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 »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Blue Bloods: 32180 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. New Tricks: 30550 (PRIME, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  3. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: 25440 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:45pm)
  4. Above Suspicion: 21430 (TV ONE, 9:45pm – 11:20pm)
  5. Special Victims Unit: 19210 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 643,610 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Hyundai Country Calendar: 569,630 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Super Rugby: 367,720 (SKY Sport 1, 7:35pm – 9:25pm)
  4. Super Rugby Post Game: 341,530 (SKY Sport 1, 9:25pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Coasters: 311,030 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. 7 Days: 42520 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:05pm)
  2. Jono and Ben at Ten: 32350 (TV3, 10:05pm – 10:40pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 32270 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 26110 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. The Graham Norton Show: 22170 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 646,390 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 415,950 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 357,650 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 9:00pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 347,870 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Millionaire Hot Seat: 330,930 (TV ONE, 5:25pm – 6:00pm)

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. 7 Days: 42520 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:05pm)
  2. Jono and Ben at Ten: 32350 (TV3, 10:05pm – 10:40pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 32270 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 26110 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. The Graham Norton Show: 22170 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Arrow: 57860 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 32880 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: 24600 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. 20/20: 22280 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Vegas: 20870 (PRIME, 9:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

emmyHere are the 2013 Emmy Nominations

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
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