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 »


Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Hunger Games: 34330 (SKY Movies 1, 8:35pm – 10:50pm)
  2. Puberty Blues: 32560 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  3. Spartacus War of the Damned: 26070 (the BOX, 8:30pm – 9:35pm)
  4. Packed to the Rafters: 25990 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  5. The Crimson Petal And The White: 21770 (TV ONE, 10:35pm – 11:45pm) Continue reading »

Another Game of Thrones montage clip has hit the net and this one features the ever-suffering Jon Snow (Kit Harrington).

The clip channels Rocky IV’s epic Russian training montage with a bit of John Farnham’s ‘Break The Ice’ thrown in for good measure.


I’ve always thought that The X Factor should be delivering around the 500,000 mark for TV3 so it was great to see the numbers come in this morning and see that it was edging closer.

The average audience for last night’s What’s Hot Right Now themed show was 473,320 viewers, the highest rating episode of the series so far.

Something we regularly hear is how loyal the Campbell Live audience is.  Looking at the data between Campbell Live and Seven Sharp though, the 5 point moving average seems to be far less erratic for TV One than TV3.


While Campbell Live has certainly enjoyed an increase in the ratings, the numbers seem to bounce around from week to week.  This may, of course, be due to the stories that are being covered but they’re not at the level of consistency you’d expect.

The distances between the peaks and troughs appear to be bigger for Campbell Live, with multiple cases of 150,000+ differences in the space of a week.   Continue reading »