The Onion strikes again…

Most watched

  1. One News: 751,370 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 711,980 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Force: 584,470 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Border Security: 565,160 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Neighbours At War: 517,310 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »

Monday morning’s live coverage of the Euro 2012 final was marred by a satellite problem that caused viewers to miss the first goal.

Sky Television’s coverage of the match between Spain and Italy was interrupted in the 13th minute of play with a loss of picture that lasted for around three minutes.

During that time, David Silva netted the opening goal for Spain, who went on to win the match 4-0.

When the coverage resumed, standard definition replaced the high definition picture and audio problems were experienced for the remainder of the first half. Continue reading »

Familiar faces were among the 500 or so people who attended auditions for the new Shopping Channel over the weekend.

Radio personality Mike Puru was among the hopefuls who were looking to join Candy Lane and Monty Betham as presenters on the new network.

Chelsea New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker contestant Hayley Eaton also tried out, saying she was urged to have a shot by her boss, Gerry Brownlee. Continue reading »

Sheen’s new comedy breaks ratings records

Charlie Sheen’s new comedy series Anger Management has broken cable ratings records in the US for its premiere.

Former Lost actress joins new Abrams series

Former Lost actress Elizabeth Mitchell has joined the cast of JJ Abram’s new drama series Revolution. Mitchell played Dr Juliet Burke on Lost. Continue reading »

United Future leader Peter Dunne says the decision to allow commercial radio station Kiwi FM to continue broadcasting on a public frequency as the “ultimate insult” to TVNZ7.

The Government renewed a contract with MediaWorks to allow Kiwi FM to broadcast on the frequency for another six months.

Dunne told Radio New Zealand that the Government’s decisions have been “inconsistent” and that it didn’t take seriously the Save TVNZ7 campaign and those behind it.

“I think that they saw them as just being an elitist, self-obsessed group, when in actual fact they were a large number of New Zealanders speaking out for a role in having a decent public broadcasting system in the future,” he said. Continue reading »

The New Zealand political puppets familiar to viewers of Public Eye in the 1980’s are looking for a new home following the fire that gutted the Backbencher pub in Wellington.

20 puppets of former prime ministers and political figures used to adorn the inside of the pub on Molesworth Street before the fire three weeks ago.

Owner Alistair Boyce is looking to home the puppets ahead of the pub’s restoration, which could take up to six months.

“I don’t want them thrown away because they are a piece of New Zealand history, but they need restoration and they are incredibly expensive to restore,” he said. Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Modern Family, Missing and Revenge

Modern Family (TV3, 8pm) is one of my favourite shows. It never fails to be funny. I especially love Cam, who I was shocked to learn is actually straight and married in real life! He’s such a great actor that I just assumed he was gay offscreen too!

Tonight on the show, the Dunphys are in the market for a new car, and Phil decides to make a spontaneous purchase without consulting Claire. I smell some buyer’s remorse coming on…

Starting on TV One tonight at 8.30pm is a new series called Missing, starring Ashley Judd, Sean Bean and our very own Cliff Curtis. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Salt: 20710 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:40pm)
  2. The Big Bang Theory: 15180 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. The Big Bang Theory: 12550 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Touch: 11420 (TV3, 11:05pm – 12:00am)
  5. Top Gear: 10060 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Wheel of Fortune fail. Seriously, how could he not have got this?