nothing-trivial-300pxNZ On Air has released its annual Local Content Report for 2012, which shows a small increase in the total local content screened on NZ’s premiere channels.

The report outlines the amount of local programming on TV One, TV2, TV3, FOUR, Prime and Maori Television.

Overall, there were 12,051 hours of local content screened on the six channels (6am – midnight), which was an increase of 7.4% from 2011.

However, first run content decreased by 6% to 7,667 hours while repeats were up 8%, which was boosted by the extended hours of Maori Television. Continue reading »

GordonRamsayTV chef Gordon Ramsay is heading to New Zealand in support of The Rising Foundation.

The Hell’s Kitchen, F-Word and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares star will headline a gala dinner as well as paying a visit to Papakura High School.

Let’s hope he actually makes it this time around.

Ramsay is headlining a glittering gala dinner sponsored by international appliance giant Beko, raising support and money for The Rising Foundation. Continue reading »

GoGirlsTai Berdinner-Blades1. Share your favourite work story
We were in the middle of shooting a scene in the Taka sports bar and one of the extras walked past and farted really loudly. We completely lost it and couldn’t stop laughing for about 10 minutes.

2. What are your three favourite TV shows right now?
Girls, Game of Thrones, and Sex in the City.

3. Finish this sentence: The new TV show I can’t wait to see is…
Game of Thrones season 3!!!!

4. What was your favourite TV show when you were a child?
We didn’t have a TV when I was a kid so I missed out on pretty much every TV show that was made between 1990 and 2005. But I love watching ‘Friends’ reruns. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 707,940 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 531,790 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules: 510,940 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:45pm)
  4. Royal Prince Alfred: 439,360 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 375,880 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

voice_uk_willThe Edge radio station this morning said that a New Zealand clothing chain is bringing Will.i.am for a 24 hour visit but that there is something else he’ll be doing while he’s here.

Of course, it could be a visit to Starship but our guess is that he’ll be making an appearance of sorts on The X Factor New Zealand.

RevengeRevenge creator leaves series

Revenge creator Mike Kelley has confirmed that he is stepping down from his role as showrunner and executive producer on the series. “I’m excited about finishing post production on the season two finale, which I hope will stand among the best episodes of the series thus far. Continued success to all,” he said.

M*A*S*H actor passes away

M*A*S*H actor Allan Arbus, who played the role of psychiatrist Dr Sidney Freedman, has died aged 95. Continue reading »

ChickenmanThe X Factor NZ has already caught the attention of international media thanks to Mitchell Wahl.

Wahl’s original take on Elvis is now featured on the popular news website Huffington Post under the headline: “Mitchell Wahl’s ‘X Factor’ Audition May Be The Weirdest One Ever”.

Let’s hope our actual winner gets as much attention as the chicken man has so far.

Canadian actor and comedian Tom Green has arrived in the country to take part in the New Zealand Comedy Festival.

It’s the first time Green has brought his stand-up comedy to New Zealand.

Auckland: Skycity Theatre – Wednesday 1st May
Wellington: Opera House – Sunday 5th May
Christchurch: Aurora Centre – Monday 6th May
Book at Ticketek 0800 842 538 Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Following: 39460 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. The Blue Rose: 38480 (TV3, 9:45pm – 10:45pm)
  3. Criminal Minds: 38420 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 33420 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. New Girl: 25160 (FOUR, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

There will be a lot smiles at Flower St this morning. While The X Factor didn’t quite manage to slam the breaks on the TV2 juggernaut MKR, they held their own and drew an average audience of 449,740 viewers, less than 5,000 behind MKR’s 454,210. It was a slightly lesser number than the 467,360 they pulled on debut.

However, when you combine the +1 channels, The X Factor picks up an additional 62,190 viewers taking their total to 511,930 giving them an end result that was 57,720 ahead. Continue reading »