Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Coronation Street: 38760 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 9:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 21150 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Location Location Location: 19480 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Home and Away: 14460 (TV3, 5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  5. House Rules: 14160 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:55pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 699,620 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 385,190 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. One News Special: 373,830 (TV ONE, 5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 363,850 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Campbell Live: 363,740 (TV3, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Arrow: 81800 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  2. The Almighty Johnsons: 23410 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Winners & Losers: 20760 (TV ONE, 9:05pm – 10:05pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 20530 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Nikita: 19430 (TV2, 10:35pm – 11:30pm) Continue reading »

lisaLisa Robin Kelly has died at the age of 43. The ’70s Show star died in her sleep at a rehab facility in California on Wednesday, Aug. 14, her agent confirmed.

“Unfortunately Lisa Robin Kelly passed away last evening. Lisa had voluntarily checked herself into a treatment facility early this week where she was battling the addiction problems that have plagued her these past few years,” the statement said. “I spoke to her on Monday and she was hopeful and confident, looking forward to putting this part of her life behind her. Last night she lost the battle. Cause of death has not been issued yet and no death certificate has been issued either.” Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 651,100 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 494,950 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: 465,250 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 410,580 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Code 1: 396,460 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)

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There are some days when a publicists job must suck.  Having been a little unkind in my review of TV3’s The Vote, both Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner took to twitter to respond. Guyon has always come across to me as a reasoned man who is able to put forward his argument.  Take this for example:

Guyon’s point may be entirely valid if the actual questions they were debating were serious and lacking in sensationalism.  Should we ditch the royals?  The false dichotomy of whether it is poverty or parenting that is the problem for our kids?  Let’s decriminalise soft drugs and of course, is Auckland sucking the life out of the country?

Duncan Garner, however, ironically engages his own hands to call me a fraud.

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Well done Duncan.  All class.

TheVote3rd Degree and their monthly ridiculously described “competitive current affairs” show The Vote is painful viewing.  The initial concept of debating the big issues for New Zealand sounded promising but in reality it’s become nothing more than ranting about what are effectively non-issues.  Couple that with the fact that there is no call to action to enforce any real change, The Vote amounts to nothing more than a load of hot air.

I was appalled when it was announced that the latest debate was going to be on whether or not Auckland is sucking the life out of New Zealand.  Even more so when their panel included a comedian and an actor.  While Urzila Carlson and Oliver Driver may have valuable input, with respect, they are hardly the credible voices you’d want if you were actually having a serious debate.

The results of their ridiculous and unscientific poll were highly unsurprising.  In the studio, 80% of the audience thought Auckland wasn’t sucking the life out of the country.  Clearly the audience wasn’t weighted with out-of-towners.  The overall result from their unscientific poll was the exact opposite though with 73% of voters saying the life of the country was being sucked out of it by our largest city.  Again, hardly surprising.

The least this show could do would be to conduct some real research and then debate the results. Continue reading »

campbell-liveIf the ratings are anything to go by then the GCSB bill may not be the important issue Campbell Live is suggesting it is.

The last four weeks have seen Campbell Live’s ratings fall significantly from where they have been with Monday night’s episode, the first of their nationwide GCSB tour, the lowest the program has had since April.  Considering we’re in the middle of winter when ratings are typically higher and the fact that the show had been riding high thanks in part to TV One’s 7pm current affairs changes, this isn’t what you’d expect to be seeing.

Not only this but the last week has seen the separation between Campbell Live and Seven Sharp widen to the biggest gap we’ve seen since they started going head to head back in February. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. 2 Broke Girls: 33800 (TV2, 9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Elementary: 29420 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 23650 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Two and a Half Men: 22990 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Game Of Thrones: 22480 (PRIME, 9:35pm – 10:40pm) Continue reading »