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TV3 is throwing open the doors of the most talked-about block in the country, and inviting the public to visit the four houses made famous by hit TV show The Block NZ.

Two open homes will be held on Saturday 25 August and Saturday 1 September at74-80 Anzac Street, Takapuna, (onAuckland’sNorthShore), and organisers expect both fans of the show and potential buyers to attend.

Competing couples Libby and Ben, Rachel and Tyson, Ginny and Rhys, and Sarah and Richard will be on site as their houses are inspected, and producers of The Block NZ, Eyeworks Television, will be filming the open homes which feature in the final episodes of the series. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Coronation Street: 43140 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 43140 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. CSI Miami: 27670 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  4. CSI Miami: 27670 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  5. CSI:NY: 24040 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Sunday, Rage and the Olympics

I will be watching Sunday tonight on TV One at 7.30pm, as it has a report on the Beast of Blenheim, who, quite frankly, should remain behind bars by the sounds of things. Frightening. I will be very interested to see what the people who have had contact with him recently think of his behaviour.

I’ll also be recording Sunday Theatre: Rage tonight at 8.30pm on TV One, as I missed it the first time it played a few months ago. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Hyundai Country Calendar: 625,510 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. One News: 599,150 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 440,600 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Sister Act: 345,080 (TV2, 7:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Prime News: 315,340 (PRIME, 5:30pm – 6:00pm) Continue reading »

Top 5 infomercial fails. “My producer tells me this isn’t a horse, it’s a butterfly…”

London 2012 Olympics – Sunday August 12


Javelin final (Stuart Farquhar) 6.20am

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Coronation street: 39700 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. 7 Days: 25800 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:00pm)
  3. The Big Bang Theory: 23820 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 20730 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. The Best of Graham Norton: 20710 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Cake Walk: Wedding Cake Edition, Grand Designs and the Olympics

Because I love all things wedding-related, I will most likely be watching Cake Walk: Wedding Cake Edition on Food Television at 7.30pm tonight.

It features three wedding cake designers who race against the clock to complete one couple’s dream wedding cake. If only we could all have had that when we got married! It will be fun the see the final results.

I will be recording Grand Designs on TV3 tonight at 7.30pm. This week, Kevin follows Simon and Jill Bennett’s conversion of two timber-framed barns. Continue reading »