The Crowd Goes Wild has scooped top honours in TV Guide’s annual Best on the Box Awards for the second consecutive year.

The popular weeknight sport show hosted by Andrew Mulligan and Mark Richardson has comfortably won the peoples’ choice award for Best Sports Show, receiving a third of the category’s total vote.

“Many people win one major championship, but very few win two, and back-to-back at that. Consistency is the hardest thing in sport so I’m thrilled that our viewers reckon we’ve continued to deliver them the sports news in the way they want it, consistently for 521 days straight,” said a chuffed Mark Richardson.

“It’s pretty cool to have back-to-back wins in the TV Guide Best on the Box awards, and to have a large amount of people vote for us,” said Andrew Mulligan. “We’ve gradually improved over the last few years and the team around Mark and I have been the real stars.”
 
The show is renowned for its irreverent take on the latest sports news and the cheeky approach of its reporting team, including the no-limits attitude of James McOnie and the casual style of Hayley Holt. New addition Greg Stubbings and the return of James Somerset have also strengthened the reporting team.
 
The Crowd Goes Wild screens weeknights at 6.30pm on Prime and across SKY’s sport channels.

 

New Zealanders have shown their appreciation for TV ONE and TV2, with their shows and stars winning a staggering 16 awards out of a possible 25 in the annual TV Guide Best on the Box awards, announced today.

One of the biggest winners was Breakfast’s Tamati Coffey, whose name is attached to three wins. Breakfast won Best Morning Show, and Coffey not only took the Best Weather Presenter gong for the third time, but has also been voted by the public as the Sexiest Man.

“Knowing that Kiwis love getting up to speed with their news, business and weather from Breakfast makes the 3:30am wake up call all worth it!” Tamati told the TV Guide.

“I’m also very humbled to be accepting my third Best Weather Presenter award, and with the Sexiest Man, well, I don’t know about that, but I’ll take it! Thanks New Zealand!”

Those weren’t the only awards for Breakfast, with the Saturday edition’s presenter Toni Street picking up the female equivalent of Coffey’s award for Sexiest Woman, and Business presenter Nadine Chalmers-Ross taking Rising Star.

TVNZ’s News and Current Affairs shows polled well across the board, with Fair Go winning for Best Advice Show, the 2011 Rugby World Cup winning for Best Special Event, and ONE News once again winning for Best News.

“This is an honour for us, because it is voted for by our viewers,” says ONE News anchor Wendy Petrie. “Although it is great to win critics’ awards as well, there’s just that little something extra when you know you’re striking it right with your actual audience, and we couldn’t be happier.”

There were also big wins for TVNZ in the drama field, with TV2’s Shortland Street winning Best Drama and Best Actress (Amanda Billing), and Go Girls winning Best Actor (Jay Ryan).

Other awards for TVNZ include Marcus Lush for Best Presenter, General, Intrepid Journeys for Best Documentary Series, Tangiwai for Best One-Off Drama, MasterChef New Zealand for Best Culinary Series, and What Now? for Best Kids/ Youth Show.

The winners in the country’s biggest People’s Choice Awards have been announced and the Breakfast programme has caught the eye of the New Zealand viewing public in more ways than one.

Kiwi television viewers have been noticeably charmed by Breakfast weather presenter Tamati Coffey and the Saturday morning host Toni Street, voting the two as Sexiest Man and Woman in this year’s TV Guide Best on the Box Awards.

Tamati was thrilled by his award win, but admits it was a challenge to decide who to vote for between the other category nominees.

“I was surprised to win, but I’ll take it.  Thanks New Zealand!  In our house we’re big Go Girls fans, so it was a hard decision,” said Tamati, who also thinks that Shortland Street actors and brothers Robbie and Pua Magasiva were strong contenders.

“If it hadn’t been for Jay Ryan, I would have been voting for them,” said Tamati. ”They’re fine looking brothers.”

Toni was surprised by her award, and when asked why she thought she had won, she said she wasn’t entirely sure.

“I was still getting over the shock of being nominated to tell you the truth!” said Toni.  “If I had to hazard a guess, I would say maybe my smile?  I’m a naturally friendly person, and I think Kiwis can relate to that. 

“Although, anyone who saw me singing The Cranberries last weekend on Saturday Breakfast might want to reconsider their vote!” added Toni.

On top of winning the Sexiest Man category and beating out some tough competition, Tamati has also managed to hold onto his reigning title as the nation’s favourite weather presenter for the third year running. 

