MTV Hits is set to launch in New Zealand on December 1 on SKY Channel 060.

MTV Hits is a 24-hour music channel designed specifically to showcase hit music catering to 13-24 year olds in an upbeat and interactive MTV environment. 

Bringing the connection of social media platforms and the television screen to a new level, MTV Hits (SKY channel 060) is based upon the premise of aligning with audiences’ use of social media and building a “comMuniTV” where music lovers will have the opportunity to own, engage with and be part of the channel by creating play lists and even making on-screen appearances throughout the day via exclusive, first-run interactive programming.

Artists such as Rihanna, David Guetta, Jason Derulo, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Usher, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian and B.O.B. will share the screen with New Zealand viewers as they create and influence content and comment on programming in real time, further blurring the lines where young people experience music — radio, television, online and live events. 

MTV Hits can be seen in New Zealand from December 1 on SKY channel 060.

Commented Rebecca Batties, GM, Music Brands and Comedy Central, MTV Networks Australia & New Zealand: “The launch of MTV Hits on the Sky platform once again gives us the opportunity to bring great music into New Zealand homes.  MTV Hits is a strong interactive channel that allows New Zealand viewers to connect with their favourite hits from around the world.”

Travis Dunbar, SKY’s Director of Entertainment Content is equally as excited about the addition of MTV Hits to MTV Networks New Zealand stable.  “Given our longstanding relationship with MTV-Viacom networks and the incredibly successful recent launch of MTV Classic – which has genuinely been embraced by a wide variety of subscribers across all demos – we at SKY are excited to add MTV Hits to our music channel mix. The channel promises to be expertly targeted to its core audience and the introduction of both social media and interactive applications is sure to place MTV Hits in a truly unique position in the broadcasting landscape!”

MTV Hits will join MTV Classic (SKY channel 061) and Flagship channel MTV (SKY channel 014).

MTV Classic (SKY channel 061) is aimed at 24-40 year olds and designed specifically to showcase music and music-inspired entertainment centered on artists, genres and music programming from the 80s to the 00s. 

MTV (SKY channel 014) – aimed at 16 – 29 year olds continuously evolves by fusing music with smash hit programming that connects with – and reflects – youth and youth culture. MTV is the home of first-run international blockbuster programming including Jersey Shore (which was the channel’s second most successful 2010 premiere after The Hills season 6 finale), in addition to Teen Moms, 16 & Pregnant and an exclusive, soon-to-be-announced reality commission.

TVNZ’s Kate Lynch is said to be in hot water with colleagues over an alleged case of plagiarism involving a story on Close Up.

The reporter ran a story on the current affairs show last week regarding foreign goods in a kiwi family’s household that was said to be nearly identical to one produced by an American network earlier in the year.

Close Up apologised for the similarities between the stories last week but Lynch is said to be unapologetic for the apparent case of plagiarism.

The Herald reports that a TVNZ source confirmed that Lynch’s co-workers are upset over her actions and the lack of personal responsibility taken.

One TVNZ staffer told the Herald: “I’ve never seen so many people upset. They’re pissed off. It’s a unilateral response across the newsroom. It’s not our practice to copy other people’s work. We don’t approve of it.”

An investigation is underway with TVNZ’s human resources department to find exactly how the story could have been copied almost word-for-word in some parts by Lynch.

Source: Herald

TVNZ’s Dunedin-based cameraman Ross Wilson puts the company car to good use this morning.

By John Matheson

The juggernaut that is TVNZ will throw all of its resources behind its Rugby World Cup coverage.

The state broadcaster announced its commentary, presenting and news team today and they are clearly nicely placed to win the ratings war which is about to explode around the tournament.

With Sky Television, Maori Television and TV3 all having rights to the tournament the battle for the television audience will come down to points of difference.

Today’s announcements included:

- the acquisition of All Blacks great Jeff Wilson as the broadcaster’s expert comments man.

- the announcement of one-time New Zealand Sports Journalist of the Year Andrew Saville in the coveted role of lead commentator.

- the re-signing of the rating winning FIFA World Cup presenter Martin Devlin to front One’s Rugby World Cup coverage

- and plans for Rugby World Cup 2011 – Tonight – a new panel based show which will air at 10.45pm on each Rugby World Cup match night.

“We needed to approach the Rugby World Cup with a fresh presentation,” TVNZ’s General Manager of Sport, Murray Needham said.

 

“With so many broadcasters all showcasing the tournament it was important to establish a point of difference.

“And in the end, for us, that point of difference will come down to the talent involved in and around the coverage for the duration of the tournament.

“With all these key people on board around the actual live match coverage and with the exceptional internal talent also committed to contributing to the overall TVNZ presentation I am anticipating that we will deliver an event which will be both informative and entertaining.”

A part from the match day component – which will be bolstered by a pool of talent including a number of former All Blacks, coaches and overseas stars – the strength of TVNZ’s coverage will be the man-power and expertise offered up by its news and current affairs team.

Thanks to shows like Breakfast, Good Morning and Close Up – as well as its four weekday news broadcasts – it’s difficult to see how any other entity will be able to compete with TVNZ’s wall-to-wall coverage.

“We’ve been planning for this for over 12 months,” TVNZ’s head of news, current affairs and sport Anthony Flannery said.

“The key to our success is that we are treating the Rugby World Cup in the way it should be treated – not just as a sports event but as the biggest sporting event in the world this year.

“And, of course, it transcends sport which is why having the ability to utilise our news and current affairs staffers around the country will be so valuable.

“It really is going to be case of ‘all hands on the pump’.

”Make no mistake about this – TVNZ will throw the weight of its news and current affairs departments behind the tournament.”

 

Simon Dallow – the multiple award winning host of One News – will be a regular guest on Rugby World Cup 2011- Tonight which will be hosted by Devlin and he’s excited by the ground work put in by TVNZ’s executives.

“When New Zealand bid for the tournament they talked about a stadium of four million people,” he said. “Well, with the resources that TVNZ has, we will be able to take the Rugby World Cup to those four million. It’s hugely exciting for everyone involved.

“And when you look at the people involved – the likes of Jeff Wilson, Martin Devlin and Andrew Saville along with many of the country’s best news and current affairs journalists TVNZ will be in a position to present rugby in a new light rather than the staid and predictable way we have had to become accustomed to.”

 

Devlin, said Flannery, was the obvious choice to host TVNZ’s coverage even though he is not a permanent staffer.

“Martin Devlin did an outstanding job when he presented the FIFA World Cup for us last year,” Flannery said.

“He projected the passion and energy of that event and he will absolutely be in his element for this event.

“He’s the perfect host for Rugby World Cup 2011 – Tonight as well. That show will be a lot more than just the normal talking heads panel show. We have some nice innovations planned for it.”

The ‘front window’ of the TVNZ’s coverage though will of course be their coverage of the All Blacks’ tests.

 

The partnership of Saville and Wilson will rival any of duos on New Zealand’s airwaves.

“It was an easy decision to go with Andrew Saville as the commentator,” Needham said.

“He has had a lot of experience commentating on radio and he’s made the transition to television through commentary on the Sevens with ease.

“He’s also still going to be presenting our sports news and covering the All Blacks though out the tournament so that will arm him with a mountain of relevant information that he can bring to his commentaries.

“And clearly having Jeff Wilson alongside him will be a real treat.

“Jeff has huge credibility and is widely respected by everyone involved in the game. He’s going to be a real asset for us.”

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 823,320 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. The Food Truck: 727,250 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Sunday: 507,150 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. 3 News: 400,330 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Terminator Salvation: 376,850 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:50pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Sunday: 507,150 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Terminator Salvation: 376,850 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:50pm)
  3. The Investigator Special: 314,720 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 10:25pm)
  4. 60 Minutes: 300,180 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 298,970 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. America’s Funniest HV: 262,180 (TV2, 4:30pm – 5:00pm)
  2. Are We There Yet: 212,160 (TV2, 1:00pm – 2:55pm)
  3. Shortland Street Omnibus: 187,130 (TV2, 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
  4. Good Luck Charlie: 171,390 (TV2, 4:00pm – 4:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street Omnibus: 161,870 (TV2, 10:00am – 12:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 823,320 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. The Food Truck: 727,250 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Sunday: 507,150 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. The Investigator Special: 314,720 (8:30pm – 10:25pm)
  5. Our World: 267,890 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Terminator Salvation: 376,850 (8:30pm – 10:50pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: 298,970 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Two and a Half Men: 293,640 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. America’s Funniest HV: 262,180 (4:30pm – 5:00pm)
  5. Are We There Yet: 212,160 (1:00pm – 2:55pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 400,330 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. 60 Minutes: 300,180 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. CSI Miami: 215,580 (9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  4. Modern Family: 185,460 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. House: 177,500 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. Indiana Jones & The Last Crusa: 191,840 (7:00pm – 9:30pm)
  2. That ’70s Show: 71,760 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Bob The Builder: 48,690 (8:55am – 9:05am)
  4. Bananas in Pyjamas: 48,690 (9:05am – 9:20am)
  5. Raising Arizona: 45,190 (9:30pm – 11:30pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Madness In The Fast Lane: 207,530 (8:45pm – 9:45pm)
  2. Top Gear: 204,240 (7:30pm – 8:40pm)
  3. Prime Evening News: 155,980 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  4. Border Security USA: 86,490 (10:50pm – 11:45pm)
  5. Deal or No Deal: 84,830 (4:00pm – 4:30pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Kai Time On the Road: 60,940 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. It’s In The Bag: 51,260 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Sunday Feature: 49,520 (8:30pm – 10:30pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. SmackDown: 32,460 (6:45pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Underbelly: 26,620 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. ITM Cup Rugby: 68,580 (2:30pm – 4:10pm)
  2. ITM Cup Rugby: 48,930 (4:30pm – 6:15pm)
  3. ITM Cup Rugby Post Game: 47,030 (4:10pm – 4:25pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 2

  1. NRL: 141,060 (4:05pm – 5:40pm)
  2. NRL Post Game: 85,040 (5:40pm – 5:55pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. Grown Ups: 104,350 (8:35pm – 10:10pm)
  2. How to Train Your Dragon: 44,550 (4:40pm – 6:15pm)
  3. Step Up 3: 29,610 (2:55pm – 4:40pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies Great

  1. Edward Scissorhands: 29,600 (2:10pm – 3:50pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast: No information available.
  • 3 News Firstline: No information available.
  • AMP Business: No information available.
  • ONE News Midday: No information available.
  • 3 News at 12: No information available.
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 823,320
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 400,330
  • Close Up: No information available.
  • Campbell Live: No information available.
  • Tonight: No information available.
  • Nightline: No information available.

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. America’s Funniest HV: TV2 262180 – up from 142270 (4:30pm – 5:00pm)
  2. The Food Truck: TV ONE 727250 – up from 640240 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Good Luck Charlie: TV2 171390 – up from 93360 (4:00pm – 4:30pm)
  4. Let’s Get Inventin: TV2 190680 – up from 116000 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  5. One News: TV ONE 823320 – up from 751160 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. House: TV3 177500 – down from 268370 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Sunday: TV ONE 507150 – down from 588420 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Two and a Half Men: TV2 293640 – down from 320580 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Modern Family: TV3 185460 – down from 193810 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Gillette Motorsport: TV3 55930 – down from 62620 (4:00pm – 5:00pm)

New

  1. Top Gear: PRIME (7:30pm – 8:40pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: TV2 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Sunday Feature: Maori TV (8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. The Investigator Special: TV ONE (8:30pm – 10:25pm)
  5. Terminator Salvation: TV2 (8:30pm – 10:50pm)
  6. Madness In The Fast Lane: PRIME (8:45pm – 9:45pm)
  7. Mayday: PRIME (9:50pm – 10:50pm)
  8. How To Look At A Painting: TV ONE (10:25pm – 10:55pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 32.2%
  • TV2: 21%
  • TV ONE: 19.4%
  • TV3: 10.8%
  • PRIME: 5.8%
  • FOUR: 4.9%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.6%
  • Maori TV: 1.5%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Hamill to guest on Chuck

Former Star Wars actor Mark Hamill has landed a guest role on the new season of Chuck. Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, will appear as a villain on the spy series.

Hammer to reprise role on The Simpsons

Actor Armie Hammer will reprise his role as The Social Network’s Winklevoss twins in an episode of The Simpsons. The 24-year-old will make a guest appearance in the animated comedy instead of the actual Winklevoss twins Cameron and Tyler, who sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly stealing the idea for the website.

Doherty scores own reality series

Actress Shannon Doherty will feature in her own reality series that will follow her as she plans her wedding to celebrity photographer Kurt Iswarienko.

BBC comedy axed

Long-running British comedy series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps has reportedly been axed after 10 years on the BBC.

Gervais developing new sitcom

Ricky Gervais is creating a new comedy series with Dexter producer Clyde Phillips called Afterlife. The sitcom will centre on an atheist who dies and goes to heaven.

The whanau of Taranaki man Anthony Ratahi, who was shot dead by police last week, have approached Native Affairs to share their story.

Ratahi’s two daughters are speaking out on Monday night’s episode of Native Affairs with their story to be followed by a live panel discussion led by anchor Julian Wilcox.

Radio New Zealand has reported that Ratahi (46) was shot through the left eye by specialist armed police last Saturday after setting a dog on him 12 hours after he took his former girlfriend hostage at a hotel in Opunake.

Maori Television’s Te Kaea reporter Semiramis Holland was approached by the Ratahi whanau and granted exclusive unlimited access to the tupapaku and the tangihanga at Oeo Pa.

Native Affairs producer Colin McRae says the whanau has concerns at the lack of support upon his release from prison, which they will discuss further on the show.

“They’re not denying their father had a history of violent offending, but are concerned about how the operation was handled and whether it was necessary for police to shoot him,” says Mr McRae.

Tune in to Native Affairs on Monday 25 July at 8.30PM to hear the family’s side of the story.

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 656,020 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Hyundai Country Calendar: 628,030 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. My Kind of Place: 480,300 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals: 302,920 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  5. 3 News: 297,440 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. My Kind of Place: 480,300 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals: 302,920 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  3. Grand Designs Revisited: 260,110 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. The Voice: 258,480 (TV2, 7:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Air Force One: 234,090 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 11:05pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. Dancing On Ice: 136,890 (TV ONE, 3:15pm – 4:55pm)
  2. Stars in Their Eyes: 128,070 (TV ONE, 2:10pm – 3:10pm)
  3. America’s Funniest HV: 114,770 (TV2, 4:35pm – 5:05pm)
  4. ITM Cup Rugby Post Game: 102,620 (SKY Sport 1, 4:10pm – 4:25pm)
  5. Zeke And Luther: 102,180 (TV2, 9:05am – 9:30am)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 656,020 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Hyundai Country Calendar: 628,030 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. My Kind of Place: 480,300 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals: 302,920 (8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Annabel Langbein The Free: 257,800 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. The Voice: 258,480 (7:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. America’s Funniest Home Videos: 183,980 (7:05pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Lesbian Vampire Killers: 171,270 (9:35pm – 11:20pm)
  4. According to Jim: 152,400 (5:35pm – 6:00pm)
  5. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air: 141,720 (6:00pm – 7:05pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 297,440 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Grand Designs Revisited: 260,110 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. The ITM Fishing Show: 243,590 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Outdoors with Geoff: 197,520 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Outrageous Fortune: 181,380 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. Indiana Jones and the Temple: 134,430 (7:00pm – 9:30pm)
  2. The Simpsons: 93,110 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Peppa Pig: 72,500 (2:55pm – 3:00pm)
  4. Sesame Street: 69,990 (2:00pm – 2:55pm)
  5. Pimp My Ride: 67,660 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Lewis: 212,300 (8:35pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Prime Evening News: 122,980 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  3. World War II In Colour: 91,400 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Surf Patrol: 35,430 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Junior MasterChef Australia: 30,510 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Homai te Pakipaki: 42,560 (4:00pm – 5:30pm)
  2. NZ Documentary: 23,310 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. Intl Rugby Tri Nations: 165,720 (10:05pm – 11:50pm)
  2. ITM Cup Rugby: 144,840 (7:30pm – 9:10pm)
  3. Intl Rugby Tri Nations Pre Gam: 124,830 (9:30pm – 10:05pm)
  4. ITM Cup Rugby Post Game: 115,990 (9:10pm – 9:25pm)
  5. Intl Rugby Tri Nations Post Ga: 114,120 (11:50pm – 12:05am)

Most watched on SKY Sport 2

  1. NRL: 25,630 (7:35pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo: 35,870 (8:35pm – 11:00pm)
  2. Predators: 32,480 (11:05pm – 12:50am)
  3. Death at a Funeral: 25,400 (6:55pm – 8:25pm)
  4. Prince of Persia The Sands of: 24,470 (12:00pm – 1:50pm)

Head to head

  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 656,020
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 297,440

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. My Kind of Place: TV ONE 480300 – up from 320590 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. The ITM Fishing Show: TV3 243590 – up from 188330 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals: TV ONE 302920 – up from 252040 (8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Zeke And Luther: TV2 102180 – up from 60180 (9:05am – 9:30am)
  5. Survivor Nicaragua: TV3 64390 – up from 26540 (3:00pm – 4:00pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Dancing On Ice: TV ONE 168470 – down from 277950 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  2. Outdoors with Geoff: TV3 197520 – down from 271910 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  3. 3 News: TV3 297440 – down from 366280 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. America’s Funniest Home Videos: TV2 183980 – down from 241200 (7:05pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Annabel Langbein The Free: TV ONE 257800 – down from 306960 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

New

  1. World War II In Colour: PRIME (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. The Voice: TV2 (7:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Outrageous Fortune: TV3 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. NZ Documentary: Maori TV (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Air Force One: TV ONE (8:35pm – 11:05pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 38.2%
  • TV ONE: 20.8%
  • TV2: 12.6%
  • TV3: 11.9%
  • FOUR: 5.8%
  • PRIME: 5.1%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.3%
  • Maori TV: 1.2%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 638,010 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 605,150 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Close Up: 428,690 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Two and a Half Men: 374,540 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Intl Rugby: 369,500 (SKY Sport 1, 7:25pm – 9:15pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Two and a Half Men: 374,540 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. The Graham Norton Show: 325,420 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. 7 Days: 276,650 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:05pm)
  4. Trinny & Susannah’s Australian: 265,380 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Intl Rugby: 239,500 (PRIME, 9:00pm – 10:50pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 133,110 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. The Erin Simpson Show: 127,420 (TV2, 4:30pm – 5:00pm)
  3. Emmerdale: 126,760 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
  4. ONE News 4:30: 118,300 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  5. Good Morning: 106,070 (TV ONE, 9:00am – 12:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 638,010 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Close Up: 428,690 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Trinny & Susannah’s Australian: 265,380 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. MasterChef Australia: 247,510 (4:55pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Miranda: 201,360 (9:35pm – 10:15pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 605,150 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Two and a Half Men: 374,540 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Mad Love: 233,710 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. America’s Funniest HV: 183,520 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  5. F.R.I.E.N.D.S: 182,480 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. The Graham Norton Show: 325,420 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. 3 News: 311,930 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. 7 Days: 276,650 (9:30pm – 10:05pm)
  4. Home and Away: 265,390 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. New Zealand’s Next Top Model: 233,440 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark: 149,040 (7:00pm – 9:25pm)
  2. Pathfinder: 98,700 (9:25pm – 11:30pm)
  3. Bananas in Pyjamas: 66,700 (9:10am – 9:25am)
  4. Bob The Builder: 58,130 (9:00am – 9:10am)
  5. Wonder Pets: 56,870 (9:25am – 9:45am)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Intl Rugby: 239,500 (9:00pm – 10:50pm)
  2. Prime Evening News: 177,280 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  3. Intl Rugby Post Game: 169,580 (10:50pm – 11:00pm)
  4. Intl Rugby Pre Game: 148,360 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  5. Customs: 100,100 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Homai Te Pakipaki: 40,930 (8:30pm – 10:00pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. Intl Rugby: 369,500 (7:25pm – 9:15pm)
  2. Intl Rugby Post Game: 99,350 (9:15pm – 9:55pm)
  3. Intl Rugby Pre Game: 41,090 (6:30pm – 7:20pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 2

  1. NRL: 30,590 (9:45pm – 11:45pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. Toy Story 3: 50,450 (3:25pm – 5:05pm)

Most watched on TV3 Plus 1

  1. The Jono Project: 30,610 (11:05pm – 11:30pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 73,090
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 7:55am): 112,520
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 157,460
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 33,890
  • AMP Business: No information available.
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 133,110
  • 3 News at 12: No information available.
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 638,010
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 311,930
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 428,690
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 178,650
  • Tonight (10:50pm – 11:20pm): 136,950
  • Nightline (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 98,820

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Home and Away: TV3 265390 – up from 199080 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Neighbours: TV2 133710 – up from 69070 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: TV2 605150 – up from 544020 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. 8 Simple Rules: TV2 124640 – up from 79210 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: TV2 78990 – up from 36520 (8:20am – 8:45am)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Mad Love: TV2 233710 – down from 341310 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Nightline: TV3 98820 – down from 188310 (10:30pm – 11:00pm)
  3. One News: TV ONE 638010 – down from 716930 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. The Graham Norton Show: TV3 325420 – down from 404190 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Two and a Half Men: TV2 374540 – down from 450000 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)

