Once Upon A Time

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oncebabyOnce Upon a Time stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas’ fairytale life just keeps getting better! The newly engaged couple have a baby on the way.

The co-stars, who announced their engagement this past October, only went as far as to confirm that she is indeed pregnant, but didn’t disclose any further details.  Continue reading »

Season 3 of The Almighty Johnsons on TV3 hasn’t gotten off to the best of starts.  The debut last week was the lowest rating episode the series has ever had but last night appears to have unfortunately beaten that record as well.

The average audience for last nights episode was only 114,830 viewers, considerably down on the 194,000 which was the season average per episode in 2012.

The move to a new night coupled with an aggressive move by TVNZ to put superhero drama Arrow up against it just hasn’t helped.  In the new timeslot, Arrow drew an average audience of 290,610 which was well up on the 211,850 that the finale of Once Upon a Time had last week.

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the-almighty-johnsons-2013We’ve heard it said a number of times that there is a common courtesy between broadcasters where they don’t deliberately program content against locally funded shows. This appears to be broken with the new season of The Almighty Johnsons set to be challenged by some sneaky programming changes from TVNZ.

Late last year there was rumour that TV3’s The Almighty Johnsons had been axed, presumably because the ratings weren’t that flash.  However, a month later NZ On Air confirmed funding for a third season.

In 2011, TV3 broadcast the fantasy series about Norse gods who have wound up in New Zealand on a Monday night.  In 2012, it was shifted to Wednesdays and subsequently had a drop in ratings.  This year, TV3 have scheduled the show to screen at 8:30pm on Thursdays from July 4th.  In 2011, the first season drew an average audience per episode of 251,485 viewers while season two drew 193,669 viewers per episode.

The 8:30pm Thursday timeslot on TV2 has had the US fantasy series Once Upon a Time screening.  The series comes to an end this next week with a double episode finale.  The last six episodes have had an average audience of 210,140 viewers per episode.

At the start of the week we heard that TVNZ had sent out an amendment to their schedules (we don’t receive these because we’re not one of those TV praising print organisations) with an interesting change to their Thursday night line up.  We asked TVNZ to confirm if what we’d heard was correct but they were cagey about it and told us that the listings wouldn’t be finalised until Wednesday.  This morning, TVNZ confirmed what we already knew, that they were going to be counter-programming Arrow against The Almighty Johnsons. Continue reading »

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Once Upon A Time spin-off picked up

The Once Upon A Time spin-off Once Upon A Time in Wonderland has been picked up for series. Continue reading »

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