“I’m very humbled to be accepting my third Best Weather Presenter award,” he said.

TVNZ’s Breakfast show has retained its gong for Best Morning Show and Breakfast’s business segment presenter Nadine Chalmers-Ross’ stocks must definitely be on the rise as she walks away with the Rising Star award. Scooping five titles in total, Breakfast has come up trumps again in this year’s Best on the Box Awards.

“TV3 on the other hand has got it covered when it comes to current affairs,” said TV Guide Editor Julie Eley.

Campbell Live and its affable host John Campbell were voted favourite current affairs programme and presenter of a current affairs programme for the third and second years respectively.

The New Zealand TV viewing public, however, seem to be split in their loyalties when it comes to the news networks.  While One News continues to dominate the Best News category for the fifth year running, TV3 news presenters were voted winners in their fields.  As well as John Campbell (Best Presenter, Current Affairs) and Hilary Barry’s (Best Presenter, News) wins, Hamish McKay was also voted Best Sports Presenter.

Other Best on the Box favourites include comedian and host of 7 Days, Jeremy Corbett, while 7 Days beat runner-up, The Jono Project, by 4,700 votes to be crowned Best Comedy Show. 

Long running advice show Fair Go enjoys continued popularity with voters and the much loved children’s programme What Now? won the Best Kids/Youth category for the fifth year in a row.

“We have now been running TV Guide Best on the Box for more than 10 years and these Awards go from strength to strength each year. It just goes to show the passion that we have for local content and home grown programming,” said Julie.

The 25 winners of the TV Guide Best on the Box Award winners were voted for by over 14,000 television viewers over three weeks in February and March via a public vote.

The full list of results is in this week’s TV Guide, on sale 15 March.

 

NEW ZEALAND PEOPLE

SEXIEST WOMAN
Toni Street (Saturday Breakfast/One News – TV1) 

SEXIEST MAN
Tamati Coffey (Breakfast – TV1) 

BEST ACTOR
Jay Ryan (Kevin, Go Girls – TV2) 

BEST ACTRESS
Amanda Billing (Sarah Potts, Shortland Street – TV2)                                           

BEST PRESENTER, NEWS
Hilary Barry (TV3)

 BEST PRESENTER, CURRENT AFFAIRS
John Campbell (Campbell Live – TV3) 

BEST PRESENTER, GENERAL
Marcus Lush (North – TV1) 

BEST PRESENTER, WEATHER
Tamati Coffey (TV1) 

BEST PRESENTER, SPORT
Hamish McKay (TV3) 

FUNNIEST PERSON ON TV
Jeremy Corbett (7 Days – TV3) 

RISING STAR
Nadine Chalmers-Ross (AMP Business – TV1) 

 

NEW ZEALAND SHOWS 

BEST NEWS
One News (TV ONE) 

BEST CURRENT AFFAIRS
Campbell Live (TV3) 

BEST MORNING SHOW
Breakfast (TV1) 

BEST SPECIAL EVENT
Rugby World Cup 2011 (Sky Sports/Maori TV/TV1/TV3) 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Intrepid Journeys (TV1) 

BEST ONE OFF DOCUMENTARY
Inside NZ: Inside Child Poverty – A Special Report (TV3) 

BEST KIDS/YOUTH SHOW
What Now (TV2) 

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Shortland Street (TV2) 

BEST ONE OFF DRAMA
Tangiwai (TV1) 

BEST COMEDY
7 Days (TV3) 

BEST REALITY SERIES
Missing Pieces (TV3) 

BEST CULINARY SERIES
MasterChef New Zealand (TV1) 

BEST ADVICE SHOW
Fair Go (TV1) 

BEST SPORTS SHOW
The Crowd Goes Wild (Prime)

 

Here is a run down of the 5 most important stories on One News and 3 News tonight.  Please leave your comments on the bulletins in the comments below.

One News

1. Future of Otago Rugby Union (Max Bania, live cross)
2. Remembering Jock Hobbs (Andrew Saville)
3. Conviction for former sports star who assaulted son
4. ACC privacy (Simon Bradwell)
5. POAL strike (Ruth Wynn-Williams)

3 News

1. Prime Minister accused of misleading (Duncan Garner, exclusive)
2. Future of Otago Rugby Union (Dave Goosselink, live cross)
3. Hip replacement recipients to sue (Rachel Morton)
4. Oceania resthome workers stop work meeting
5. POAL strike (Tom McRae)

Commentary

 

The ACC privacy story is a rather bad breach but I’m not entirely convinced that Simon Bradwell’s reporting on it was fair tonight. He reports, 

Whangarei Man, Alan Nicholas, was at home this morning when he got a phone call from ACC. But instead of giving their name, the caller wanted Alan Nicholas to give his, as well as his date of birth.

