Mitre 10 Dream Home is back and headed for Canterbury!

Returning to TV2 with a few renovations of its own, this iconic series will challenge two Cantabrian couples to master the DIY build of their lives.

In what will be a life changing series for one, or both of the couples, New Zealand will be with them, room by room as they transform the old to the new.

This new series of Mitre 10 Dream Home is eco-friendly and it’s about building smarter. It will also include useful information and practical demonstrations for anyone with DIY in their DNA. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. New Zealand’s Got Talent: 974,930 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. One News: 748,410 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Sunday: 734,940 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Nothing Trivial: 452,520 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. The Big Bang Theory: 367,780 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

It’s the norm for a TV show to lose a certain proportion of viewers for its second episode.  Many just tune into the first episode to see what the show (and publicity) is all about and to be able to discuss it with others.  So how did New Zealand’s Got Talent do?

Last night’s episode defied the usual trend and went up!  The show drew an average audience of 974,930 compared to last week’s premiere of 934,820 viewers.

After the massive ratings last week, can the next episode of New Zealand’s Got Talent back it up with equal talent and equal viewers?

Unlike a lot of these shows where the auditions truck from city to city in search of talent, each week we get to see a mish mash of the best and worst from all the cities where the auditions were held.  It must make the editing fun, having to piece together episodes based on bits and pieces from everywhere.  Personally, I don’t really like the flow of it.  From a consistency perspective, each week so far we’ve seen the judges rocking up to a different venue wearing different sets of clothes while at the desk, the clothing, and particularly in Rachel Hunter’s case – her hair, are all different.  But the show isn’t about the judges, right?

Kicking things off tonight were Prestige, a dance crew made up of 10 guys who formed the group when guys dancing together wasn’t such a cool thing.  I think what they meant was when only groups of unco guys danced together. Continue reading »

Someone is upset about being called out for whinging about NZ On Air funding.

Apparently when I said:

“Forget what you’d like NZ On Air to be, this is what it is. It funds a broad range of shows for a broad range of audiences. Thankfully its funding model isn’t restricted to niche, low rating shows but also shows with mass appeal that require a significant amount of finance in order to go to air”

I meant NZ On Air should only fund content that is popular, like “porn”.  According to them, despite our love for the many niche shows that NZ On Air has, and continues to fund, it’s all populism uber alles here. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Antiques Roadshow: 14640 (PRIME, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)
  2. The Hotel Inspector: 13330 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  3. The Killing: 13170 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Location Location Location: 13080 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Vantage Point: 10900 (TV ONE, 10:30pm – 12:20am) Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching New Zealand’s Got Talent and Man Of The House

Episode two of NZ’s Got Talent screens tonight on TV One at 7.30pm. The second episode of any new show is always the most telling of how it will go for the rest of the series. For the first episode, lots of people tune in just to see what it’s like, but the test is whether the audience will come back for the second. I would be surprised if it didn’t do really well again. There may not be quite as many people watching it, but I think it was entertaining enough for most people to keep watching.

I really want a ‘wow’ moment tonight, though. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Hyundai Country Calendar: 615,420 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. One News: 611,140 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Intl Rugby Championship: 544,670 (SKY Sport 1, 7:35pm – 9:15pm)
  4. Intl Rugby Champs Pre Game: 485,480 (SKY Sport 1, 7:25pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Intl Rugby Champs Post Game: 358,860 (SKY Sport 1, 9:15pm – 9:50pm) Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Vitus and the All Blacks vs South Africa

There’s a lovely-looking movie on Maori Television tonight at 8.30pm called Vitus. It tells the story of a young boy called Vitus, who is gifted. His demanding parents have a plan to make him (and them) famous and rich by making him become a pianist.

However, one day Vitus decides he is no longer willing to do as his parents tell him, and he decides to follow his own dream. The boy who plays Vitus, Teo Gheorghiu, is a piano prodigy in real life.

I will, of course, also be watching the rugby tonight, as the All Blacks take on South Africa in Dunedin Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Coronation Street: 42570 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 25590 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. The Big Bang Theory: 23580 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. The Royal Bodyguard: 20930 (TV ONE, 10:15pm – 10:55pm)
  5. Miranda: 15730 (TV ONE, 9:00pm – 9:40pm) Continue reading »