As the Christmas functions and evening shopping begin to bite into TV ratings, it is Seven Sharp that has suffered the biggest audience drops since daylight savings arrived. Buoyed by some higher peaks, the two percentage points drop this week saw TV One’s 7pm average audience down to 408,354 viewers per night.

Campbell Live, while down 7% this week to 204,276 viewers per night, has remained consistently steady, retaining most of its average audience.

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Most watched

  1. One News: 599,140 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Our Big Blue Backyard: 519,770 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. Radar Across The Pacific: 494,560 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. Happy Valley: 350,190 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:40pm)
  5. Mr Deeds: 228,550 (TV2, 7:30pm – 9:30pm)

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Recently I attended one of The X Factor NZ audition sessions. A lot has happened since then. I’ve become a dad again, there have been suggestions that the show is rigged and new judge Natalia Kills has unleashed her potty mouth on the audience.

In regards to the show being rigged, is anyone remotely surprised at these allegations? To a degree, it is. I’ve written about this for more than a decade now so I don’t want to re-litigate anything other than to repeat the obvious – it is a commercial TV show about a commercial product on a commercial TV network. The whole point is to sell advertising to people who want you to buy their stuff. How they get that to happen is an endlessly evolving strategy. The producers will be looking for diversity as well as talent and the odd sob story. If you want a dozen different Maori karaoke singers singing the classics then there is Homai te Pakipaki for that.

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Coronation Street: 55770 (TV ONE, 9:00pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Blue Bloods: 48470 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  3. Special Victims Unit: 40030 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  4. The Doctor Blake Mysteries: 19160 (TV ONE, 10:30pm – 11:40pm)
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Most watched

  1. One News: 527,460 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Annabel Langbein Through The Seasons: 405,250 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. MasterChef Australia: 271,390 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)
  4. Coronation Street: 216,390 (TV ONE, 8:40pm – 9:40pm)
  5. 3 News: 182,750 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)

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Either TV3 are short on stories or they’re enjoying depicting how unable they are to get an interview.

This last week we’ve seen Campbell Live and The Nation unsuccessfully attempt to track down dirty politics’ Jason Ede. Rather than just chip away in private and keep haranguing him for an interview, TV3 seems eager to tell the story that despite their best efforts, they can’t get a word out of him. Continue reading »

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