After the news of his affair this afternoon it has been the talking point everywhere. Tonight, Len Brown is fronting to answer questions in the studio with John Campbell. Should be interesting.
Top 20 most time shifted shows
- Person Of Interest: 83300 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
- Castle: 60790 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
- The Block NZ: 32750 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:35pm)
- Grey’s Anatomy: 23880 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
- Private Practice: 21490 (TV2, 10:30pm – 11:30pm) Continue reading »
After a war of words in the media, Simon Bridges finally made an appearance on Campbell Live last night for a live interview about deep sea drilling for oil off the coast of Kaikoura.
I think it’s pretty clear where John Campbell sits on this issue and it’s pretty evident where Simon Bridges does as well. If anyone was expecting either of them to walk away having convinced the other that they were wrong you would have been highly disappointed by the “discussion” of the issues.
Both parties were passionate, talked over each other, interrupted and yet managed enough restraint from calling each other names. It possibly came close a few times. Continue reading »
- One News: 678,650 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
- Dynamo Magician Impossible: 512,150 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
- Shortland Street: 505,050 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
- The Block NZ: 452,720 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)
- Seven Sharp: 371,760 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
Jackie Thomas: Jackie Thomas
Current position: 29
Movement on last week: -6
Weeks on chart: 9
Top 20 most time shifted shows
- A Place to Call Home: 49830 (TV ONE, 9:05pm – 10:05pm)
- Miranda: 22980 (TV ONE, 10:05pm – 10:40pm)
- Gulliver’s Travels: 22440 (TV3, 7:00pm – 8:50pm)
- New Zealand’s Got Talent: 22370 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 9:05pm)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly 2: 21360 (TV2, 7:30pm – 10:05pm) Continue reading »
Renee Maurice does what she couldn’t do in The X Factor New Zealand and makes it through to the next round where the public will get to decide her fate. The producers are touting her as Wellington’s answer to Whitney Houston.
The bollywood act 50/50 Dance Crew should be entertaining but won’t win as they don’t sing.
The unicycling duo of Christian & Mike will bring the variety to the show but won’t make it much further.
Frankie Stevens will be proud of his daughter who has made the cut with her duo Diamond Divas.
The mini nunchuck man Ravi Narayan will no doubt entertain.
Finally, it’s Mayo who we saw during this weeks final round of auditions.
New Zealanders’ ongoing fascination with the shifting earth beneath our feet will be catered for with a new three-part documentary series funded by NZ On Air for Prime TV.
Beneath NZ has received $390,000 in support from the Platinum Fund* to show viewers inside the active geological laboratory that is New Zealand’s often shaky tectonic and volcanic foundation.
NZ On Air’s latest documentary funding round has also supported a very special two-hour international co-production to mark Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s 70th year. Kiri Te Kanawa – Breathing Is Singing will take us behind the scenes with our most successful opera star as she discusses her career and continues her work with the next generation of opera singers. Continue reading »
Many of today’s New Zealand TV celebrities made their debut on kids TV. Dominic Bowden, Jason Gunn and now Erin Simpson who’s 770 episode run with The Erin Simpson Show has come to an end with TVNZ freshening up their afternoon line up.
Afternoons on TV2 will undergo an exciting makeover in 2014, with TVNZ securing funding from NZ on Air for a brand new 4.30pm show.
The new show, which has yet to be named, will premiere as part of TVNZ’s new season line-up next year.
For the past five years, the 4.30pm zone has been dominated by local favourite The Erin Simpson Show. The Erin Simpson Show has been a staple of after school viewing with namesake host Erin entertaining Kiwi kids with her unique brand of humour and wit. Continue reading »
Many petrol heads awoke yesterday morning to the realisation that their beloved Bathurst 1000 wasn’t being screened on free to air TV as it has done for many years. Instead, the mecca of Australasian motor sport was absent, instead being broadcast on Sky Sport.
The increasing monopoly that Sky has on content, particularly on sport, always ends with the same results. A significant decrease in people watching.
In 2012, an average audience of just under 250,000 viewers tuned in for the Mount Panorama epic to see Holden take the checkered flag on free-to-air TV’s TV3. In 2013, the average audience was less than half with only 118,900 viewers.
At its peak, 446,300 were watching in 2012 compared to only 190,700 who saw Ford take it out this year on Sky.
With yet another much loved sporting event being swallowed up by Sky, surely it is time for the government to start addressing anti-siphoning in New Zealand and put an end to the dominance of a single broadcaster and get some real competition happening.