Most watched

  1. Naughty Shorty 20y of Bloopers: 671,110 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. One News: 637,720 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 600,190 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. American Idol: 479,450 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Close Up: 468,020 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Happy Birthday Shortland Street!

The TV2 soap this week celebrated its 20th anniversary with a feature-length episode on Monday and a glitzy party in Auckland last night where past and present cast members came together to revel in the fact the show has lasted the test of time.

The above photo of a fancy birthday cake featuring an ambulance and TV set was posted on the Shortland Street Facebook page yesterday.

So a big congratulations to Shortland Street for reaching the 20-year milestone.

We’re looking forward to the 21st stories next year.

Shortland Street Theme - Single - Shortland Street

A load of familiar kiwi faces are currently appearing in a great new campaign that aims to cut out inequality in New Zealand.

The WTF campaign is looking for change when it comes to discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in this country.

Among the celebrities taking part are Tamati Coffey, Jo Cotton, Colin Mathura-Jeffree, Alison Mau, Leigh Hart and Danielle Cormack as well as a whole lot more from the likes of Shortland Street, The Almighty Johnsons, Go Girls, Spartacus, Underbelly and other shows.

Check out the website to see how you can get involved.

The 20th birthday celebrations for Shortland Street continue tonight with a blooper show hosted by the lovely Kimberley Crossman. 20 years of unseen blooper footage?  Count us in!

Naughty Shorty
7:30pm tonight

Bill English Meets The Press

Brian Fallow (NZ Herald), Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk) and Colin James (Synapsis) with Finance Minister Bill English in an exclusive half hour session on the future for the New Zealand economy — the risks, the potential gains and where the Government might go next . The panel will also question Labour’s Finance Spokesperson, David Parker.

TV3′s Simon Shepherd will be moderating.

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Once Upon A Time: 62690 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Upstairs Downstairs: 37110 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 9:40pm)
  3. Fringe: 36240 (TV2, 10:30pm – 11:30pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 32630 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Outnumbered: 26700 (PRIME, 9:45pm – 10:20pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 709,170 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 658,110 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 515,860 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Police Ten 7: 505,140 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Close Up: 440,790 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Nelson and Tasman residents are taking their shot this week at saving TVNZ7.

A public debate will be held on Friday in Nelson by the group, called Save TVNZ7, with the topic being “Is public service television important in New Zealand?”.

The debate is part of a nationwide campaign to save public service broadcasting in New Zealand, with various evets held around the country.

The debate, which will be moderated by Wallace Chapman of Back Benchers, will feature former Nelson mayor Philip Woollaston, Victoria University Media Studies lecturer Dr Peter Thompson, Labour broadcasting spokesperson Clare Curran and Green MP Julie Ann Genter. Continue reading »

Michelle Obama on Daily Show again

Michelle Obama will make her second appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart this month to promote her new book AMERICAN GROWN: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.

Leaked Community memo

A leaked memo has described how the cast of Community was supposed to respond if questioned by the media regarding the departure of creator Dan Harmon. The memo said the cast should respond by saying: “We’re not made aware of why staffing changes take place but I will always be grateful to Dan for his great work on the show and wish him only the best. We’re also excited that we’ll be back on NBC’s schedule in the fall and are looking forward to working on those episodes.”  Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Generator Rex: 69520 (TV2, 7:55am – 8:20am)
  2. The Big Bang Theory: 39030 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  3. Castle: 29190 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  4. The Penguins of Madagascar: 28510 (TV2, 7:25am – 7:55am)
  5. Sons Of Anarchy: 24870 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »