Most watched

  1. One News: 729,430 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 656,140 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 587,710 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Close Up: 523,710 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Yellowstone: 501,060 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Family Guy video game confirmed

A Family Guy video game entitled Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse has been confirmed by Activision for PS3 and Xbox 360.

$25,000 for Beatles song

Mad Men reportedly paid around $25,000 to use the Beatles’ song ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ in a recent episode. Continue reading »

The first live Homai Te Pakipaki of the year kicks off this Friday 11 May at 8.30pm.

Now in its sixth series, Maori Television’s original grassroots karaoke show is about to give the country’s singing hopefuls their chance in the spotlight.

Registrations to audition open at 3.30pm every Friday at Maori Television’s Newmarket studios

Auditions are open to anyone aged 16 or older and whanau come from far and wide to sing their hearts out on HOMAI TE PAKIPAKI.

After being selected to sing, pakis (contestants) go straight through to stand in front of the cameras where it’s up to them to show the text-voting audience at home what they’ve got. Continue reading »

Matt Gilray became the eleventh contestant from the Top 16 to leave MasterChef New Zealand tonight on TV One.

In tonight’s episode the Top Six were flown by helicopter to the iconic Taupo retreat, Huka Lodge.

Dining in style that evening with the three judges, the contestants were treated to six sumptuous courses ranging from scallop, crayfish and mushroom entrees to snapper and venison mains and a lemon, lychee and passionfruit dessert.

Next morning the day’s challenge was revealed.

Each contestant had 90 minutes to cook one course from the previous night’s menu.The courses were drawn at random, and the MasterChef judges, not knowing who was cooking what, blind tasted and scored the dishes. Huka Lodge executive chef Michel Louws, who guided and mentored the contestants during the challenge, also awarded points for their performance in the kitchen. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Person Of Interest: 66990 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Criminal Minds: 53130 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Homeland: 47300 (TV3, 8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Desperate Housewives: 39440 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Modern Family: 31170 (TV3, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Introducing a new ISP that will enable access to US TV services like Hulu and Netflicks.

No longer be second-grade-third-world-digital-boat-people people with FYX – your new ISP. Use the internet the way nature intended … with freedom and grace.

With FYX, the internet works as it should. With access to many more international websites and internet-based services than any other ISP in New Zealand, FYX will literally change the way you use the internet at home. Your TV becomes more functional and Wii’s, Xbox’s, PlayStations and tablets have their potential fully realised. Even your smartphone can get smarter!

And with so much more do see and do at home with FYX, you may find you can start saving a lot of money by getting rid of some other monthly services that may become irrelevant to you.

FYX is an ISP that is all about open access and freedom. We have enabled a technology we like to call “Global Mode” which creates freedom for New Zealand internet users that doesn’t exist elsewhere. Continue reading »

The winter season of Shortland Street started last night with the first of their hour long Monday episodes and it appears as though fans are hooked.

According to last night’s ratings, Shortland Street drew an average audience of close to 750,000 viewers.

Lesbian kiss at 5:30pm deemed ok

A scene from Coronation Street, broadcast at 5.30pm, showed two female characters kissing. The Authority declined to uphold the complaint that this breached standards relating to good taste and decency, responsible programming, children’s interests, and controversial issues. The scene was brief and innocuous and no less acceptable for being a kiss between two women; the content was consistent with the programme’s G rating and, given the context, was not unsuitable for children; the programme screened in an appropriate time-band; and the controversial issues standard only applies to news, current affairs and factual programmes. Read More…

TV Works fined over burqa fairness Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 761,320 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 744,410 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Force: 637,700 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Border Security: 603,570 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Close Up: 543,860 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

With all the [faux] outrage over The GC since it debuted, let’s play a little game.

What will the second episode of The GC rate on Wednesday night?  Perhaps we can get a GC prize pack to give away (TV3?) for the lucky winner!

Here are some numbers to help with your predictions:

TV3: 370,660
TV3+1: 42,700
VOD: 100,000+ (Watch it, you know you want to)
Time Shifted: TBA

What do you think the total audience of 5+ viewers for episode 2 of The GC will be?