New

  1. The Block: PRIME (7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  2. Customs: PRIME (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Intl Rugby Pre Game: PRIME (8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  4. Wedding House: TV ONE (8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Intl Rugby: PRIME (9:00pm – 10:50pm)
  6. Miranda: TV ONE (9:35pm – 10:15pm)
  7. The Catherine Tate Show: TV ONE (10:15pm – 10:50pm)
  8. Intl Rugby Post Game: PRIME (10:50pm – 11:00pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 31.8%
  • TV ONE: 21.4%
  • TV2: 14.4%
  • TV3: 14%
  • PRIME: 6.7%
  • FOUR: 5.5%
  • Other TV Channels: 4.6%
  • Maori TV: 0.6%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 785,220 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 614,940 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Close Up: 557,120 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 542,480 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Police Ten 7: 536,320 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Coronation Street: 542,480 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 536,320 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Random Breath Testing: 491,330 (TV2, 8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  4. My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding: 452,950 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. 20/20: 296,810 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 143,630 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. ONE News 4:30: 116,770 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  3. Emmerdale: 110,900 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
  4. The Erin Simpson Show: 104,730 (TV2, 4:00pm – 4:00pm)
  5. Jonas: 96,900 (TV2, 4:00pm – 4:30pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 785,220 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Close Up: 557,120 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 542,480 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding: 452,950 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. MasterChef Australia: 241,740 (4:55pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 614,940 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 536,320 (7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Random Breath Testing: 491,330 (8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  4. 20/20: 296,810 (9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Chuck: 226,840 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 388,610 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Home and Away: 232,310 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  3. Campbell Live: 191,050 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. I Love You Man: 165,920 (8:30pm – 10:40pm)
  5. Extreme Makeover Weight Loss: 146,270 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 121,250 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Futurama: 119,540 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  3. American Dad: 94,150 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Family Guy: 93,580 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Bananas in Pyjamas: 77,220 (9:10am – 9:25am)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 180,940 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Passenger 57: 116,720 (9:35pm – 11:20pm)
  3. Deal or No Deal: 116,090 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  4. Strike Back: 103,010 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. The Block: 74,270 (7:35pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Hunting Aotearoa: 53,230 (9:30pm – 10:00pm)
  2. Hyundai Code: 48,530 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Law & Order Criminal Intent: 37,330 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. NCIS: 31,850 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. ITM Cup Rugby: 109,420 (7:30pm – 9:15pm)
  2. ITM Cup Rugby Post Game: 58,170 (9:15pm – 9:25pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. The Karate Kid: 43,850 (8:35pm – 10:50pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 7:00am): 76,520
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 8:00am): 122,170
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 170,860
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 35,580
  • 3 News Firstline (8:05am – 8:30am): 35,840
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 38,960
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 143,630
  • 3 News at 12 (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 47,950
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 785,220
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 388,610
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 557,120
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 191,050
  • Tonight (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 122,250
  • Nightline (10:40pm – 11:15pm): 99,370

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Breakfast: TV ONE 170860 – up from 121710 (8:00am – 9:00am)
  2. One News: TV ONE 785220 – up from 751510 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. The Erin Simpson Show: TV2 104730 – up from 73320 (4:00pm – 4:00pm)
  4. 60 Minute Makeover: TV ONE 84830 – up from 60680 (3:00pm – 4:00pm)
  5. Fishtronaut: TV2 70640 – up from 46830 (8:45am – 9:05am)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. America’s Funniest HV: TV2 101690 – down from 161120 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  2. Home and Away: TV3 232310 – down from 291320 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  3. Everybody Loves Raymond: TV3 95540 – down from 146910 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  4. Generator Rex: TV2 48660 – down from 86920 (7:55am – 8:20am)
  5. Campbell Live: TV3 191050 – down from 226070 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

New

  1. Extreme Makeover Weight Loss: TV3 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Random Breath Testing: TV2 (8:05pm – 8:30pm)
  3. I Love You Man: TV3 (8:30pm – 10:40pm)
  4. My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding: TV ONE (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Hyundai Code: Maori TV (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • TV ONE: 27.8%
  • SKY Network: 26.5%
  • TV2: 17%
  • TV3: 12.1%
  • PRIME: 5.6%
  • FOUR: 5%
  • Other TV Channels: 4.4%
  • Maori TV: 0.8%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+