Most watched

  1. One News: 619,860 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Royal Prince Albert: 499,920 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 497,340 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Border Security: 459,520 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Ocean Giants: 438,980 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

Three weeks ago we suggested that Paul Holmes’ Kim Dotcom interview was his last due to his deteriorating health.

Two days later, the New Zealand Herald’s gossip columnist, Rachel Glucina, quoted Holmes as saying “Nothing is really wrong with me“.  The NZ Herald then repackaged her gossip column as news, which was then repeated by 3 News and others without any further verification. Continue reading »

Hall thinks Dexter will be caught

Dexter actor Michael C Hall has said he believes his character will “get caught” when the series comes to an end next year. “I imagine Dexter is going to get caught one way or the other,” he said. “And by that I mean, can we really expect him, at this point, to walk into the sunset? Or get off without a blemish on his conscience or character?”

Dallas to feature funeral

The second season of the revamped Dallas will address the death of actor Larry Hagman, who played the role of JR Ewing. Hagman had filmed several episodes of the second season before he died in November and it has been decided that the eighth episode of the season will feature JR’s funeral. Continue reading »

It seems we’re not the only ones getting excited for the third season of The Almighty Johnsons.

Cast members Emmett Skilton, Ben Barrington and Jared Turner have all posted photos of their new scripts for the first episode ‘An Orchard of Trees’ on Twitter.

Skilton (Axl) tweeted his pic with the caption: “Just over a month till we start shooting Season 3 of #The AlmightyJohnsons #itsgonnabegooooooood” Continue reading »

Hundreds of props and memorabilia from Spartacus have been sold at auction in Auckland.

Over 600 pieces were up for auction including rubber swords, jewellery, beds and severed heads.

“It went really, really well. It’s virtually all gone,” Webbs auction house general manager Chris Allsop said.

“It was crazy busy, there were bidders from all over the world.”

Among the lots to sell was a stand of rubber swords that fetched $3600, a box of Lucretia’s (Lucy Lawless) jewellery for $1050, a life-sized corpse in a box for $650 and a replica of a dead horse for $600. Continue reading »

Campbell Live ran a fluff piece on Monday night about a dog being able to drive a car under the guise of the SPCA pimping unwanted dogs as pets.

Over the last week, big budget advertising and PR company Draft FCB have been begging bloggers and media to talk up their “SPCA” campaign and tune in to watch the dogs on Campbell Live. The reality is it wasn’t an SPCA campaign at all. Continue reading »

TVNZ has announced that they are cutting their afternoon news bulletin in 2013.

The 4.30pm slot will be cut from TV One in order to strengthen their online news coverage.

Head of news and current affairs, Ross Dagan, said: “The change will help to bring better content to a news platform that is increasingly important to consumers at that time of the day.”

The Saturday edition of Breakfast will also be cut in 2013, due to the expiry of the key sponsorship deal with NZ Lotteries. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Homeland: 39610 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Unforgettable: 25510 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:35pm)
  3. Private Practice: 21290 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Grey’s Anatomy: 17810 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Nurse Jackie: 13580 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:40pm) Continue reading »

New Zealand’s Got Talent has maintained its #1 position as the most watched show in New Zealand now for 13 consecutive weeks and is now the most watched show of the last decade.

16 of the top 25 shows aired on TV One and 7 on TV2 while TV3 had 2.

Shortland Street was the most watched show on TV2 again this week.

Five of the top 25 shows had also previously aired.

Here are the top 25 most watched shows on TV for the week ending December 8, 2012: Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 601,820 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. High Country Rescue: 553,470 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Piha Rescue: 516,080 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 512,380 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. The Suspects: 440,470 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »