Well “good evening Auckland,” NZ journalists in Wellington can be fun. :)
Current events TV (news talk show TV) can be a good distraction from a gazumping of a gazillion political sins of inequality. We are in a political culture where NZ’s liquid economy syphoning games tends to flow direct to banks - in the way the New Zealand landscape’s productivity is divvied up and decided. (more…)
January 28, 2013 | Categories: Bloggers, Comedians, Comedies, Journalists, New Zealand, New Zealand Citizens, News, News Formats, TV Ratings, TV Show Ideas, Women, Women's Rights, World News | Leave A Comment »
Sports media distribution & participation marketing:
SBC Global reports: Predictionmachine.com*, a website that predicts the outcome of sporting events based on computer models, ran more than just “some” numbers. They ran Sunday’s 49ers vs. Ravens match-up through their system 50,000 times to see what the most likely outcome of the game will be.
January 28, 2013 | Categories: Football, IT, Marketing and Branding, NFL, Sports, Sports Culture, Sports Horiwood, Sports Psychology, Sports Researchers, Sports Sponsorship, Sports Talent Management, TV Ratings, USA | 2 Comments »
In no.2 yesterday on NZ’s newpaper’s website was a story of NZ’s no.1 TV presenter winner.
that’s too funny. love the surrounding headlines the most. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.1.13~
GREEN BAY PACKERS 26 MILLION AUDIENCE FOR NBC IS A RIGHT BUNDLE IN TV RATINGS LEADER BOARD GAME 2013
NFL TV Ratings: 26 million peeps watching NBC’s telecast of The Green Bay Packers. Winning. Read More.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.1.13~
“The show must go on.”
–Ryan Seacrest NYE 2012-13.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.1.13~
On the box: Photos – Best of TV moments 2012.
Fast foward: New Year. New TV 2013
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearao New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.1.12~
This Thanksgiving weekend The Patriots & The Jets football game leads primtime TV ratings:
USA’s Top Ten posts are:
2. HW Top 10
Shonn Greene in the thick of it–More at Bleacher Report.
Sports link: Brady‘s High-Scoring Patriots take Jets 49-19.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.11.12~
November 23, 2012 | Categories: 10 Hot Posts Right Now, Football, Hats, Mikhail Prokhorov, New England, New England Patriots, New York, New York Jets, NFL, Shonn Greene, Sports, Sports Horiwood, Sports Psychology, Sports Talent Management, Tom Brady, TV Ratings | Leave A Comment »
About this episode: Sydney Morning Herald Loves Jon Stewart – The Jewish wise-cracking New Yorker whose satire and cheeky grin (along with Chris Matthews is one of two American political commentators whose hard hitting honest and open style of commentary) define the savvy political sense of U.S humor and the myth busting art of today’s top discerning journalists.
Jon Stewart is one of America’s best known faces thanks to The Daily Show. This is Bloomberg’s story of how Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz rose from his New Jersey roots through the struggles of stand-up, part-time jobs and late night gigs on New York’s comedy circuit to become the dominant American commentator of the times.
I always used to watch Stuart in the USA. He helped me understand US politics as he made it interesting, fun, funny – often including young people into his show’s format to keep the show real.
He’s a smart *ss Jewish lad basically. If you’ve lived in USA’s Jewish culture – a culture that prides itself on savvy wit like few others, Stuart is very funny.
Click on magazine cover to view video. He turns political conventions into playgrounds for parody.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.11.12~
November 12, 2012 | Categories: America, Comedians, Comedies, Humor, Jewish Americans, Journalists, Magazine Covers, Politics, Satiricists, Smart, Smart People, Sweetness & Diplomacy, Sydney, TV Ratings, USA | Leave A Comment »
After the election 2012, what were Americans driven to do? Go down to the local pub and talk to the neighbors about it all.
Speaking of American pubs, The Kilt Pub & Eatery franchise of pubs, recently featured on the Undercover Boss TV series that is designed to make CEO’s more conscious of their employees efforts that make a CEO’s business the wealth. A boss swaps jobs and learns the role of their team’s working day and lives.
