Dancing with the stars

Just my thoughts…

Posted by Jason Gunn on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

This entire beat up on Dom Harvey thing that has been going on has been has been a train wreck beyond anything that it needed to be and Jason Gunn’s comments are fairly succinct.

Dom’s now deleted tweet wasn’t out of the norm and fits in with what he’s been paid to do for years and which has made him part of the number one music morning radio shows. Continue reading »

Last night’s Dancing with the Stars took a small step backwards as the average audience for the show slipped to 316,970 viewers, representing a drop from the previous week of 13%.

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jay-jay-harveyWe know that Jay Jay from The Edge is the first of the celebs to join TV3’s new Dancing With the Stars series but who else will take to the dance floor?

While there are bound to be plenty of Mediaworks employees on the billing, which other kiwi sports people or politicians would you like to see on the show?

stefano-oliveriJoining Head Judge Candy Lane, and also swapping their dancing shoes for judging paddles, are Stefano Olivieri and Hayley Holt.

Olivieri is the first professional dancer to have ever won two Dancing with the Stars series back to back. Competing in Ballroom Dancing since the age of seven, Olivieri has dancing in his blood. Continue reading »

Campbell LiveMany casual observers of the ratings have opined all manner of theories as to what is going on at Mediaworks, particularly in regards to the review of Campbell Live. What is clear is that post the review announcement, viewers have flocked back the show and have regularly made it the most watched thing on TV3 each weeknight. Unfortunately, those viewers have tended to abandon the channel post 7:30pm, leaving TV3 with audience numbers that are much lower than they’d want.

Some have suggested that the discussion around audience retention into the evening was a shifting of the goal posts but this is simply untrue.

In 2009, TV3 told us that the reason they would never move Home and Away from its 5:30pm slot was due to the audience it delivered 3 News. After TV3 lost the Aussie soap, the 3 News audience hasn’t been the same and they’ve never been able to schedule something that delivers the same level of retention at 6:00pm. Continue reading »

Dominic BowdenThrong can reveal the identity this morning of the host of TV3’s new season of Dancing With the Stars. Sources tell us that Dominic Bowden, the current host of The X Factor NZ, will be hosting the next season of celebrity ballroom dancing when the show launches later in the year.

Bowden began hosting TV shows for TVNZ with the Saturday morning kids program Squirt before eventually landing the big one as the host of NZ Idol. Bowden went on to host other shows for TVNZ including Are You Smarter than a Ten Year Old and Dare to Win. Continue reading »

CandyLaneMediaWorks have announced through Woman’s Day that dancer and choreographer Candy Lane, will be the head judge on the new series of Dancing with the Stars NZ.

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Dancing With the StarsTV3 have finally caught up with the rest of the media and have announced what we broke last week, that Dancing With the Stars is returning.

Hold on to your sequins! MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce that hit series Dancing with the Stars will add even more sparkle to TV3’s stellar local line up.

The series will see 10 Kiwi stars – to be announced at a later date – ready to rumba and battle it out to take home the coveted mirror-ball trophy. Continue reading »

Throng can exclusively reveal that another TVNZ show is headed to Mediaworks.

Plans are well underway to bring Dancing with the Stars to TV3, now undoubtedly the home of the big reality formats on New Zealand television.

Dancing with the Stars last aired on TV One in 2009. In 2013, Great Southern Television picked up the rights after TVNZ dropped the series in 2010. A spokesperson for Great Southern Television told Throng today that they had pitched a revamped version of the show to TVNZ but it was turned down due to cost. A similar pitch was then made to Mediaworks which resulted in the production company relinquishing the rights after a joint venture wasn’t commercially viable.

Multiple sources have confirmed to Throng that TV3 are now producing Dancing with the Stars in-house.

Mediaworks weren’t yet ready to make a statement about the series when I spoke to them today. Continue reading »