Most watched

  1. One News: 714,290 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Close Up: 514,460 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 513,970 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 474,770 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. 3 News: 379,740 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Coronation Street: 513,970 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Grey’s Anatomy: 335,860 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. The Amazing Race Australia: 330,490 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Target: 329,240 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Missing Pieces: 308,660 (TV3, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 152,420 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 138,400 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  3. Emmerdale: 132,720 (TV ONE, 1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  4. ONE News 4:30: 107,190 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  5. Come Dine With Me: 101,890 (TV ONE, 1:30pm – 2:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 714,290 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Close Up: 514,460 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 513,970 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Aircrash Confidential Collisio: 304,840 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. MasterChef Australia: 225,280 (4:55pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 474,770 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Grey’s Anatomy: 335,860 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. The Amazing Race Australia: 330,490 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Private Practice: 230,390 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. F.R.I.E.N.D.S: 159,500 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 379,740 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Target: 329,240 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Missing Pieces: 308,660 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. NCIS: 306,260 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Campbell Live: 276,690 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 157,740 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Blue Crush: 108,500 (8:30pm – 10:35pm)
  3. America’s Next Top Model: 104,310 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. That ’70s Show: 59,380 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  5. King Of The Hill: 46,970 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 157,640 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Three Men Go To Scotland: 121,060 (8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  3. Nigella Bites: 100,420 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Coastline Cops: 96,220 (9:45pm – 10:45pm)
  5. Deal or No Deal: 85,300 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 56,090 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. C.S.I: 45,910 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. C.S.I: 23,810 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. Reunion: 27,630 (8:30pm – 9:25pm)
  2. RWC 2011 Rugby Roast: 26,310 (7:30pm – 7:55pm)

Most watched on TV3 Plus 1

  1. NCIS: Los Angeles: 25,540 (10:30pm – 11:25pm)
  2. NCIS: 23,430 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 85,910
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 7:55am): 169,550
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 140,000
  • 3 News Firstline (6:00am – 6:30am): 31,530
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 29,700
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 7:55am): 31,480
  • 3 News Firstline (8:00am – 8:30am): 23,240
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 24,890
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 152,420
  • 3 News at 12: No information available.
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 714,290
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 379,740
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 514,460
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 276,690
  • Tonight (10:35pm – 11:05pm): 157,510
  • Nightline (10:25pm – 10:55pm): 142,010

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. One News: TV ONE 714290 – up from 633970 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. 3 News: TV3 379740 – up from 313040 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Emmerdale: TV ONE 132720 – up from 89550 (1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  4. Home and Away: TV3 252270 – up from 210390 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. America’s Funniest HV: TV2 127840 – up from 89910 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Close Up: TV ONE 514460 – down from 563400 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. The Erin Simpson Show: TV2 47640 – down from 87410 (4:00pm – 4:00pm)
  3. Fatal Attractions: TV ONE 158650 – down from 190680 (9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Breakfast: TV ONE 140000 – down from 169790 (8:00am – 9:00am)
  5. Back at the Barnyard: TV2 48960 – down from 76230 (7:30am – 7:55am)


  1. The Amazing Race Australia: TV2 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Donna Hay Fast Fresh Simple: PRIME (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Aircrash Confidential Collisio: TV ONE (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Grey’s Anatomy: TV2 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Three Men Go To Scotland: PRIME (8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  6. Private Practice: TV2 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  7. Scrubs: TV2 (10:30pm – 11:00pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • TV ONE: 26.7%
  • SKY Network: 26.6%
  • TV2: 16%
  • TV3: 15.8%
  • FOUR: 5%
  • PRIME: 5%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.3%
  • Maori TV: 0.4%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Arnett confirmed to return to 30 Rock

Will Arnett has been confirmed to return to 30 Rock for a second stint as Devon Parks after last appearing in the show’s first season. The actor earned three Emmy nominations for his previous guest stints on the comedy series.

Mann lands Modern Family role

Actress Leslie Mann has signed on for a guest role on Modern Family’s third season. Mann will play a love interest for one of the characters.

First new season show cancelled

The first series to be cancelled from the new US TV season is the controversial drama series The Playboy Club. The 1960s-set series was criticised by parents groups in the US and rated poorly after its first three episodes.

The Simpsons in danger

20th Century Fox Television has said that it cannot afford to continue producing The Simpsons under its current financial model. They released this statement today: “23 seasons in, The Simpsons is as creatively vibrant as ever and beloved by millions around the world. We believe this brilliant series can and should continue, but we cannot produce future seasons under its current financial model. We are hopeful that we can reach an agreement with the voice cast that allows The Simpsons to go on entertaining audiences with original episodes for many years to come.”

Here are the results for Day 20 ratings of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

13:00 Argentina 25 vs Georgia 7
Live: Sky Sport 1: 152,870
Delayed: Maori Television: <25,551

15:30 New Zealand 79 vs Canada 15
Live: Sky Sport 1: 394,050
Live: Maori Television: 475,670

18:00 Wales 66 vs Fiji 0
Live: Sky Sport 1: 185,530
Delayed: Maori Television: <38,381

20:30 Ireland 36 vs Italy 6
Live: Sky Sport 1: 194,330
Delayed: Maori Television: 25,740


Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

I was asked earlier today to pull the numbers for the Netball that was on last night. The Silver Ferns vs England match was the #1 most watch show on Sky Sport 3. It drew in 149,440 viewers for the live broadcast and then another 112,690 saw it delayed on Prime. 

This got me to thinking.  Now that Sky is broadcasting the Silver Ferns games, how do the numbers compare to when it was broadcast live on free to air?

When the Silver Ferns played Jamaica on the 18th of August, 2010, TV One had an audience of 510,670. When they met again on the 21st it was 295,110.  Between the 29th of August, 2010 and the 5th of September, 2010, the Silver Ferns played Australia 3 times and had audiences that ranged from 390,260 to 573,540 viewers.  

Granted we’re in the middle of the Rugby World Cup and our focus seems to be elsewhere but does that mean we’re not interested in how our most beloved women’s sport is performing? Or is it that it was only England we were playing and it’s those Australians that we really like to watch being beaten?

As it turns out, no.  A paltry 142,000 saw the Silver Ferns play Australia on the 9th of June and then 118,170 delayed on Prime.  The second game a few days later drew a slightly bigger audience but it was nowhere close to the free to air figures.

With the Sky figures being somewhere between 25% and 50% of what the free to air figures used to be, where does that leave the future of Netball?

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. Rugby World Cup mouth guard fine (Jack Tame, live cross)
2. Fuimaono Sapolu suspended by IRB
3. Rugby World Cup fan zone update (Garth Bray, live cross)
4. Amanda Knox acquitted (Daniel Sanford, BBC)
5. Lance Corporal Leon Smith’s body returning to New Zealand

3 News

1. Amanda Knox acquitted (Martin Geissler, ITV)
2. Amanda Knox acquitted (Alice Carruthers)
3. Amanda Knox’ celebrity future (Martin Geissler, ITV)
4. Labour complains about John Key’s Radio Live show (Rebecca Wright)
5. 4 hour wait for 16 year old with head injury at Whangarei Hospital (Michael Morrah)


The mouth guards story as the lead on One News was hilarious.  Faux outrage at what they deemed to be a publicty stunt and yet led their bulletin with. I guess TVNZ just helped pay the fine.

Three stories about Amanda Knox was a bit much.  Thankfully that did keep the story about how flying a flag in support of your country off the side of your car is costing you in gas money.

The Radio Live story was more blatant self promotion for mediaworks.  




Following on from a press release issued by CrossRoads Bar on Ponsonby Road about screening the Rialto Movie Channel on Tuesdays, Sky has responded.

SKY has a dedicated SKY Business team who are fully versed in what we can sell to commercial premises like the CrossRoads Bar. We promote a
dedicated phone number for SKY Business customers to call on our invoices, website and printed promotional material, this number is answered by a dedicated SKY Business team that is separate to our call centre for residential customers.

We have no record of the initial call CrossRoads made, should they have tried to subscribe to the Rialto channel or any Movie Channel their inability to do so would have been explained by the SKY Business team.

We apologise for any early mis-information there may have been and have applied a credit to the customers’ account as compensation towards expenses they may have incurred.


Most watched

  1. One News: 760,180 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Security: 708,210 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 642,020 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Force: 567,360 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Close Up: 460,020 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Border Security: 708,210 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. The Force: 567,360 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. The Amazing Race Australia: 451,800 (TV2, 7:30pm – 9:00pm)
  4. The Mentalist: 376,240 (TV2, 9:00pm – 10:00pm)
  5. Richard Hammond’s Invisible: 346,180 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:45pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. Emmerdale: 137,610 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 136,500 (TV ONE, 1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  3. ONE News Midday: 131,460 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  4. ONE News 4:30: 110,520 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  5. The Erin Simpson Show: 105,540 (TV2, 4:30pm – 5:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 760,180 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Security: 708,210 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Force: 567,360 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Close Up: 460,020 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Richard Hammond’s Invisible: 346,180 (8:30pm – 9:45pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 642,020 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. The Amazing Race Australia: 451,800 (7:30pm – 9:00pm)
  3. The Mentalist: 376,240 (9:00pm – 10:00pm)
  4. Rookie Blue: 209,420 (10:00pm – 11:00pm)
  5. F.R.I.E.N.D.S: 204,150 (6:35pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 396,010 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Dog Patrol: 263,810 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Home and Away: 260,510 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  4. Campbell Live: 244,730 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Terminator 3 Rise of the Machi: 232,790 (8:30pm – 10:45pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 125,110 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. How I Met Your Mother: 103,980 (7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Glee Project: 91,230 (8:30pm – 9:25pm)
  4. Rules Of Engagement: 80,520 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. That ’70s Show: 56,020 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 230,490 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal or No Deal: 129,180 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  3. Intl Netball: 112,690 (9:40pm – 10:55pm)
  4. Intl Netball Pre Game: 97,970 (9:30pm – 9:40pm)
  5. Intl Netball Post Game: 93,950 (10:55pm – 11:05pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 60,060 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. RWC 2011 Post Game: 40,340 (2:50pm – 3:00pm)
  2. Native Affairs: 38,740 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. RWC 2011 Delayed: 25,740 (1:05pm – 2:50pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. CSI:NY: 31,580 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. CSI:NY: 26,660 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. The Marine 2: 27,340 (8:35pm – 10:05pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 3

  1. Intl Netball: 149,440 (7:40pm – 9:00pm)
  2. Intl Netball Post Game: 86,720 (9:00pm – 9:25pm)
  3. Intl Netball Pre Game: 71,520 (7:00pm – 7:40pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 76,780
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 7:55am): 153,710
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 151,910
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 36,730
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 34,130
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 32,310
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 131,460
  • 3 News at 12 (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 31,950
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 760,180
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 396,010
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 460,020
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 244,730
  • Tonight (10:40pm – 11:10pm): 93,380
  • Nightline (10:45pm – 11:15pm): 108,310

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Prime Evening News: PRIME 230490 – up from 128020 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Dog Patrol: TV3 263810 – up from 179500 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. 3 News: TV3 396010 – up from 318680 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. One News: TV ONE 760180 – up from 683560 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Shortland Street: TV2 642020 – up from 577460 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Close Up: TV ONE 460020 – down from 542750 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Criminal Minds: TV ONE 142520 – down from 212940 (9:45pm – 10:40pm)
  3. Border Security: TV ONE 708210 – down from 759950 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Back at the Barnyard: TV2 37390 – down from 78710 (7:30am – 7:55am)
  5. Ellen: TV ONE 39220 – down from 77990 (3:00pm – 4:00pm)


  1. The Amazing Race Australia: TV2 (7:30pm – 9:00pm)
  2. The Force: TV ONE (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Richard Hammond’s Invisible: TV ONE (8:30pm – 9:45pm)
  4. Native Affairs: Maori TV (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Terminator 3 Rise of the Machi: TV3 (8:30pm – 10:45pm)
  6. The Mentalist: TV2 (9:00pm – 10:00pm)
  7. Intl Netball Pre Game: PRIME (9:30pm – 9:40pm)
  8. Intl Netball: PRIME (9:40pm – 10:55pm)
  9. Rookie Blue: TV2 (10:00pm – 11:00pm)
  10. Intl Netball Post Game: PRIME (10:55pm – 11:05pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 29.1%
  • TV ONE: 25.7%
  • TV2: 17.4%
  • TV3: 13.5%
  • PRIME: 5.1%
  • FOUR: 3.5%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.4%
  • Maori TV: 1.4%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

The Adjustment Bureau developed for TV

A TV show based on the Matt Damon/Emily Blunt movie The Adjustment Bureau is in the works at the Syfy network. The project is being developed by the same team behind the likes of Smallville and No Ordinary Family.

24 movie script almost complete

Kiefer Sutherland has confirmed that the script for the forthcoming 24 movie has almost been completed. “We are coming very close to having a finished script. That’s been the most difficult thing. You have to remember that we have 24 hours to explain the stories in 24 and so trying to condense that into a two-hour film version has been a real shift in gear for us.”

Hart signs on for Modern Family

Modern Family has acquired comedian Kevin Hart to play the role of Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire’s (Julie Bowen) new neighbour. Hart worked alongside new castmate Sofia Vergara in the 2004 film Soul Plane.

British PM next in line for comedy series

The producers of At Home with Julia, the hugely controversial Australian comedy series based around the domestic life of Julia Gillard, have now set their sights on British PM David Cameron. The series would be the first British series based on the life of an incumbent prime minister.

From a press release:

CrossRoads Bar on Ponsonby Road in Auckland feels it has been kicked in the guts after being told last week it could screen the Rialto Movie Channel on its quiet night (Tuesday’s) but today, in an apparent about-face by Sky TV, the bars owners have been told this afternoon they cannot legally screen the movies offered for broadcast. This essentially puts the kibosh on an event that was planned to start tomorrow night with a number of confirmed guests on the bars Facebook page. Like many venues away from Party Central the flow on effect hasn’t been as great as expected. While Eden Park game days have been up to expectations the pinch on non-game days is still being felt especially with the latest cold snap. The movie night was seen as a way of inviting people in out of the cold and also appealing to the many international guests Auckland will be hosting over the coming weeks.

The bar’s Promotions Manager, Stuart Williamson, says he called Sky TV last week to check the bar wouldn’t be infringing copyright by screening the foreign movies Sky TV offers on its Rialto Channel 25 service before promoting the event to customers. At that time he also informed the Sky representative that the bar didn’t have Rialto at present to which he was told the bars owner just had to call and it could be activated.

“I spent a great deal of time and company resources planning and promoting this event but I made sure we could do so. Having worked in music retail and artist management for a number of years I do understand the importance of copyright. When I talked to the Sky TV representative by phone last week she thought it was amusing that I was even calling to check. She said we had a commercial licence to screen Sky transmissions and all we needed to do was call them and have Rialto Channel added to our current Sky package. I had already received a very positive response from people and we were expecting a good group of international movie fans to come down to watch the movies on the bars three metre screen with surround sound. We were offering free pop-corn and happy hour prices plus I had arranged to have one of our Barista’s work late to provide good coffee for guests.”

Ken Hix, one of the venue owners, says he can’t understand what the issue is. “If people watch the movie at home or at our bar they will still see any peripheral advertising broadcast by Sky TV on the channel, and if anything, we will probably turn more people on to Rialto as they wouldn’t normally watch these kind of films.”

Mr Williamson says he has decided to take Tuesday as his day off this week and will be hiring a DVD of French movie ‘The Concert’  that was to be shown on Rialto Channel tomorrow night, Tuesday 4 November. Furthermore he has hired one of the private lounges CrossRoads Bar has available where he will host his birthday party and show that movie as entertainment for his guests. Williamson added, all welcome, no present necessary…

Sky TV were contacted but a spokesperson was unavailable for comment.

We did, however, contact Video Ezy on Ponsonby Road and they were able to confirm that Williamson has rented a copy of The Concert on DVD.

TV3′s James Murray has apologised for a misleading poll results story that appeared to show Labour ahead of National.

Hey there. Got to put our hands up to a genuine mistake there. This was a story from our wire service, and we didn’t do our due diligence in fact checking it.

We absolutely understand the importance of getting this right, and the story has now been corrected. My team have been told to be extra vigilant on poll stories in future and NZN have been informed of the error.

Apologies for anyone who may have been misled by this mistake.