A last ditch plea from New Zealand on Air has failed to stop two home-grown dramas from going head-to-head in the same timeslot on Wednesday nights.

The two NZ On Air-funded series, TV One’s Nothing Trivial and TV3’s Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud, will both screen in the primetime 8.30pm timeslot on Wednesday nights on their respective channels.

NZ On Air chief executive Jane Wrightson met with TV3 bosses last week to attempt to avoid the shows clashing during the week.

“It’s a fiercely competitive environment amongst the networks but I don’t think it’s toxic. I am convinced there weren’t any underhand tactics involved and if there were it would be a different story.

“We are disappointed they will be screening together but we understand the positions of both parties.

“There could have been a bit more thought there.”

MediaWorks TV programming chief Kelly Martin said the move wasn’t deliberate and that the timeslot had been decided months ago.

“We can’t do a lot more to change it without creating a whole lot more drama,” she said.

“I find it works better for us if we focus on what is working for us. [TVNZ] get a bit more wound up about us than we do about them.”

Source: Herald

TVNZ may not air the episode of Fair Go in which presenter Gordon Harcourt was assaulted due to the matter heading to the courts.

Harcourt was allegedly assaulted on Friday in Mt Maunganui while filming a segment with a cameraman for the TV One series.

A 47-year-old company director who has been the subject of a Fair Go investigation has been charged with the assault and will appear in Tauranga District Court on Thursday.

TVNZ spokesperson Andi Brotherston said the broadcaster’s legal team will make a decision on whether or not to screen the episode within the next couple of days.

Harcourt’s former Fair Go colleague Kevin Milne said it is surprising nothing like this has happened sooner due to the nature of the show.

“The astounding thing is it hasn’t happened more often,” Milne said.

“When you think of some of the situations we were in it just astounds me there wasn’t more aggro of that type.

“You’d get plenty of people fronting up with their fists.

“Maybe the younger ones like Gordy who are fronting up got it instead of me because I was such an old bugger and they probably had a sneaking respect for the elderly.”

Harcourt suffered a bleeding nose, black eye and suspected concussion but is said to be expected back at work this week.

Source: Herald

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 775,530 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. The Food Truck: 656,420 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Sunday: 478,780 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. The Taking Of Pelham 123: 376,080 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:40pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 374,990 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Sunday: 478,780 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. The Taking Of Pelham 123: 376,080 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:40pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules: 374,990 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Once: 311,940 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 10:15pm)
  5. 60 Minutes: 277,740 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. America’s Funniest HV: 143,370 (TV2, 4:35pm – 5:00pm)
  2. Good Luck Charlie: 113,840 (TV2, 4:00pm – 4:30pm)
  3. NRL: 108,340 (SKY Sport 3, 2:00pm – 3:40pm)
  4. One Tree Hill: 107,250 (TV2, 3:00pm – 4:00pm)
  5. Shortland Street Omnibus: 104,600 (TV2, 10:00am – 12:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 775,530 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. The Food Truck: 656,420 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Sunday: 478,780 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Once: 311,940 (8:35pm – 10:15pm)
  5. Our World: 199,470 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. The Taking Of Pelham 123: 376,080 (8:30pm – 10:40pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules: 374,990 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Two and a Half Men: 365,120 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Joey: 199,450 (6:35pm – 7:00pm)
  5. America’s Funniest HV: 143,370 (4:35pm – 5:00pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 327,010 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. 60 Minutes: 277,740 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. House: 251,460 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. CSI Miami: 216,140 (9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  5. Raising Hope: 185,400 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 149,170 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. Family Guy: 143,700 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. The Simpsons: 116,370 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The River Wild: 102,680 (8:30pm – 10:35pm)
  5. That ’70s Show: 71,500 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Top Gear: 254,840 (7:30pm – 8:45pm)
  2. Prime Evening News: 143,890 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  3. Prime Rugby: 83,870 (4:30pm – 5:30pm)
  4. The Grand Tour Jeremy Wells: 67,880 (8:45pm – 10:20pm)
  5. Danger Beach: Muriwai: 62,620 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. SmackDown: 36,580 (6:45pm – 8:30pm)
  2. CSI Miami: 31,790 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. ITM Cup Rugby: 91,240 (4:30pm – 6:10pm)
  2. ITM Cup Rugby: 43,650 (2:30pm – 4:25pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: 84,190 (8:35pm – 10:20pm)
  2. The Spy Next Door: 55,260 (5:15pm – 6:45pm)
  3. Behind the Scenes: 35,480 (5:15pm – 5:15pm)
  4. Leap Year: 34,790 (6:50pm – 8:25pm)
  5. Behind the Scenes: 30,920 (8:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 3

  1. NRL: 108,340 (2:00pm – 3:40pm)
  2. NRL Post Game: 71,420 (3:40pm – 3:55pm)
  3. NRL: 44,500 (4:00pm – 5:40pm)
  4. NRL Under 20: 38,750 (11:45am – 1:25pm)
  5. NRL Pre Game: 29,020 (1:30pm – 1:55pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 2

  1. The Spy Next Door: 46,150 (7:15pm – 8:45pm)

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): 775,530
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 327,010
  • Close Up: No information available.
  • Campbell Live: No information available.
  • Tonight: No information available.
  • Nightline: No information available.

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. My Kitchen Rules: TV2 374990 – up from 298970 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. House: TV3 251460 – up from 177500 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Two and a Half Men: TV2 365120 – up from 293640 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Top Gear: PRIME 254840 – up from 204240 (7:30pm – 8:45pm)
  5. Joey: TV2 199450 – up from 174320 (6:35pm – 7:00pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. America’s Funniest HV: TV2 143370 – down from 262180 (4:35pm – 5:00pm)
  2. 3 News: TV3 327010 – down from 400330 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. The Food Truck: TV ONE 656420 – down from 727250 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Our World: TV ONE 199470 – down from 267890 (5:00pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Let’s Get Inventin: TV2 129830 – down from 190680 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)

New

  1. The Taking Of Pelham 123: TV2 (8:30pm – 10:40pm)
  2. Once: TV ONE (8:35pm – 10:15pm)
  3. The Grand Tour Jeremy Wells: PRIME (8:45pm – 10:20pm)
  4. How To Look At A Painting: TV ONE (10:15pm – 10:45pm)
  5. QI: PRIME (10:25pm – 11:00pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 35.6%
  • TV2: 19.4%
  • TV ONE: 19.4%
  • TV3: 11.2%
  • PRIME: 5.4%
  • FOUR: 4.3%
  • Other TV Channels: 3%
  • Maori TV: 1%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Today TVNZ launches an innovative computer desktop designed specifically for children through an extension of its popular Kidzone television brand. 

The Kidzone Magic Desktop software provides safe internet access and secure email plus games, music and learning activities. The colourful Kidzone-themed interface will also feature familiar channel faces, including Kayne Peters.

Kidzone Magic Desktop functions as an operating system on Windows-based PCs and solves a problem familiar to all families with small children; how to allow children to use the computer without the risk of them being subject to inappropriate material or making unwanted changes to important computer files and settings.

“Today’s kids are growing up in a digital world. Child-safe and child-friendly Kidzone Magic Desktop is a worry-free zone for parents. TVNZ is delighted to extend the channel’s presence and help support the next generation as they learn new life skills,” says Eric Kearley, TVNZ’s Head of Digital Media and Digital Channels.

A free introductory trial allows parents to test run Kidzone Magic Desktop. An upgrade to the premium edition gives access to Kidzone videos, additional games and learning tools. The premium edition costs just $19.99, with $1 of each sale going to the children’s charity Cure Kids.

Josie Spillane from Cure Kids says, “Cure Kids is delighted to be part of Kidzone Magic Desktop. It’s a fantastic initiative and many of our ambassadors with life threatening illnesses already enjoy Kidzone on television.

“Every dollar that’s donated will be used to fund medical research into life threatening illnesses that affect our Kiwi kids – you never know what dollar might be the dollar that funds a cure.”

Jersey Shore fourth season trailer

An extended trailer for the fourth season of Jersey Shore has been released online. The season sees the cast head to Florence, Italy to try and rediscover their roots.

Entourage movie in the works

Entourage creator Doug Ellin has confirmed that a movie based on the series is in the works. Ellin told Entertainment Weekly: “We’re going to do a movie. We’re going to do it. It’s a question of when and how quick. We’ll sit down and come up with an idea.”

Downton Abbey could run for six seasons

Downton Abbey executive producer Gareth Neame believes the period drama could run for as many as six seasons. “I think it can continue for series four, five and six!” Neame said when discussing the eight-part second season. “It could move up to the 1930s, as long as the audience wants it.”

Reality TV “killing scripted TV”

Several TV showrunners in the US have spoken out about how reality TV is killing scripted TV. Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal has blamed reality TV for diverting network recourses from scripted TV: “Sure they’re to blame because they’re cheap to do,” he said. “The glut of reality shows that we’re seeing could signal something larger than just a trend. And that is the end of civilization.”

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 666,010 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Hyundai Country Calendar: 664,420 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Intl Rugby Tri Nations: 454,340 (SKY Sport 1, 7:35pm – 9:20pm)
  4. Intl Rugby Tri Nations Pre Gam: 432,590 (SKY Sport 1, 7:25pm – 7:35pm)
  5. My Kind of Place: 397,780 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Intl Rugby Tri Nations: 454,340 (SKY Sport 1, 7:35pm – 9:20pm)
  2. Intl Rugby Tri Nations Pre Gam: 432,590 (SKY Sport 1, 7:25pm – 7:35pm)
  3. My Kind of Place: 397,780 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals: 318,760 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. The Voice: 301,850 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. Food Safari: 125,120 (TV ONE, 9:00am – 9:30am)
  2. Dancing On Ice: 118,990 (TV ONE, 3:05pm – 4:55pm)
  3. Stars in Their Eyes: 100,230 (TV ONE, 2:00pm – 3:05pm)
  4. Cool Kids Cooking: 91,550 (TV2, 9:25am – 9:30am)
  5. Zeke And Luther: 86,520 (TV2, 9:00am – 9:25am)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 666,010 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Hyundai Country Calendar: 664,420 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. My Kind of Place: 397,780 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals: 318,760 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Annabel Langbein The Free: 233,400 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. The Voice: 301,850 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. The Curious Case Of Benjmn Btn: 252,080 (8:35pm – 12:00am)
  3. Happy Endings: 149,250 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air: 115,960 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. According to Jim: 113,100 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 302,000 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Kiss The Girls: 197,300 (8:30pm – 10:50pm)
  3. Carters Gone Fishin’: 172,060 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  4. The ITM Fishing Show: 163,140 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Outdoors with Geoff: 161,550 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. Fat Albert: 115,510 (6:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. This Is Street Dance: 91,450 (5:30pm – 6:30pm)
  3. Pimp My Ride: 56,540 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  4. America’s Next Top Model: 41,420 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Drake & Josh: 39,080 (4:35pm – 5:00pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Intl Rugby Tri Nations: 263,870 (9:05pm – 11:05pm)
  2. Intl Rugby Tri Nations Pre Gam: 182,820 (8:35pm – 9:05pm)
  3. Prime Evening News: 108,910 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  4. World War II In Colour: 105,700 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Surf Patrol: 51,500 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Solo: 23,340 (9:30pm – 11:25pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. Intl Rugby Tri Nations: 454,340 (7:35pm – 9:20pm)
  2. Intl Rugby Tri Nations Pre Gam: 432,590 (7:25pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Intl Rugby Tri Nations Post Ga: 205,150 (9:20pm – 9:55pm)
  4. ITM Cup Rugby: 66,200 (2:30pm – 4:15pm)
  5. ITM Cup Rugby Post Game: 65,460 (4:15pm – 4:25pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 2

  1. NRL: 38,830 (9:30pm – 11:20pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. How to Train Your Dragon: 31,530 (1:15pm – 2:50pm)
  2. Furry Vengeance: 21,800 (4:40pm – 6:05pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies Great

  1. 30 Days Of Night: 22,330 (10:30pm – 12:20am)

Most watched on TV3 Plus 1

  1. Grand Designs Revisited: 21,450 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

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): 666,010
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 302,000
  • Close Up: No information available.
  • Campbell Live: No information available.
  • Tonight: No information available.
  • Nightline: No information available.

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Food Safari: TV ONE 125120 – up from 78000 (9:00am – 9:30am)
  2. Hyundai Country Calendar: TV ONE 664420 – up from 628030 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Phineas and Ferb: TV2 97290 – up from 70880 (7:40am – 8:10am)
  4. Fish Hooks: TV2 55480 – up from 29870 (7:15am – 7:40am)
  5. Sym-Bionic Titan: TV2 99250 – up from 80310 (8:10am – 8:30am)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Grand Designs Revisited: TV3 150370 – down from 260110 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. My Kind of Place: TV ONE 397780 – down from 480300 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The ITM Fishing Show: TV3 163140 – down from 243590 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. America’s Funniest HV: TV2 58860 – down from 114770 (4:30pm – 5:00pm)
  5. Melissa & Joey: TV2 72860 – down from 124640 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)

