New_Zealands_Got_Talent_logoLast nights win by Renee Maurice on New Zealand’s Got Talent was a bit anticlimactic.  After failing to make the finals on TV3’s The X Factor New Zealand earlier in the year, for obvious reasons, Maurice then tried out for the show that was more suited to her.  She then went on to win the public vote and walk away with the $100,000 prize and car.

It’s not the first time a contestant has appeared on two shows.  Most recently has been Taylor Henderson in Australia who was the runner up on Australia’s Got Talent in 2010 and then this year, came runner up on The X Factor Australia.  The only difference is that Henderson didn’t enjoy $3.2 million in public funding for his exposure. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. New Zealand’s Got Talent: 685,870 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)
  2. One News: 649,430 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Sunday: 622,780 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. A Place to Call Home: 492,910 (TV ONE, 8:40pm – 9:40pm)
  5. A Mother’s Son: 295,970 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:40pm)

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This is todays thread to discuss what ever is on your mind about television.

Tonight’s grand finale finale of New Zealand’s Got Talent was going to be a sponsor fueled celebration of product placement so rather than watch the show live, I started a bit later so I could fast forward through the ads.  It was a great idea until the end.

In Australia, the TV networks are pretty ruthless when it comes to programming and are renown for extending episodes and having them run over time to entice viewers to stick with the channel rather than flip over to watch something else somewhere else.  However, this has a side affect for anyone using a PVR to record the show and watch later.

PVR’s tend to record programs based on their schedules as per the EPG data.  When a show goes over, even with a bit of extended time, sometimes these extra minutes get cut off, as was the case tonight.  The announcement that Renee won made it but I never got to the part where she had the chance to respond to winning. Continue reading »

Finally. New Zealand’s Got Talent comes to an end tonight. Possibly for good unless TVNZ can prove it is actually commercially viable.

The final result announcement was unsurprising. I suspected Renee Maurice and Silhouette would be in the final three and Gore country singer, Jenny Mitchell, being there as well wasn’t surprising either.

There’s an hour of advertising tonight interspersed with a couple of performances before we find out who actually won. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Blue Bloods: 56680 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  2. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: 25430 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:45pm)
  3. Survivor Blood vs Water: 16210 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Duck Dynasty: 15230 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Special Victims Unit: 11440 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:25pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 487,240 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. NZ Story: 451,380 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Showtime: 298,790 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  4. Paul O’Grady For the Love of Dogs: 261,930 (TV ONE, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: 229,850 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:40pm)

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Jono and Ben at Ten: 49280 (TV3, 10:05pm – 10:35pm)
  2. 7 Days: 26640 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:05pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 23300 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 21920 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. The Graham Norton Show: 21740 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 490,300 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 424,910 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 385,300 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 299,410 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The Graham Norton Show: 292,530 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Packed to the Rafters: 47420 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Coronation Street: 30800 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Reign: 23040 (PRIME, 9:40pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Death in Paradise: 16930 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 16750 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm) Continue reading »