If you’re bored with the all too familiar sitcom formula that has an entire episode wrapped up in 22 minutes, this may be more of your thing.

Slow television is the uninterrupted broadcast of an ordinary event from start to finish. Early efforts included burning Yule logs on TV around Christmas and driver’s views of complete British rail journeys, but Norwegian public television has revived the format in recent years. The first broadcast was of a 7-hour train trip from Bergen to Oslo, which was watched at some point by 20% of Norway’s population.

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It was bound to happen. Mediaworks have put the successful pairing of Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce to good use and given them the drive show on The Rock.  I bet Guy Williams is already planning his revenge for this then.

Jono and Ben at Ten fans can now enjoy their favourite TV pranksters five days a week with Ben Boyce joining Jono Pryor to co-host of THE ROCK Drive.  The new Drive show starts late April.

Boyce spent six months co-hosting THE ROCK’s Night Show in 2004/2005 and is looking forward to returning to radio alongside his best mate. Continue reading »


Details are scant at this point but 30 Rock funny man Tracy Morgan will be returning to primetime with a straight to series order of a new comedy series by FXX. Continue reading »

JohnCampbellCampbell Live is launching another potential ratings winner tonight with a series called At Home With The Leaders.

Campbell Live kicks off its election coverage tonight, with the first in a new series At Home With The Leaders that will give New Zealanders a different perspective on the political leaders asking for their votes in the upcoming General Election.

This week, Prime Minister John Key is behind the barbecue as he and wife Bronagh host John Campbell at their home for brunch. Continue reading »

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Blacklist: 90150 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:25pm)
  2. The Blacklist: 85040 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  3. Top Gear: 71810 (PRIME, 7:30pm – 8:50pm)
  4. Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D: 56550 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
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12_monkeys12 Monkeys, the 1995 time-travel, post apocalypse movie starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt is to become a TV series for SyFy.

“12 Monkeys” stars “Nikita’s” Aaron Stanford and Noah Bean, “Suits” actress Amanda Schull and Kirk Acevedo of “Fringe.” The series follows the journey of Stanford’s character, a traveler from the post-apocalyptic future who appears in present day on a mission to uncover and eliminate the source of a deadly plague that threatens the human race.

“‘12 Monkeys’ is a captivating time travel adventure and high stakes race against the clock,” Howe said. “We are thrilled to add it to our slate of engaging and thought-provoking new scripted projects, including the recently announced event series ‘Ascension’ and the second season renewal of ‘Helix’ from Ron Moore.” Continue reading »

TV3’s late night news and current affairs program The Paul Henry Show notched up another record last week, increasing its average audience to the highest it has been so far.

117,216 viewers tuned in on average each night last week, up 14% on the previous week.  This result also gave the new show its biggest win over TV One’s Tonight who had an average audience of 102,068 viewers per night last week.

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It was a fairly static week for Seven Sharp last week with a marginal increase for TV One’s 7pm average audience as it rose to 400,308 viewers per night.  Campbell Live on the other hand had a much better week.

Buoyed by the program’s highest ratings of the year on Tuesday, TV3’s 7pm current affairs show was up 10% to an average audience of 233,822 viewers per night.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 734,090 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 671,910 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 483,790 (TV ONE, 7:35pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Yogi Bear: 292,300 (TV2, 6:55pm – 8:30pm)
  5. 3 News: 285,100 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)

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