Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Coronation Street: 44600 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. 7 Days: 41830 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:05pm)
  3. The Best of Graham Norton: 32610 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 23980 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Absolutely Fabulous: 23850 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:10pm) Continue reading »

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Most watched

  1. One News: 601,250 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. 2012 Olympics London: 508,840 (PRIME, 10:45pm – 11:50pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 489,020 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. 2012 Olympics London: 450,960 (PRIME, 8:55pm – 9:15pm)
  5. Coronation street: 445,670 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

This week on Q+A, charter schools: a bold new innovation to save failing pupils or an experiment putting our kids’ achievement at risk?

The government this week laid out the framework for what it’s now calling Partnership Schools. While the education ministers won’t front on the controversial new policy, Political Editor Corin Dann will debate the pros and cons with the scheme’s architect, ACT party president Catherine Isaac and staunch critic, NZEI President Ian Leckie. (1+2 live in Akld) Continue reading »

Saturday August 4 9.30 and Sunday 8.00 on TV3

- Steve Tew, CEO NZ Rugby Union on the Deloitte Report on rugby finances; privatising Super 15 franchises and the economics of the All Blacks.
- Colin James on the week in politics
- Louisa Wall, Richard Prosser (NZ First) and Colin Craig (Conservatives) on Louisa’s gay marriage bill.
- Professor Duncan Bloy, media law specialist from University of Cardiff on growing moves to have Governments regulate media.
- Bill Ralston and Brian Edwards will cast their expert eyes on the media. Continue reading »

London 2012 Olympics – Saturday August 4


Women’s 800m freestyle final (Lauren Boyle) – 6:45am

Men’s 1500m heat (Nick Willis), 7.25am

Women’s quarterfinals – Football Ferns v USA, 1.30am Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching The Castle, Bernard and Doris, and the Olympics

One of my favourite movies is on TV One at 8.30pm tonight: The Castle. It’s so delightfully painful to watch, that you can’t help but love it! If you haven’t seen it, watch it; and if you have, watch it again. “$450 for jousting sticks? Tell him he’s dreamin.”

There’s also a movie on Soho at 8.30pm called Bernard and Doris. It stars Susan Sarandon and Ralph Fiennes and tells the story of the twilight years of tobacco billionairess Doris Duke and her relationship with her gay butler, to whom she left her entire fortune. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 43930 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:10pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 35940 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 34390 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Block NZ: 34200 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. 20/20: 26770 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

Good news for Mad Men fans

According to the Hollywood Reporter, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss are in negotiations for two-year contracts that would take them through to the end of Mad Men season 7. American network AMC has only renewed Mad Men for Season 6, but Creator Matt Weiner said recently: “There will be a Season 7. “Jon Hamm is signed on for it, I’m signed on for it … I think Season 7 has already been internationally sold … It’s going to happen.”

New Girl season two info revealed

The second season of New Girl will see Cece (played by Hannah Simone) get a new boyfriend (played by Nelson Franklin), and Winston’s tough-as-nails mum (played by Anna Maria Horsford) will come to town – and she won’t be able to stand Schmidt.  Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 616,920 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 516,200 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: 467,370 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 457,050 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Close Up: 415,480 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »