Most watched

  1. One News: 544,310 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 449,450 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 347,630 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 324,130 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. World’s Craziest Fools: 273,180 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm) Continue reading »

Someone with far too much time on their hands has put together this alternative video for One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ featuring the cast of Downton Abbey speaking the lyrics to the song.

BobMorleyAnother Aussie soap star has landed a big role in a new US pilot.

Following news that Home and Away’s Luke Mitchell has been cast in Tomorrow People, it’s been announced that Neighbours actor Bob Morley is joining a new pilot at The CW.

Morley, who has plays Aidan on Neighbours, has been cast in The Hundred, a drama pilot based on the forthcoming book series by Kass Morgan. Continue reading »

An upcoming storyline on Law & Order: SVU bears a striking resemblance to the real-life events that surrounded Rihanna and Chris Brown’s relationship.

“A promising singer is brutally attacked by her boyfriend, a popular hip hop star,” reads the episode description.

“ADA Barba (guest star Raul Esparza) works to build a case, but the victim refuses to aid the prosecution and, despite Detective Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) best efforts, continues to put herself in danger.” Continue reading »

WilliamRoacheCoronation Street veteran William Roache has defended his co-star Michael Le Vell, who has been accused of child sex offences.

Roache, who is currently in New Zealand with the Coronation Street on Stage! Production, told Classic Hits that nothing has been proven yet.

“In my view you’re innocent until you’re until proven guilty. But what happens here – anyone can make an allegation and you’re immediately arrested and all that, and your name is vilified in the papers,” Roache said.

“If someone has committed a criminal act, against a woman, or is a paedophile, yes. Of course, they should be sorted out and hunted. Continue reading »

Catch the one they are going to use tonight at 9:30pm on TV3

I believe it is now quite clearly time for a change in the the way NZ on Air funds Television Production in New Zealand, or at the very least it’s time for a structured and government sponsored public forum and debate, whereby the formation of a new funding model could be seriously discussed.

NZ on Air was set up to cater to a completely different TV landscape. Eric the fish has long since been flushed down the pan to the great fishbowl in the Sky. (I refer to a metaphoric fishy-afterlife and not Mt Wellington)

I used to argue that as the State Broadcaster, TVNZ should simply get all the money with a clear remit given by Statute/NZ on Air for the programmes that it is required to provide from the funding. However come September, when TV changes across the country to a fully digital model, why doesn’t NZ on Air just take a FREEVIEW UHF and a FREEVIEW Satellite Channel and a channel on SKY and broadcast themselves?  This would mean their content is available to ALL New Zealanders and would surely satisfy any questions regarding accessability. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 59820 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:15pm)
  2. Bones: 43660 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Once Upon A Time: 41100 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Miranda: 35140 (TV ONE, 9:00pm – 9:40pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 28700 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

TVNZ’s Kevin Kenrick was quoted in the Herald this morning as saying “You’re only as good as your last performance. Last night, we had double the ratings of Campbell Live, but I don’t expect to read that in the Herald any time soon.”

It’s a little ironic that it’s ok for TVNZ to focus on one data point while their official line is that there isn’t enough data to draw any conclusions from yet.  Especially in light of today’s numbers

The gap between Seven Sharp and Campbell Live closed up again last night with both shows increasing their average audiences from the previous night.  Seven Sharp picked up 12,910 viewers while Campbell Live rebounded from its three week low by 70,730.

Here’s how the numbers look: Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 570,580 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 499,480 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:15pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 468,290 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Miranda: 424,400 (TV ONE, 9:00pm – 9:40pm)
  5. Police Ten 7: 414,130 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »