Name: Siobhan Tomlin

Job Title: Media Specialist, TVNZ

What are your three favourite TV shows right now?
Subugatory, Once upon a time and How I Met your Mother.

If you could have any other job in the TV industry, what would it be, and why?
I would love to be a presenter. I think it would be a fun job and you would get to meet a lot of interesting people. Plus it would be great to have someone else doing my hair and make-up for me!

What was your favourite TV show when you were a child?
I remember watching a lot of Rugrats when I was a kid and I was addicted to Neighbours. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 785,210 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Planet Dinosaur: 557,660 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Sunday: 533,060 (TV ONE, 7:35pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Sunday Theatre: 462,930 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 10:35pm)
  5. 3 News: 376,680 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm) Continue reading »

International leading man Sam Neill is joining one of New Zealand’s best-loved performers, Oscar Kightley in HARRY, a six-part crime drama series produced by Desert Road for TV3, which begins filming today.

Set in Auckland, HARRY follows Detective Harry Anglesea (Kightley), a solo father struggling with his personal demons as he investigates a major murder case. Neill will play Detective Jim “Stocks” Stockton, Harry’s boss and mentor.

Oscar Kightley says: “I’m already pretty excited about the opportunity to do HARRY. Having Sam Neill in it lifts that excitement to another stratosphere. It is a massive honour for us that he’s chosen this project.” Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Golden, 60 Minutes and Siege

Sunday night TV is brought to you by Joel Tobeck, as the actor stars in Golden on TV3 and Siege on TV One tonight.

Golden (7pm, TV3), New Zealand’s newest comedy series, premieres tonight, about a world champion rower who, after smashing all world records in women’s single sculls, disappears off the radar for three years into life in the suburbs…and develops a rather weighty problem. Created by and starring Lucy Schmidt, this show looks like it could be quite funny. I’ll be tuning in to see it.

Following Golden is 60 Minutes at 7.30pm, featuring an interview with lawyer Davina Murray, who believes that Liam Read, convicted of raping and murdering deaf woman Emma Agnew, is innocent. It should be interesting to hear Murray’s point of view.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Last Legion: 26810 (TV2, 11:40pm – 1:45am)
  2. Hyundai Country Calendar: 24590 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. New Tricks: 21420 (PRIME, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Speed Racer: 21200 (TV2, 1:50am – 2:00am)
  5. Intl Rugby: 20510 (SKY Sport 1, 7:35pm – 9:20pm) Continue reading »

Name: Jesse Griffin

Job Title: Actor in TV3′s new comedy, Golden

What are your three favourite TV shows right now?
The Killing – an amazing Danish crime thriller that always keeps you guessing (it’s TV crack). It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – an irreverent US sitcom with hilarious characters and set-ups. Target – sniffing undies and stuff.

What is the best part of working in the TV industry?
The catering. Everyone loves a free lunch.
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Most watched

  1. Hyundai Country Calendar: 644,040 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. One News: 614,420 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Intl Rugby: 475,100 (SKY Sport 1, 7:35pm – 9:25pm)
  4. Intl Rugby: 407,590 (PRIME, 9:10pm – 11:05pm)
  5. Intl Rugby Post Game: 325,880 (PRIME, 11:05pm – 11:20pm) Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching the All Blacks vs Ireland, and Mad Men

All Blacks vs Ireland (7.25pm, Sky Sport 1) game two is on tonight, live from Christchurch. I don’t really expect the Irish to win, but I hope they do a little better than last week. It’s always more fun to watch when it’s close.

Mad Men (8.30pm, Soho) will have to get MySkyed this week, while the rugby is on. This show is so slick, and it really makes me want to have lived in the 1960s…without all the misogyny of course. Mostly I just like the ’60s clothes and furniture, actually!

On tonight’s episode, while Don and the team prepare their pitch for the agency-defining Jaguar account, Joan receives a lucrative offer. Plus, Peggy makes a big decision.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Vampire Diaries: 38030 (TV2, 10:40pm – 11:40pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 30680 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. The Big Bang Theory: 25290 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Sherlock: 22550 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 10:25pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 22250 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm) Continue reading »

Name: Greg Pearson

Job Title: Sports Reporter for 3News

Share your favourite work story:
I’ve had a few. As an Editor I worked a couple of Big Days Out (the edit suite overlooked the main stages – brilliant).  As a reporter, I was lucky enough to be sent to Barcelona for the start of a round the world yacht race a couple of years ago.

What are your three favourite TV shows right now?
So many to choose from… The Killing, 7 Days, Mad Men.  Ask me after a couple more episodes and Hounds might make the list.
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