Disney have announced that a sequel to the made for TV Teen Beach Movie is now in the pipeline with New Zealand born Maia Mitchell reprising her role as McKenzie.

“Teen Beach Movie 2″ will reunite the key cast members and creatives from the original, which paid homage to the beach-party movies of the 1960s with a time travel storyline that sent a pair of contempo surfing buffs back to the era of bouffants and Brylcreem. Disney confirmed the news on Saturday at the taping of the Radio Disney Music Awards kudocast. Continue reading »

What a disaster The Great Food Race has been for TV3. About the only thing they can be commended for is having the resolve to not bump the program to a different timeslot or night. Some might also call that stupidity.

Last night’s grand finale slumped to it’s second lowest rating of the 13 episode series with an average audience of only 123,160 viewers. The series average wasn’t much higher than that with only 145,999 viewers tuning in per week.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Blacklist: 87270 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:15pm)
  2. Offspring: 56170 (TV ONE, 8:15pm – 9:05pm)
  3. Hawaii Five-O: 56080 (TV3, 9:15pm – 10:45pm)
  4. Betrayal: 34980 (TV ONE, 10:05pm – 11:35pm)
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The basic package price is about to increase again for Sky Subscribers. The New Zealand Herald has asked me to find a Sky subscriber who isn’t happy about this and would like to make a comment for tomorrow’s paper. If you’d like to let your feelings be known, please contact me ASAP.

As with the 7pm current affairs shows, this data is likely to be a little misleading due to the extra short week last week. The Paul Henry Show only screened Tuesday to Thursday while Tonight screened on TV One all week.

The numbers though had TPHS up 9% on the previous week with an average audience of 132,620 viewers per night. This was the highest average the series has had but due to Monday’s being typically lower, I’d suggest this is a little inflated from reality.

Tonight was down 8% to 104,700 despite not having any competition in the late night news department for two of the five nights.

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Seven Sharp returned to screens on Monday after taking Friday off for Easter while the Campbell Live team took a four day weekend, returning on Tuesday so this weeks numbers can be taken with a grain of salt.

Seven Sharp were down 9% to an average audience of 414,426 viewers per night with Friday night’s Anzac Day show dropping well below 400,000, a figure the series has managed to avoid since the start of the month.

Campbell Live were down 27% on the previous week to an average audience of 217,795 viewers per night but considering we’ve just had two long weekends in a row, I can’t see this as necessarily being a trend at this point.

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Most watched

  1. Sunday: 647,570 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. One News: 642,330 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 514,050 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. 3 News: 332,860 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Offspring: 290,480 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)

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Australia’s night of nights for the TV industry celebrated the very best on offer across the ditch last night and amongst the award winners was Top of the Lake which won Outstanding Miniseries of Telemovie. Continue reading »

Welcome to the start of a new week, one where you don’t have the luxury of a 3 day weekend at the other end of it. Last night saw one cooking show come to an end and another take one step closer to its own grand finale.

Whatever else you’d like to discuss today, here is your general discussion thread.