ArronEmett believes right person won MasterChef NZ

MasterChef NZ judge Josh Emett believes the “right man” won the show this year. “The right man won, didn’t he?” he said. “We liked Aaron, I liked Aaron, he was solid and didn’t misbehave like some can when they’re in the house – there’s a lot of food and booze there. He was good under pressure, he just nailed it. He also raised the standard of the show. I think he did a sensational job.”

Lopez not returning to Idol

Despite several rumours, Jennifer Lopez will not be returning to American Idol next season. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Revenge: 56190 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. NCIS: 43130 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. NCIS: Los Angeles: 40430 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Modern Family: 27770 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. The Polar Bear Family & Me: 27060 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:40pm) Continue reading »

It’s a side of Avalon Studios we’ve never seen before…

Most watched

  1. One News: 715,390 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 511,560 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Royal Prince Alfred: 435,440 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. The Polar Bear Family & Me: 380,150 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 369,990 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

DoctorWho2013-1Doctor Who fans sending TARDIS into space

A pair of Doctor Who fans will send a replica of the TARDIS into space to mark the show’s 50th anniversary. The pair have raised $33,000 in an online campaign to fund the project.

Dinklage doesn’t watch Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage has admitted that he doesn’t even watch the series due to the fact he doesn’t have HBO at home. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Criminal Minds: 64080 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Castle: 47970 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  3. The Big Bang Theory: 33570 (TV2, 10:10pm – 10:40pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules: 28070 (TV2, 8:00pm – 10:10pm)
  5. Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver Surfer: 23150 (TV3, 9:05pm – 11:05pm) Continue reading »

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Game of Thrones logoApparently, Game of Thrones fans have a sweaty TV writer on an exercise bike to thank for the show being greenlit in the first place.

HBO president Michael Lombardo has revealed the reason why they decided to go ahead with commissioning Game of Thrones and it involves an impromptu meeting in a gym.

“We had this pilot script and we were budgeting it and scratching our head whether we should go ahead and greenlight this,” Lombardo recalls. “And we were trying to figure out the production challenges. We knew it had to be able to stand next to projects in this genre being done on the big screen yet with a more limited budget.”

One day, Lombardo escaped to a Santa Monica gym where he ran into TV writer Dan Weiss. Continue reading »

XfactorlogoOur very own Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has questioned the value of singing shows like The X Factor.

The soprano singer believes that there is no such thing as “overnight success” in the music industry and states that it takes years of commitment and dedication to succeed.

“I’ve been criticised for even mentioning things like The X Factor, but I’m always wary of someone who is a bus driver and decides, aged 28, that they want to be a singer,” she told UK publication Radio Times. Continue reading »

GameofThrones AryaGame of Thrones has broken another piracy record, this time for its season finale.

The third season ender may have set its second-highest ratings of all-time on HBO in the US but that didn’t stop the illegal downloads.

TorrentFreak confirms that a record 170,000 simultaneous shares on BitTorrent in the hours after the episode aired.

In the 24-hour period since the finale, over 1 million people have downloaded the episode, which is more than any other TV series in the same time period.