nielsen-logoThe overnight ratings will be late today due to another technical problem at Nielsen.

Last week saw a technical problem produce incorrect data across a three day period.  Nielsen made a statement this week regarding the issues and assured everyone that the problem had been solved.

It is unknown if the problem is related.

Shooting for Entourage movie begins

Three years after the series finished on HBO, Entourage is finally back in front of the camera with filming beginning for the big screen.  All the main cast are back for the next installment of Vinnie Chase & Co. still hustling in Hollywood with super agent Ari Gold who is now a full blown studio head.

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ANZChampionshipThis is starting to get interesting. First it was the Warriors games, and now it is the Netball.  It would seem as though Sky are carefully removing Prime from being the free-to-air broadcaster of these sports and reducing their availability.  This appears to be an obvious move to drive subscribers to Sky Sport.

Maori Television has confirmed a deal with SKY to screen the 2014 ANZ Championship free-to-air on the Te Reo Channel from March 4.

In a first for New Zealand television, the Maori language channel will screen delayed coverage of one game from each round of the 17-week competition, including the finals, on Tuesday nights at 8.30pm.

Ex-Silver Fern Jenny-May Coffin and former Maori Television sports reporter Taroi Black will provide commentary in 100 per cent te reo Maori. Continue reading »

step-daveAfter a reasonable start last week, Step Dave has maintained its audience in the second week with an average audience of 270,690 viewers, only 2,010 viewers less than on debut.

During the five seasons of Go Girls only the second season didn’t have a ratings dip in its second week so the consistent audience is a promising look for the new TV2 drama. Continue reading »

When The GC debuted on TV3 in May 2012, there was an enormous uproar.  Despite the critics, it rated reasonably well.  The first season premiered with an average audience of 370,660 viewers while the entire 8 episode season enjoyed an average audience per show of 299,755 viewers.

Season 2 kicked off on Monday night at 8pm but the numbers didn’t even come close.  The average audience was a miserly 178,330 viewers.  This was down 52% on the first season premiere.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. NCIS: Los Angeles: 48520 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  2. NCIS: 48460 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Step Dave: 45780 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Revenge: 40350 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:35pm)
  5. Australia’s Deadliest: 10260 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

skysport_logo_rebuild5_CMYKThe number of times I have been watching a game and wondered what was being said to a player before being marched off the field by the ref, as well as the players response.  I wonder how many codes will end up introducing this technology to their commentary.

Be one step closer to the Super Rugby action this season as SKY Sport subscribers have the option of tuning into the referee’s microphone for all Super Rugby matches played in New Zealand.

All SKY Sport basic subscribers can tune into the referee’s microphone for the duration of the Crusaders v Chiefs and Highlanders v Blues matches this weekend, by accessing alternative commentary on their  SKY remotes. Continue reading »

MEDIAWORKSThe IRD has reached a settlement with the paint company DuluxGroup over a $13.73m dispute involving its New Zealand subsidiary, Alesco.  The decision is seen as a test case for more than $300m of disputed tax payments from a range of businesses including TV3 and Four owners, Mediaworks.

During the receivership, receivers suggested that the Mediaworks restructuring would see them dodge a $22.1m tax bill with the debt being left with the empty shell companies.   Continue reading »