A TV traffic reporter finds a unique way to say goodbye.

Most watched

  1. One News: 700,600 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 613,770 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Coastwatch: 502,100 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Highway Cops: 501,210 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  5. My Kitchen Rules: 492,470 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »

Lennon added to HIMYM

Former Reno 911! actor Thomas Lennon has been added to the cast of How I Met Your Mother for its eighth season.

Hamm and Efron among Sesame Street guests

Mad Men actor Jon Hamm and Zac Efron are among the guests who will make appearances on Sesame Street. Others include Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Halle Berry and Casey Affleck. Continue reading »

TVNZ’s head of digital media, channels and licensing has Eric Kearley has taken a role across the ditch with Telstra.

Kearley will take on the role of head of IPTV and pay TV, joining former TVNZ chief executive Rick Ellis at the company.

He had been involved in the Igloo venture with TVNZ as well as TVNZ6, 7 and U. Previously he had spent ten years at MTV Europe. Continue reading »

Prime’s coverage of the Olympic Games is proving popular, leading to reduced numbers for other networks.

Prime and the Sky Network are the only channels not to lose audience share over the week beginning 29 July compared to the previous four weeks.

While the audience for the Opening Ceremony on Prime was down on that of Beijing 2008 on TV One, big NZ events are posting good numbers.

New Zealand’s gold medal haul on Friday evening last week has proved the most popular so far, beating the Opening Ceremony in the 25-54 demographic. Continue reading »

John Campbell attempts to save the day when Mike Hall’s microphone fails.

London 2012 Olympics – Wednesday August 8

MORNING:

Triathlon:
Men’s race finishes – 12.50am

Athletics:
Men’s 1500 final (Nick Willis) – 8.15am

Hockey:
NZ men v Germany 8.15am

Sailing:
Medal races midnight till 6am Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Missing: 42000 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  2. Unforgettable: 22230 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules: 20990 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 19170 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. MasterChef Australia: 15880 (TV ONE, 4:45pm – 6:00pm) Continue reading »

Sharon Osbourne explains why she left America’s Got Talent

The mystery of why Sharon Osbourne quit America’s Got Talent has been solved. Osbourne left the show in June, without giving a reason why, except to say it wasn’t about money. Now she’s revealed that she made the decision to leave after NBC (which screens the show) decided to cut ties with her son Jack, after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “I just can’t be fake,” she explained. “It’s discrimination, and it was badly handled.”

Khloe Kardashian to host The X Factor?

It’s been revealed that Khloe Kardashian is in the running to host the second season of the US version of The X Factor, along with six other possible candidates. Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Band of Brothers, Coppers and the Olympics

I’m so addicted to Band of Brothers (Soho, 8.30pm). It’s just such a quality production and the acting is fantastic. Additionally, since it was made about a decade ago now, all sorts of now well-known actors keep popping up, obviously getting their big breaks at the time. In the last couple of weeks we’ve seen James McAvoy and Jimmy Fallon!

On tonight’s episode, it’s a cold, harsh Christmas for the men of Easy Company, as they try to hold the line around Bastogne against German soldiers.

Coppers (TV One, 9.30pm) is always a good watch on a Tuesday night. Continue reading »