Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Grey’s Anatomy: 52980 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:35pm)
  2. Grey’s Anatomy: 48990 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Criminal Minds: 47310 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. The Blue Rose: 41260 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 32740 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 688,310 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 549,640 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Rapid Response: 476,980 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 468,620 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  5. Piha Rescue: 441,970 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

The BBC has released footage of the helicopter crash that took place during filming for the South Korean version of Top Gear.

The AH1 Cobra helicopter was involved in a race against a Corvette ZR1 when it encountered difficulties and hit the ground.

No one was seriously injured.

KimRaverRaver joins new NCIS: LA spin-off

Former Grey’s Anatomy actress Kim Raver has joined the new NCIS: LA spin-off series, where she will play a special agent called Paris. Raver has also appeared in 24 and Revolution.

Former Neighbours actress gets pilot lead

Former Neighbours actress Adelaide Kane has landed the lead role in a new US pilot called Reign. Kane, who first featured on Neighbours in 2007, will play Mary Queen of Scots in the teen drama for The CW network. Continue reading »

A new 40-second Game of Thrones promo has been released, which teases some serious power-shifts in the third season.

KateRitchieA Home and Away veteran is making a return to the soap as part of its 25th birthday celebrations.

Kate Ritchie, who played Sally Fletcher between 1988 and 2008, will return after five years to take part in a special story arc.

“It’s funny, because I’d never considered going back,’’ Ritchie told New Idea.

“It took me such a long time to pluck up the courage to leave Home and Away, that making a return visit was never on the agenda.” Continue reading »

I was greatly amused, walking past a dairy just before 10am on Saturday morning and seeing the headline on the Weekend Herald about Seven Sharp that said something like “Ratings Revealed”.  That story lead to a number of bloggers producing posts about how the show was a write off and that the ratings were in free fall.  Perhaps they should have waited until Sunday because the ratings for Friday night bounced back up 74,290 viewers.

While it has been somewhat funny to watch the ratings last week and report on them, it is only reasonable that we remain fair and balanced lest we get accused of being pro (or anti) any particular network (again).  To this end, let’s look at the actual numbers. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Lewis: 35420 (PRIME, 8:50pm – 10:45pm)
  2. Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home: 21160 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  3. The Phantom: 21130 (TV2, 1:15am – 2:00am)
  4. Top Gear: 20220 (PRIME, 7:30pm – 8:50pm)
  5. Holmes: 20160 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:50pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Sunday: 650,000 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. One News: 603,300 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 594,940 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Packed to the Rafters: 448,640 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. 3 News: 280,340 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm) Continue reading »

In Saturday’s paper Ross Dagan is again quoted uttering, in my opinion,  absolute nonsense. In  response to the Seven Sharp presenters constant calls for the viewers to interact, get involved and ‘tell us what you think’ I’ve decided to have a dialogue with Mr Dagan based on his utterances to The NZH page A7 9/2/13

Not sure that this constitutes satire but I hope you find it more amusing than Seven Sharp. Continue reading »