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Shortland Street LogoWelcome to tonight’s recap/discussion thread for Shortland Street. Continue reading »


From Tuesday September 1, SKY will be making some changes to the entertainment and factual channels numbering.

The move comes as part of the growth of SKY’s offering and allows room for further channels to be added across its portfolio, including the recently announced TLC and Discovery Turbo.

“We don’t take the decision to make these types of changes lightly, however as our business evolves this move allows us more flexibility to add further entertainment offerings for our customers, including new channels and POP-UP events,” said SKY CEO John Fellet. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Criminal Minds: 48410 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  2. Castle: 45900 (TV ONE, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  3. Married At First Sight: 30300 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Tabatha Takes Over: 21520 (TV2, 9:10pm – 10:10pm)
  5. Dancing With The Stars: 20920 (TV3, 8:05pm – 8:30pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Shortland Street: 295,100 (64%, TV2, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)
  2. One News: 280,700 (33%, TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. My Kitchen Rules: 238,600 (70%, TV2, 8:00pm – 9:20pm)
  4. The Force: 237,600 (38%, TV ONE, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Border Security: 223,400 (34%, TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)

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Most watched

  1. One News: 853,290 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Security: 660,260 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:05pm)
  3. Seven Sharp: 641,720 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  4. The Force: 632,890 (TV ONE, 8:05pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 457,770 (TV2, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)

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Of all of Mediaworks’s reality series that they’ve put to air so far in 2015, Dancing With the Stars has been the best overall performer. An average audience of 308,969 viewers tuned in for each episode compared to 298,156 for The X Factor NZ and 272,722 for The Bachelor NZ.

MKR-X-FACTOR-NZ-BACHELOR-DWTS-wend Continue reading »

Sky begs customers to stay with themAfter the recent subscriber loyalty issues that Sky has been quizzed over on their Facebook page, Sky has decided to disable public postings.

While many companies have embraced social media and engage with their customers online to provide an additional level of service, those who have no need to compete due to their monopoly status only need to appear to be playing the game. Continue reading »