Must watch:

Get Smart (TV2, 8.30pm)
This is the movie version starring Steve Carell as Maxwell Smart and Anne Hathaway as 99. If you haven’t seen it, you should, because it is very funny. An admin worker at a government agency is suddenly called up to undertake a dangerous spy mission.

New Zealand’s Got Talent (TV One, 7.30pm)
Find out which of the acts from last week will make it through to the grand final. Plus, this week’s batch of semi-finalists give it their all to impress the judges and the public. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. CSI Miami: 36340 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. CSI:NY: 34810 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: 16880 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Spiderwick Chronicles: 14210 (FOUR, 7:50pm – 9:55pm)
  5. Three Hungry Boys: 12470 (PRIME, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Dominic Bowden is to host the first local version of global television phenomenon format The X Factor NZ, coming to TV3 in 2013.

Dominic has been at the forefront of television in New Zealandfor the past decade, becoming a household name when he hosted NZ Idol.  He went on to be the first Kiwi to host a LIVE primetime network show on American television, The Next Great American Band., and is currently working in Los Angeles with The X Factor USA (currently screening on TV3, Thursdays and Fridays).

With a music television CV that goes back to co-hosting cult late night music show Space, Dominic says he is extremely proud to be the host of the first Kiwi series of The X Factor:

“I’m so excited to come home and work with the team of talented people that is being put together in New Zealand,” he says.  “I’ve had the chance to work in many different environments here in the US, but making The X Factor back home, helping celebrate our talent, and telling their great stories will be fantastic.   Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 550,020 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: 477,980 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Intl Rugby Bledisloe Cup: 359,430 (SKY Sport 1, 11:10pm – 12:55am)
  4. Intl Rugby Bledisloe Pre Game: 344,650 (SKY Sport 1, 10:55pm – 11:10pm)
  5. Hyundai Country Calendar: 336,110 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Must watch:

Comic Store Heroes (National Geographic, 8.30pm)
This documentary looks like it would be quite quirky and interesting. America’s largest comic retailer gears up for New York’s Comic Con. In the wacky world of comic superfans, dreams are everything…and with a bit of faith and spandex, they really can come true.

ITM Cup: Auckland vs Wellington (SKY Sport 1, 7pm)
If you’re a rugby fan then you’ll most likely be watching semi-final two tonight. Auckland take on Wellington at Westpac Stadium. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Shortland Street: 39200 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 37150 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. The X Factor USA: 24180 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 20780 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  5. 7 Days: 18160 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:05pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 542,240 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 404,000 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Brendhan & Jason’s Brit Comedy: 374,250 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:05pm)
  4. Close Up: 367,610 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The X Factor USA: 341,790 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Yesterday we released a graph that made some comparisons between the ratings of The Ridges and Campbell Live:

Average Audiece, 5+

There were a few people who would have preferred we use the 25-54 ratings as opposed to the total average audience 5+.  For those who aren’t sure, the 25-54 figures are the key demographics for TV3 and the ones that are said to be of most interest to advertisers.

We requested these figures from TV3 and here is the corresponding graph we’ve created: Continue reading »

Downton Abbey kicked off its third season on Prime last night to stellar ratings with an average audience of 352,080.

The multi award winning series has been a huge hit for Prime and boosted its channel share to 7.7% for the day.

Must watch:

Norway Massacre: The Killer’s Mind (Discovery, 7.30pm)
Explore the mind of Anders Behring Breivik, the self-confessed assassin behind the 2011 Norway shooting spree, in which 77 people were killed.

Crownies (Prime, 9.30pm)
Crownies follows five young lawyers as they face the pressures of a fast-paced workplace, combined with the pressures of modern single life.

Continue reading »