Most watched

  1. One News: 629,430 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 485,570 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Close Up: 461,090 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Graham Norton Show: 357,660 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Two and a Half Men: 348,790 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. The Graham Norton Show: 357,660 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Two and a Half Men: 348,790 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Mad Love: 290,570 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. How to Look Good Naked: 290,150 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. New Zealand’s Next Top Model: 287,000 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 127,570 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. Dickinson’s Real Deal: 114,830 (TV ONE, 2:00pm – 3:00pm)
  3. Emmerdale: 108,570 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
  4. ONE News 4:30: 104,950 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  5. Good Morning: 99,780 (TV ONE, 9:00am – 12:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 629,430 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Close Up: 461,090 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. How to Look Good Naked: 290,150 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. MasterChef Australia: 244,990 (4:55pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Masterchef: 196,170 (8:35pm – 9:45pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 485,570 (7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  2. Two and a Half Men: 348,790 (7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Mad Love: 290,570 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Nikita: 221,420 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. F.R.I.E.N.D.S: 189,080 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. The Graham Norton Show: 357,660 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. 3 News: 330,610 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. New Zealand’s Next Top Model: 287,000 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Family Guy: 202,770 (9:30pm – 10:00pm)
  5. Campbell Live: 189,580 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. Dragonball Evolution: 108,720 (8:30pm – 10:20pm)
  2. The Simpsons: 105,210 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Family Guy: 71,600 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Better Off Ted: 39,850 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. The Wild Thornberrys: 36,580 (7:55am – 8:25am)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 202,300 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal Or No Deal: 108,560 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  3. Deal or No Deal: 98,040 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  4. Live To Dance: 95,720 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. The Block: 87,240 (7:35pm – 8:30pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 44,080 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Homai Te Pakipaki: 79,510 (8:30pm – 10:00pm)
  2. Nga Pirihimana Hou: 33,180 (10:00pm – 10:30pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Ice Road Truckers: 28,590 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. ITM Cup Rugby: 139,350 (7:30pm – 9:10pm)
  2. ITM Cup Rugby Post Game: 60,960 (9:10pm – 9:25pm)
  3. Friday Night Football: 49,400 (7:00pm – 7:25pm)
  4. NRL Pre Game: 30,740 (9:30pm – 9:40pm)
  5. NRL: 26,490 (9:40pm – 11:20pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 2

  1. NRL Pre Game: 49,190 (9:30pm – 9:45pm)
  2. NRL Footy Show Highlights: 37,010 (8:30pm – 9:25pm)
  3. NRL: 32,270 (9:45pm – 11:25pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 88,420
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 8:00am): 153,370
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 138,730
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 36,990
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 48,220
  • 3 News Firstline (8:00am – 8:30am): 49,990
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 43,050
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 127,570
  • 3 News at 12: No information available.
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 629,430
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 330,610
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 461,090
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 189,580
  • Tonight (10:50pm – 11:20pm): 134,010
  • Nightline (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 127,400

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Close Up: TV ONE 461090 – up from 393260 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. New Zealand’s Next Top Model: TV3 287000 – up from 221570 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. 3 News: TV3 330610 – up from 280460 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Nikita: TV2 221420 – up from 178840 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Deal or No Deal: PRIME 98040 – up from 56040 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Two and a Half Men: TV2 348790 – down from 436420 (7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  2. The Graham Norton Show: TV3 357660 – down from 437590 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Mad Love: TV2 290570 – down from 343990 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. The Erin Simpson Show: TV2 87260 – down from 137670 (4:00pm – 4:05pm)
  5. Nightline: TV3 127400 – down from 174890 (10:30pm – 11:00pm)


