I miss Veronica Mars!

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Mr Selfridge: 49390 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:55pm)
  2. What Now: 47180 (TV2, 7:00am – 7:05am)
  3. Midsomer Murders: 34160 (PRIME, 8:40pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger: 25780 (TV2, 7:00pm – 9:50pm)
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The revitalised, recast and reinvented fifth season of Go Girls has whimpered its way to a dismal end with the two hour season finale drawing an average audience of only 159,720 viewers, its lowest ever.

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Didn’t TV3 promise quality journalism and commentary on the important issues that matter to Kiwis when they declared that their new current affairs show would have a monthly program that delved deeper to gauge the pulse of the nation?  If that’s true then someone better rush us off to Shortland Street for a labotomy!

Whoever is making the decisions around what issues are of great national importance is clearly out of touch.

Last weeks The Vote was the second lowest rating episode of the 3rd Degree series with an average audience of merely 129,950 viewers and subsequently the second lowest of The Vote debates.


Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner are much better than this rubbish.  Perhaps they should just run a weekly discussion on Who Killed The Bain’s as that seems to have been the only thing that has worked for them. Continue reading »

Having been away last week I missed compiling the data for the battle for 7pm between Seven Sharp and Campbell Live so this week there is a double up.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 813,770 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 549,730 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 8:05pm)
  3. The X Factor: 453,020 (TV3, 7:00pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Call The Midwife: 416,260 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. The Food Truck: 404,990 (TV ONE, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)

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TV3 talked up the announcement last night that the 4 new couples on the next series of The Block NZ were going to be revealed during The X Factor NZ last night.  I was expecting to see the cameras cut from an ad break to Dom in the audience with the four couples and then play a short promo during the show itself.  Obviously that idea was far too clever, probably too expensive and would have superseded any other X Factor that was on offer during the final.

In any case, I’m pretty excited about the return of the show and look forward to the drama.

The four teams competing in season two of TV3’s hit renovation-reality show The Block NZ have been revealed.  They are: Continue reading »

Apparently The X Factor New Zealand has set a whole bunch of engagement records that Mediaworks are rather proud of.  Considering they’re a company in receivership, celebrating the fact that they’ve generated so much buzz across digital platforms that they don’t earn anything from should be taken with a grain of salt.  Especially when the ratings haven’t been nearly as big as they should have been, with last weeks elimination being smashed by the Shortland Street feature on TV2, dropping to its lowest rating of the season, only one week from the grand finale.

It may be great that people are talking about their shows but rarely is any of the chatter generating revenue for them, let alone ratings.  I rarely see anyone saying anything about The Big Bang Theory or Seven Sharp or most of the other shows on TVNZ channels and yet they usually rate higher.

But well done.  I’m sure the banks are incredibly happy.

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Firstly, let me apologise for not having a recap last week.  Some nice person decided to suggest it was because Cassie was no longer on the show.  Hardly.  I was sitting on a beach in a warm place without internet access.

The loss of Moorhouse however has left the final of the X Factor a bit meh.  I recall during NZ Idol that the final was an intense affair.  People were very much in either camp Ben or camp Michael.  For X Factor, I just don’t think anyone really cares.  Despite what the judges have told us, none of the finalists will go on to international success, simply because they don’t actually have any X Factor at all.

First up tonight is the West Coast princess, Jackie Thomas.  All of the acts got to visit their home towns this week and Greymouth is out in force to welcome her home.  She gives them a taste of Skinny Love and sounds better than she has for the entire live shows.  Feeding off an audience that is into her is certainly helpful.  Continue reading »