It’s a very powerful show for American audiences, hitting the right note of where most Americans are at. The episdoe starred Kilt’s CEO, Ron Lynch, on the CBS reality show.
Appreciate your neighborhood. Get to know your team too, is this Kilt /Undercover ep’s main message.
It’s Sunday in New Zealand: Still I am thinking, how do we get a good brew of NZ shipped over for this restaurant/ pub’s franchise. Beer served with food is good.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.11.12~
It’s the night of the New Zealand Music Awards in New Zealand. A very exciting night for hard working and creative musicians.
Here’s what happened online. The top 5 headlines – post the awards are as follows:
Photo: Hamish & Petra do lunch. Photo: NZ’s Womens Weekly.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.11.12~
November 1, 2012 | Categories: A List, Entertainment Celebrity News, Entertainment Distribution, Entertainment News, Family Vs Fame, Hamish Wilson, Magazine Covers, New Zealand, News, News Formats, Romance, TV Ratings | 1 Comment »
The games have started in Kiwi TV circles. The question is: “Who will replace Petra Bagust on TV.”
She is Petra Bagust. Only one Petra. So no one can. Is my answer.
She’s emphatically empathetic and pretty nice to boot… a true star. The empathy standard of TV hosts in NZ.
Don’t wanna let that slip either, if we can help it.
[More Petra gossip in the local rag].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.10.12~
There is only one Petra Bagust. She’s like a Pakeha-Kiwi angel.
She is the light of morning TV. Her positive outlook, reflected in a radiant smile is lit up by her angelic personality of empathy. Petra is a bright spark who gets New Zealand going each morning on TV. Now, she’s about to take some time out.
Petra told TV audiences of the Breakfast Show that she has decided to have breakfast with her own kids each morning instead and spend more time with her husband Hamish. (On ya). (more…)
October 19, 2012 | Categories: A List, Angels, Aotearoa New Zealand, Aotearoa Television Service - Hollywood, Art, artist, Children, Community, Compassion, Cross-Cultural Narratives, Empathy, Entertainment Celebrity News, Entertainment Distribution, Entertainment News, Hollywood Entertainment News, Journalists, Kool Kiwis, Light, New Zealand, News, News Formats, Pakehas, Parenting, Rugby World Cup, Scotland, Star System - The Art of Aotearoa New Zealand Celebrity, Star System - The Art of South Pacific Celebrity, TV Ratings, World News, World Vision | 6 Comments »
New Zealand’s no.1 teen for 2012 and reality TV star Jaime Ridge has some good news. Her reality TV show’s ratings are on the up. Check it.
[L-R: boxer league rugby star Sonny Bill Williams of Samoa-New Zealand-Japan-Australia and Jamie and Sally Ridge pre-boxing show, New Zealand- Radio Live photo].
October 18, 2012 | Categories: Australia, Boxing, Comedians, Jaime Ridge, Japan, New Zealand, Samoa, Sports Culture, Teenagers, Teenagers Self Defense, Telenovela Stars, TV Ratings, TV Show Ideas | 5 Comments »
Good news for baseball teams, franchises and fans: ESPN Increases Baseball With $5.6 Billion Pact.
Too cool for TV ratings!
[Vintage Americana sports photos: Barack Obama, 1960′s photo – AP. Source: Politico.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.8.12~
August 28, 2012 | Categories: Barack Obama, Baseball, Children, Smile Club, Sports, Sports Culture, Sports Horiwood, Sports Psychology, Sports Sponsorship, Sports Talent Management, TV Ratings, USA, World News | Leave A Comment »
HOLLYWOOD CASTING CALL BUZZ, CK’s NEW FRAGRANCE ENCOUNTER, LARA STONE & ALEXANDER SKARSGARD FOR LEAD IN “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY?”
