The Blacklist

XfactorlogoIn a release from Mediaworks:

Like the rest of New Zealand, the cast and crew of The X Factor NZ want to get behind our cricketers as they contest their first ever ICC Cricket World Cup Final on Sunday, March 29th, so we’ve made a few programming changes

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the-blacklistIt has to be a good time to be a content producer right now. With all the SVOD players scrambling for their share of the market, the demand is high for content and particularly exclusive content that can differentiate one service from the next. This will be pushing the prices of content up while subscription rates, in this part of the world at least, are coming down.

It has been revealed that Netflix has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to The Blacklist for $2m per episode. Continue reading »

CBS inks massive 3 season renewal

The #1 primetime comedy in the US, The Big Bang Theory, has been renewed for 3 more seasons and will see the cornerstone series run through until at least 2016/17.  This will take the hit series through to it’s 10th season and with it, the very likely chance of payrises for the cast.

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sunday-ratings-mcnz-tgfrIn the week when Masterchef New Zealand hit a series high,TV3’s The Great Food Race hit an all time low after shedding 33% of its audience.

MCNZ lifted their average audience by 14% on the previous week to 495,380 viewers while TGFR had a disastrous night, managing an average audience of only 105,520 viewers on Sunday night.

The big problem for TV3 is that they shed approximately two thirds of their lead in from the news and then more than doubled the audience for The Blacklist which screened directly afterwards. Continue reading »


Firstline and 3 news at 12 return back on Monday the 20th of Jan – Sacha McNeil and Michael Wilson front the morning news show for 2014. At present, a 3 news special is airing at 10:30pm weeknights where the Paul Henry show will eventually takeover on the 3rd of February –

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I saw the trailer to this recently and it really does look like a good show.

And I love how the man with parkinsons is still able to mock himself despite his ailment.

The fall’s highly anticipated new drama series The Blacklist, starring multiple Emmy Award winning actor James Spader, will screen on TV3 as part of a new partnership between MediaWorks and Sony Pictures Television, it was announced today.

MediaWorks TV Director of Programming, Mark Caulton says:  “The Blacklist created some of the biggest buzz at this year’s LA Screenings, and will be a fantastic addition to TV3’s primetime lineup. Continue reading »