  1. How to Look Good Naked: TV ONE (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. Masterchef: TV ONE (8:35pm – 9:45pm)
  3. Family Guy: TV3 (9:30pm – 10:00pm)
  4. Unzipped: TV ONE (9:45pm – 10:15pm)
  5. The Millen Baird Show: TV3 (10:00pm – 10:30pm)
  6. Absolutely Fabulous: TV ONE (10:15pm – 10:50pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 31.5%
  • TV ONE: 24.2%
  • TV2: 15.2%
  • TV3: 14.5%
  • PRIME: 4.9%
  • FOUR: 4.2%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.2%
  • Maori TV: 1.5%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

TV3 has announced plans to broadcast a debate between Prime Minister, John Key, and the Leader of the Opposition, Phil Goff, as part of Decision ’11.  The hour-long debate will be moderated by John Campbell and will take place in the week leading up to the General Election on November 26.

TV3 will use the innovative Roy Morgan Reactor to track the responses of a panel of non-committed voters.  The Reactor’s results will be instantaneously displayed on screen, allowing viewers to see the reaction of the electorate in real time.

For the first time, the general public will also be invited to respond to the debate, through the ground-breaking Roy Morgan Reactor smart phone app.  Their responses will be broadcast in real time, and will be clearly distinguished from the reactions of the panel. 

3 News Auckland Bureau Chief Keith Slater says:

“We are delighted to have secured exclusive use of the Roy Morgan Reactor for what will no doubt be a decisive moment in the election campaign.

“This is new technology, which will add another dimension to the debate, and we expect the smart phone app to engage younger voters whose opinions can be difficult to measure.”

The Leaders Debate will be part of Decision ’11, authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the General Election from TV3’s leading news service.   

FlightPathTV is an innovative global aviation show providing an entertaining, action packed and informative look inside the world of aviation.

Narrated by avid aviator, Richie McCaw, each week FlightPathTV puts the viewer in the pilot’s seat and takes them on an aviation adventure.

Travel behind the scenes to some of the biggest and best air shows and events, meet some of the worlds best pilots and get an exclusive look at historic aircrafts.

Put your seat in the upright position and prepare for take-off on FlightPathTV premiering exclusively on Discovery Channel, Monday nights at 9.30pm (NZST) beginning September 5.

Avid Aviator, Richie McCaw said of his involvement with the documentary series, “My grandad was a fighter pilot and I’ve been flying with my Dad since I was nine, so aviation is in my blood. I am thrilled to be working with Discovery Channel on FlightPathTV as it has given me the opportunity to share my passion with a like-minded audience.”

Filmed by two New Zealand entrepreneurs, Fletcher McKenzie and Malcolm Clement of Leading Edge Media Ltd, and with support from the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), the series took over two years to film.

The RNZAF aerobatic team takes viewers on several exciting exercises around New Zealand, introducing us to incredible pilots on both sides of the Tasman, including Matt Hall, an aerobatic pilot, Gulf War jet-fighter veteran and Red Bull Air Racer. Matt puts you in the pilot’s seat for some extreme aerobatics during his ‘In the Loop’ segments.

Filmed in high definition, FlightPathTV includes 10 action packed episodes with over 50 stories, told by Richie McCaw, from around the globe. Viewers have the chance to travel the length and breadth of New Zealand from some of the highest points in the Southern Alps, to the beauty of Central Otago, Canterbury, Taranaki, King Country, Bay of Plenty, Auckland and Northland.

So buckle up and get ready for the most spectacular ride of your life as Richie McCaw shares his expert knowledge on all things aviation on FlightPathTV.


FlightPathTV episode descriptions:


Episode 1 

Air Races and Air Forces

This episode invites viewers behind the scenes of what has been described as the ‘Worlds Fastest Motor Sport’ at the Reno Air Races. We then travel down-under with the Royal New Zealand Air Force to go mountain flying in the treacherous Southern Alps in New Zealand. Meet the driving force behind MD Helicopters and profile their revolutionary technology, then get on board the largest Airliner in the world. 

Finally, viewers are introduced to a retired US Air Force Colonel who flew fighters on D-Day and went onto fly Presidents on Air Force One.


