In honour of the approaching 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks SKY Television’s factual channels will showcase commemorative programming leading up to September 11 culminating in special encore screenings on 9/11. 

Including New Zealand television premieres, this line up of programming details the events of ten years ago on a day that rocked America to its roots and has become known simply as ‘9/11’.  

Discover the stories of human tragedy & survival that came from these events and examine the effects of this fateful day which are still being felt 10 years on.

 

Thursday September 1

8.30pm GEORGE W. BUSH: THE 9/11 INTERVIEW

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

In an exclusive interview, former US President George Bush Jnr recalls September 11 in his own words, reliving dramatic and emotional private moments and the hard decisions taken.

replays 3 Sept 8.30pm, 5 Sept 10.30pm, 7 Sept 8.30pm

 

9.30pm GIULIANI COMMANDING 9/11

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Told in his own words, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani relives the September 11 attacks. Surrounded by death, chaos and carnage, he directed rescue agencies, rallied his team and gave hope to millions.

replays 3 Sept 9.30pm, 7 Sept 9.30pm

 

Friday September 2

8.30pm SECONDS FROM DISASTER: 9/11

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Wind back the clock to uncover the catalogue of errors that left America wide-open to its most devastating terrorist attack and hear from those who tried to stop the attacks on the day.

NZ Premiere replays 4 Sept 10.30pm,6 Sept 8.30pm

 

9.30pm MY 9/11

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

People who were personally involved and impacted by September 11 recall that day, including the window washer who was cleaning level 93 of the World Trade Centre moments before the attack.

 

Sunday September 4

8.30pm LIQUID BOMB PLOT

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Uncover the incredible story of how police and intelligence operatives in the UK, US and Pakistan stopped a terrorist attack, predicted to be as deadly as 9/11, right before it happened.

NZ Premiere feature length replays Sept 8 8.30pm

 

7.30pm THE SECRETS OF SEAL TEAM SIX

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

After an intense manhunt spanning more than a decade, the worlds most wanted terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, is killed. Tthe commandos that pulled it off are called Seal Team Six.

NZ Premiere

 

Monday September 5

8.30pm 9/11 & THE AMERICAN DREAM

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Delve into first-hand accounts of people working in the World Trade Towers when planes struck on September 11 and those who continue to grieve the loss of loved ones.

NZ Premiere feature length replays 9 Sept 8.30pm

 

7.30pm THE RISING: REBUILDING GROUND ZERO

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

Rebuilding Ground Zero: A look at the rebuilding of the WTC and the construction of Freedom tower. This series will be the definitive chronicle of Ground Zero’s rise from the ashes.

NZ Premiere

 

Tuesday September 6

9.30pm HUNT FOR BIN LADEN

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Just days after the horrific attacks of 9/11, a team of seven CIA agents sneak into Afghanistan. Their goal, to find Osama bin Laden and kill him, leads them on one of the biggest manhunts in history.

 

Thursday September 8

10.30pm PAKISTAN UNDERCOVER

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Enter one of the most perilous post-9/11 battlegrounds, Pakistan, as the CIA attempt to capture alleged al Qaeda terror-broker Rashid Rauf before he can unleash a massive attack on US airliners.

 

Friday September 9

8.30pm 10 WAYS TO KILL BIN LADEN

HISTORY CHANNEL

Prior to his death, Osama Bin Laden had numerous attempts on his life. Accounts from CIA agents, Special Forces operatives and government figures, lay out these strategies in compelling detail.

Feature length

 

8.30pm MIRACLE DETECTIVES

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

In this special, the Miracle Detectives travel to New York City to hear incredible stories of survival from fire fighters who lived through the collapse of the World Trade Center.

NZ Premiere

 

10.30pm 9/11: THE TOWERS AND THE PENTAGON

HISTORY CHANNEL

And the Pentagon: 9/11 resulted in the collapse of the Twin Towers while the Pentagon stood fast. The world’s leading forensic engineers investigate why the results were so different.

 

Saturday September 10

8.30pm WITNESS TO 9/11: 102 MINUTES THAT CHANGED AMERICA

HISTORY CHANNEL

A minute by minute account of the time between the attack on the first of the Twin Towers to the collapse of the second, using recorded voicemails and raw footage.

Feature length repeating Sept 11 10.30pm

 

8.30pm 9/11 AFTER THE TOWERS FELL

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

9/12 – The Day After is a definitive look at the aftermath of 9/11. We examine first-hand accounts, visually documenting the scenes from various vantage points throughout.

 

10.15pm MAKING OF THE 9/11 MEMORIAL

HISTORY CHANNEL

The only structure at Ground Zero that will be completed by the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is the National September 11 Memorial. Go behind the scenes.

NZ Premiere repeating Sept 12 8.30pm

 

11.15pm SUPERSPY: THE MAN WHO BETRAYED THE WEST

HISTORY CHANNEL

Playing like a Hollywood film, the story of FBI’s undercover mission to expose agent Robert Hanssen – responsible for selling secrets used in the plotting of 9/11.

 

Sunday 9/11

1.30pm INSIDE 9/11

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

In this four part series scheduled back to back we go to the roots of the al-Qaeda network and examine the transformation of Osama bin Laden from fundraiser to terrorist mastermind.

 

7.30pm 9/11: COLLIDING LIVES

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

Ten years on from 9/11 there is one story that has raw emotional power which resonates a decade later. What was is like to be trapped in the Twin Towers that September morning?

NZ Premiere, feature length

 

8.30pm 9/11: THE DAYS AFTER

HISTORY CHANNEL

A powerful and unflinchingly honest look at what happened after the 9/11 tragedy – a chronicle of life in a changed world.

NZ Premiere

 

8.30pm INSIDE 9/11: THE WAR CONTINUES

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Take an exclusive, in-depth look at the war on terror since September 11, 2001, including the killing of Osama bin Laden by American Special Forces.

NZ Premiere

 

12.15am AMERICA REBUILDS: RETURN TO GROUND ZERO

HISTORY CHANNEL

Return to Ground Zero: Engineers, developers, and architects work with politicians, residents and victims’ families to build a new World Trade Center from the wreckage of Ground Zero.

NZ Premiere

 

Catch Encore screenings of 9/11 anniversary programming on Discovery channel (SKY Channel 070) from 9.30am and National Geographic Channel (SKY Channel 072) from 1.30pm

TV Rotorua and ITV Live [Info-Rotorua] are excited to announce the launch of the Freeview |  HD signal into Rotorua last week. Both channels are now available on the Freeview | HD platform with TV Rotorua on Channel 31 and ITV Live on Channel 32. 

The Freeview HD service means that for the first time, Rotorua households can pick up free-to-air digital television directly through a UHF aerial. 

“It’s never been cheaper or easier for Rotorua residents to get Freeview.  If you’ve already got a UHF aerial, then all you need is an approved Freeview HD digital receiver, says TV Rotorua Station Manager, Steve Comber.

The Freeview | HD service was originally launched in 2008 reaching only 75% of the New Zealand population which excluded the city of Rotorua receiving the service. The Rotorua Television Trust [TV Rotorua] has lobbied since before 2008 for this service to be extended to include the city of Rotorua. This service has now been extended to reach an estimated 87% of the population of NZ.

“Televisions made in the last two or three years may have a Freeview HD receiver built in, in which case you can watch digital television straight away without buying anything extra.”

The Freeview | HD digital service can also be received via PlayTV [Sony Playstation attachment] and via TIVO.

“Freeview is the only way people will be able to receive free television after New Zealand begins switching over to digital only television from the end of next year.”

Mr Comber says making the move to Freeview | HD is both cost effective and easy. Not only is it free but the picture and sound are one hundred times better than the old analogue signal.

With the Freeview |HD digital service now available in Rotorua this will ensure that Rotorua residents are not only assured that their local channels can continue to serve the region but the quality and ease of reception is far superior to the outgoing analogue service.

TV Rotorua and ITV Live cannot be received via a satellite service such as Freeview Satellite or SKY TV.

(From a press release)

The Napier siege of 2009 is to be made into a two-hour TV drama for screening next year.

Jan Molenaar shot dead Senior Constable Len Snee and injured officers Bruce Miller and Grant Diver and civilian Len Holmwood in the 50-hour standoff, before killing himself.

The project has been backed by Snee’s widow Vicki and Holmwood himself, who said he would be involved.

Holmwood will be interviewed for the drama that will also include actors and some of the people involved.

“I think it’s important we get a look at the final cut before they release it,” Holmwood said.

“I’m a bit over it now, but it is a major part of our history, I suppose.”

Eastern district commander Superintendent Sam Hoyle, who led the police operation, says he supports the project.

“It’s important we document accurately all the events of the siege and the days that followed, provided it’s done with the proper respect for those who were impacted.”

Source: Herald

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 888,500 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 612,780 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Dog Squad: 595,220 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Close Up: 549,170 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The Force: 545,410 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Dog Squad: 595,220 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. The Force: 545,410 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules: 430,150 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. The Mentalist: 410,340 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Road Cops: 377,750 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 241,350 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 176,150 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
  3. Dickinson’s Real Deal: 165,380 (TV ONE, 2:00pm – 3:00pm)
  4. ONE News 4:30: 160,220 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  5. Come Dine With Me: 147,900 (TV ONE, 1:30pm – 2:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 888,500 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Dog Squad: 595,220 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Close Up: 549,170 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Force: 545,410 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. MasterChef Australia: 373,050 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 612,780 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: 430,150 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. The Mentalist: 410,340 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Body of Proof: 286,590 (9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  5. America’s Funniest HV: 190,080 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 528,040 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Road Cops: 377,750 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Dog Patrol: 365,700 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Iron Man: 341,730 (8:30pm – 11:00pm)
  5. Campbell Live: 316,980 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. How I Met Your Mother: 103,590 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. The Simpsons: 99,570 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. The Glee Project: 62,600 (8:30pm – 9:25pm)
  4. Dorothy The Dinosaur: 51,430 (9:45am – 9:55am)
  5. Action Central: 51,430 (9:55am – 10:05am)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 277,340 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal Or No Deal: 154,420 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  3. Millionaire Hot Seat: 69,820 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Block: 68,910 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. True Blood: 59,700 (9:30pm – 10:40pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 42,090 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Native Affairs: 34,600 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. PGA Championship: 36,070 (6:30am – 12:05pm)

Most watched on TV3 Plus 1

  1. Dog Patrol: 36,280 (9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Road Cops: 31,750 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 7:00am): 129,960
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 8:00am): 206,680
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 175,950
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 46,600
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 43,060
  • 3 News Firstline (8:00am – 8:30am): 40,430
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 58,010
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 241,350
  • 3 News at 12 (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 49,210
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 888,500
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 528,040
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 549,170
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 316,980
  • Tonight (10:25pm – 10:55pm): 215,750
  • Nightline (11:00pm – 11:35pm): 168,350

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. 3 News: TV3 528040 – up from 396570 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. One News: TV ONE 888500 – up from 763920 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Prime Evening News: PRIME 277340 – up from 161050 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  4. ONE News Midday: TV ONE 241350 – up from 145490 (12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  5. Dickinson’s Real Deal: TV ONE 165380 – up from 72210 (2:00pm – 3:00pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. The Mentalist: TV2 410340 – down from 472010 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: TV2 430150 – down from 489360 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Army Wives: TV2 115720 – down from 171400 (10:30pm – 11:25pm)
  4. Body of Proof: TV2 286590 – down from 337060 (9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: TV2 612780 – down from 642470 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

New

  1. Iron Man: TV3 (8:30pm – 11:00pm)
  2. Native Affairs: Maori TV (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. True Blood: PRIME (9:30pm – 10:40pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • TV ONE: 29.9%
  • SKY Network: 23.5%
  • TV3: 18%
  • TV2: 16.9%
  • PRIME: 3.9%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.3%
  • FOUR: 2.9%
  • Maori TV: 0.5%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Clarkson responds to Top Gear claims

Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson has rejected claims that 80% of the driving on the show was done by professionals. “Any claims that I fake Top Gear road tests are utter rubbish,” he said. “When I say I’m driving at 207mph, it’s because I’m driving at 207mph. If the director chooses later in the day to get a shot of the speedo reading 207mph, then good for him.”

Breaking Bad renewed

Breaking Bad has been renewed by AMC in the US for 16 more episodes. The series will wrap following the conclusion of the new episodes that may be split into two eight-episode seasons.

Levine slams Idol for treatment of gay contestants

The Voice’s Adam Levine has slammed American Idol for its treatment of gay performers over the years. “What’s always pissed me off about Idol is wanting to mask that, for that to go unspoken,” he says. “C’mon. You can’t be publicly gay? At this point? On a singing competition? Give me a break. You can’t hide basic components of these people’s lives. The fact that The Voice didn’t have any qualms about being completely open about it is a great thing.”

Tosh to voice character in new series

Daniel Tosh, from Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, will voice a character in a new animated comedy series for the network. The series, entitled Brickleberry, will follow a group of forest rangers who are facing the closure of their National Park.