Perhaps Simon has never dealt with a bank, a government department or one of many other large organisations who hold personal and private information but generally speaking, if one of those organisation needs to get in contact with you and calls you, they will ask you to identify yourself so that they know they’re not talking to the wrong person.  I have experienced the exact same thing with the IRD and my bank on occasions.  To suggest this is bad practice by ACC when it is actually a safeguard used by many organisations as a way to ensure they’re not breaching privacy is not cool. I would suggest that this instance, had the call to Alan Nicholas been unrelated to what is one of the worst privacy breaches in New Zealand’s history, confirming his identity would unlikely have been a problem.

One News failed to credit the source of their story about Ports of Auckland worker Cecil Walker. They used images of the post from the blogger but ommited the header and name of the author.  Strangely enough, their online story clearly stated that the author of the story was WhaleOil.  3 News went in the opposite direction and interviewed the blogger, learning more about the information that had been leaked to him.

3 News had an exclusive that had footage of John Key telling the PSA that there wouldn’t be job cuts and that he wasn’t too keen on asset sales from back in 2008.  There have, of course, been two elections, a global financial crisis and the Christchurch earthquake since then.  Not surprisingly, Labour leader David Shearer was available for comment while the Prime Minister was not.

Verdict

3 News

On ‘Project Runway’ you can see if the garment looks like a gorgeous LBD (little black dress) or a trash bag. On ‘Idol’ we all can hear the singing and know whether it is worth of a record deal or the shower. On ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ you know if someone is a leader or if they couldn’t lead a horse to water, but there becomes a problem with Masterchef where it is all about who has the yummiest dish. We may have 3D TV now but we don’t yet have ‘Eat-Me TV’.

On the latest episode of Masterchef the contestants were faced with the challenge of cooking three classic take-away meals, burger, fish’n’chips and pizza, with 3 minutes in the pantry and 2 hours to cook, for guest judge and star of ‘The Food Truck’ Michael Van de Elzen. There were a fair few tragedies: from unsuccessful pantry runs, forgotten pizza in the oven to pizzas the judges wish they could forget. The triumphs though did allow to see some contestants really rise to the top: Tony Price’s superb improvising on chip making after forgetting his potatoes, Dave McKinnon with a ‘banging’ burger, and Zee Tana and Charlene McGeghan (a emerging dark horse I believe) taking the overall win, thus making them team captains next week. Alas Al Markham was sent packing after a fall out of the pantry rattled him a little too much, throwing him off his game and leading him to produce the least delicious food of the day.

With that all said and done, back to my original point, we can not taste the food for ourselves, we have to rely on the descriptions the judges give us. As of late I feel their descriptions have been a little too out there, trying to create analogies that are elaborate but still leaving me with every little idea as to what they just tasted. Example being something along the lines of ‘ It’s not perfect but it is almost perfect’. Well?? what does that mean? what is perfect and what is just short of perfection? Another example would be when Simon said Al’s fish’n’chips were not ‘worthy’ of a comment: well why?, Were they soggy, too salty? Burnt? Us viewers can’t taste for ourselves and need more information.

I feel this way too when the judges try to tell the contestants what they are looking for in the dishes about to be prepared: ‘We are looking for the wow-factor’, ‘The X-factor’ (there is a whole other show for that) or as Simon would say it ’5% magic’. What gives dish 5% magic? Throwing Harry Potter’s wand in the pot?

I know the show was filmed last year so it is all done and dusted, with nothing to be done about so instead I would like all Masterchef contestants to send samples of the food they cook each episode to my home for me to enjoy (or not) as I watch the judging. It is the only way I can see around the problem.

What did you make of the ‘Take-aways’ challenge? 4 episodes in: do you think you can pick the winner?

P.S All the food they eat at judging is stone cold, but as soon as a challenge’s time is up and the benches are being cleaned up, the judges go around and have a little sample of the warm leftovers that didn’t make it to the plate.

TMZ has now named the contestant who will be kicked out of American Idol.

Jermaine Jones will be kicked off “American Idol” Wednesday night, after producers learned he concealed the fact that he was arrested twice last years and has outstanding warrants … TMZ has learned.

As we first reported, producers discovered Tuesday that Jermaine had lied about his criminal history and that triggered the decision to confront him on camera Tuesday afternoon.  

