americas-cup-logo-300Whatever happens on the water in San Francisco tomorrow, in my mind, whoever wins the next race should be the winners of the 34th America’s Cup.

Sure, Oracle have been docked two points for cheating, but I don’t really fancy the idea of winning the cup on a technicality.  Nor do I fancy the thought of the decision being made by lawyers if Oracle do end up making it to 9 wins on the water first.

The ratings have been incredible as the entire nation have gotten in behind Team New Zealand but I really do feel that it’s our last chance tomorrow seal it.  If not, it’s not going to be a case of our team choking.  The other team will have beaten us by simply improving their boat speed and crew work.  (Unless, of course, they’ve added some extra lead to the boat) Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Person Of Interest: 39220 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Castle: 38920 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Grey’s Anatomy: 31440 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Private Practice: 31140 (TV2, 10:30pm – 11:30pm)
  5. The Block NZ: 31080 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Breakfast Special: 752,830 (TV ONE, 8:00am – 9:00am)
  2. One News: 713,450 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Dynamo Magician Impossible: 671,410 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Breakfast Special: 620,450 (TV ONE, 9:05am – 10:00am)
  5. Shortland Street: 568,450 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)

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If you haven’t seen House of Cards yet (Netflix) you can either wait until TV3 screen it or buy it from Amazon.  It is simply a superb show and this was by far the best moment from today’s Emmy Awards.

nzgt-twitter-fakeAfter this morning’s post about what seemed a rather suspicious looking tweet that appeared on air during the show, TVNZ have contacted us, denying there is any truth to the matter.

The tweet that was broadcast during New Zealand’s Got Talent was only the second ever tweet from the account @hyperlesley.

TVNZ said in a statement.

We’ve looked into this for you and can tell you it’s not happening. We wouldn’t stand for it and neither would our viewers. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Call The Midwife: 57190 (TV ONE, 9:05pm – 10:10pm)
  2. Mr Selfridge: 54050 (TV ONE, 10:10pm – 11:15pm)
  3. The Smurfs: 34620 (TV2, 7:30pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Intl Netball: 32280 (SKY Sport 1, 7:40pm – 9:05pm)
  5. The Campaign: 25080 (SKY Movies 1, 8:35pm – 9:55pm) Continue reading »

Someone has been defacing TV3’s 3 News billboards


emmyHere are the 2013 Emmy Nominations  airing today and recapped live here, Monday September 23rd. The 65th annual Prime Time Emmy Awards are being broadcast live on Vibe, channel 6 on Sky.

Neil Patrick Harris is hosting so here’s to a good show.  Actually, Jimmy Kimmel, last year’s host crashes the stage to give him some advice since the producers don’t invite hosts back.  He’s then joined on stage by Glee’s Jane Lynch.  And then another former host, Conan O’Brien, who claims when he hosted 900bn people watched the Emmys.  It’s a classic argument.

The opening sketch becomes brilliant, the moment they cut to Kevin Spacey who is in his character from House of Cards and claims he’s sabotaging Neil Patrick Harris’ hosting.  Simply a wonderful opening set.

And to the awards:

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Jane Lynch, Glee
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Anna Chlumsky, Veep Continue reading »

Slight gains to both Seven Sharp and Campbell Live this week with 2% and 3% increases respectively. Seven Sharp moved back above the 400,000 mark to have an average audience of 406,492 viewers while Campbell Live increased theirs to 315,722


As is the case with all these big televised talent shows these days, the TV networks are broadcasting live tweets during the shows. With most of the tweets during New Zealand’s Got Talent being rather negative, the challenge of finding positive ones in the flurry of negativity must be a daunting task for whoever is doing it. It would be so much easier to just create a fake account and write the message you want to spin and then broadcast that.

This tweet appeared during The Allstar Cheerleaders’ audition last night.


Now look at the account:

lesley-mckenzie-2 Continue reading »