paul-henry-janika-ter-ellenAfter Mediaworks announcement yesterday that Paul Henry was going to be headlining a cross platform breakfast show on TV3 and Radio Live in 2015, we asked Nielsen’s for some further data on The Paul Henry Show and its predecessor, Nightline.

We’ve watched all year as the ratings between TPHS and Nightline have been seemed to be fairly close with only a handful of occasions where Paul Henry’s late night news and current affairs really delivered higher ratings and while the feeling was that overall it was performing better, we wanted to see what the story was in the key 25-54 demo.

The numbers provided by Nielsen Television Audience Measurement show that indeed, The Paul Henry Show has delivered a 5+ average audience that is slightly higher than Nightline did in 2013 with 119,100 viewers (2.9%) per episode in 2014 compared to 110,000 (2.7%)last year. Continue reading »

TBM_cast__097_1-1Fern Sutherland is an actress who plays Detective Kristin Sims in the Prime TV series The Brokenwood Mysteries and when she isn’t acting, is a publicist for South Pacific Pictures.

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  1. One News: 721,700 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 592,850 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Fair Go: 560,860 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Purina Pound Pups To Dog Stars: 508,310 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. Seven Sharp: 487,900 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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Here’s how the ratings looked for MKRNZ and The Block NZ last week.


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Jemima might be staying in Ferndale, Jack and Kane might be friends again, and it might take Chris a lot more time to reconstruct his family. Continue reading »