 

NZ On Air has announced new programmes supported by its Platinum Fund for screening in 2012.  The projects are being given the green light just as many of the fruits of last year’s round hit the screens including Tangiwai which topped the ratings for TV One last night.

“There is a wonderful selection in this particular funding round” says NZ On Air Chief Executive Jane Wrightson.  “The Platinum Fund allows us to invest in special projects we wouldn’t otherwise be in a position to support.”

New funding has been allocated to two strong drama projects, What Really Happened? The Women’s Vote and City Under Siege.  What Really Happened… is in a similar style to this year’s Treaty of Waitangi story and will tell the story of the fight for women’s suffrage led by Kate Sheppard.  City Under Siege will tell the story of the Police’s 50 hour siege of Jan Molenaar’s Napier house in 2009.

An ambitious 6 x1 hour series from Natural History New Zealand for TV One will bring new perspectives to New Zealand’s National Parks.  Wild at Heart helps mark the 125th anniversary of the establishment of the first park, Tongariro, in 1887.

Arts and Culture fans won’t miss out either, With Strings Attached will feature the NZ Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with popular artists Che Fu and Fat Freddy’s Drop for TV One.  Nga Reo Hou will see six important Māori plays from the renowned Taki Rua theatre company being staged for television, to screen on Māori Television.

“The quality of applications for this round was extremely high. With special features like Bliss (Katherine Mansfield), Rage (1981 Springbok Tour), the biopic Billy and the new series of Underbelly: Land Of The Long Green Cloud all going to air shortly, audiences will really be able to see the positive impact of the Platinum Fund” says Ms Wrightson.

Bear Grylls is no stranger to extremes. He has served with the British Special Forces, explored the Arctic, and was the youngest British climber to complete a summit and descent on Mount Everest.

In Discovery Channel’s hit series MAN VS. WILD, Bear shows us how to survive the toughest and most forsaken environments by putting himself in the position of a stranded tourist.

In this special MAN VS. WILD event, Bear invites a companion, Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal, to join him as they attempt to survive the blinding blizzards of Iceland. MEN VS WILD: JAKE GYLLENHAAL premieres on Discovery Channel this Fathers Day, Sunday September 4 at 6:30pm.

In this special, MAN VS WILD will test how Jake measures up to unpredictable and unforgiving Mother Nature. For two days, Bear and Jake embark on a survival experience neither will forget, to an Icelandic landscape dominated by mountains, huge glaciers and some of Europe’s most active volcanoes.

Jake will have to go where Bear goes, eat whatever Bear eats, and on occasion even take the lead, if he’s going to cope with some of the worst conditions known to man. “For me, it’s all about discovery,” said Jake.

Bear states about the experience, “The wild is always very revealing – not only physically but mentally. You’ve got to smile when it’s driving horizontal hail and be able to face your fears and just get on and do it – and on both of those accounts, Jake came up strong.”

This special is a thrilling adventure that will leave you wondering what Bear and Jake will have to do (and eat!) to get out alive.

A $50 fine has been handed down to a New Zealander for a “frivolous and trivial” complaint againt TVNZ regarding the distance of a supernova star from Earth.

The complainant was upset at a One News story that claimed a supernova discovered by a Canadian girl was only 240 light years away from Earth, when the correct distance is 240 million light years.

TVNZ acknowledge the mistake but the man took his complaint to the Broadcasting Standards Authority who ended up dismissing the complaint and ordered the man to pay $50 to TVNZ.

“He has now been warned numerous times about lodging complaints of this nature, and it is evident that his complaints expend a significant amount of both TVNZ’s and the authority’s time and resources,” the BSA said.

The man, who is on an invalids benefit and pension, was behind 5 per cent of all complaints received by TV One in 2009 and 2010.