Episode 2 

Innovation and Action

This episode heads down-under on a white-knuckle ride with the Royal New Zealand Air Force aerobatic team, then climbs on board the deadliest bomber in the US Air Force and introduces viewers to its 28 year old pilot. 

Viewers then go racing and party with the legendary Warlock Race Team at Reno and check out the new addition to the Cessna family. Later they meet a US World War II bomber pilot who reveals the Allies secret weapon.


Episode 3 

Explosions and Elegance

In this episode, viewers join the action on board a Navy warship during a joint-force exercise and ride along on a Navy helicopter during a live firing of a Maverick Missile. They then check out an Italian Sports-car for the sky being built by two brothers realising their father’s dream. 

Later, a Jelly Bean eating stunt pilot who lands on-top of moving trucks is featured, as well as the last surviving ‘Dam Buster’ Lancaster bomber pilot from WWII. Viewers also get a special guided tour around the legendary Planes of Fame in Chino USA.


Episode 4

Outback and Inverted

This episode kicks off by meeting the ‘Air Bandits’ – a motley trio of extreme aerobatic pilots led by Lithuanian legend Jurgis Kairys. The iconic F-16 fighter is then profiled and viewers hear first hand about close encounters with heat seeking missiles in combat. 

Then we head down-under into the Australian Outback to take an exclusive inside look at the Temora Aviation Museum and meet its multi-millionaire owner who takes a hands-on approach when it comes to collecting and flying his own collection of rare warbird aircraft. 

Viewers then visit a military exercise at high speed and low level as a C-130 Hercules crew is put through their paces in the treacherous Southern Alps during Exercise SkyTrain.


Episode 5 

Flying Aces and Exotic Places

This episode features Red Bull Air Race pilot and US aerobatic legend, Mike Goulian, as he provides an inside look into what it takes to be the world’s best. We then travel to Waikiki to go flying with Hawaii’s first family of helicopters with over 120 years history in the islands. 

Next, viewers meet a World War II fighter pilot who flew Spitfires with the legendary 485 Squadron of the Royal Air Force and hear first-hand about the fierce battles and near misses that nearly took his life. 

Finally, the iconic Tiger Moth bi-plane from the 1930’s is profiled and viewers get a private flight from a secluded grass airstrip with a master pilot.


Episode 6 

Past, Present and Future Flight

This episode features the Crocodile Dundee of aerobatics, 13 times Australian aerobatic champion Chris Sperou, famous for his high speed inverted ribbon cut only metres from the ground. We then follow an Air Force precision helicopter display team preparing for a major international airshow. 

Next it takes a special look at the world’s best WWI aviation museum where the Red Baron flies again. Viewers are then invited on board the newest addition to the Australian Air Forces tactical transport fleet to hear the extreme result of what happens when you reverse all four jet engines while in flight! 

Finally, we take an exclusive look at the future of 21st Century air power and how its pilot can literally see through this new fighter aircraft.


Episode 7 

Something Old, Someone New

In this episode, a classic two seat Boeing as flown by a former US President during his Air Force training is profiled and then viewers get an inside guided tour of the legendary F-111 famous for its impressive fuel dump and burn. 

Viewers are then taken south of Sydney Australia to meet a dedicated group of volunteers who are bringing iconic Intercontinental and Cold War era aircraft back to life, and later take part in a national flying camp for teenagers led by an Air Force Chaplain who loves old cars, old planes and old flying helmets.


Episode 8 

Historic Planes and Modern Pilots

This episode travels back to the skies above Europe during WWI when gentlemen pilots went into battle flying wood and fabric aircrafts, then viewers meet an airline pilot who in his spare time flies a terrifying fighter from WWII nicknamed ‘Whistling Death’. 

Next, viewers meet a 38 year old legendary aerobatic pilot, Gulf War jet-fighter veteran and Red Bull Air Racer Matt Hall, and travel to Pearl Harbour Hawaii to visit the Pacific Aviation Museum and target of the Japanese attack – complete with bullet holes and bomb craters. 

Later, we get a special invitation to go flying in close formation with the Royal Australian Air Force Roulettes display team.


Episode 9 

Classic and Contemporary

This episode kicks off by checking out a tandem skydive business owned by an amazing and inspirational pilot, who has literally risen from the ashes after surviving an explosive plane crash and six months in a coma. Following this, Red Bull Air Race pilot Matt Hall puts viewers in the pilot’s seat for some extreme aerobatics, as he demonstrates the first of five ‘In the Loop’ aerobatic segments.

Next, Boeing’s test pilot who is putting the new Super Hornet through its paces is featured and viewers join the international crew of a P-3 Orion during an anti-submarine warfare patrol. 

We then check out the Classic Flyers Museum where the attraction is not only the great collection of aircraft but also the local personalities which include world record holders and combat pilots.


Episode 10

Combat Legends

In this episode, viewers check out all the action at the National Helicopter Championships and get back in the pilot’s seat for an inside look at the challenges of extreme aerobatics with Matt Hall and his ‘In the Loop’ aerobatic segment. 

Featured next is a WWII combat pilot who is being reunited for the first time in over 65 years with one of the last surviving fighters. After numerous dog-fights and raids on enemy ground targets, viewers will hear how close he came to death, more than once. 

Finally, viewers find out that there is a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to banner towing – especially if you’re a new pilot!

Maori Television is paying tribute to world famous Maori funny man Billy T James with a one-off special highlighting some of his best sketches.

With Billy T – Te Movie opening in cinemas on Thursday 18 August, we have selected some of Billy T James’ most renowned sketches to showcase in a one-off Billy T Special screening on Friday 2 September at 8pm.

In 1987, Billy T set up his own company to produce his television series, which contained some of his classic and best loved sketches.

The Billy T Special is the pick of those sketches, re-edited by Maori Television in collaboration with Tom Parkinson, who also produced Billy T – Te Movie. Join Maori Television for a hilarious 60 minutes that not only shows some of the best of Billy T but is a fitting tribute to the late great comedian.

Tune into Maori Television on Friday 2 September at 8pm for a hatakehi night with our Billy T Special.

Hatakehi Maori… Billy T Special on Maori Television, Friday 2 September at 8-9PM.

Widely praised for his efforts in raising awareness of depression, former All Black John Kirwan shares his experience of the illness.

The All Black legend and unofficial patron of The Nutters Club features in a one-hour special on Friday 2 September at 10.30pm.

In the one-hour episode, he talks to host Mike King and psychiatrist Dr David Codyre about his writing, understanding and living with depression and how wellness is something we need to work at every day.

“Help, great word. I reached out for help and what it did was amazing. It took a while; some understanding, some personal discovery and some pain,” says Kirwan.

Kirwan played 96 games for the All Blacks and was part of the 1987 team that won the Rugby World Cup title on home soil. This year he returns to the Rugby World Cup, but not as a player – as coach for Japan.

Check out another side of a rugby legend as Kirwan shares his story with Mike King on The Nutters Club next month, Friday 2 September at 10.30pm.

Rugby legend John Kirwan talks about living with depression on The Nutters Club, Friday 2 September at 10.30pm.

Weta Workshop has had a hand in the upcoming TV One drama Tangiwai, constructing the scale replica train to recreate the 1953 disaster.

Weta founder Sir Richard Taylor oversaw the construction of the one-sixth scale replica locomotive with 11 carriages, which was fitted out with lights, blinds and dolls.

It will be used for the scene where the train with 285 people on board plunges into the river after a rail bridge was knocked out by a volcanic lahar.

The budget for the scene, shot last December in Makara near Wellington, was relatively small in Weta terms at only $3m.

Flying bugs proved a hindrance to the filming of the scene, due to the size at which they would show up on lenses used to make the train appear life-size.

The film centres on the story of former NZ cricketer Bob Blair and his fiancée Nerissa Love, who perished in the accident while Blair was away in South Africa on duty. 

Tangiwai: A Love Story will screen on TV One this Sunday.

Source: Stuff

Maori Television has a great range of New Zealand documentaries in our all new Pakipumeka Aotearoa series playing in the lead up to our free-to-air Rugby World Cup 2011 coverage.

The one-hour documentaries are playing on Saturday nights at 8.30-9.30pm.

This weekend is Henare O’Keefe: Te Tuatangata which tells the story of a local hero determined to bring hope back to the people of Flaxmere, Hastings – one of New Zealand’s most socially deprived suburbs, notorious for gang activity.

For those born in this Hawke’s Bay suburb, hope can be hard to come by but Henare O’Keefe is bringing hope back to the community even after his own family fell victim to the suburb’s violent crime.

Henare O’Keefe: Te Tuatangata is an uplifting, intimate and emotionally charged portrait of a man whose unshakable belief in the power of love affected positive change; an average New Zealander who, through an incredible act of forgiveness, turned an entire community into heroes.

Next week, Saturday 20 August, meet New Zealand’s own version of Erin Brockovich in The Green Chain. Whakatane man Joe Harawira fought the powers of industry and government and won.

The former sawmill worker believes his exposure to poison in the workplace led to him becoming seriously ill, so he fought to seek the truth behind the death and sickness that afflicted his community. The Green Chain tells his story.

On Saturday 27 August check out a new movement coming out of Hawke’s Bay that is encouraging Maori people to get fit and healthy in IronMaori: Movement of the People.

The first IronMaori half-ironman was born in December 2009 with 288 competitors after event founder Heather Skipworth, a health professional from Pakipaki – the rural predominantly Maori settlement south of Hastings – had an epiphany to do something to reverse the negative health statistics prevailing in the Maori community.

She viewed a half-ironman (2km swim, 90km cycle and 21.1km run) as a challenge that would force a significant lifestyle change that could be continued – “one that would lengthen the time to get to your grave”, she says.

Finally, one week out from Rugby World Cup 2011 kick off, we explore the history of New Zealand rugby culture and the world cup and its affect on our psyche in The Wait of the Nation on Saturday 3 September.

The Wait of the Nation tells the story of the All Black’s inaugural world cup triumph on home soil in 1987, where the Men In Black helped heal the wounds of the disastrous Springbok Tour of 1981 and reunite Kiwis behind their national game.

As the tournament returns to New Zealand this year, only one thing matters: winning that elusive World Cup. For this rugby-mad nation, it’s a question of national pride.

So sit back and relax whanau and look in with Maori Television for these essential Saturday night viewing of some great home-grown documentaries.



