Most watched

  1. One News: 563,860 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 520,650 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Motorway Patrol: 507,230 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Police Ten 7: 472,870 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 470,230 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm) Continue reading »

Ian Smith is a cricket/rugby commentator for SKY Sport, including the upcoming Friday Nights Under Lights HRV Cup series.

What are you most looking forward to for the upcoming cricket season? 
Plenty of sixes, fours and spectacular action to encourage people of all ages back to the grounds. User-friendly grounds not threatened by over-zealous throngs of security.

What is your most memorable moment from watching cricket on TV as a kid? 
Embarrassingly, my most memorable moment was watching the first ever cricket coverage in this country back in those wonderful black and white days. Continue reading »

Must watch:

Downton Abbey (Prime, 8.35pm)
The future of Downton hangs precariously in the balance. Meanwhile, Mary and Violet conspire to put on the grandest party ever held at Downton, and Mrs Hughes faces some worrying personal news.

Rove LA (TV3, 9.35pm)
Rove is back for an all-new second season. On the couch tonight is British superstar Russell Brand, popstar Adam Lambert, and comedian Kristen Schaal.  Continue reading »

Oprah Winfrey developing family drama for HBO
HBO is developing a new family drama with Oprah’s Harpo Films. Here’s the plot: It centres on a wealthy academic who has become the first black president of a prestigious liberal arts college. He and his family are thrust into national headlines, forcing them to present an idyllic public facade, all while engaging in agonising personal battles and struggling with dark obsessions.

American Idol start date revealed
Fox has announced the start date for the new season of American Idol, featuring judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Revolution: 52810 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. The Ridges: 29150 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:35pm)
  3. Game Of Thrones: 25940 (PRIME, 9:30pm – 10:40pm)
  4. Underbelly Badness: 23270 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  5. Rescue Special Operations: 18840 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Fair Go: 700,240 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. One News: 593,490 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 582,460 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Close Up: 446,550 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The Middle: 422,950 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm) Continue reading »

Must watch:

Fair Go Ad Awards (TV One, 7.30pm)
This is always good for a laugh. In tonight’s annual ad awards, find out which ads New Zealanders love…and love to hate.

Revolution (TV2, 9.30pm)
I still have to find the time to watch the first episode, but for those of you up with the play, on tonight’s episode, on the run from the militia, the gang are led back to the rebel camp. Meanwhile, Danny stands up to one of Captain Neville’s men.  Continue reading »

Dan Stevens says third season of Downton Abbey could be his last
Dan Stevens, who plays Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey, may not be returning to Downton Abbey for the fourth season. Stevens is currently appearing on Broadway in “The Heiress” and he told The Daily Mail, “New York for me is going to be one big adventure. I will be taking the whole family out and we will be there for six months. I don’t know if I will be returning to Downton.” 

Elementary gets full season
The CBS Sherlock Holmes drama, Elementary, starring Lucy Liu, Jonny Lee Miller and Aidan Quinn, has been given a full season by its American network, after rating well in the States.  Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Revolution: 52080 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 45140 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. What’s Really In Our Food?: 22710 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  4. One Born Every Minute: 19320 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 16420 (TV2, 7:30pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Dog Squad: 758,000 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Coastwatch: 721,090 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. One News: 675,840 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 672,680 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Wildest India: 574,560 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »