New Zealand’s favourite fishing show is returning for it’s ninth series of all new episodes every Saturday from May 5th, 7pm on TV3.

This season, The ITM Fishing Show will reach the milestone of 200 episodes, a feat that very few weekly television shows have achieved.

But rather than get stale, the interesting themes, new locations and inventive filming techniques give each episode new intrigue.

And it’s obvious that even after 200 episodes that it’s not getting old for presenter Matt Watson. Continue reading »

Radio Live has appointed Duncan Garner as permanent host of the 3pm-6pm Drive show.

Duncan starts his new role on 1 December, leaving the gallery, where he is the 3 News Political Editor.

Jana Rangooni, General Manager – Talk Brands, MediaWorks Radio, says Duncan brings a rare combination of news acumen, and great personality and flair to his new role.

“Duncan is one of the most entertaining people in the news media but most people outside the business have yet to see this side of him,” she says. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Terra Nova: 17400 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. The Jonathan Ross Show: 15810 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Super 15: 15070 (SKY Sport 1, 7:30pm – 9:20pm)
  4. Addicted to Beauty: 12070 (TV ONE, 1:00pm – 2:00pm)
  5. The Prestige: 11730 (TV2, 1:10am – 2:00am) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Hyundai Country Calendar: 592,510 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. One News: 568,380 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. MasterChef MasterClass: 340,190 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. American Idol: 298,040 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Come Dine With Me: 293,590 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. 7 Days: 40380 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:05pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 35950 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. The Vampire Diaries: 28170 (TV2, 10:30pm – 11:30pm)
  4. Titanic: 26450 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 23060 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 521,230 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 517,870 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 337,300 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. 3 News: 329,400 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Close Up: 327,300 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

HOMAI TE PAKIPAKI, Maori Television’s original grassroots talent show, returns to air in May, giving the country’s singing hopefuls their shot at the big time.

The 2012 series starts Friday 4 May at 8.30pm with a one-off special that will take viewers behind the scenes of last year’s grand final – won by Chad Chambers, the enigmatic gumboot man from Marton.

The live shows kick off from Friday 11 May, with registrations opening at 3.30pm that day at Maori Television’s Newmarket studios. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Once Upon A Time: 56860 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Police Ten 7: 29400 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 28050 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 27470 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. 20/20: 25430 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

Corin Dann is to be TVNZ’s new political editor.

Corin is well-known to television audiences as the co-presenter of TVNZ’s Breakfast programme, and prior to that through his work as the network’s business presenter.

TVNZ Head of News and Current Affairs, Ross Dagan, says Corin was picked for the job because of his strong background in politics and economics and his experience in all facets of live television.

“His appointment will secure TVNZ’s strong performance in the political arena. This is an important job in any democratic society and Corin’s track record and professional skills will be an outstanding asset both to the company and to viewers.” Continue reading »