Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Mentalist: 43190 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Special Victims Unit: 33270 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Natural World: 24330 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 24070 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. What’s Really In Our Food?: 22030 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:05pm) Continue reading »

The build up to New Zealand’s most glamorous Television event began today, with the announcement of this year’s Television Awards finalists.

The 46 categories cover the full spectrum of Television production, from News, Drama, Reality, documentary and everything in-between. New categories, such as One-Off Drama and Breaking News, were well received and reflect the changing nature of Television programming. Leading the nominations was Tangiwai: A Love Story, a finalist in nine categories, while perennial favourites likeUnderbelly and Go Girls were also multiple nominees.

The Awards will be presented at a full, formal dinner event to be held at The Langham, Auckland on Saturday, 3 November.Highlights will screen on TV ONE on Sunday, 4 November.

Tickets for the Awards event are now on sale and are available at

The New Zealand Television Awards 2012 finalists are: Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 702,550 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 665,910 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules: 555,310 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Dog Squad: 549,350 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Coastwatch: 544,300 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

Alistair Wilkinson: NZ News Director, SKY NEWS / PRIME NEWS

Why did you decide to go into the field of broadcast journalism?
Because it looked like a varied and exciting career. I haven’t been disappointed, often.

What’s the most challenging news story you’ve ever worked on/been faced with?
The February 22nd earthquake. Continue reading »

Check out this appalling story from One News this morning.

Seemingly desperate for a headline, One News tells us there’s an earthquake just before a national drill.  Before you get to any details, there’s a photo of a broken footpath with what looks like demolished buildings in the background.  OMG!  Really?  What an incredibly unfortunate coincidence.  Then we read it was only a 2.8… a 2.8?  Are you kidding me? I doubt anyone in Wanganui would even have felt it.

Fargo adaptation confirmed

The FX network has announced that it will be adapting the 1996 Coen Brothers movie Fargo for television. A deal has been struck this week that will see the project begin after first being conceived in March this year.

Taio Cruz to perform on 90210 

Taio Cruz has been added to the 100th episode of 90210 alongside the likes of Carmen Electra and Denise Richards. Cruz will perform at an event on the show. Continue reading »

Must see:

How I Met Your Mother (Four, 7.30pm)
Kudos to Four for playing new episodes of HIMYM just hours after it screens in the States. There will be a lot of happy fans of the show here in New Zealand. On tonight’s episode, following last season’s cliffhanger, which saw Ted and Victoria running off on the day of her wedding, Ted convinces Victoria to leave her husband-to-be a ‘Dear John’ letter.

Grand Designs Australia (TV3, 8.35m)
Unfortunately there’s no Kevin McCloud on the Australian version of this show, but it still should be good viewing. Continue reading »

Eric Stonestreet to return to American Horror Story
Eric Stonestreet, who appeared on season one of American Horror Story (his episode screens next Monday on Four) has signed up to appear on season two of the show, which is set at an asylum.

Big changes for Elmo on Sesame Street
As Sesame Street heads into its 43rd season, Elmo’s segment ‘Elmo’s World’ is getting phased out after 13 years. But never fear, Elmo will have a new segment called Elmo the Musical.  Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Grey’s Anatomy: 23960 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Unforgettable: 22750 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Private Practice: 18240 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Beyond The Darklands: 18200 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. MasterChef Australia: 15430 (TV ONE, 4:45pm – 6:00pm) Continue reading »