Henare O’Keefe: Te Tua Tangata – Saturday 13 August at 8.30pm

The Green Chain – Saturday 20 August at 8.30pm

IronMaori: Movement of the People – Saturday 27 August at 8.30pm

The Wait of the Nation – Saturday 3 September at 8.30pm


Most watched

  1. One News: 678,380 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: 541,580 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 535,910 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Police Ten 7: 485,040 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Close Up: 474,090 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: 541,580 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 485,040 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 456,040 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Random Breath Testing: 442,450 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Motorway Cops: 306,140 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:50pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 131,240 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 115,630 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
  3. Dickinson’s Real Deal: 106,230 (TV ONE, 2:00pm – 3:00pm)
  4. The Erin Simpson Show: 105,380 (TV2, 4:30pm – 5:00pm)
  5. The Erin Simpson Show: 99,280 (TV2, 4:00pm – 4:05pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 678,380 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: 541,580 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Close Up: 474,090 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 456,040 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Motorway Cops: 306,140 (9:35pm – 10:50pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 535,910 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 485,040 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Random Breath Testing: 442,450 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. 20/20: 243,510 (9:30pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Chuck: 189,070 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 330,460 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Campbell Live: 206,230 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Home and Away: 193,920 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  4. Couples Retreat: 189,690 (8:30pm – 10:50pm)
  5. Extreme Makeover Weight Loss: 159,920 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 116,340 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Family Guy: 95,050 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. That ’70s Show: 86,620 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  4. American Dad: 75,050 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Futurama: 68,230 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 201,870 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal or No Deal: 103,810 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  3. Deal or No Deal: 100,590 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  4. Strike Back: 78,360 (8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Millionaire Hot Seat: 70,240 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 51,720 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Hunting Aotearoa: 59,960 (9:30pm – 10:00pm)
  2. Hyundai Code: 29,990 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Law & Order Criminal Intent: 52,370 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. NCIS: 32,830 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Law & Order Criminal Intent: 28,060 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. ITM Cup Rugby: 97,770 (7:30pm – 9:25pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 90,040
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 7:55am): 155,330
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 126,130
  • 3 News Firstline (6:00am – 6:30am): 28,900
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 48,020
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 61,610
  • 3 News Firstline (8:00am – 8:30am): 46,830
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 38,240
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 131,240
  • 3 News at 12: No information available.
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 678,380
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 330,460
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 474,090
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 206,230
  • Tonight (10:50pm – 11:20pm): 223,640
  • Nightline (10:50pm – 11:25pm): 109,480

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: TV ONE 541580 – up from 463790 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Prime Evening News: PRIME 201870 – up from 157100 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: TV2 535910 – up from 494260 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Everybody Loves Raymond: TV3 83370 – up from 43680 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  5. Deal or No Deal: PRIME 103810 – up from 64650 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Random Breath Testing: TV2 442450 – down from 519120 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Coronation Street: TV ONE 456040 – down from 519330 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. One News: TV ONE 678380 – down from 734550 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Chuck: TV2 189070 – down from 244540 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. 20/20: TV2 243510 – down from 298790 (9:30pm – 10:35pm)


  1. Couples Retreat: TV3 (8:30pm – 10:50pm)
  2. Strike Back: PRIME (8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Motorway Cops: TV ONE (9:35pm – 10:50pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • TV ONE: 29.9%
  • SKY Network: 25.8%
  • TV2: 16.3%
  • TV3: 13.2%
  • PRIME: 4.8%
  • FOUR: 4.5%
  • Other TV Channels: 4.1%
  • Maori TV: 0.8%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Eric Young’s cheeky dig at a colleague has become the latest newsreader blooper to hit Youtube.

The Prime News presenter gave a two-fingered salute to someone off-camera after he completed a voice-over on the results of ITM Cup rugby fixtures.

The gesture was intended to be made while highlights of the game were still playing but the camera cut back to him sooner than he was expecting.

True Blood renewed for fifth season

True Blood has been officially renewed for a fifth season by HBO. “I am thrilled that ‘True Blood’ continues to enjoy a phenomenal reception from both subscribers and critics,” Michael Lombardo, HBO president, said.

MacFarlane to host Sheen Roast

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has been confirmed as the host for the upcoming Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. It will be the third Roast gig for MacFarlane, who last hosted the Donald Trump special.

Bruckheimer developing drama series

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is developing a new drama series for CBS in the US that will focus on a mother who becomes a New York State Trooper. The drama is being written by former Heroes writer Aron Eli Coleite.

Bacon linked to comedy series

Kevin Bacon has been linked to a new comedy project called Valentine that centres on the life of a talk radio host. Bacon is already developing another comedy series with HBO.

Scrubs actress signs devlopment deal

Former Scrubs actress Sarah Chalke has signed a new development deal with 20th Century Fox Television. The contract means a new half-hour comedy project will be built around the actress.