Most watched

  1. One News: 489,350 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook: 426,790 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Doc Martin: 318,590 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Come Dine With Me: 268,260 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Stealth: 238,410 (TV2, 8:35pm – 11:00pm) Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The X Factor USA: 38190 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 35880 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. The Graham Norton Show: 30170 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 29970 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Home and Away: 15610 (TV3, 5:30pm – 6:00pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 570,600 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 452,880 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 396,650 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Border Security: 380,450 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The Big Bang Theory: 341,730 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

Quickflix have announced they will be making their streaming service available for Blackberry users.

The subscription and pay per view service has announced a partnership with Blackberry that will begin in the first quarter of 2013.

It will allow Blackberry users to stream unlimited movies and other content to their 10 OS l-Series, N-Series and new generation devices.

Quickflix NZ Managing Director Paddy Buckley said “We are delighted to be introducing our digital streaming to Blackberry devices as we continue to provide consumers the most accessible movie streaming service in the market.” Continue reading »

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Downton Abbey: 56890 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 10:05pm)
  2. Mrs. Brown’s Boys: 47150 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:10pm)
  3. Embarrassing Bodies: 35480 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 32680 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 25560 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

There are a couple of peculiar things about today’s press release from NZ On Air:

NZ On Air is pleased to announce support for Q + A for TV ONE and The Nation for TV3 in 2013.

Both programmes are supported through the Platinum Fund – a special contestable fund supporting programmes with something important to say about New Zealand.

“NZ On Air is committed to funding quality current affairs and we’re pleased to be able to support both The Nation and Q + A” says NZ On Air chief executive Jane Wrightson. “These programmes have proven track records for discussing important and timely issues and contributing to mainstream current affairs.”

The Platinum Fund supports content that may be currently difficult to find on our screens.

Yesterday we published some figures about how 2012 has fared for our investment.  On average The Nation cost 6.6 times more per viewer per episode than Q+A and also delivers TV3 revenue via advertising due to the time and day it is broadcast.

It would be very easy to understand why NZ On Air could choose to not fund the show based on those figures.  However, fund the show, it has.

What I find most interesting is the final sentence of their press release:

The Platinum Fund supports content that may be currently difficult to find on our screens.

Are current affairs shows that difficult to find on our screens now?  Or is their statement an indictment on the performance of supposed current affairs shows whose role it would be assumed is to hold politicians to account and demand better performance?  If that is the case, are we now on a slippery slope where broadcasters could suggest dropping their current affairs shows in the hope of getting funding in order to keep them on air?  How long before we see Campbell Live and Holmes 3.0 being at least partially funded by NZ On Air?

Most watched

  1. One News: 532,190 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 463,200 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 414,070 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Random Breath Testing: 373,050 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Air Ways: 337,570 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Prime has confirmed the timing for the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas special, which was previously announced to be airing in NZ less than 24 hours after it does so in the UK.

‘The Snowmen’ – which boasts the vocal talents of Sir Ian McKellan – will screen at 8.30pm on Boxing Day.

The special will mark the introduction of new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara), who joins the series following the departure of Karen Gillan (Amy). Continue reading »

Hunger Games reality series

A new reality series influenced by The Hunger Games has been commissioned by The CW network in the US. The project is described as a “reality survival series” in which contestants will have to rely on their own physical, survival and hunting skills in order to excel in the game.

Golden Globe nominations out

Homeland and HBO special Game Change are leading the charge in the Golden Globe nominations, with four and five respectively. Modern Family, The Girl and Downton Abbey each received three nominations. Continue reading »