1. If you could have any other job in the TV industry, what would it be?
I’d like to be continuity. I’m quite obsessed with continuity, and always pick up when it’s out in films. It’s very satisfying as an actor to get complicated continuity right. This season of Johnsons, the continuity artist shook my hand at the end of a very hard scene involving unwrapping boxing straps. I was delighted.  Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Dynamo Magician Impossible: 64360 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Descent from Disaster: 38670 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  3. First Crossings: 33710 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 24890 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Mitre 10 Dream Home: 21970 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:40pm) Continue reading »

This is fantastic!

This is the original news item

And this is the autotune remix! Continue reading »


Four last night began screening the 8th series of Australia’s Next Top Model.  I love this show and we’re getting it only 2 weeks behind Australia!  Unfortunately only 28,870 saw it last night but it’s a great show and my favourite of all the Top Model franchises.


Most watched

  1. One News: 764,710 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Dynamo Magician Impossible: 735,800 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 537,170 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 448,550 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. 3 News: 396,360 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)

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TV3 are airing a documentary tonight, with funding from the NZ On Air platinum fund, that gives a rare insight into the life of former prime minister Helen Clark.  It’s screening after TV3’s wallowing current affairs show 3rd Degree.

This seems strange to me.  I would have thought that it would have provided a strong Wednesday line up to run the news, Campbell Live, this doco and then 3rd Degree but instead there is that home rennovation show.  Perhaps the bump to 9:30 suggests that the content may offend and is suitable for a mature audience.

“For Helen Clark, politics was everything. She ate, slept and drank it.”

The words of John Key, seemingly in admiration of his former political foe, open a documentary premiering on TV3 tonight. Continue reading »

But of course they would say that

Due to an unprecedented volume of votes during last night’s Grand Final Decider, some text voters received an automated message saying that voting was closed. We can assure the people who got that message that their votes did go through and were included in those that were monitored on the night. Continue reading »


For us, like many viewers, Friday nights have long been must watch comedy on TV3.  7 Days is one of those shows that is series linked on the PVR so that if we can’t watch it live, it’s available to watch later.  In fact, we recently had a week away from the news and 7 Days provided an entertaining round up of what we’d missed without having to endure a newspaper.  However, this year we’ve found ourselves choosing to watch Jono and Ben at Ten before we watch 7 Days.  While 7 Days pokes plenty of fun at the news, JABAT provide an entertaining critique of the media and pop culture.  We love it but are we alone?

There has been a bit of a piss take going on about Jono and Ben at Ten that it’s this terrible comedy show slotted in after 7 Days in the hopes that it might actually be able to rate off the back of a strong lead in.  Many times we’ve heard Jono, Ben and their trusty side kick (or drop kick as they infer) Guy Williams lambasted for having no audience.  They’ve even played on it themselves.  However, this is a myth and it’s about to be debunked. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Person Of Interest: 82420 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Grey’s Anatomy: 48530 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Wentworth: 43790 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Castle: 29780 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  5. Shameless: 27200 (TV2, 10:35pm – 11:40pm) Continue reading »