During the last couple of weeks of American Idol in the US they’ve been screening this promo.

This week, they’ve revealed more.
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Most watched

  1. One News: 687,550 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 585,410 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Police Ten 7: 495,130 (TV2, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 484,990 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  5. Last Chance Dogs: 457,190 (TV2, 8:00pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »

Brand to host 2012 MTV Movie Awards

Russell Brand will host this year’s MTV Movie Awards to be held in LA on June 3.

Sons of Anarchy game on the way

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter has confirmed that a console video game based on the series is in the planning stages of development. Continue reading »

Former New Zealand Idol Finalist, Ben Hazlewood, who came 4th in the third season, has debuted at #20 on the Top 20 Australian Singles Chart with his performance of The Only Exception on the The Voice Australia.

It appears as though the single is also available on the New Zealand iTunes store, despite the show not airing here.

The Only Exception (The Voice Performance) - The Only Exception (The Voice Performance) - Single

The IRB Junior World Championship kicks off in South Africa next month and Maori Television will be the place to watch.

As the exclusive national broadcaster of the three-week tournament, Maori Television will screen 15 games, with all the New Zealand games live. Delayed games will be played over breakfast and fans will have the opportunity to catch up with a highlights package in the evenings.

Maori Television general manager of programming Haunui Royal says the channel is proud to have the New Zealand rights to the under-20 rugby tournament.

“After the fantastic feedback and reaction to our World Cup coverage, this is recognition of the huge effort our channel put into making Rugby World Cup 2011 a success.” Continue reading »

Some Sky Television customers were hit yesterday by a software glitch that saw outages for around four hours in some cases.

Around 30,000 MySky subscribers were affected from 4pm yesterday until about 8pm, with no access to channels available.

Other Sky customers lost some or all access to free-to-air channels or high definition viewing. This problem continued throughout today but has now been fixed.

“We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers,” said Sky spokesperson Kirsty Way. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Sons Of Anarchy: 33700 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. Castle: 30670 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. Hell’s Kitchen: 30570 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. The Almighty Johnsons: 29970 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. The Big Bang Theory: 28950 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:05pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 702,290 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Fair Go: 656,700 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 644,140 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 532,020 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:00pm)
  5. Two and a Half Men: 531,760 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

Gervais comedy picked up for full season

Ricky Gervais has had his one-off comedy Derek commissioned for a full season by Channel 4 in the UK. The series features Gervais and An Idiot Abroad’s Karl Pilkington as men working in an old folks home.

Rihanna to perform on Idol

Rihanna has been confirmed to perform her new single on the grand finale of American idol later this month. Continue reading »