- One News: 619,490 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
- Shortland Street: 453,330 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
- Motorway Patrol: 443,110 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)
- Police Ten 7: 436,700 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
- Doc Martin: 414,970 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
Here is something to ponder. Mediaworks tell us that House of Cards is the #1 program on their ondemand service and has had more than 110,000 streams. Let’s put some perspective on that number. Week one, the award winning drama from Netflix had an average audience of 26,710 viewers. An additional 12,100 viewers recorded it and watched it over the next week, meaning that 31% of the total audience timeshifted the program. This week, the second episode rated even lower.
Let’s assume for a minute that half of the streams were from dedicated fans, desperate to finally view the series, and have binged on it and now seen it all. This would equate to about 4,230 people. Even if everyone who was watching the show on demand had seen every episode, the total number of people doesn’t even hit 8,500 viewers. Hardly the stuff you’d write home about, and yet here we are…
Emmy-award winning Netflix series House of Cards is driving strong uptake for MediaWorks’ rebranded video ondemand service 3NOW.
Kiwis have embraced 3NOW as the new way to catch up with their favourite TV3 and FOUR television shows on multiple platforms. The 3NOW Apps for mobile, tablet and Samsung Smart TVs have been downloaded more than 134,500 times since its February 23 launch. Continue reading »
Killer cast building for HBO Rock ‘N’ Roll drama
The cast for HBO’s untitled Rock ‘n’ Roll drama being created by Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter and Mick Jagger is picking up some great names despite not being officially given the green light yet (how could it not?!). Olivia Wilde will co-star opposite Bobby Cannavale in the drama set in 1970s New York and explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of record executive Richie Finestra (Cannavale) who is trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound. Richie is undergoing a crisis of character when confronted with a life-altering decision.
SyFy returning to space Continue reading »
There were some interesting comments yesterday about Seven Sharp vs Campbell Live which I think we should delve into a little later but in the meantime, here is your daily thread for discussing anything to do with television in New Zealand.
Sarah returns, Brooke schemes, and Dayna’s in trouble. Continue reading »
Top 20 most time shifted shows
Fans of Nothing Trivial will finally get some answers – NZ On Air has agreed to fund a two-hour tele-feature to wrap up the series, after series three ended unexpectedly on a cliff-hanger.
NZ On Air will provide $1.6million for the tele-feature which will trace the lives of the popular characters over a year. Produced by South Pacific Pictures, it is expected to screen on TV One later this year.
“The storylines, acting and production values on Nothing Trivial were terrific. We have supported this tele-feature because there was still a loyal fan base of 265,000 throughout the third series, and we think they deserve the catharsis of a conclusion,” said NZ On Air Chief Executive Jane Wrightson. Continue reading »
CBS inks massive 3 season renewal
The #1 primetime comedy in the US, The Big Bang Theory, has been renewed for 3 more seasons and will see the cornerstone series run through until at least 2016/17. This will take the hit series through to it’s 10th season and with it, the very likely chance of payrises for the cast.
Amazon puts The Rebels on hold Continue reading »