GameofThrones AryaGame of Thrones has broken another piracy record, this time for its season finale.

The third season ender may have set its second-highest ratings of all-time on HBO in the US but that didn’t stop the illegal downloads.

TorrentFreak confirms that a record 170,000 simultaneous shares on BitTorrent in the hours after the episode aired.

In the 24-hour period since the finale, over 1 million people have downloaded the episode, which is more than any other TV series in the same time period.

wentworthnzNew Aussie drama Wentworth got off to a reasonably good start on TV2 last night, winning its timeslot.

The prison drama – which features New Zealander Danielle Cormack in the lead role alongside another former Shortland Street actor Robbie Magasiva – drew 266,830 viewers in the 9.30pm hour.

The Prisoner remake was up against Castle on TV One (188,730) and Taken on TV3 (235,790).

The NZ figure is roughly a third of that which took in the premiere in Australia earlier this year on Foxtel’s premium content channel SoHo. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 689,050 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 623,130 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:05pm)
  3. The Force: 484,240 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Border Security: 461,090 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. 3 News: 409,370 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm) Continue reading »

PackedtotheRafters2Packed to the Rafters is coming to an end.

The Seven network in Australia has confirmed that the hugely popular drama series will wrap following its sixth season.

Kiwi-born actress Rebecca Gibney says the finale season has a sense of “finality” to it.

“The cast, writers and producers have always said that we wanted to keep Rafters as one of the most-watched shows on TV,” said Gibney.

“If we ever felt like we were losing too many cast members, we needed to end on a high. Continue reading »

PackedtotheRafters2013Packed to the Rafters ending

Packed to the Rafters will end for good after its sixth season, Channel Seven has confirmed. The drama series will wrap with a two-hour finale this year.

Longoria discusses Simpsons role

Eva Longoria has given some details about her guest role in The Simpsons next season, saying she will voice a school student called Isabel. “I play Isabel, a new student who is finally Lisa’s intellectual equal,” she says, “They become fast friends, and then things take a left turn when they realise they have different political views.” Continue reading »

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After last night’s show, there are at least two acts who deserve to be going home.  The way it will work is the act with the lowest number of votes will automatically be going home.  Then, the next two acts with the lowest number of votes will get to face off with the judges eliminating one of them from the competition.

During the recap, Cassie Henderson’s post performance interview reveals she’s less than happy with her mentor, saying “anything Daniel says will be lost to my memory“.  Classic! Continue reading »

Sons2013Sons of Anarchy showrunner Kurt Sutter has talked about where he’s at regarding a prequel series.

Sutter has discussed a possible origins series in the past and over the weekend told Deadline that he is looking at anything from a full series to a limited 10 episode run to tell the story of SAMCRO’s beginnings.

“Right now, it is just conversations,” he said. “I want to let the property rest for a year or so after Sons is over before jumping in.”

“I don’t know if it will be a series or a limited series of say 10 to 13 episodes,” Sutter said. “I don’t want to do it as a movie – tonally, I don’t see it as a movie.” Continue reading »

game-of-thrones-dThe showrunners of Game of Thrones have discussed the future of the series following its third season conclusion over the weekend.

The season ended roughly two-thirds of the way through George R.R. Martin’s third novel ‘A Storm of Swords’ and with the fourth novel ‘A Feast for Crows’ considered the weakest of the lot, questions have been raised regarding content for the fourth season.

“I don’t think we want to answer specifically what we’re keeping and dropping, but we do take your point,” said writer/executive producer David Benioff when asked by Entertainment Weekly about book four′s content. Continue reading »

Some would argue he had it coming.

On Saturday night’s live final of Britain’s Got Talent, a 30-year-old back-up singer casually stormed the stage and, with a smile on her face, began hurling eggs at Simon Cowell.

Can you imagine someone doing this to our very own Rachel Hunter on NZ’s Got Talent?