I’ve never read the book, Fifty Shades of Grey. Hollywood is making the film into a movie. Casting is underway. The usual heartthrob names have come up for the lead role of Christian Grey. Should it be Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp or someone else?, Hollywood is asking. PolicyMic also recommends Ryan Gosling. Let’s face it, the leading lad sort of has to resemble a younger version of Mitt Romney or Mitt’s running mate. Why Gosling, stands a good chance perhaps. Just saying.
Then there’s the issue of greed and inequality rates escalating so high over the past 7-10 years amongst the wealthy, aided by bankers and those who wore ties, that you have to ask, is it really a good time to make this film? Tie jade repellent factor is something the PR of the film will need to get audiences over, for younger audiences to find the movie relevant – the future of Hollywood films.
For casting directors who may read the blog, Tennessee folks are the top rating American stars on the blog over the last 9 days. Why? Who knows, yet the world seems to want to see more of Tennessee lately on a trends tracking level.
Back to Hollywood casting: True Blood HBO actor, Alexander Skarsgard‘s new TVC where he co-stars with model Lara Stone has some pundits hoping Skarsgard will be approached to star in the lead. Watch the TVC and make up your own mind. Skarsgard for Hollywood’s silver screen invention of Christian Grey?
Or should the role go to a newcomer, no one has ever heard of? That would be rad. Like a talent search reality TV series, then TV audiences could vote on their lead of choice. In the process, new actors would be discovered too by the audience votes. With a decent script, their movies would always be hits, because the people voted them onto the screen before the actors even started in Hollywood.
Maybe that’s too rad thinking and too creative an approach for Hollywood?, yet not a silly idea to shake Hollywood up a tad. It would be cool to see a deserving every day guy, become a big Hollywood star. Like a farmer who acts in their local theater company once a year, or a single parent chippie, building homes in Utah for cheeky Swiss-Mormons’ charities. That kind of vibe could work too. An unknown from Colorado could also be a good mix for America’s future plans.
Just create a new heartthrob, cast them opposite Hollywood’s leading lights names, then hello, big box office smash hit would ensue for E L James, spin-off film franchise. It worked for The Twilight saga films, in Summit Entertainment, a fledging film company. Why not try the same casting approach for this film franchise and older actors?
In any event, Calvin Klein’s fragrance marketing team has done a swell job at seguing into author E.L James’ audience following, with the Skarsgard TVC Fifty Shades referencing buzzing it’s way across the 50 States of the USA this weekend. He’s so savvy that CK in flogging his scents range.
In other casting news & talent management in the Hollywood hood, Brits are making a wave, alongside Australia’s Hemsworth clan. Also check out: 11 British Actors Invading Hollywood’s ‘It List’ too. An actor called Lloyd would be good from Britain, as a Fed approved and bonafide potential Hollywood talent too. At this stage, I’d go the unknown local community hero casting, then Skarsgard-Ryan, at the populous vote. They’ve both certainly got what it takes to helm such a film franchise for E L James.
[Photo: Arclight Theater autograph signings - Sunset & Vine. A Getty Images photo].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.8.12~
August 26, 2012 | Categories: Actors, Agents, Alexander Skarsgard, America, Books, Britain, California, Calvin Klein, Casting, Colorado, E L James, Entertainment Celebrity News, Entertainment Distribution, Entertainment News, Fragrance, Hollywood Entertainment News, Hollywood Heartthrobs, Hollywood Television Service, Hollywood Today, Lara Stone, Marketing and Branding, Mormons, Netherlands, Reality TV Stars, Sweden, Talent Management, TV Ratings, TV Show Ideas, UK, USA, Utah | 1 Comment »
THE RAUPO PHRASEBOOK OF MODERN MAORI – SCOTTY MORRISON’S GUIDE TO INTEGRATING MAORI INTO EVERY DAY FAMILY LIFE
Watching Breakfast television in New Zealand this weekend a few books were promo-ed on the show. One was Owen Glenn‘s rags-to-riches biographical life story, titled Making a Difference. Blogger and book critic Graeme Beattie‘s review of the book can be read here. Glenn is also the owner of The Warriors rugby league club in New Zealand. His work in India is vital in West Bengali.
Also on Breakfast was Stacey Morrison talking about a new book that is pivotal to New Zealand’s future. Her husband wrote the book. For people who would like to learn the Maori language and teach their children the language, Scotty Morrison‘s brand new book titled The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori: The User-friendly Guide for All New Zealanders is an essential Kiwi book we all must own a copy of.
Together, Stacey and Scotty’s combined contributions to enrich New Zealand culture as broadcasters is a massive legacy they have consistently given to instill a strength of spirit and Maori culture into the fabric of New Zealand’s ever-changing society. I love what they do. I get it. There are no words to explain what they have given over the years. They always give in fun ways, so you never know you’re really conscious you’re learning from them when they are on the air as entertainers and broadcasters. Thank you.
About the book. Fishpond book website writes:
“The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori is an up-to-date, versatile and highly relevant resource and guide for utilizing Maori language in everyday life. Whether you’re a novice or emergent speaker of te reo Maori, or a complete beginner, you’ll learn useful phrases for: The home, the marae, the workplace, and social settings etiquette. The book also gives advice about appropriate observations of time in correct address for the days, months, seasons and weather. Key phrases are taught for mathematical discourse in Maori too.
For the person who is on the go, The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori offers instructional knowledge for travel and directions, playing sports, having fun, and so much more!
The phrasebook also covers dialects, grammar and pronunciation; answers to key questions you’ll use the most in life; outlines favorite idioms and slang used every day in New Zealand society’s Maori conscious world; shares the wisdom of the ancients through proverbs and speeches; and provides information on the ever-changing history of te reo Maori – an active, evolving, living, satisfying and vibrant culture that’s on the rise.
The useful vocabulary lists are a big hit and are offered for each book section to make reading easy. The tone of the book is written in a user-friendly manner with everyday New Zealanders in mind. With a focus on modern-day language, The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori is the guide that no home should be without.
About the Author: Scotty Morrison (Ngati Whakaue) is the well-known presenter of the Maori current affairs programme Te Karere. He holds a Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education and a Masters degree (Education) from Waikato University.
Scotty is also the Director of Maori Student and Community Engagement at Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology Te Whare Wananga o Wairaka, where he promotes te reo Maori through awareness, administration and specialised courses.
[Note: Must get both books].
Rawdon Christie of TVNZ interviews Stacey on integrating Maori into daily life. I think of how important Sir Apirana Ngata‘s books were to New Zealand society back in the day. This book has the ability to be just as profound to NZ culture and to the world that loves Indigenous Peoples knowledge too. How practical, valuable and useful. Rock on.
[Photo: Chris Skelton - Fairfax Media NZ]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.7.12~
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USA needs the entrepreneurs to step it up. I suggested last week? that perhaps someone like Oprah should interview 1000 entrepreneurs, who’ve created jobs, are creating jobs and will create jobs for American people. The footage could become a hit series, part reality TV and part interviews with a studio audience. It needs something that big, to take the focus off ‘the stagnation of job creation in the US economy,’ while highlighting what the USA is renowned for – entrepreneuriaship. Oprah defines this spirit too, when she’s not walking in fear. So, why not…. give it a go?!
In any event, Yahoo News reports today: “The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits climbed last week, indicating continued trouble for the labor market.
The Labor Department reported Thursday that 386,000 people filed new jobless claims in the week ended June 9, up 6,000 from the previous week’s revised figure. That was 11,000 more than expected. Economists surveyed by Briefing.com had forecast 375,000 people would file new claims.
Nearly 3.3 million people filed for their second week of unemployment benefits or more in the week ended June 2, the most recent data available. That number was down 33,000 from the previous week. Two weeks ago, the government released a May jobs report that indicated job growth is slowing sharply. View this article on CNNMoney.
I think entrepreneurs just need to step it up themselves. Otherwise, you get those stupid government reports in the US, that just fib away, while people lose grit in false hope, that is needed to rebuild the American jobs market. I mean, we can all do that. Check out BestJobsBoard.Com for example?! See! :)
[Art: Photography, American Worker by Tim Timmerman].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.6.12~
Phoning it in – Live TV Hosts & The Robot adaptability of NZ actors.
“Last night I went to sleep thinking about Jamie Oliver. Today I wake up, and I’m thinking I’m Benji Marshall.”
TV personality Matai Rangi Smith comments on his mise-en-plus (prep) strategy, heading into a Live Cook Off Challenge on New Zealand TV this am. (more…)
June 12, 2012 | Categories: Astar, Benji Marshall, Humor, Jamie Oliver, Jeanette Thomas, Kool Kiwis, Matai Rangi Smith, New Zealand, Remote control Kiwis, Rod Cheeseman, TV Ratings, TV Show Ideas | Leave A Comment »
In the 1990′s Oprah Winfrey drew 12-13 million a day in the 4-5pm TV slot. When The Oprah Winfrey Show wrapped in May 2011, Winfrey was still hauling in 6 million. In her absence, no clear contender emerged in the USA to draw the audience numbers Winfrey garnered in talk TV.
Media fragmentation occurred. Most of her audience did not turn to another talk show host. Instead, social media time is what the majority of Winfrey’s audience has opted to do.
What networks most mourn of Oprah’s ability to hold a crowd, was that the USA lost their best and most guaranteed lead in, to the nightly news. Nothing has been able to provide the same traction for newscasters that Winfrey used to add to the package. A real testament to Winfrey’s time in the spotlight in her day. More at NY Times.
Oprah’s X-factor has always been her entrepreneurialship. This is Winfrey’s essence. She should own it, and reflect it in rising entrepreneur faces in the USA – to update her own brand.
For example, I think Oprah interviewing people creating jobs for Americans, would be a huge hit. Maybe she should give that a go and sell this program to networks as their news lead in. It would change the content of news stories in the USA too (as their lead in) and help boost the economy to be more productive in the US.
[Oprah and Madonna photo - Bettie Vintage Blog]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.6.12~
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.6.12~
In TV Ratings News: “Fast National ratings for Sunday, June 3, 2012 Other than a new “60 Minutes,” the 2012 Miss USA pageant was the top performing program of Sunday night, as the final hour had 6.6 million viewers. The ABC premieres of “Secret Millionaire” and “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss” opened to pretty soft numbers, but in terms of summer programming, they weren’t bad. CBS still won the night with 5.98 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/7 share in households. NBC was close behind with 5.8 million and a 3.7/6, followed by ABC at 4.9 million and 3.1/5 and FOX at 2.8 million, 1.6/3.
LA Times bloggers report: Olivia Culpo, (above), a 20-year-old cellist and self-described nerd from Rhode Island, was crowned Miss USA 2012 on Sunday night in Las Vegas. Among her winning looks were a lilac bikini and a flowing fuchsia gown. [Huffington Post].
Back to TV Ratings Wars: The adults 18-49 demo was a different matter, as CBS finished last with a 0.8. NBC was first at 1.5, then ABC at 1.4 and FOX in third at 1.3.
News source: ZAP it.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.6.12~
TV presenters (who both happen to be Maori lads), Matai Rangi Smith & Brendan are strumming up some of the funniest daytime TV ever seen.
The show “Good Morning” is our equivalent to a show like “Good Morning America.” Unlike Good Morning America, you can’t see these lads on YouTube – a shame really, because they’re darn funny.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.10.11~
Top Gear‘s TV ratings have plummeted in Australia since moving to Channel 9 from the SBS network where it used to screen, according to ratings results released today.
One must ask, are Australians beginning to define fun entertainment that is not based on what you put in one’s gasoline tank with this news? Or, are their just newer shows capturing a nation’s focus these days?
I know that China loves fast cars. The USA too. Christchurch City and West Auckland does as well. Obviously the UK does with this show even being made today. When I was in Brisbane last, I even watched this show on Aussie TV. It was fun in those days. Now perhaps, not so much.
It wasn’t the cars featured on the show that were the stars anyway, it was more the commentary on the voice track of this reality TV series. It was insanely wild, I recall.
To read more, go here.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.29.11~