Source: Stuff

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 876,340 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Global Radar: 717,810 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Sunday: 698,910 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Sunday Theatre: 636,840 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. 3 News: 379,420 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Sunday: 698,910 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Sunday Theatre: 636,840 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Hancock: 373,780 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:25pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules: 343,500 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Top Gear: 233,890 (PRIME, 7:30pm – 8:45pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. America’s Funniest HV: 166,820 (TV2, 4:30pm – 5:00pm)
  2. Stick It: 156,690 (TV2, 12:00pm – 2:05pm)
  3. Gillette Motorsport: 116,210 (TV3, 4:00pm – 5:00pm)
  4. Q + A: 105,110 (TV ONE, 9:00am – 10:00am)
  5. Extreme Fishing With Robson Gr: 95,730 (TV ONE, 1:10pm – 2:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 876,340 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Global Radar: 717,810 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Sunday: 698,910 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Sunday Theatre: 636,840 (8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Our World: 249,950 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Hancock: 373,780 (8:30pm – 10:25pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: 343,500 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Two and a Half Men: 321,090 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Final Destination: 192,460 (10:25pm – 12:25am)
  5. America’s Funniest HV: 166,820 (4:30pm – 5:00pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 379,420 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. 60 Minutes: 202,480 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Raising Hope: 185,060 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. World Kitchen: 162,970 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Cafe Secrets: 124,440 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 155,180 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. Family Guy: 149,950 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. The Simpsons: 93,430 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Thomas & Friends: 89,250 (8:40am – 8:50am)
  5. Bob The Builder: 89,250 (8:50am – 9:00am)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Top Gear: 233,890 (7:30pm – 8:45pm)
  2. Prime Evening News: 209,480 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  3. Wild Coasts: 133,290 (8:45pm – 9:45pm)
  4. Danger Beach: Muriwai: 64,520 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Prime Rugby: 53,890 (4:30pm – 5:30pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Tangaroa With Pio: 67,890 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  2. The Laughing Samoans: 37,370 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. CSI Miami: 40,880 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. ITM Cup Rugby Post Game: 90,060 (4:15pm – 4:25pm)
  2. ITM Cup Rugby: 88,060 (2:30pm – 4:15pm)
  3. ITM Cup Rugby: 76,920 (4:30pm – 6:15pm)
  4. PGA Championship: 38,360 (6:30am – 11:15am)
  5. Intl Rugby Tri Nations Replay: 30,970 (6:30pm – 8:40pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 2

  1. NRL: 33,890 (5:00pm – 6:45pm)
  2. 40/20: 31,100 (7:00pm – 7:55pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. The Other Guys: 71,040 (8:35pm – 10:15pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 3

  1. Intl Rugby Tri Nations Replay: 50,370 (10:00am – 12:00pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast: No information available.
  • 3 News Firstline: No information available.
  • AMP Business: No information available.
  • ONE News Midday: No information available.
  • 3 News at 12: No information available.
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 876,340
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 379,420
  • Close Up: No information available.
  • Campbell Live: No information available.
  • Tonight: No information available.
  • Nightline: No information available.

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Sunday Theatre: TV ONE 636840 – up from 460780 (8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Sunday: TV ONE 698910 – up from 585140 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. How To Look At A Painting: TV ONE 142880 – up from 66580 (10:30pm – 11:00pm)
  4. Cafe Secrets: TV3 124440 – up from 85740 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  5. Gillette Motorsport: TV3 116210 – up from 79960 (4:00pm – 5:00pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. 60 Minutes: TV3 202480 – down from 310980 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Danger Beach: Muriwai: PRIME 64520 – down from 119740 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. One Tree Hill: TV2 73690 – down from 122400 (3:00pm – 4:00pm)
  4. Gillette Motorsport: TV3 51400 – down from 91250 (3:05pm – 3:55pm)
  5. Let’s Get Inventin: TV2 110970 – down from 146070 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)

New

  1. The Laughing Samoans: Maori TV (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Charlie Wilson’s War: TV3 (8:30pm – 10:35pm)
  3. Hancock: TV2 (8:30pm – 10:25pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 33.5%
  • TV ONE: 25.2%
  • TV2: 17.9%
  • TV3: 9.4%
  • FOUR: 4.7%
  • PRIME: 4.7%
  • Other TV Channels: 3%
  • Maori TV: 1%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

MTV cancels RJ Berger

MTV has cancelled its teen comedy series The Hard Times of RJ Berger after only two seasons. The series has struggled for audiences in the US since its second season premiere earlier in the year.

Sex and the City return rumours

There are rumours that Sex and the City may return to TV in the near future following the two movies that have been produced over the past couple of years. 

Bratt returning to Modern Family

Benjamin Bratt will return to Modern Family to reprise his role as the ex-husband of Gloria (Sofia Vergara). Bratt first appeared on the comedy in season one.

Possible cameos for Cole

British singer Cheryl Cole is said to be in negotiations over guest appearances in Glee and How I Met Your Mother. Earlier this year Cole was axed from the US version of The X Factor.