TV Talk is our daily general discussion thread at Throng.

Readers are invited to share their own thoughts and observations on television in New Zealand as we attempt to crowd source all the details around what is happening in the industry and beyond.

This includes, but is not limited to, breaking news, bloopers from live TV and anything a television personality posts on social media that might be of interest to other readers.

To participate, just add your comments below. Alternatively, you can always use the Tip Line.

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Suit up for a superhero event of epic proportions!

The unmissable fusion of forces sees the masked vigilantes of Star City and Central City team up to fend off a major super-villain in a two part crossover event.

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Most watched

  1. Shortland Street: 233,600 (56%, TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  2. NCIS: 191,100 (57%, TV3, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Highway Cops: 180,300 (35%, TV ONE, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  4. One News: 179,800 (27%, TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  5. The Block NZ Villa Wars: 177,000 (58%, TV3, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Empire: 75600 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  2. The Blacklist: 46820 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)
  3. Battle Creek: 43470 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:30pm)
  4. The Player: 41550 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  5. Step Dave: 35860 (TV2, 8:35pm – 9:30pm) Continue reading »

NZonAirNZ On Air has released its annual report.

A few key take aways:

916 hours of TV content created by 58 different production companies with the top 10 funded TV programmes having audiences in excess of 400,000, with the largest being an episode of Country Calendar with just under 600,000. Continue reading »

If you have read the ONE News or Breakfast Facebook pages in the last 12 or so hours, you may have noticed that ONE News reportedly caught up with Australian band Crowded House “on this day in 1922” cutting a record at a “secret New Zealand location”.

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Yesterday, Mediaworks sent through some data regarding the performance of When Hilary Met Oprah. As soon as I read that they had used cume as their measure, I cringed. Only a couple of months ago I pointed out that using cume as a measure for TV3’s first season of Masterchef New Zealand was a bad idea.

There were a number of problems with the data and rather than provide my own commentary around what Mediaworks had sent me, I decided to publish them wholesale and give you, the readers, a chance to mull over the spin.

Before we get into it, for those who don’t already know, cume is short for cumulative audience, or the total number of people who watch a part of a program. It can be useful for broadcast events like a telethon or the Rugby World Cup, for example, and provides a total number of viewers who tuned in for a part of it. Other than that, it is a vanity measurement. Continue reading »

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Most watched

  1. One News: 670,130 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Highway Cops: 521,600 (TV ONE, 7:35pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 469,160 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 415,820 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  5. Piha Rescue: 410,660 (TV ONE, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)

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TV Talk is our daily general discussion thread at Throng.

Readers are invited to share their own thoughts and observations on television in New Zealand as we attempt to crowd source all the details around what is happening in the industry and beyond.

This includes, but is not limited to, breaking news, bloopers from live TV and anything a television personality posts on social media that might be of interest to other readers.

To participate, just add your comments below. Alternatively, you can always use the Tip Line.

3d-logo3D Will Not Be Renewed In 2016

MediaWorks has announced today it will not be renewing current affairs show 3D for 2016.

This brings the consultation process conducted with 3D staff to a close. Continue reading »