Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Grey’s Anatomy: 38700 (TV2, 8:40pm – 9:40pm)
  2. Private Practice: 38570 (TV2, 9:40pm – 10:40pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 33640 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Homeland: 32830 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:45pm)
  5. Unforgettable: 29890 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. New Zealand’s Got Talent: 813,450 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  2. One News: 650,180 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Sunday: 622,590 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Nothing Trivial: 375,580 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Get Smart: 325,170 (TV2, 8:30pm – 10:45pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. The Force: 774,430 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Border Patrol: 761,520 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. One News: 705,750 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Beyond The Darklands: 582,130 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 529,390 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

A final six Cantabrian families have been selected and for the first time, New Zealand can vote for the family they think most deserves a shot at creating and winning their dream home.

The final six families in the running for Mitre 10 Dream Home are:

  • The Fail/Blair family: Amanda Fail (31) is a hairdresser and Jay Blair (29) is a fabric layer and cutter for a clothing company. The de facto pair has been together for two and a half years and have three children from Amanda’s previous marriage.
  • The Giles family: Martyn Giles (43) is a sign writer and Sarah Giles (35) is a stay-at-home mum. They are married, have been together for 18 years and have two biological kids and four foster children between them. Sarah home-schools all six children.
  • The McManus/Clarkson family: Manu Clarkson (33) is a fire-fighter and Danielle McManus (27) is a full-time mum. They have been together 10 years, are currently engaged and have three children.
  • The Murphy family: Jarrad Murphy (28) is a sales manager and Casey Murphy (24) works in admin part-time. They have been together for five and a half years and have two young children. They got married at the beginning of this year.
  • The Vercoe family: Damian Vercoe (30) is a brand manager and Crystal Vercoe (29) is a work-at-home mum with a hobby business. They are married, have been together 10 years and have two young children.
  • The Wilson family: Riki Wilson (25) is a labourer and Whitney Wilson (24) works in data entry. They are married, have been together for four and a half year and have two young boys.

Voting is now open and can be completed via TVNZ’s website. Voting closes November 9.

Public vote will determine the first family through and the second will be selected by a judging panel. The final two will be revealed when Mitre 10 Dream Home returns to TV2 in 2013.

Simon Barnett is to host Mitre 10 Dream Home, returning to TV2 in 2013.

Simon is a veteran television and radio personality and has a strong connection to Christchurch, where Mitre 10 Dream Home will be based next year.

He is delighted to be part of a series that has generated such tremendous goodwill in past seasons. Continue reading »

I’m excited about 2013:  The X Factor New Zealand is coming and it will be the biggest production TV3 has ever made.  Dominic Bowden has been signed on to host the show and will return to New Zealand with an enormous wealth of experience having been in the US and worked on The Voice and The X Factor as well as hosting a prime time TV show over there.

However, the pressure really will be on TV3 to make The X Factor work.  New Zealand has a terrible record when it comes to producing artists that go on to have successful careers at home, let alone abroad. Making sure artists who actually have “the x factor” will require a serious judging panel with the ability to spot it.

It should be pointed out that The X Factor‘s judging panel isn’t just about judging.  More important than the role of judge is the role of mentor. Finding people who can help steer artists in the right direction towards stardom is imperative.

With that in mind, I’ve come up with three names who I think would provide international experience to an X Factor New Zealand judging panel and would have more than just financial reasons to come down under: Continue reading »

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Must watch:

The Block Australia (TV3, 7.30pm)
If you can commit to three episodes a week of this show, then it’s probably going to be a good watch. I haven’t watched the Australian version before, so it will be interesting to compare it to our NZ version. Tonight, eight teams arrive in Melbourne, ready to start renovating the houses. On each episode, the teams will each have 24 hours, $5000, and a an ‘inspirational gift’ to renovate a room.

Boardwalk Empire (Soho, 8.30pm)
It’s the season three premiere tonight. Nucky makes a new year’s resolution; Margaret eyes a hospital expansion; Gillian builds a new business; and Van Alden calls a gangster’s bluff.   Continue reading »

Private Practice to end
Shonda Rhimes has announced via Twitter that Private Practice will come to an end after season six: “There was a lot of discussion and debate but, in the end, the guys at the network and the studio and I all decided that Private Practice was reaching its finish line..It’s rare for a show to go for more than 100 episodes and we are incredibly proud to have been such a show. And we’re grateful to all of you for spending time with us for an hour every week for the last 6 years. It’s meant the world. Thank you.”

X Factor USA contestant finds his long-lost birth mother
The X Factor USA contestant David Correy, who announced his hopes to find his birth mother by doing the show, has indeed found her, after the show aired in Brazil.  Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Offspring: 27350 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  2. The Big Bang Theory: 23760 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. New Zealand’s Got Talent: 23130 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Immortals: 22800 (SKY Movies 1, 8:35pm – 10:20pm)
  5. Nothing Trivial: 21820 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »