TheVoteThe Vote, the monthly “competitive current affairs” program that runs every four weeks as part of Third Degree, has been given the chop.

With dismal ratings and sensational themes, the only people surprised at the axe being swung at TV3’s The Vote were those involved in making it.

With Third Degree returning in 2014, this will mean there will be an additional 10 episodes of current affairs dedicated to local stories.

cl-twitterThere was a moment when it looked as though Campbell Live was going to become New Zealand’s leading TV current affairs program in more than just a tag line but that seems to have been short lived with the ratings dropping away and the separation between them and the highly criticised Seven Sharp on TV One widening again.  While the gap is less than what it was when Close Up was on, TV3 is still behind which seems ironic after all the braying for hard hitting current affairs.

However, since the light approach is still working better (yes, yes yes.. it’s still not as high as Close Up was), it appears as though Campbell Live may be copying some of Seven Sharp’s stories.  Take these two stories for example: Continue reading »

the-block-nz-2013Last night’s penultimate episode of The Block NZ’s second season broke last years record by 5%, lifting the average audience for the episode to just shy of half a million.

498,150 viewers tuned in ahead of tonight’s grand finale where the four properties will be auctioned off.

Viewership is currently up 8% on last year for  The Block NZ and has been confirmed as returning to TV3 in 2014.

While Pete and Andy are definitely the crowd favourites, winning tonight comes down to how much the properties sell for over reserve.

Who are your favourite couple of The Block NZ?

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Most watched

  1. One News: 625,850 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 520,290 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. The Block NZ: 498,150 (TV3, 7:35pm – 9:40pm)
  4. Dynamo Magician Impossible: 383,040 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 355,220 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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I really hate these types of ads.  Inciting some sort of faux hatred of Australians when most of us have friends and family living there is pointless.  All it does is reinforce our own pathetic insecurity.

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Person Of Interest: 55780 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. The Block NZ: 52890 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)
  3. Downton Abbey: 48420 (PRIME, 8:35pm – 10:05pm)
  4. Castle: 45100 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes: 44030 (TV3, 8:40pm – 10:55pm) Continue reading »

New_Zealands_Got_Talent_logoI have been a little confused about New Zealand’s Got Talent.  The first semi final had 6 acts performing for the public vote and then the second week only had 5.  It appears as though week 3 will only have 5 as well.  That disadvantages the first group of semi-finalists because the odds of making the top three were 1 in 2 for them but the others a 3/5 chance.

Who was your favourite act this week anyway?

Who was your favourite act from the second New Zealand's Got Talent semi final?

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With BBQ’ing season well underway and all that extra daylight in the evening to hang out in the garden or stain your deck, live TV is unlikely to be at the front of many people’s minds.  While the numbers for 7pm are well down on where they were a month or so back, there were some gains made for Seven Sharp this week while Campbell Live headed in the other direction.

TV3’s nightly current affairs program drew an average audience of 263,676 viewers, a drop of 9% on the previous week while Seven Sharp grew theirs by 4% to end on 373,398 viewers per episode.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 635,140 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. The Block NZ: 479,970 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 461,140 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 383,920 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Crash Investigation Unit: 383,810 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Last Tango In Halifax: 54150 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:45pm)
  2. Marmaduke: 26210 (TV3, 7:00pm – 8:50pm)
  3. A Place to Call Home: 24370 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Crimes That Shook Britain: 23770 (PRIME, 9:45pm – 10:45pm)
  5. New Zealand’s Got Talent: 18420 (TV ONE, 7:35pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »