If there is anything you can say about The GC, it’s that those who watch it appear to be pretty dedicated to it.  The second season, while it is down more than a third on the first, the numbers for the second season are reasonably consistent with each week delivering about the same, if not more viewers, than the previous week.  This week’s average audience was 186,700 viewers.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Person Of Interest: 32830 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 29500 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. The Following: 27120 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  4. The Walking Dead: 25410 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
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The CW has unveiled the mask for their new reboot of the series The Flash. What do you think?


It’s a bit of a catch up for those who haven’t seen the cult TV series but a great chance to reminisce for those who have missed this show.

Last week we were issued a takedown notice by TVNZ over their dodgy cyber bullying story we posted to YouTube.  We’ve countered that claiming fair use and the fact that it was now a news story itself, not to mention that other media organisations have published the video, as news, on their own video platforms.

We also published TVNZ’s apology less than 2 days later.  Ironically, TVNZ haven’t chosen to pursue a takedown on that one. Continue reading »

It was a better week than the previous for The Paul Henry Show last week. A 15% increase in the average audience saw the nightly current affairs show draw in 102,224 viewers each evening on average.

Tonight was still out on top with an average audience of 112,310, a 1% increase on last week.


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The trend continues this week with Seven Sharp increasing their average audience on 2013 by a whopping 34% 4% while Campbell Live loses 17% on the same period last year.

Meanwhile, Seven Sharp was actually down 4% on the previous week to have an average audience of 359,258 viewers. Campbell Live, however, had a better week than last, lifting the numbers by 18% to 237,806 viewers on average per night.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 689,270 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 529,180 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 421,840 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 419,810 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The Middle: 344,940 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)

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TVNZ_buildingI noted on Sunday that one of the papers highlighted TVNZ’s warnings to staff to stay silent and not speak up about the state broadcasters recent issues around conflicts of interest and the manufacturing of stories from their newsroom.

State broadcaster TVNZ has attempted to push the mute button on staff – with a media ban and fears of dismissal for those who speak out.

The company media policy was the focus of two meetings last month.

Staff were warned before and after a leak to the New Zealand Herald revealing abusive messages read out on air by Peter Williams and Dean Butler of TVNZ were actually made up. Continue reading »

Oscars draw largest audience in 10 year

Perhaps it’s the pulling power of Ellen DeGeneres but the 86th Academy Awards, hosted by the daytime talk show host, drew their largest audience in 10 years for the ABC in the US with 43 million viewers.  In recent years, only NFL playoff games have fared better in the ratings.

The broadcast is also being touted as having the best Oscars host since Billy Crystal.

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