We’re told one of the incidents involved violence, which was particularly troublesome to producers.  He also lied to cops by giving them fake names both times he was arrested.

“A.I.” sources tell us … Jermaine will appear on the show tomorrow night before he is sent packing.

Over the last few days, we’ve been reporting that Jermaine told producers his father abandoned him 10 years ago, but his dad called TMZ and called B.S. on his son, saying they see each other regularly.  

Jermaine began tweeting that he never told producers about his dad abandoning him.  We’re told the producers — who knew Jermaine had made the statement — became generally suspicious and began looking more closely at his background, and that’s what led to the revelation of his criminal history. 

TMZ originally reported one of the remaining 12 contestants was about to be kicked out of American Idol for concealing mulitple crimes and having outstanding warrants for their arrest.

 

A contestant on “American Idol” will be kicked off the show Wednesday because the singer concealed multiple crimes from producers … TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the show tell us … the contestant — one of the final 12 — was charged with 2 crimes in 2011, one involving violence.  We’re told in both cases the contestant gave a fake name to cops when arrested.

In addition, we’re told the contestant has outstanding warrants — again, the singer concealed it from producers.

We’re told the contestant was confronted with the information on camera today and the footage will air on Wednesday’s show.

 

Last night on Masterchef the contestants had to cook fish’n’chips, pizza and a burger all in 2 hours. Al Markham took a tumble coming out of the pantry that he never quite recovered from and ultimately saw Al falling out of the competition. His parting words were that his wife would be happy to see him again so she wouldn’t have to suffer through her own cooking anymore…

So Al, is your wife’s cooking really that bad?

(Laughs) No, no, no, she is a good cook, we just joke about it. Although she prefers my food and I love to cook so I do most of the cooking.

Do you think that people may have struggled last night because it was a challenge cooking food that they cook at home and forgot to elevate their game or were a little over confident?

Well that was actually the first pizza I have ever cooked so it was a real eye opener. Pizza doesn’t feature much on our menu at home.

What did you make of your Masterchef experience?

I would definitely do it again, I really wanted to go further but it was very good.

How was your time in the house and are there any contestants that you would consider a ‘dark horse’?

The house is a great piece of real estate that I would have loved to enjoyed for longer but while, there fortunately for me, I got a room to myself while the others were sleeping more dorm style. So I got a bit more sleep and also I am an early riser after all my years of trucking so I didn’t disturb anyone. All the top 16 are great cooks, with their own area of expertise but everyone can be tripped up (literally like me), you have a bad day and your gone.

What was your favorite moment doing masterchef? The accolade of getting through the auditions was a very proud moment for me. Simon even said he didn’t want to share my dish with the other judges and then to get three yes’s from the judges: a lot of people only got two but to get all three felt really good.

What was your take on the judges? I was kind of in awe of them, they are masters of their craft. Simon is a jolly man, very infectious and a great pusher and motivator. Ray and Josh are a little more distant and more damning. They all can say some harsh things but while it’s a serious cooking show it is also reality TV so things have to be a little dramatic to keep it interesting.

Is there anything that you wanted to cook on the show but didn’t get to? I really enjoy making deserts, you get a chance to be that much more artistic with them. We have a lot of lemon trees on our property so my signature dessert is a lemon tart.

If you could change what you did with your dishes what would you do?

I would have made the burger I intended to make. If I had a burger good enough that might have been just enough to get me one more point than Alana. I’ve made a lot of burgers at home and know I can do it but that tumble at the start really threw me off the whole challenge.

What are you final thoughts on the experience?

I felt like I let the judges down, they put their faith in me and my food and I didn’t deliver. I also feel I let down the mature audience, I was kind of carrying the flag for them being the more senior man in the competition. But I had a lot of fun and would do it again any day.

Al will continue to cook at home for his wife but still wants to be able to set himself up catering for dinner parties in the Hutt where he can create menus and cook with a little less time pressure.

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Mr. Men and Little Miss: 36870 (TV2, 3:25pm – 3:30pm)
  2. Mr. Men and Little Miss: 34630 (TV2, 3:25pm – 3:30pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 33610 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. NCIS: 33390 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Rookie Blue: 31860 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  6. NCIS: Los Angeles: 22700 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  7. I Shouldn’t Be Alive: 14580 (TV ONE, 9:45pm – 10:50pm)
  8. Frozen Planet: 14050 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:45pm)
  9. Go Girls: 13680 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  10. Misfits: 11480 (FOUR, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  11. The Secret Lives of Dancers: 11170 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  12. Shearing Gang: 11120 (PRIME, 9:40pm – 10:10pm)
  13. Shortland Street: 10790 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  14. The Middle: 10410 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  15. Scrubs: 10300 (TV2, 10:35pm – 11:05pm)
  16. New Girl: 9750 (FOUR, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  17. Law & Order: 8910 (TV3, 11:15pm – 12:15am)
  18. New Tricks: 8910 (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  19. Big Love: 8880 (TV ONE, 11:20pm – 12:30am)
  20. Emmerdale: 8320 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)

Top 20 % of audience watching timeshifted (% increase)

  1. Mr. Men and Little Miss: 37.36% (59.64%) (TV2, 3:25pm – 3:30pm)
  2. Mr. Men and Little Miss: 35.9% (56.02%) (TV2, 3:25pm – 3:30pm)
  3. Misfits: 20.34% (25.53%) (FOUR, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  4. Big Love: 20.25% (25.39%) (TV ONE, 11:20pm – 12:30am)
  5. Law & Order: 15.53% (18.38%) (TV3, 11:15pm – 12:15am)
  6. Rookie Blue: 14.17% (16.51%) (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  7. Scrubs: 10.99% (12.34%) (TV2, 10:35pm – 11:05pm)
  8. Scrubs: 10.3% (11.49%) (TV2, 11:05pm – 11:30pm)
  9. Shearing Gang: 10.16% (11.31%) (PRIME, 9:40pm – 10:10pm)
  10. NCIS: 10.04% (11.16%) (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  11. New Girl: 9.53% (10.53%) (FOUR, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  12. Emmerdale: 9.11% (10.03%) (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  13. Sticky TV: 8.63% (9.44%) (FOUR, 3:00pm – 3:05pm)
  14. NCIS: Los Angeles: 8.55% (9.35%) (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  15. CSI Miami: 8.55% (9.35%) (the BOX, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  16. Emmerdale: 8.51% (9.3%) (TV ONE, 1:00pm – 1:30pm)
  17. New Tricks: 8.07% (8.77%) (PRIME, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  18. 30 Rock: 7.34% (7.92%) (FOUR, 8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  19. Home and Away: 7.29% (7.87%) (TV3, 12:30pm – 1:00pm)
  20. How I Met Your Mother: 6.86% (7.36%) (FOUR, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)

Consolidated Channel Share

  • SKY Network: 28.2% (+0.1%)
  • TV ONE: 26.7% (-0.2%)
  • TV3: 16.1% (+0.1%)
  • TV2: 16% (+0.1%)
  • PRIME: 4.7% (0%)
  • FOUR: 3.8% (+0.2%)
  • Other TV Channels: 2.5% (-0.1%)
  • Maori TV: 0.9% (0%)

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+

TV3 has appointed Richard Sutherland to the new role of Deputy Director of News and Current Affairs.

Director of News and Current Affairs, Mark Jennings, says Richard is one of the most capable and respected news managers in the country.

“Richard is what we call a journalist’s journalist,” he said. “He is extremely well regarded for his news judgement and management style, and will add further strength to what is already a top-notch team.”

Richard Sutherland is currently Director of Coverage for TVNZ’s News and Current Affairs division.  Prior to TVNZ, he was the Managing Editor for SKY News NZ for three years, and his extensive experience in radio newsgathering includes five years as News Editor at NewstalkZB.

Richard will take up his new role in late April.

Most watched

  1. One News: 608,180 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 545,350 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 479,420 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Japan’s Tsunami Caught On Camera: 454,670 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:50pm)
  5. Frozen Planet: 427,120 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:40pm)

Most watched evening (7.30pm – 11pm)

  1. MasterChef New Zealand: 479,420 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Japan’s Tsunami Caught On Camera: 454,670 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:50pm)
  3. Frozen Planet: 427,120 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:40pm)
  4. The Middle: 390,970 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  5. Go Girls: 321,290 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)

Most watched daytime (9am – 5pm)

  1. H20 Just add water: 143,420 (TV2, 4:00pm – 4:30pm)
  2. The Erin Simpson Show: 140,260 (TV2, 4:00pm – 4:00pm)
  3. ONE News Midday: 129,280 (TV ONE, 12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  4. Emmerdale: 100,200 (TV ONE, 12:30pm – 12:55pm)
  5. The Erin Simpson Show: 94,060 (TV2, 4:30pm – 5:00pm)

