Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Big Bang Theory: 49950 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:00pm)
  2. Castle: 37330 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Harry’s Law: 30330 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  4. The Almighty Johnsons: 29480 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Nikita: 27800 (TV2, 10:30pm – 11:30pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 728,020 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 607,180 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 605,850 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Close Up: 494,260 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Two and a Half Men: 470,930 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm) Continue reading »

Obama slow jams the news with Jimmy Fallon

Barack Obama has made an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s late night talkshow where he slow jammed one of his policy positions with Fallon and house band The Roots.

Kardashians signs new E! deal

The Kardashian family has signed a new deal with the E! network, meaning Keeping Up with the Kardashians will continue for at least another three years. Continue reading »

Samsung New Zealand is now making available smart TV’s that can be controlled by voice commands and hand gestures.

Available now is the ES8000 which comes complete with a camera mounted on top of the screen to allow viewers to control functions using hand gestures.

Viewers can gesture at the chosen app on the TV then ‘click’ it by making a closed fist.

Microphones are also installed next to the camera which respond to commands such as “channel up”. The remote control also features a microphone.

Samsung New Zealand’s TV and audio-visual manager, Glen Chean said the new range will “change the way people interact with their TVs”. Continue reading »

Deadline is reporting that TV3 comedy Super City will be adapted in the US by ABC.

ABC Studios will produce a low-cost production based on the Madeleine Sami comedy, which was directed by Taika Waititi.

Under the codename Keystone, the production will be written by and feature Sami with Waititi again serving as director.

Carthew Neal, who produced the original series, will executive produce the US production alongside Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment.

Kaplan and Waititi recently worked on the US remake of popular British comedy series The Inbetweeners. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Rookie Blue: 42580 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  2. NCIS: Los Angeles: 38480 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Suburgatory: 27580 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. NCIS: 27020 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Go Girls: 25660 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 681,760 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 556,830 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Close Up: 482,230 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. MasterChef New Zealand: 466,840 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Missing Pieces: 379,670 (TV3, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

After Mike Hosking’s initial rant that stated that the size of TVNZ7′s audience didn’t justify its existence, he then moved to Twitter to defend his comments.  However he went from saying the numbers weren’t big enough, to that they needed to outrate whatever else it was up against to, to that it didn’t actually matter how well it rated because he just doesn’t like public broadcasting.
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Seacrest returning to Idol

Ryan Seacrest has confirmed he will be continuing on as host of American Idol. His new deal is said to last at least two years.

New series from Sons of Anarchy creator

The creator of Sons of Anarchy, Kurt Sutter, is launching a new Discovery Channel series that will focus on the world’s most notorious gangs and crime families. Continue reading »

Dave McKinnon became the ninth contestant from the Top 16 to leave MasterChef New Zealand on Tuesday 24th April (7.30 pm – 8.30 pm) on TV ONE.

In tonight’s episode the Top Eight contestants made a hamburger cake and a milkshake for baking maestro Mathew Metcalfe, owner of Auckland’s Icing On The Cake.

The contestants had six hours to bake four cakes, shape them, mix fondant icing in several different colours and use them to create a super hamburger cake with buns, patty and trimmings. Within that time they also had to do a pantry run for ingredients to make a milkshake of their choice.

Charlene McGechan and Ana Schwartz took top honours for their standout shakes (Banana Caramel and Vanilla Coconut Orange respectively) and cakes of the day. Continue reading »