For those who think the first photo I used was unfair, here is another taken during the show that contradicts claims that the venue was full.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Under the Dome: 42090 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Cougar Town: 37040 (TV2, 9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Peppa Pig: 30520 (FOUR, 9:20am – 9:25am)
  4. Peppa Pig: 30520 (FOUR, 9:25am – 9:30am)
  5. The Big Bang Theory: 26640 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:00pm) Continue reading »

Delegates from Fox were in attendance at TVNZ’s new season launch last night as the state broadcaster attempts to woo them into an output deal and were treated to some good ol’ fashioned racism by TVNZ’s General Manager of Commissioning, Production and Acquisitions, Andrew Shaw.

Shaw danced his way onto stage in his typical high energy fashion and could easily have been mistaken for one of the geriatric auditionees from New Zealand’s Got Talent before embarking on his impassioned speech about what was to come from TVNZ in 2014.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 598,250 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go Ad Awards 2013: 519,340 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 463,950 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 361,740 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The Life and Times of Temuera Morrison: 339,900 (TV ONE, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)

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bullshit-meterLast night, TVNZ held their new season launch at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland.  We weren’t invited.  When we asked if someone had simply forgotten to send it to us or if it had been lost in the post since we’d recently moved, we were told

New Season Launch is largely a trade focused event, and we’ve had to keep numbers at a minimum this year again with only select key media invited along.

and after calling bullshit on that, we were told

we are working with limited space and seats

However, I went anyway.

This is what they meant by limited space and seating:

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Hawaii Five-O: 57800 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  2. North America Savage Edge: 42340 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  3. The Walking Dead: 38370 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Chicago Fire: 33090 (TV3, 11:10pm – 12:10am)
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tvnz-2013-launchTVNZ are apparently launching their 2014 new season tonight but I can’t state that categorically because we haven’t received an invitation.

What will be of great interest is whether or not TVNZ has managed to secure any of the Fox shows.  I guess we’ll have to wait for someone to tweet the news or for the press release to arrive later this evening…

Most watched

  1. One News: 622,300 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 441,090 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 387,280 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Aust. Federal Police:Frontline: 330,540 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  5. Campbell Live: 304,740 (TV3, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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just-shoot-meWhile Friday saw Four’s average audience halve compared to the typical ratings that The Simpsons would usually generate after they aired a double episode of Everybody Hates Chris.  The stop-gap measure allowed Mediaworks to bridge the end of the week due to losing all their Fox content and last night began airing repeats of Just Shoot Me.

The overnights are in and the prognosis isn’t much better.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Person Of Interest: 85900 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Downton Abbey: 77020 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  3. Castle: 67740 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Private Practice: 35050 (TV2, 10:30pm – 11:35pm)
  5. Star Trek: 29720 (TV3, 8:40pm – 11:20pm) Continue reading »