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Most watched

  1. One News: 705,040 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Security: 633,480 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Force: 585,660 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 576,910 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Beyond The Darklands: 529,770 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

As many of you know, I’ve regularly commented on the use and mis-use of rating figures and the confusion over the difference between average audience and  cumulative audience (also known as reach).  An article about New Zealand’s Got Talent in Stuff does not help clear things up for readers, saying:

“While Nielsen put the average audience of the TVNZ show at 934,820 viewers, TVNZ said NZGT attracted all up over 1.4 million Kiwis”

The two figures aren’t at odds: one is the average audience (934,820) and one is the cumulative audience (1.4 million). Further, both figures are provided by Nielsen.  TVNZ quotes ratings figures provided by Nielsen.

Here’s their definitions once again: Continue reading »

New Zealand’s biggest entertainment event of 2012, New Zealand’s Got Talent, has become the most watched debut episode of a TV entertainment series in the past eight years.

Last night over 1.4 million Kiwis tuned in to watch the first episode of the talent extravaganza which showcases the best and most entertaining talent from around the country.

With 47 per cent of the available audience watching, NZGT achieved a massive 22.9 per cent rating amongst all New Zealanders aged 5 +.

In TV ONE’s target demographic of 25-54 year olds the show also scored big, with a massive 21.4 rating and attracting more than half a million viewers, out-rating all other channels in the same time zone.

During last night’s show, #NZGT was also the top trending topic on Twitter globally and continued to stay in the top ten well after the show had ended. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Offspring: 28220 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  2. Nothing Trivial: 25300 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Prince of Persia The Sands of Time: 20470 (TV2, 8:35pm – 11:00pm)
  4. City Homicide: 17180 (TV ONE, 11:35pm – 12:30am)
  5. 60 Minutes: 13300 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching The Woman Who Wasn’t There and Beyond The Darklands

The Woman Who Wasn't ThereNational Geographic is screening a documentary called ‘The Woman Who Wasn’t There’ at 8.30pm, and this will no doubt be fascinating to watch. It looks at how Tania Head, one of 9/11′s most recognised survivors, turned out not to be a survivor at all, but just a woman who made the tale all up.

This documentary has interviews with Head, right before her story crumbled and the world found out she was a fraud.

Beyond the Darklands (TV One, 8.30pm) investigates a very recent case tonight: the killing of Carmen Thomas by her partner, Brad Callaghan. Continue reading »

Gillian Anderson returns to TV in a show called The Fall

Gillian Anderson is returning to TV in a new BBC drama called The Fall, in which she plays Stella Gibson, a British investigator who tries to track down a serial killer.
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The premiere episode of New Zealand’s Got Talent on TV ONE last night drew in a massive average audience of 934,820 viewers.

This looks set to be TVNZ’s biggest reality show to date – here’s how it compares to other local reality show premieres:

NZ Idol Series 1 (2004): 885,600

Dancing with the Stars NZ Series 3 (2007): 787,000

Masterchef NZ Series 3 (2012): 497,940

Most watched

  1. New Zealand’s Got Talent: 934,820 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Sunday: 814,220 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. One News: 785,940 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Betty White’s Off Their Rockers: 367,630 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. The Big Bang Theory: 351,760 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

It’s the show that’s going to make an ordinary New Zealanders dream come true and change their life forever.  These are the immortal words that opened New Zealand’s Got Talent tonight and while it would be great to take on the primary sponsors slogan and believe, history would suggest we shouldn’t.  But while the over-promising and under-performing eventualities exist, New Zealand’s Got Talent is a new opportunity for TVNZ to prove that the lessons have been learnt and this time they’ve finally got it right.  With the production team behind Masterchef New Zealand at the helm, one can only assume that they’ve got a handle on the concept that success breeds success so for NZGT to do well, it really needs to do well.

Out of the gate, NZGT, as it shall henceforth be known, delivered the goods.  Despite Billy’s Brass Band kicking off the show as his first gig, it was entertaining, albeit absolute rubbish.  When Jason Kerrison gave him a yes, the room I was in went cold as I dreaded the thought that he was serious about looking for that standard of winner. Continue reading »