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All new laughs are in store for your Friday nights on TV3, in that new seasons of The Graham Norton Show and 7 Days begin tonight.

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MediaWorks TEG Live, TV3 and The Rock are delighted to announce the 7 Days Live Tour, coming to you this December.

Unedited and unscripted, Kiwis can see the 7 Days crew up close, in the flesh, but fully clothed, thank god.

Jeremy Corbett, Paul Ego, Dai Henwood, Urzila Carlson, Ben Hurley, Jeremy Elwood and Josh Thomson will hit the road bringing fans a hilarious dose of comedy gags that follow all that is popular, embarrassing and shocking in the news. Continue reading »

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There will be lots to laugh about next year with two new and three returning television comedy series funded by NZ On Air.

In its latest funding decisions, NZ On Air has committed support for a new sketch comedy series that will give local female comedians a platform. Funny Girls will be written by and predominantly feature women. Made by Mediaworks it will screen on TV3. Continue reading »

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The 7 Days and Jono and Ben at Ten (JABAT) comedians are running their own version of election coverage, with a schedule of entertainment and comedy across TV3, Kiwi FM, the web and social media this Friday and Saturday under the banner DERISION ’14.

7 Days Producer, Jon Bridges says the DERISION ’14 activity is complementary to TV3’s Election Night coverage.

“Elections are important, and TV3 always has the best people and the best pictures on Election Night… but sometimes you just want a bit more fun, a bit more comedy,” he says. Continue reading »

7 Days have had released Bingo cards for election night like this one:

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7DaysGeorgiePieComedyApprenticeKnow a few jokes? Favour yourself as a bit of a comedian? 7 Days, Georgie Pie and TV3 may have the perfect opportunity for you…

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Comedy for Cure Kids is back and this year the 7 Days Red Nose Day Special is a comedian scrum of epic proportions pitting New Zealand vs. Australia – bringing together comedians and entertainers, rugby superstars and international celebrities to make Friday, August 22nd the funniest night of the year, all for a great cause.

Hosted by Jeremy Corbett, the 7 Days Red Nose Day Special is an hour of comedy and entertainment, and the culmination of Cure Kids’ annual Red Nose Day appeal, which raises money for essential medical research into the life-threatening illnesses that affect New Zealand children. Continue reading »

The 2014 TV Guide Best On The Box awards winners are announced. There are a few surprises…

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Mediaworks really seem to be struggling with their primetime ratings at the moment with a number of their new shows failing to fire.  No matter.  There was always the return of Friday night comedy.  Alas, the same holds true there as well.

7 Days kicked off 2014 with the lowest season debut in the shows history with an average audience of 241,030 viewers.  To be fair, it was only marginally lower than when the show launched in 2010 and that debut was in the colder month of May.

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Last Friday, both 7 Days and Jono and Ben at Ten returned to TV3’s Friday night comedy lineup.  When the ratings came out on Saturday I noticed that 7 Days had beaten 3 News in the ratings and I immediately assumed that it was due to the Home and Away/5:30pm lead in changes.  I was wrong.  As it turns out, 7 Days has regularly beaten 3 News in the ratings on Fridays.

The two “news” shows have average audiences for Fridays that are pretty close.  Since 2010, 7 Days has had an average audience of 291,000 viewers per episode while 3 News has had 308,000.

When it comes to ratings wins, 7 Days has rated higher 39% of the time compared to 3 News on Friday. Continue reading »