skysport_logo_rebuild5_CMYKSky Sport has confirmed that they will be airing 15 live football matches featuring our national teams over the remainder of the year.

The All Whites and Football Ferns will take centre stage, with the former facing a home and away playoff to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil while the latter faces the number one teams in the world.

“This year is a massive year for the All Whites with their qualification to Brazil 2014 and I’m delighted that SKY Sport customers can watch build-up games for qualifying for the World Cup finals as well as the crucial home and away CONCACAF matches,” said Richard Last, SKY’s Director of Sport. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 703,250 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 643,180 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Border Security: 589,890 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 575,340 (TV2, 8:50pm – 9:20pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 574,130 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:50pm) Continue reading »

For the second time this week, Campbell Live has not only beaten TV One’s Seven Sharp again, but they delivered the biggest ratings the show has ever had.

On Monday, Campbell Live broke the 400,000 viewer mark for the first time since the show debuted back in 2005 with 430,460 viewers.  Last night saw the numbers jump higher again with an average audience of 434,170 viewers.

Seven Sharp drew an average audience of 404,840 viewers, 29,330 fewer than Campbell Live.

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On Monday, TV3’s Director of News and Current Affairs, Mark Jennings, described the result as an upward trend that showed viewers were choosing current affairs over the ‘non-current affairs’ on TV One and added that “Campbell Live is now the clear choice for viewers who want to stay informed on what’s happening in New Zealand, and the stories that really matter.”

They must be absolutely glowing over at Flower St over these results.

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Elementary: 63780 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Arrow: 54460 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  3. 24 Hours In A&E: 52900 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 39300 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. 999 What’s Your Emergency: 28150 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm) Continue reading »

SamNeill2Sam Neill has joined the cast of the new Australian drama Old School.

The series, which will air on ABC1 in Australia, tells the story of retired cop (Neill) and a retired crim who “get together to solve crimes, unravel scams and make some much-needed cash, while avoiding the wrath of the police and the underworld”.

Carole Sklan, ABC TV’s Head of Fiction says; “This fabulous show is witty, tough, smart, and full of great characters. We’re really thrilled to have Bryan Brown and Sam Neill heading such a wonderful cast, and to be working with Matchbox Pictures again after such successful collaborations on series including The Slap and The Straits.” Continue reading »

MKRfinalistsAfter dominating the first three nights of the working week for several months this year, TV’2 ratings juggernaut My Kitchen Rules will come to an end next week.

The finalists were confirmed in the second semi-final last night, with the final shaping up as an all-Queensland affair between Dan and Steph and Jake and Elle.

$250,000 is at stake for the teams, who must present their best five-course meal to the judges in the grand finale.

Should they win, Dan and Steph have said the money would be put towards a gourmet sausage shop and their continued IVF treatment. Continue reading »

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris named Emmys host

Neil Patrick Harris has been named as the host of this year’s Emmy Awards. The How I Met Your Mother actor is also set to front this year’s Tony Awards for the third time.

Schwarzenegger developing bodybuilding drama

Arnold Schwarzenegger is developing a new TV drama, Pump, that focusses on the bodybuilding industry. The project will be set in 1970s California and feature the actor if it gets ordered to series. Continue reading »

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Martin Henderson & Hunter Stratton Boland on set for new thriller drama series Secrets & Lies

skysport_logo_rebuild5_CMYKKiwi motorsport fans may still be without MotoGP coverage on Sky Sport but the broadcaster is offering the Isle of Man TT as another consolation prize.

Highlights of the famous event will be broadcast on Sky Sport from Friday , May 31 through until Monday, June 10. Continue reading »

Code2013Maori Television’s primetime sports series Code celebrates 250 episodes on air tomorrow night.

In this special show, presenters Jenny-May Coffin, Glen Osborne, Awen Guttenbeil, Karl Te Nana and Wairangi Koopu take a trip down memory lane with a look back at some of the highlights, including guests, stories, demonstrations and bands over the past nine years.

Since starting in 2005, CODE has gained a reputation for featuring top sports stars and celebrities. Sir Graham Henry, David Tua, Lisa Carrington, Sarah Walker, Mahe Drysdale, Sonny-Bill Williams, The Harlem Globetrotters and Anthony Mundine are just a few of the famous names to have sat on the CODE couch. Continue reading »