Kiwi comedian (by way of South Africa) Urzila Carlson has sold-out the Auckland season of her show, I’m Going To Need A Second Opinion, running at the Vault in Q Theatre from the 1st – 5th of May.

Such has been the public demand for the 7 Days regular that an extra show has been announced. The additional show will take place Saturday 5 May @ 5:15pm, but this time at the Loft at Q Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.

With only a few seats left for his solo show This Way to the Spaceship, NZ Comedy Legend Rhys Darby is also adding an extra night to his Auckland season performing Friday 11 May at 5pm at SKYCITY Theatre. Continue reading »

The second consecutive NBL title for the New Zealand Breakers on Tuesday night saw them draw an average audience of 286,160 viewers on Sky Sport 3.

The win over the Perth Wildcats was ahead of the Hurricanes vs Crusaders game (252,840) and the Kiwi’s vs Kangaroos match (238,760).

 

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Big Bang Theory: 49950 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:00pm)
  2. Castle: 37330 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Harry’s Law: 30330 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  4. The Almighty Johnsons: 29480 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Nikita: 27800 (TV2, 10:30pm – 11:30pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 728,020 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 607,180 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 605,850 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Close Up: 494,260 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Two and a Half Men: 470,930 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm) Continue reading »

Obama slow jams the news with Jimmy Fallon

Barack Obama has made an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s late night talkshow where he slow jammed one of his policy positions with Fallon and house band The Roots.

Kardashians signs new E! deal

The Kardashian family has signed a new deal with the E! network, meaning Keeping Up with the Kardashians will continue for at least another three years. Continue reading »

Samsung New Zealand is now making available smart TV’s that can be controlled by voice commands and hand gestures.

Available now is the ES8000 which comes complete with a camera mounted on top of the screen to allow viewers to control functions using hand gestures.

Viewers can gesture at the chosen app on the TV then ‘click’ it by making a closed fist.

Microphones are also installed next to the camera which respond to commands such as “channel up”. The remote control also features a microphone.

Samsung New Zealand’s TV and audio-visual manager, Glen Chean said the new range will “change the way people interact with their TVs”. Continue reading »

Deadline is reporting that TV3 comedy Super City will be adapted in the US by ABC.

ABC Studios will produce a low-cost production based on the Madeleine Sami comedy, which was directed by Taika Waititi.

Under the codename Keystone, the production will be written by and feature Sami with Waititi again serving as director.

Carthew Neal, who produced the original series, will executive produce the US production alongside Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment.

Kaplan and Waititi recently worked on the US remake of popular British comedy series The Inbetweeners. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Rookie Blue: 42580 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  2. NCIS: Los Angeles: 38480 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Suburgatory: 27580 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. NCIS: 27020 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Go Girls: 25660 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 681,760 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 556,830 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Close Up: 482,230 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. MasterChef New Zealand: 466,840 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Missing Pieces: 379,670 (TV3, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

After Mike Hosking’s initial rant that stated that the size of TVNZ7′s audience didn’t justify its existence, he then moved to Twitter to defend his comments.  However he went from saying the numbers weren’t big enough, to that they needed to outrate whatever else it was up against to, to that it didn’t actually matter how well it rated because he just doesn’t like public broadcasting.
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