Most watched on TV ONE

  1. One News: 608,180 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. MasterChef New Zealand: 479,420 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Japan’s Tsunami Caught On Camera: 454,670 (9:40pm – 10:50pm)
  4. Frozen Planet: 427,120 (8:30pm – 9:40pm)
  5. Close Up: 387,740 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on TV2

  1. Shortland Street: 545,350 (7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  2. The Middle: 390,970 (7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Go Girls: 321,290 (8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Suburgatory: 288,230 (8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Rookie Blue: 210,350 (9:35pm – 10:35pm)

Most watched on TV3

  1. NCIS: 306,570 (8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  2. 3 News: 296,160 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Missing Pieces: 278,320 (8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  4. NCIS: Los Angeles: 227,860 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Campbell Live: 216,970 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)

Most watched on FOUR

  1. The Simpsons: 143,960 (7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. How I Met Your Mother: 122,270 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. New Girl: 119,110 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Misfits: 74,080 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  5. Futurama: 62,800 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on PRIME

  1. Prime Evening News: 165,500 (5:30pm – 6:00pm)
  2. New Tricks: 156,520 (8:30pm – 9:40pm)
  3. Escape to River Cottage: 100,580 (8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Shearing Gang: 89,080 (9:40pm – 10:10pm)
  5. Deal or No Deal: 85,940 (5:00pm – 5:30pm)

The Crowd Goes Wild: 37,410 (6:30pm – 7:00pm)

Most watched on the BOX

  1. CSI Miami: 38,100 (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. C.S.I: 36,270 (9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Law & Order: 29,110 (10:30pm – 11:30pm)
  4. C.S.I: 26,310 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on TV3 Plus 1

  1. NCIS: 28,160 (9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  2. NCIS: Los Angeles: 22,550 (10:30pm – 11:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Sport 1

  1. Reunion: 29,110 (8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 1

  1. Stan Helsing: 28,810 (8:35pm – 10:00pm)
  2. Outsourced: 22,790 (4:25pm – 6:05pm)
  3. Battle Los Angeles: 22,560 (10:05pm – 11:55pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies Great

  1. Bad Company: 24,210 (8:35pm – 10:25pm)

Most watched on SKY Movies 2

  1. The Karate Kid: 25,170 (8:10pm – 10:25pm)

Head to head

  • Breakfast (6:00am – 6:30am): 22,790
  • Breakfast (6:30am – 7:00am): 74,430
  • Breakfast (7:00am – 8:00am): 153,860
  • Breakfast (8:00am – 9:00am): 121,800
  • 3 News Firstline (6:00am – 6:30am): 29,260
  • 3 News Firstline (6:30am – 7:00am): 41,080
  • 3 News Firstline (7:00am – 7:55am): 27,100
  • ONE News Midday (12:00pm – 12:30pm): 129,280
  • 3 News at 12: No information available.
  • One News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 608,180
  • 3 News (6:00pm – 7:00pm): 296,160
  • Close Up (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 387,740
  • Campbell Live (7:00pm – 7:30pm): 216,970
  • Tonight (10:50pm – 11:20pm): 251,590
  • Nightline (10:30pm – 11:00pm): 130,810

Biggest increases (previous week)

  1. Tonight: TV ONE 251590 – up from 152400 (10:50pm – 11:20pm)
  2. New Tricks: PRIME 156520 – up from 101540 (8:30pm – 9:40pm)
  3. One News: TV ONE 608180 – up from 564840 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. ONE News Midday: TV ONE 129280 – up from 90490 (12:00pm – 12:30pm)
  5. Scrubs: TV2 121190 – up from 83460 (10:35pm – 11:05pm)

Biggest decreases (previous week)

  1. The Secret Lives of Dancers: TV3 156330 – down from 221540 (7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  2. 3 News: TV3 296160 – down from 339150 (6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: TV2 545350 – down from 576430 (7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. 60 Minute Makeover: TV ONE 33330 – down from 61580 (3:00pm – 4:00pm)
  5. Breakfast: TV ONE 22790 – down from 49990 (6:00am – 6:30am)

New

  1. Japan’s Tsunami Caught On Camera: TV ONE (9:40pm – 10:50pm)

Channel Share (All Day)

  • SKY Network: 28.7%
  • TV ONE: 28.2%
  • TV2: 15.9%
  • TV3: 14%
  • PRIME: 5.4%
  • FOUR: 4.1%
  • Other TV Channels: 2.2%
  • Maori TV: 0.1%

Source: Nielsen Television Audience Measurement, All 5+