Last week saw TV3’s new late night current affairs show The Paul Henry Show increase their average audience by 2% on the previous week to 100,758 viewers per night. The increase gave the show its second win over TV One’s Tonight, who were down 44% on the previous week to a very similar 100,094 viewers per night.

Compared to 2013, The Paul Henry Show rated 1% higher than Nightline did for the same period as last year.

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16 of The Simpsons characters are getting lego’d.  What’s more, unlike some of the other sets (*cough* Star Wars) where you have to purchase different sets in order to collect the characters, these will be available for individual purchase.

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Blacklist: 65690 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D: 56450 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. The Tomorrow People: 40550 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:35pm)
  4. Top Gear: 36420 (PRIME, 7:30pm – 8:45pm)
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I will be very interesting to see how this does at the box office considering how well it does in the ratings here.

I’m going to go a little further with our weekly look at Campbell Live and Seven Sharp today and check how both shows are doing overall year on year.  Firstly though, last week.

Seven Sharp took its first backward step for the year, dropping 6% on the previous week to just shy of 400,000 with an average audience of 399,366 viewers per night.  It was, however, still ip 13% on 2013.

Campbell Live managed a 1% lift on the previous week, up to an average audience of 211,048 viewers per night.  TV3’s nightly current affairs program is still really suffering though, down a staggering 41% on 2013.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 582,170 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 570,420 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. MasterChef New Zealand: 442,300 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  4. 3 News: 283,920 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. Offspring: 239,840 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)

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On Wednesday we asked TVNZ if they would make the entire series of Short Poppies available ondemand after this website highlighted the fact that the NZ On Air funded comedy Short Poppies was to screen on a subscription service in four other countries before screening in New Zealand. TVNZ have now confirmed that they will make the entire series available here first and exclusively on TVNZ Ondemand.

Television New Zealand is delighted to announce the launch of Short Poppies, the current affairs mockumentary by comedy superstar Rhys Darby, on Tuesday April 1st, at 6pm on TVNZ Ondemand.

All eight episodes of the NZ On Air-funded series will be launched at once, and will be available Ondemand for four weeks.

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Amazon to launch free streaming service

Amazon are rumoured to announce an ad-supported streaming service this week as a sibling to its current subscription service Amazon Prime which will enable viewers an alternative way to view their original series.

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Welcome to the end of the financial year for many and the final week of daylight saving! Sunday will see us all putting our clocks back an hour and getting an extra hour of darkness in the evenings, making spending time outside that little less inviting. Parents everywhere are rejoicing!

Whatever is on your mind today, this is where you can discuss the world of television in New Zealand.

My super scientific Masterchef rankings:

6 (down from 5):  Trudie and Shelley (Teal aprons) hit the bottom in the rankings this week.  I know they won the burger challenge last week, but I still see them as the least likely to win this competition.

5 (down from 3):  Sadly, Nikki and Jordan (Dark Blue aprons) continue to drop in my rankings.  Of any team who could storm back into the top three, I would bet on these two however.

4 (up from 6):  Jaimie and Bec (Purple aprons) work well as a team.  They seem to cook well.  Will they win? I just don’t think so.

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