Most watched

  1. New Zealand’s Got Talent: 875,160 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. One News: 682,640 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Sunday: 667,960 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Nothing Trivial: 384,050 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. The Big Bang Theory: 303,800 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

A Canterbury diva, a Sonny Bill Williams look-alike and an inspirational grandmother are amongst the second selection of 30 semi-finalists to be announced on TV ONE’s New Zealand’s Got Talent.

New Zealand’s Got Talent judges Jason Kerrison, Rachel Hunter and Ali Campbell have chosen five more of their favourite acts to go through to the next round of the competition. Continue reading »

(The recap of Semi Final #2 can be found here)

And here we are.  The public voting stage of New Zealand’s Got Talent.  However, I’d almost forgotten this show was on tonight.  None of the acts really excited me as they all seemed a bit on the dull side to me.

One of the most important aspects of the live shows that is usually the first thing to get critiqued is the stage set.   No doubt there will be complaints that it’s not as big as the America’s Got Talent stage but it does the trick and it’s nice to see the judges walking out from a parting screen instead of from out behind a curtain.

Not far behind is work of the host.  Tamati Coffey has plenty of experience with live television (this is pre-recorded and edited though) but his live audience is usually a handful of work colleagues.  He’s fairly new to this type of role and can be forgiven for having a fairly limited vocab of things to say after each act performs.  He doesn’t look as natural in the live environment but let’s put it down to live show nerves. Continue reading »

Must watch:

New Zealand’s Got Talent (TV One, 7.30pm)
The power shifts to the New Zealand public tonight: we get to vote for our favourite performer, as the first semi-final gets underway.

The Kapiti You Choose Movie (TV3, 8.30pm)
Did you vote for which movie you want to screen on TV3 tonight? The choice was between Date Night, starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey, or My Life In Ruins, starring Nia Vardalos. We won’t know which movie won until 8.30pm. My money’s on Date Night, which is a very funny movie. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. CSI Miami: 58350 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. CSI:NY: 47160 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Lewis: 17900 (PRIME, 8:40pm – 10:40pm)
  4. Fear Factor: 14570 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: 11850 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 583,310 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: 575,040 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Hyundai Country Calendar: 443,360 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Come Dine With Me: 279,460 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Mary Poppins: 264,130 (TV2, 6:30pm – 9:25pm) Continue reading »

Must watch:

Mary Poppins (TV2, 6.30pm)
I haven’t seen Mary Poppins for YEARS, so I was very excited to see that TV2 are screening it tonight. It’s such a good movie for the family. If you haven’t seen it (which I know is unlikely, but there may be someone out there), it stars Julie Andrews as a loveable nanny who flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of two mischievous children.

Downton Abbey encore screening (Prime, 8.40)
If you missed the Christmas double episode, make sure you watch it tonight, ahead of the new season starting on Thursday. The Crawleys host a lavish Christmas party, but tensions are high, as Bates is arrested and the family are concerned about Mary’s future.  Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Coronation Street: 39490 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Jono and Ben at Ten: 28860 (TV3, 10:15pm – 10:45pm)
  3. 7 Days: 27400 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:15pm)
  4. The X Factor USA: 18170 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. The Big Bang Theory: 11880 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 533,670 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Close Up: 435,970 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 426,890 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 379,950 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. The X Factor USA: 371,690 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Must watch:

7 Days (TV3, 9.30pm)
Regular episodes of 7 Days are back. Bring on the Friday night giggles and dropped jaws, as the comedians pit their wits against each other to discuss the week’s big events.

Hemingway and Gellhorn (Soho, 8.30pm)
Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman star in this HBO film, as Ernest Hemingway and World War II correspondent Martha Gellhorn. The movie charts the love of the pair. Continue reading »