2013_rugby_league_world_cup_belong_logoSky announced last month that they had secured the rights to the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.  Today, details of the broadcast schedule has been released.  Thankfully, the Kiwi’s games are at respectable times of the day.

SKY Sport has LIVE coverage of every match of the Rugby League World Cup, as the Kiwis attempt to win back-to-back World Cups for the first time.SKY Sport’s dedicated league show 40/20 will screen every Sunday for the duration of the tournament and will feature a number of former Rugby League World Cup players such as Monty Betham, Richie Barnett and Awen Guttenbeil.

The Rugby League World Cup, held in England and Wales, is the 14th world cup and includes matches at iconic football stadiums Wembley Stadium and Old Trafford. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 602,060 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 391,730 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: 368,550 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 353,700 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 347,900 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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TheVoteThe topic for the next episode of TV3’s The Vote is out and the moot is “Are New Zealanders losing their trust in the Police”?

Two days ago statistics were released that revealed the New Zealand crime rate was at an all time low.  3rd Degree has spent a lot of time focusing on cases that are more than 2 decades old and while there may or may not be be cases to answer there, the idiots that have drawn ire more recently have actually been caught and bought to justice.  The Kim Dotcom and Tuhoe cases were exceptional and certainly not the norm and most of us would never be found in similar circumstances.

I’d say Guyon has this one in the bag.

The police are our thin blue line – keeping us safe and enforcing the law. But do we still have confidence that they’re on our side and playing fair? This month, The Vote asks whether New Zealanders are losing faith in the police force. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Under the Dome: 71440 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  2. The Block NZ: 27810 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)
  3. Scandal: 23480 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 21890 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Devious Maids: 19810 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

JohnCampbellAfter Tuesday night’s low rating Dean Barker interview, Campbell Live rebounded last night with a win over Seven Sharp.  A month since the last win, TV3’s current affairs show drew an average audience of 319,250 viewers compared to TV One’s 316,760.

With Thursday and Friday night ratings being typically lower, and with daylight savings now in effect, this week is shaping up to potentially be the biggest percentage drop in audience for Seven Sharp since the show’s second week.

Most watched

  1. One News: 564,180 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 456,320 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Block NZ: 424,660 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 391,430 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Family Recipes: 333,900 (TV ONE, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)

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Last Friday, both 7 Days and Jono and Ben at Ten returned to TV3’s Friday night comedy lineup.  When the ratings came out on Saturday I noticed that 7 Days had beaten 3 News in the ratings and I immediately assumed that it was due to the Home and Away/5:30pm lead in changes.  I was wrong.  As it turns out, 7 Days has regularly beaten 3 News in the ratings on Fridays.

The two “news” shows have average audiences for Fridays that are pretty close.  Since 2010, 7 Days has had an average audience of 291,000 viewers per episode while 3 News has had 308,000.

When it comes to ratings wins, 7 Days has rated higher 39% of the time compared to 3 News on Friday. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Body of Proof: 60180 (TV2, 10:30pm – 11:30pm)
  2. Wild About New Zealand: 47220 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Dynamo Magician Impossible: 33240 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Hawaii Five-O: 32860 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  5. The Mentalist: 30730 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

After the dismal start to the 2013 season of New Zealand’s Got Talent that saw ratings fall by 37% for the season premiere, the singing competition disguised as a variety show has returned to the top of the ratings but not to the spectacular levels of 2012.

The average audience for the first 3 episodes was around 691,000 viewers, a drop off of 25% compared to the same period last year.

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The Simpsons writers are going to kill off a character in 2014 and the only hint we’ve been given is that the character is voiced by an Emmy winning actor.  So who is it?

Here is the list to pick from:

• Anne Hathaway as Penelope (2010)
• Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson (2009)
• Kelsey Grammer as Sideshow Bob (2006)
• Castellaneta as various characters including Grampa Simpson, Barney, Krusty, Groundskeeper Willie, Mayor Quimby, Sideshow Mel (2004)
• Hank Azaria as various characters including Chief Wiggum, Moe, Cletus, Apu (2003)
• Azaria as various characters including Comic Book Guy, Moe, Wiggum (2001)
• Azaria as Apu (1998)
• Castellaneta as Homer (1993) Continue reading »