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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Mentalist: 48430 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Hawaii Five-O: 28660 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Supersized Earth: 27900 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:45pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 22880 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
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seven-sharp-logoMuch has been said about the demise of current affairs at 7pm on TV One.  With all the recent speculation that hosts were leaving, some pundits rushed to herald in Seven Sharp’s termination.  This has proven to be rather premature indeed.

However, the rumoured unofficial motto at TVNZ of “Don’t admit it’s wrong ’til it’s gone” may still be in effect though as the changes are likely to be quite extensive in 2014 with not only new hosts but a new EP.

Is this the end of the embarrassment that is Seven Sharp? Mike Hosking and Toni Street will be taking up the reins next year, alongside Jesse Mulligan. And Ali Mau – despite emphatically denying it to The Diary last week – is leaving to join Willie Jackson at Radio Live. She replaces John Tamihere, who as The Diary reported, did not have his contract renewed.

The changes at Seven Sharp also include the exit of executive producer Raewyn Rasch. It follows a dismal year of ratings and reviews, which has forced TVNZ bosses to take stock. “Seven Sharp has been the most expensive embarrassment in TVNZ history,” said an insider. The show will be revamped as a more palatable daily current affairs show, with real news. Continue reading »

Glee starlet Lea Michele has released her debut single Cannonball.  Try not to think about Cory Monteith as you listen.

What does this tell us… if anything?

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Most watched

  1. One News: 524,810 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Seven Sharp: 366,190 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Australian Federal Police Frontline: 315,600 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Australia’s Deadliest Shark Coast: 308,960 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Campbell Live: 280,900 (TV3, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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Mike Hosking and Toni Street will join Jesse Mulligan to host Seven Sharp in 2014.

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seven-sharp-logoThe announcements are flowing thick and fast at the moment so this has all clearly been in the pipeline for a while…

Seven Sharp will be fronted by two new hosts when it returns in 2014, with Mike Hosking and Toni Street joining current presenter Jesse Mulligan in the New Year.

TVNZ’s Head of News and Current Affairs John Gillespie says, “We are thrilled to welcome Toni Street and Mike Hosking to the Seven Sharp team. I’m really excited about the contribution they’re going to make. Our viewers are in for a real treat.” Continue reading »

seven-sharp-hostsAfter announcing that Friday was her last day at Seven Sharp, Mediaworks have now issued a press release stating that Alison Mau will be joining them in 2014.

Broadcaster Ali Mau is joining RadioLIVE.  The Seven Sharp presenter will leave TVNZ to take up her RadioLIVE contract, teaming up with Willie Jackson to host a new early afternoon programme.

Jana Rangooni, General Manager – Talk Brands for MediaWorks Radio says:  “Ali is a hugely talented broadcaster.  She’s smart, has strong opinions, a great sense of humour and the dynamic between her and Willie will create great talk radio.  She is a fantastic addition to the RadioLIVE stable.” Continue reading »