Most watched

  1. One News: 512,740 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 362,170 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. The Graham Norton Show: 361,160 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 342,690 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 300,760 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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It’s the weekend! I’m looking forward to some TV viewing at 3:00am and hopefully the Kiwi’s can win the Rugby League World Cup back to back.  What are you looking forward to watching this weekend?  Or is there anything else on your mind about TV?

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Packed to the Rafters: 49820 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 43140 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Embarrassing Bodies: 24080 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Death in Paradise: 20450 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. 20/20: 19610 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 615,150 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 437,440 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 410,670 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 366,400 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Packed to the Rafters: 322,450 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)

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What’s on your mind about TV today? This is our daily thread to discuss anything and everything to do with television.

There has been a little bit of criticism of TVNZ for their decision to can Nothing Trivial.  Shifting it from Sunday night had a huge impact on the shows ratings after it lost the enormous lead in that New Zealand’s Got Talent had provided it. What replaced Nothing Trivial on TV One this year is A Place Called Home which has rated 19% higher despite the NZGT audiences being lower.

I was asked to take a look at a few more numbers so here they are.

2013-vs-2012-nothing-trivial

The first thing to really address is how the 8:30-9:30pm timeslot has fared in 2013 compared to 2012.  In 2012, Ramsay’s Best Restaurant and Criminal Minds were the shows that Nothing Trivial has replaced and despite the argument that it was the move to Wednesdays that affected the rating, the numbers would suggest that isn’t the full story. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Under the Dome: 56380 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Nothing Trivial: 52160 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Cougar Town: 25970 (TV2, 9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Scandal: 25560 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Prison Families: 16720 (TV3, 8:05pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »

TheVoteSince The Vote has been dumped for 2014 it is completely unsurprising that the experts on the panel for this month include two comedians from TV3’s Jono and Ben at Ten.  I’m not sure if the reason they’re on the show is because they’re young enough, without actually being teenagers, to qualify as having an authoritative voice on the subject or because the show they appear on, which could loosely fall into the current affairs category, rates nearly double what The Vote usually does and their presence may draw across their fans.

TV3 ASKS KIWIS TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON OUR TEENS: THE VOTE DEBATES ‘TEENAGERS HAVE NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD’

Today’s world is full of opportunities for Kiwi teens, but with opportunities come risks.  Two New Zealanders – Lorde and Lydia Ko – have topped Time Magazine’s 2013 list of the world’s most influential teenagers.  But back home, the Roast Busters story has called into question whether our teens are really coping with the pressures of modern life.

This month, two teams led by Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner will argue the moot ‘Teenagers have never had it so good’ in TV3’s national debate programme The Vote, screening at 8.30pm next Wednesday night.  Broadcaster and lawyer, Linda Clark is again the referee, charged with keeping the debaters in line and on topic. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 658,830 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 495,560 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. High Country Rescue: 401,500 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 396,400 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Two and a Half Men: 355,600 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)

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I’m quite happy with how these TV Talk’s are going as a space for everyone to have a general chin wag about television.  As a conversation starter, what has been your favourite moment on TV recently?