New

  1. The Voice: TV2 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. Kiss The Girls: TV3 (8:30pm – 10:50pm)
  3. Run Fatboy Run: TV ONE (8:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Intl Rugby Tri Nations Pre Gam: PRIME (8:35pm – 9:05pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 37.4%
  • TV ONE: 20.5%
  • TV2: 15.5%
  • TV3: 10.6%
  • PRIME: 7.1%
  • FOUR: 3.9%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.9%
  • Maori TV: 0.5%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 724,000 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 595,660 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Close Up: 496,460 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Two and a Half Men: 426,750 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. The Graham Norton Show: 355,640 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Two and a Half Men: 426,750 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. The Graham Norton Show: 355,640 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Mad Love: 343,580 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. New Zealand’s Next Top Model: 342,020 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. 7 Days: 340,100 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:00pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. ONE News Midday: 136,490 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  2. Emmerdale: 120,620 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
  3. The Erin Simpson Show: 116,820 (TV2, 4:30pm – 5:00pm)
  4. The Erin Simpson Show: 101,460 (TV2, 4:00pm – 4:00pm)
  5. ONE News 4:30: 100,290 (TV ONE, 4:30pm – 4:55pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 724,000 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Close Up: 496,460 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Trinny & Susannah’s Australian: 338,960 (7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. MasterChef Australia: 244,090 (4:55pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Miranda: 162,750 (9:30pm – 10:10pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 595,660 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Two and a Half Men: 426,750 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Mad Love: 343,580 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. The Vampire Diaries: 204,090 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. America’s Funniest HV: 201,570 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. The Graham Norton Show: 355,640 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. 3 News: 351,610 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. New Zealand’s Next Top Model: 342,020 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. 7 Days: 340,100 (9:30pm – 10:00pm)
  5. Home and Away: 230,830 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. Predator: 151,840 (8:30pm – 10:35pm)
  2. The Simpsons: 86,450 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Family Guy: 69,400 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Wonder Pets: 68,500 (9:25am – 9:50am)
  5. Lady Gaga Live: 53,830 (10:35pm – 11:30pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Customs: 147,380 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. How Earth Made Us: 141,000 (8:30pm – 9:40pm)
  3. Prime Evening News: 130,590 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  4. The Block: 95,260 (7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Deal Or No Deal: 65,050 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Homai Te Pakipaki: 73,170 (8:30pm – 10:00pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. ITM Cup Rugby: 105,180 (6:00pm – 7:45pm)
  2. ITM Cup Rugby Post Game: 100,650 (7:45pm – 7:55pm)
  3. ITM Cup Rugby: 99,970 (8:00pm – 9:45pm)
  4. ITM Cup Rugby Post Game: 45,530 (9:45pm – 9:55pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 2

  1. NRL: 46,120 (9:40pm – 11:30pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 79,190
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 7:55am): 122,500
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 139,610
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 8:00am): 42,940
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 136,490
  • 3 News at 12 (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 33,870
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 724,000
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 351,610
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 496,460
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 194,040
  • Tonight (10:45pm – 11:15pm): 96,650
  • Nightline (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 202,540

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Mad Love: TV2 343580 – up from 233710 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. New Zealand’s Next Top Model: TV3 342020 – up from 233440 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Nightline: TV3 202540 – up from 98820 (10:30pm – 11:00pm)
  4. One News: TV ONE 724000 – up from 638010 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Supernatural: TV2 157920 – up from 83150 (10:30pm – 11:30pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Prime Evening News: PRIME 130590 – down from 177280 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Good Morning: TV ONE 65920 – down from 106070 (9:00am – 12:00pm)
  3. Miranda: TV ONE 162750 – down from 201360 (9:30pm – 10:10pm)
  4. Home and Away: TV3 230830 – down from 265390 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. Rachael Ray: TV3 76950 – down from 104720 (4:00pm – 5:00pm)

New

  1. How Earth Made Us: PRIME (8:30pm – 9:40pm)
  2. Nothing Trivial: TV ONE (8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Most Shocking: PRIME (9:40pm – 10:40pm)
  4. The Catherine Tate Show: TV ONE (10:10pm – 10:45pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 31.5%
  • TV ONE: 21.8%
  • TV2: 16.4%
  • TV3: 15.6%
  • FOUR: 5.2%
  • PRIME: 4.8%
  • Other TV Channels: 3.1%
  • Maori TV: 1%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

Melissa Cole talks about how she gently and slowly overcame destructive eating patterns and depression on this week’s episode of The Nutters Club.

Melissa faces life full on now, but as a young teen a series of heartaches and tragedy made her seek solace in food. Emotionally scarred and terrified of facing life on her own terms, Melissa’s life became a constant struggle with relationships, motherhood and food as she sought to hide away from life to avoid the pain.

But deep down, this big-hearted woman knew she had it in her to find a way through. She shares with Mike King and Dr David Codyre how she learnt to embrace life and love her uniqueness.

“You just have to grab happiness, life is so short, the one person you can never run away from in life is yourself, so for goodness sake, love it,” she says.

“Melissa Cole is one our guests who seemed to light up the room,” says series director Marcus Clayton. “In her interview, I think she was able to touch on her own struggles as a young woman that will ring true for others. Here is someone with a big heart, bruised by circumstance, but who is choosing to rewrite her life-story from a new angle. We say all power to her.”

The Nutters Club with Mike King is a weekly radio show on RadioLIVE, Sundays at 8pm filmed and produced by Top Shelf Productions for Maori Television where it screens Fridays at 10:30pm. The Nutters Club Facebook page provides a forum for those with mental health issues and the book, The Nutters Club with Mike King, is in all good bookstores now.

Melissa Cole on The Nutters Club, Friday July 29, 10:30pm on Maori Television

Freeview

Most watched

  1. One News: 785,870 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Close Up: 585,000 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 542,620 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: 522,980 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Police Ten 7: 519,750 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. Coronation Street: 542,620 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: 522,980 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: 519,750 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Random Breath Testing: 498,210 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. 20/20: 266,040 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. The Erin Simpson Show: 141,040 (TV2, 4:30pm – 5:00pm)
  2. Jonas: 118,550 (TV2, 4:00pm – 4:30pm)
  3. The Erin Simpson Show: 116,190 (TV2, 4:00pm – 4:00pm)
  4. ONE News Midday: 109,720 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  5. Spongebob Squarepants: 101,310 (TV2, 3:35pm – 4:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 785,870 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Close Up: 585,000 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 542,620 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: 522,980 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. MasterChef Australia: 289,680 (5:25pm – 6:00pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Police Ten 7: 519,750 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. Random Breath Testing: 498,210 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 481,140 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. 20/20: 266,040 (9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Chuck: 236,820 (8:30pm – 9:35pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. 3 News: 389,670 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Campbell Live: 301,260 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Home and Away: 275,180 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  4. Ghost Town: 223,460 (8:30pm – 10:40pm)
  5. Extreme Makeover Weight Loss: 210,650 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 98,140 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Futurama: 71,880 (8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  3. The Wild Thornberrys: 67,080 (7:55am – 8:25am)
  4. Bob The Builder: 66,780 (9:00am – 9:10am)
  5. Dora The Explorer: 66,350 (8:25am – 8:50am)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 177,210 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. Deal Or No Deal: 133,170 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  3. Deal or No Deal: 125,900 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  4. Strike Back: 86,630 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Soldier: 67,680 (9:30pm – 11:30pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 51,100 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on Maori TV

  1. Hunting Aotearoa: 50,830 (9:30pm – 10:00pm)
  2. Boil Up: 31,600 (10:00pm – 10:30pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. Law & Order Criminal Intent: 45,640 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Law & Order Criminal Intent: 30,470 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. ITM Cup Rugby: 71,230 (7:30pm – 9:25pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. Grown Ups: 38,640 (8:35pm – 10:10pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:30am – 6:55am): 75,020
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 8:00am): 171,300
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 154,900
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 7:55am): 35,800
  • 3 News Firstline (8:00am – 8:30am): 31,090
  • AMP Business (6:00am – 6:30am): 31,460
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 109,720
  • 3 News at 12 (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 38,790
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 785,870
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 389,670
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 585,000
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 301,260
  • Tonight (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 169,480
  • Nightline (10:40pm – 11:10pm): 108,830

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Campbell Live: TV3 301260 – up from 191050 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. Extreme Makeover Weight Loss: TV3 210650 – up from 146270 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Deal Or No Deal: PRIME 133170 – up from 72630 (6:00pm – 6:30pm)
  4. America’s Funniest HV: TV2 161000 – up from 101690 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)
  5. The Erin Simpson Show: TV2 141040 – up from 90400 (4:30pm – 5:00pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. Shortland Street: TV2 481140 – down from 614940 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. ONE News Midday: TV ONE 109720 – down from 143630 (12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  3. ONE News 4:30: TV ONE 83570 – down from 116770 (4:30pm – 4:55pm)
  4. 20/20: TV2 266040 – down from 296810 (9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Te Karere: TV ONE 36810 – down from 59240 (4:00pm – 4:30pm)

New

  1. Ghost Town: TV3 (8:30pm – 10:40pm)
  2. Big Fat Gypsy Weddings: TV ONE (8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Boil Up: Maori TV (10:00pm – 10:30pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • TV ONE: 28.6%
  • SKY Network: 27.7%
  • TV2: 17.1%
  • TV3: 14.3%
  • PRIME: 4.8%
  • FOUR: 3.8%
  • Other TV Channels: 2.4%
  • Maori TV: 0.6%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

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