Tame_TheGCGet ready for a whole lot more complaining.  The GC is returning to TV3 in 2013.  I can’t wait!

One of the most talked about local programmes of 2012 is returning to TV3.

Funded by Te Mangai Paho, the second series of The GC will again follow the lives of a group of talented young Maori, working hard and playing even harder on the Gold Coast.  Continue reading »

William-Roache-GMThe UK media has picked up on another comment made by Coronation Street actor William Roache in New Zealand this week.

After getting a savaging in the tabloids for his comments regarding victims of sexual assault on TVNZ’s Sunday, the British media is again criticising the 80-year-old this time for a piece of innuendo on Good Morning.

During a cooking segment with Jeanette Thomas, Roache went to chop a tomato but discovered that Thomas had already done so. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Walking Dead: 50150 (TV2, 10:45pm – 11:50pm)
  2. The Big Bang Theory: 41190 (TV2, 8:45pm – 9:15pm)
  3. Elementary: 39340 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Glee: 23490 (FOUR, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 18610 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:45pm) Continue reading »

TheVoteWhile the results from TV3’s new current affairs debate program The Vote showed a small majority in favour of introducing a tax of unhealthy food, the most interesting stat of the night was revealed this morning; the ratings.

The Vote is a monthly single issue debate that is part of the 3rd Degree current affairs show fronted by Guyon Espiner and Duncan Garner.  When the 3rd Degree went to air on the 6th of March, it drew an average audience of 259,580 viewers.  Week 2 saw the show drop back to 196,460 viewers and then recover to 233,920 viewers in week 3. Continue reading »

tvnz_logo2TVNZ has announced that the television captioning and audio description service it currently runs will soon be operated by a separate entity.

TVNZ and New Zealand on Air, which funds the service, are working together to ensure a seamless transition to a newly-created entity, which will ensure that the current quality and quantity of the service is maintained or increased.

At the moment, TVNZ handles captioning for other broadcasters as well as its own programmes. The move to an independent third party is the result of a business decision by TVNZ to cease a non-core activity.

Existing staff will transfer to the new provider once the administrative and technical details are in place. Continue reading »

jones-channel-logoThis week Sky released the first batch of highlights for their new channel Jones!.

As we posted earlier this month, the channel celebrates the shows of days gone by so if you’re over a certain age the following line-up will certainly feature a few familiar titles.

The May line-up features crime classics such as the Telly Savalas-starring Kojak, cop drama T.J. Hooker featuring William Shatner, Columbo and gritty British series The Sweeney.

If you’re a fan of classic British comedy then Dad’s Army and It Ain’t Half Hot Mum can be seen every weeknight between 7pm and 8pm starting May 13. The first season of Porridge also appears. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. My Kitchen Rules: 600,280 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:45pm)
  2. One News: 594,270 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. The Big Bang Theory: 537,790 (TV2, 8:45pm – 9:15pm)
  4. Fair Go: 460,500 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 454,580 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm) Continue reading »

TheVoteLast night a small majority of kiwis voted ‘yes’ to a tax on unhealthy food following TV3’s debate on The Vote.

Duncan Garner’s affirmative team were named the winners with 54% of the viewer vote over the Guyon Espiner-led team who were against the tax.

Here are the voting stats from TV3:

Viewer votes:

55% YES
45% NO Continue reading »

BigBangTheory2012CBS renews a bunch of shows

The CBS network has renewed a bunch of shows today, including The Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, Survivor, Hawaii Five-0, The Mentalist, The Amazing Race, NCIS, NCIS: LA, Undercover Boss, 2 Broke Girls, Mike & Molly and Person of Interest.

The Walking Dead Monopoly announced

The Walking Dead has been adapted into a number of board games, with themed versions of Monopoly and Risk set for release. The Monopoly version will see players attempt to secure zombie-infested locations and build fortifications there rather than hotels. Continue reading »

back_benchesBack Benches will make its return to New Zealand screens next month.

The political discussion series will come back in its new home on Prime on Wednesday, April 10 at 10.30pm.

Where else in the world would you find politicians brave enough to put themselves on camera in front of a live pub audience to debate the political issues facing their constituents? Only in New Zealand.

Like the iconic Backbencher pub where it is filmed, New Zealand’s unique political programme, Back Benches, rises from the ashes to return to Prime Television. Back Benches is a perfect brew of politicians, a live and lively audience and hosts Wallace Chapman & Damian Christie. Continue reading »