UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) has come under scrutiny following the Euro 2012 football tournament for manipulating live coverage of the matches.

An investigation was started after footage of a German fan shedding a tear when Germany had conceded a second goal against Italy was shown.

Friends of the woman crying claimed that she had not cried after the goal but instead during the German national anthem. Continue reading »

Jaime Ridge has emerged victorious in her boxing bout with The GC’s Rosanna Arkle tonight.

The Monty Betham-trained Ridge was declared the winner of the three round fight in a unanimous decision after landing the majority of the cleaner punches.

Both Ridge and Arkle are said to have tired noticeably as the fight progressed, with technique disappearing in favour of wild haymakers. Continue reading »

Choice TV is excited to announce a key achievement, just weeks after launching on Freeview Terrestrial on 28 April.

Choice TV has immediately met the required minimum audience ratings threshold as set by AC Nielsen. Therefore as of 29 July, Choice TV’s ratings data will be made available to the Industry.

“We are delighted that Choice TV has been so warmly received and supported by both viewers and advertisers, and to meet Nielsen’s requirements in such a short timeframe is an amazing achievement.” said Choice TV’s Head of Programming and Acquisitions Julia Baylis. Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching William and Kate: A First Anniversary Celebration

It seems like Thursdays have become ‘Royal Thursdays’, because Prime seem to have a new royal programme each week at the moment. But yes, I will keep watching them!

Tonight it’s William and Kate: A First Anniversary Celebration, which takes a look at their lives since their marriage, charting their royal engagements that have kept the world so enthralled.

Following my 8.30pm Bones fix on TV3, at 9.30pm is part one of Underage and Having Sex, which offers a frank and uncensored young person’s view of one of Britain’s most controversial topics. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Big Bang Theory: 44800 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:00pm)
  2. Castle: 32370 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  3. Brothers in Arms: 20680 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. 2 Broke Girls: 19690 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Two and a Half Men: 19010 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

Homeland star pregnant

Claire Danes, star of Homeland, and her husband Hugh Dancy are expecting their first child. Reportedly it won’t have any impact on the second season of Homeland.

Doctor Who signs on The Avengers star

Diana Rigg, best known as Emma Peel on the 1960s TV show The Avengers, has signed on to guest star on Doctor Who. She will appear alongside her daughter, Rachael Stirling, on an episode due to screen next year. It will be the first time Rigg and Stirling have appeared together on screen. Continue reading »

I have been looking forward to The Block NZ. We’ve all sat through weeks of promos about it, and finally last night we got to see what it was like.

I was a bit unsure what to expect, having never watched the Australian version, and I was quite pleasantly surprised, for the most part.

The whole ‘running around finding the little block pieces all over Auckland’ felt a bit long-winded. After a couple of challenges I was more than ready for them to just get to the houses and get on with it, but I guess the show’s creators felt they needed to build a bit of anticipation before the big reveal of the derelict houses Continue reading »

Young, cocky and…not a millionaire.

The ratings are in.  How much impact will The Block NZ have on TV One’s stranglehold on 7:30pm with Fair Go?  Will viewers choose to tune in for one of the most anticipated shows coming to TV3 in years or not even bother?

Last week, Road Cops had a rating of 359,270 while Fair Go had 618,480 so how much more would The Block NZ get after all the hype and build up?

Looking down the ratings for last night, the first thing we notice is that Fair Go took a big dive – down almost 83,000 viewers to 535,820. Surely that’s a good sign for where The Block NZ is going to be. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 713,200 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 536,690 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Fair Go: 535,820 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Close Up: 506,320 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Undercover Boss: 425,820 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »