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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Castle: 47690 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  2. The Walking Dead: 47650 (TV2, 9:30pm – 10:25pm)
  3. Heroes Reborn: 39920 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 21820 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The Block NZ Villa Wars: 15140 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:35pm) Continue reading »


TV3 screened When Hilary Met Oprah last night in place of Story and were pretty happy with the performance.

A spokesperson for Mediaworks told Throng that almost 400,000 people (5+ cume) tuned in to the programme, achieving the highest ratings and share (in their target demographic of 25-54) at 7pm since the launch week of Story. Continue reading »

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Most watched

  1. Shortland Street: 227,400 (62%, TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. The Block NZ Villa Wars: 184,300 (60%, TV3, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  3. One News: 177,900 (27%, TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  4. Border Security International: 163,100 (35%, TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  5. The Force: 159,900 (38%, TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)

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Most watched

  1. One News: 650,020 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Border Security International: 470,750 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:00pm)
  3. The Force: 422,390 (TV ONE, 8:00pm – 8:35pm)
  4. Seven Sharp: 421,520 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 365,860 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)

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Last night a reader emailed me an idea which I think could have merit. Take a read and tell us what you think.

Nearly all of Mediaworks’ morning radio shows -The Edge Breakfast, The Morning Rumble, Mai Morning Crew, MORE FM Breakfast, George FM Breakfast, The Sound Breakfast, The Breeze, Magic – run until 10am. All except The Paul Henry show on Radio Live, finishing at 9am. Continue reading »

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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.

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LauraThompsonHospitalShortlandStreetVictoria (Laura Thompson) is onto Margaret’s (Debbie Newby-Ward) lies and Bella (Amelia Reid Meredith) struggles with her feelings for Boyd (Sam Bunkall), this week on Shortland Street.

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When Hilary Met Oprah sees Hilary Barry sit down for an exclusive chat with the legendary daytime talk-show queen, Oprah Winfrey.

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