Most watched

  1. One News: 586,810 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Sunday: 535,850 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Call The Midwife: 433,850 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:45pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 431,090 (TV ONE, 7:35pm – 8:35pm)
  5. A Place to Call Home: 339,000 (TV ONE, 9:45pm – 10:45pm)

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The producers got what they wanted:  by letting the bad boy in, they got more publicity than they could ever hope to get normally as the tired show format is looking to grab viewers for another lackluster season

A contestant on Lord Sugar’s Apprentice show who claimed ‘I’m very, very aggressive’ is a convicted thug who assaulted two men, biting one’s ear, it emerged today.

James Hill, 27, beat up a bus driver who was talking to his girlfriend, hitting him with ‘punch after punch’ in an unprovoked attack that left the victim scarred for life.  Months later, he was involved in another brawl in which he bit a man’s ear. Continue reading »


It’s generally the British way to stop before the series jumps the shark while the US producers try to keep the cash cow going until it starts bleeding red ink.   Fans of Breaking Bad were given hope however, that the series would return for one more season.

Sadly wanting something to happen isn’t enough to make it a reality, so hold your horses before jumping on that Breaking Badseries 6 bandwagon.

Empire News has claimed that the Emmy-Award winning show is to return and published “quotes” from creator Vince Gilligan and star Bryan Cranston to “verify” their report.

Sorry, but it’s a hoax. The article on the satirical site, available here, which claims that Walter White (Cranston) did not actually die at the end of series 5, is uncannily similar to one published by The National Report back in August. Continue reading »

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.

Here’s the list of TV people with birthday’s today. Continue reading »

MKR-NZFor those of you who need somewhere to vent about the cooking (or production) of MKRNZ, this is the space for you.

Please leave your thoughts in the comments below regarding tonights episode.

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. What Remains: 34020 (PRIME, 9:40pm – 10:55pm)
  2. The Walking Dead: 28810 (TV2, 12:15am – 2:00am)
  3. Blue Bloods: 26630 (TV3, 9:25pm – 10:20pm)
  4. Special Victims Unit: 26440 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:25pm)
  5. Coronation Street: 23720 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 492,960 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Annabel Langbein Through The Seasons: 422,380 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Intl Rugby Bledisloe Cup: 406,460 (SKY Sport 1, 10:10pm – 11:45pm)
  4. Location Location Location: 321,280 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. Coronation Street: 289,400 (TV ONE, 8:35pm – 9:35pm)

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