Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Revenge: 48990 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  2. Homeland: 43870 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. C.S.I: 32380 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Drop Dead Diva: 17590 (TV2, 10:35pm – 11:35pm)
  5. Modern Family: 15670 (TV3, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Following the hugely successful launch of the SKY Apple app, SKY is pleased to announce the Android version is available for download from today. The SKY Android app includes a set of useful features around SKY’s TV guide including the ability to remote record to MY SKY decoders.

Portable access to this extensive listing information for all SKY and free to air channels will benefit all TV viewers in NZ, including SKY’s more than 846,000 customers. Continue reading »

Television advertising revenue continued to rise in the first quarter of 2012, demonstrating advertisers’ increasing confidence in television as a central part of their advertising campaigns.

Data* released today by industry body ThinkTV shows total television advertising revenue for the March quarter rose 3.7% to $125.2m, up $4.4m on the first quarter of 2011. The increase marks four consecutive quarters of year-on-year growth. Continue reading »

What’s this all about?
Season One of PlaceMakers Big Angry Fish is a TV series/lifestyle show consisting of 13 episodes which feature the amazing New Zealand coastline, harbours and seascapes, all done with superb production values (above and below the water).

Your hosts Milan Radonich and Nathan O’Hearn are world-class anglers and have a unique, endearing style.

Each episode will take the viewers to some favourite fishing locations aroundNew Zealand, and two episodes take place overseas in Thailand and Canada. Continue reading »

Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking has become the latest media commentator to display their lack of understanding of how statistics work.

Originally, former broadcasting minister Jonathan Coleman produced a weekly audience figure of 200,000 viewers by dividing the monthly cumulative audience by four.  This figure was debunked on Media7 and explained by Throng’s Rachel Cunliffe that you don’t get a weekly cumulative figure simply by dividing a monthly figure by four.

The explanation Rachel gave was this simple.  If 4 people in your house watched TV in a month, does that mean that only 1 watched per week?  It could be that the weekly and monthly cumulative figures were closer to being the same.

Mike Hosking though has said

The trouble with their argument sadly is that the simple truth is no one watches it. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 720,220 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Security: 690,270 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Force: 676,020 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 568,690 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Close Up: 487,130 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

Gotye not digging Glee version of his song

Australian singer Gotye has attacked the Glee cast’s version of his and kiwi singer Kimbra’s song ‘Somebody The I Used To Know’. “They did such a faithful arrangement of the instruments but the vocals were that pop Glee style, ultra dry, sounded pretty tuned and the rock has no real sense, like it’s playing to you from a cardboard box,” he said.

Tamblyn returning to House for finale

Amber Tamblyn will return to House for the finale ever episode later this year. The actress will reprise her role as medical student Martha Masters. Continue reading »

World-wide reality TV show-maker the BBC is set to give New Zealand a huge burst of prime-time exposure to a television audience of millions.

The BBC is spending five weeks in New Zealand filming a long-running series titled Wanted DownUnder – where ‘typical’ British families look at immigrating to start new lives in a far off country.

As part of the filming, the five families involved spend a week exploring the employment market, schooling, social activities, and housing options, to get a complete picture of what their new lives could be like in New Zealand. Continue reading »

You may recognize one of them as being a god amongst men. Well, a young god amongst men. While the other perhaps you’re familiar with the most recent retelling of the battle against the Wilberforces?

Silo are proud to announce two additional cast members to their upcoming season of Nina Raine’s TRIBES, playing at the Maidment Theatre from June 8th; Emmett Skilton and Leon Wadham.

Skilton should be no stranger to NZ audiences; playing the lead character Axl in TV3’s smash hit The Almighty Johnsons. Emmett joins the cast in the role of Daniel, the elder son of the family.

Taking up the challenging lead role as the young Deaf family member Billy, is 2011 Toi Whakaari graduate, Leon Wadham. Wadham, is most familiar to New Zealand audiences for his role as Ricky in the remake of Under The Mountain. Continue reading »

This year’s Stage Challenge competition will not be televised due to unresolved issues between the organisers and TV3.

The secondary schools performance competition, which was broadcast last year on FOUR, will not receive NZ on Air funding if a broadcaster is not attached.

Stage Challenge producer Helen Sjoquist said that TV3 has rejected proposals for timing suggested by Stage Challenge.

Students had proposed that the coverage be shown on the weekend so they would have more of an opportunity to watch it.

With no broadcast footage being shot, this year’s entries will not be able to be put forward for the Global Rock Challenge or the national competition. Continue reading »