Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. NCIS: Los Angeles: 61130 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  2. NCIS: 50740 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 36130 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Step Dave: 29180 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
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Most watched

  1. One News: 638,430 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 491,340 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 432,860 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Nabbed: 409,210 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  5. Surveillance Oz: 372,470 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)

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Paula Abdul to cameo on Neighbours

In Australia for So You Think You Can Dance, Paula Abdul has added a cameo on the nightly soap opera Neighbours to her list of things to do while down under.  The episode won’t screen in Australia until June.

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It’s great to see both K and Roger adding their thoughts to the conversation here at Throng. If you’d like to join us as a contributor, please get in contact with me and we can discuss.

Anything else you’d like to bring up regarding television, this is the place to do it today.

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The very exciting  return of Sam Aleni. Continue reading »

MKR-NZ-hosts-300After the success of My Kitchen Rules Australia on TV2 and TVNZ’s initial press release “Kiwi My Kitchen Rules coming to TV2“, you’re probably thinking MKR NZ will be screening on TV2, right? Wrong.

Yesterday TVNZ announced the hosts of MKR NZ “coming to TV ONE”.

Is MKR replacing MasterChef NZ? Do you think it will rate as well for TV One?

Black Adder fans, here’s your chance to meet Baldrick!

Legendary British actor, comedian, historian and television host Sir Tony Robinson, returns to New Zealand this month, to film a brand-new series for SKY’s History Channel, Tony Robinson’s Tour Of Duty.

Tony Robinson’s Tour Of Duty follows on from two successful seasons of Tony Robinson’s Time Walks on History Channel, which most recently featured Wellington and Christchurch.

This brand-new, 10-part series will air on the History Channel early in 2015 and be part of the channel’s continued commemoration of the 100 years of service for those who fought for their country, from WWI to the present day.

Tony Robinson’s Tour Of Duty focuses on the lives of people who went to war and those who stayed at home, both heroes and ordinary people – and what war means to Kiwis and Aussies, then and now.

Throughout the series, Sir Tony will visit towns in New Zealand and Australia to meet the relatives and friends of those who fought in battle. He will encourage local residents to come forward with memories from their family’s role in the many campaigns, spread across a century of service to their countries.

The first part of each episode will feature Sir Tony exploring the town, telling war and homefront related stories and meeting locals along the way. The second half will focus on a community event hosted by Sir Tony in each town, which will bring locals together to share their family’s stories of wartime, display memorabilia and tell us what going to war means to them in the 21st century.

The New Zealand leg of Sir Tony’s Tour of Duty, will see him travel to Dunedin and Auckland with two community events, Sunday 30 March at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum and Sunday 5 April at Auckland’s War Memorial Museum.  The public are welcome at both events.

Sir Tony Robinson was awarded a Knighthood in November 2013 for public and political services. He is best known for his role as ‘Baldrick’ on the cult British comedy series Blackadder, as well as his hosting role on long-running archaeology series Time Team. 

DUNEDIN: Sunday 30 March, Otago Boys’ High School, 12.30pm to 5.30pm
AUCKLAND: Saturday 5 April, Auckland War Memorial Museum, 12.30pm to 5.30pm

It makes me laugh when celebrities use their position to embark on an escapade of destruction of another celebrity. Case in point, recently canceled talkshow host Piers Morgan and his ongoing spat with Top Gear host, Jeremy Clarkson.

Rather than writing something useful, Morgan used his Daily Mail column to further his personal grievance.

Morgan began his column by describing how Clarkson “vented his spleen in a manner so blatant in its seething pettiness and jealousy that even his own readers were appalled”.

He continued: “Should I point out that the pot-bellied, rotten-toothed, fag-stinking oaf has never himself been able to work in America because he is considered ‘too ugly for TV’ – the exact words used by the NBC executive (a friend of mine) who interviewed and rejected him when Top Gear was launched there?”

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From the new album Glee: The Music celebrating 100 episodes comes Gwyneth Paltrow singing Pharrell’s Happy.