Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Wentworth: 54080 (TV2, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  2. Criminal Minds: 52510 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Castle: 46030 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Grey’s Anatomy: 31300 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 29800 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:05pm) Continue reading »

The Graham Norton Show - LondonDogs dressed as Jesus is acceptable according to the Broadcasting Standards Authority.

The BSA has taken no further action regarding a promo for The Graham Norton Show that showed a dog dressed up as Jesus.

The promo for the TV3 series, which ran before Christmas last year, showed a couple dressed as Mary and Joseph holding a dog in swaddling clothes.

One viewer complained, saying the image was offensive to Christians and demonstrated the “anything goes” mentality in New Zealand regarding jokes about Christian beliefs. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 758,460 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. The Force: 546,380 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 544,120 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:05pm)
  4. Border Security: 531,230 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 465,870 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm) Continue reading »

flightoftheconchordsOur very own Flight of the Conchords are teaming up with US comedian Dave Chappelle for a 13-date tour for the comedy website Funny or Die.

The US-only Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival – which promises to “destroy your funny bone this summer” will also include “two stages, street performers, vendors, psychics, freaks, tasty treats and more”.

The tour is the first for Chappelle since he abruptly began avoiding the spotlight back in 2005 after the success of his Comedy Central series Chappelle’s Show.

“It took the extraordinary talents of Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement to create such an amazing night for comedy fans in such incredible summertime venues,” Live Nation Comedy president Geof Wills said. Continue reading »

JorgegarciaLost’s Jorge Garcia heads to Hawaii Five-0

Former Lost actor Jorge Garcia will join fellow cast-mate Daniel Dae Kim on Hawaii Five-0. Garcia is set to make a guest appearance as a conspiracy theorist.

Boy Meets World spin-off picked up

The Boy Meets World spin-off Girl Meets World has been picked up for a full season by the Disney Channel. Production is expected to begin in the next few months for a 2014 release. Continue reading »

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After last night’s record rating show, one more act will be told they aren’t hot right now and will be exiting the show.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see Moorhouse and Cassie Henderson in the bottom two tonight but we shall see.

After a look back at last night where only two of the acts really delivered an actual live performance, Dom asks the judges who they think has developed the most on The X Factor stage.  Ruby Frost backs Jackie Thomas.  Stan Walker pimps Anna Wilson and Moorhouse.  Mel Blatt backs her boys Moorhouse while Daniel Bedingfield thinks Whenua Patuwai has made the biggest positive moves.  I would have said Tom Batchelor prior to last night and Anna Wilson if she maintained consistency and stopped flitting from theme to theme.

Sons of Zion perform Superman and prove why no one did any of their songs last night.

It’s results time and this how the acts are called who are returning to next week’s show.

Jackie Thomas
Cassie Henderson
Whenua Patuwai
Tom Batchelor
Benny Tipene

So Gap5 and Anna Wilson, the only two acts who actually performed last night find themselves in the bottom two.  It is all of a sudden very clear that New Zealanders have no idea about what makes someone worth voting for and tonight we’re going to lose an act that doesn’t deserve to be leaving this week.

My pick is Anna Wilson will be leaving.  Mel and Daniel will vote to keep Gap5.  Stan will vote for Anna.  Ruby will either vote to keep Gap5 or send it to deadlock which I suspect will see Anna leave with the lowest number of votes.

Before we get to the final result, Jamie McDelle performs Life in Sunshine. She’s just another bland kiwi performer who sings pop but fails at the first hurdle.

Gap5 bring back their swagger with a mashup of No Diggity and Thriftshop.  Another excellent performance.

Anna Wilson on the other hand steps back to boredom with Imagine.  A nice vocal but it’s a mile from where she was last night.  Terrible song choice, especially considering what she was wearing was totally disconnected from the song.  Bye bye Anna.

Mel Blatt votes to send home Anna.
Stan votes to send home Gap5.
Ruby votes to send home Anna.
Daniel votes to send home Anna so it’s goodbye.

Sadly for Stan, he’s got no more acts left.  He’s offering to assist Mel as she needs help.

Good on Stan for telling us he’s at least giving Anna a spot during his tour.

Dom rounds out the show with a nice mock of the movie coming up next.  Beautiful.

Next week’s theme is Hollywood week where the acts will sing songs from the movies.

I am becoming increasingly disappointed with this show.  It had huge potential but that potential is fading fast.

MEDIAWORKSIt truly scares me that there are so many politicians who oversee portfolios they seemingly have absolutely no clue about.

Labour’s broadcasting spokesperson, Clare Curran, has blamed MediaWorks’ receivership on Sky and pulls out that old $43 million loan nugget that was actually a deferred payment as further weight to her pretty poor argument.


Govt inaction plays part in MediaWorks woes

The Government’s refusal to break the stranglehold of pay-TV company Sky on the media market has contributed to the position MediaWorks finds itself in today, says Labour’s Broadcasting spokesperson Clare Curran. Continue reading »

daytime-emmys-awards-2013The Ellen DeGeneres Show has taken out the coveted ‘Outstanding Talk Show’ prize at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards this week while Days of Our Lives has claimed the ‘Outstanding Drama Series’ title.

George Lucas has won his first Emmy for Star Wars: The Clone Wars in the ‘Outstanding Special Class Animated Program’ category. Continue reading »