Seven Sharp soaring

June 17th, 2014 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

campbell-live-vs-seven-sharp-week-20-2014 on One is killings its timeslot. Throng reports:

Year on year, Seven Sharp continued to improve on 2013 with a 25% increase on the same period as last year while it was down 33% for John Campbell and his team.

It seems obvious that Mike Hosking and Toni Street are a winning combination. At the rate is going, more people will be tuning into Whale Oil every day than watching !

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39 Responses to “Seven Sharp soaring”

  1. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,924 comments) says:

    “….more people will be tuning into Whale Oil every day than watching Campbell Live!”

    DPF, that’s really twisting the knife. Well done.

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  2. Nukuleka (348 comments) says:

    Maybe people were just not interested in hearing the left wing trendy rant of the likes of Tamati Coffey and Alison Mau. There’s a limit to which NZers wish to have propaganda on such topics as same sex marriage presented by those with a clearly prejudiced viewpoint.

    Did I read somewhere that Tamati is a big hit with the youngsters in Rotorua? Go Tamati.

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  3. peterwn (3,312 comments) says:

    It is bewildering that ‘market forces’ have yet to come into play. All things equal John Campbell should be dog tucker by now.

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  4. mikenmild (11,777 comments) says:

    Two shows of drivel with nauseating hosts.

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  5. Manolo (14,082 comments) says:

    Why would anyone waste thirty minutes watching either program? Both are absolute rubbish.

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  6. BeaB (2,148 comments) says:

    After the apalling regime that began Seven Sharp with that nasal Mau and lame comedians, I love Hosking and Street. Plenty of entertainment, humour, information and comment too. It’s so dispiriting hearing the line-up for Campbell Live – yet another crusade led by a hyperactive, ridiculously bouncy host. More sob stories, more twisted ‘facts’, it’s hard to believe a word he says.
    And I think he did Christchurch a lot of harm by being so one-sided and anti everyone who was working to fix the mess. He made the locals sound grizzling, ungrateful and unrealistic.

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  7. cha (4,084 comments) says:

    Isn’t the state broadcaster wonderful – today
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  8. Rich Prick (1,729 comments) says:

    I think the public have tired of the Green/Labour Party political broadcast each week-day evening. So far as I’m concerned, Campbell lost it with the overly repeated GCSB, earthquake gripes, connect-the-dots and Judith Collins stories that clearly the majority don’t care about. And made worse by the sickly coverage of Len Brown (I thought they were going to hug) and Dotcom. The only thing that might have helped Campbell, only because of it’s sheer entertainment value, was the spanking John Key handed him.

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  9. burt (8,323 comments) says:

    There is very good reasons why Campbell Live ratings will be tracking similar to Labour’s polling.

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  10. greenjacket (487 comments) says:

    “made worse by the sickly coverage of Len Brown (I thought they were going to hug)”
    After John Campbell interviewed Len Brown about how terrible the story was for him, I thought John Campbell was going to be more than hug Len Brown.

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  11. Auberon (873 comments) says:

    John Campbell’s lost the guts. In particular on Christchurch. People who visit there, and fly in there to work, and huge numbers of those living there, find his reports on Christchurch simply not representative of what’s going on in the city.

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  12. wikiriwhis business (4,135 comments) says:

    ” Campbell lost it with the overly repeated GCSB, earthquake gripes, connect-the-dots and Judith Collins stories that clearly the majority don’t care about.”

    Obviously the sheeple want to be entertained and not informed.

    Exactly where the National Socialists want them

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  13. OTGO (565 comments) says:

    Why watch the drivel served up by the 7 Sharp or Campbell when CGW is on Prime?

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  14. Peter (1,723 comments) says:

    Both are a waste of time. Women’s Weekly, the animated version.

    Seven Sharp used to be unwatchable. The current two are watchable and seem to better reflect mainstream New Zealand, which is reflected in the stats.

    Campbell Live only talks to lefties. That potential audience is too small, and growing smaller by the day.

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  15. Ed Snack (1,927 comments) says:

    TV pseudo-news infomercials, isn’t that, well, so last century ?

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  16. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    Cannot wait to see wimpy Campbell go arse over kite. He would have less backbone than a whitebait, and is so far left he makes Minto appear a capitalist. Time muck like Campbell was banished from media in the name of decency; don’t buy anything that is advertised around his timespot, maybe that will accelerate proceedings.

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  17. Cunningham (846 comments) says:

    It serves Campbell right. Has he even had a story on the Internet Mana fiasco? You know if it were 2 parties from the right he would be on his high horse yet as far as I know (please correct me if I am wrong) he hasn’t done a single story about this. All the amount of energy the prick put into the GCSB yet the biggest rort of our democratic system since MMP is introduced and he isn’t interested.

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  18. Longknives (4,889 comments) says:

    I have detested Campbell ever since he ‘interviewed’ the Urewera Terrorists- It was sickening, at one point I thought he was actually going to fellate Tame Iti ..
    Where to now for Campbell? Potential Mana Party candidate??

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  19. Longknives (4,889 comments) says:

    And I remember tuning into Seven Sharp in the Ali Mau days- there were four presenters one night who were ALL members of our precious ‘Rainbow Community’. Not a lot of balance back then…and it showed in the ratings.

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  20. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    Why are we referring to weirdos as “Rainbows” and “Gays”? Once upon a time they were referred to as plain queers . . . end of story. Is it politically incorrect in this pathetically left-wing indoctrinated world to state the obvious? No wonder rubbish such as Campbell has survived for so long.

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  21. bringbackdemocracy (428 comments) says:

    Campbell live, looks like Campbell dive.

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  22. southtop (266 comments) says:

    How long has Mazda got to run on their contract? They must be reconsidering?

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  23. David Garrett (7,565 comments) says:

    To quote a former US Vice President, neither of these “current affairs” programmes are worth a bucket of warm piss…I haven’t watched broadcast TV for five years or so…Mind you, Sky thrashing the commercials for itself in breaks gets a bit much too…

    I guess you have to be 50+ odd to remember when we DID have current affairs…even fucking Holmes sometimes had stories that were at least mildly probing…If I remember correctly it was he who broke the story of the She Beast sitting in the back of her Ministerial car, supposedly oblivious to the fact she was doing 110 mph

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  24. Steve (North Shore) (4,592 comments) says:

    It would be interesting to find out what other people are viewing at that same time. How many are on other news channels (Sky)
    How many just don’t give a shit, and are sick of leftie propaganda?
    How many are on blogs such as here and WhaleOil?

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  25. dad4justice (8,313 comments) says:

    Steve – Dads Army on the Jones! channel is far better for the health than those pathetic – lickspittle shows.

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  26. Inky_the_Red (761 comments) says:

    Is the sample still 350 households which are seldom changed?

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  27. mara (797 comments) says:

    I have long outgrown watching anything resembling news/current affairs on TV 1 or 3 at this, supposedly peak time. If Hosking were given a free hand ON HIS OWN at Seven Sharp. it might be worth watching.

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  28. David Garrett (7,565 comments) says:

    Steve: My regular morning routine is first go to Stuff…read anything that looks interesting and then do the trivia quiz (never got more than 13)…then come over here…If there is nothing here (because I am up too early) I will take a look at our former Journal of Record, now a tabloid where front page stories are little girls swallowing a $2 coin (complete with the X Ray to prove it)…

    then do a couple of hours of billable, and then back here to see what our host has put up for our edification…I am not ashamed to say that I learn stuff from KB every day…and I am a very well read man…

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  29. duggledog (1,589 comments) says:

    TV3 have the ace card sitting there at 10.30; his name is Paul Henry.

    Answer me this; you’re sitting there at 7pm on TV1 with your high rating show, and all of a sudden, John Campbell resigns because ‘ten years was a good run’ (his words very recently, not mine) or ‘he wants to spend more time with his treasured family’ (why, he said that also!) and there in his place is… Paul Henry.

    Do you shit yourself, or not? I think you do. I think you have all sorts of high level meetings where ultimately nobody knows what the f*** to do because it’s TVNZ remember. They thought up the godawful Seven Sharp in the first place.

    Hosking is good talent, and is in line with National thinking (currently representing 50%+ of NZers) as opposed to John Campbell (who clearly represents about 30% of NZers). Hosking has a reasonably watchable but ultimately cookie cutter blonde by his side.

    But Paul Henry would wipe the floor with Hosking on 3. He is quicker, smarter, unpredictable TV gold; a true maverick who suffers fools even less AND he has a stunning co-anchor he would bring with him.

    If I was TV3 I would make this change yesterday.

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  30. duggledog (1,589 comments) says:

    Also – I think Campbell has bought his own publicity. He will be surrounded by young journalism school darlings who are ever so ‘right-on’ and no doubt encourage and assist him in his Crusade to Make New Zealand A Better Place.

    Free lunches for kids thing, the GCSB nobody else cared about and overdoing Christchurch. I expect Jennings has lost control of him; either that or he’s right into the losing formula himself. Mediaworks have to ask themselves, how did we get half a billion dollars into debt? Could be because they nurture screaming left-footers like Campbell, Willy Jackson etc and get rid of nasty nasty right wingers like Micheal Lawes; out of step with the country they are trying to broadcast to!

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  31. big bruv (14,165 comments) says:

    Like a few others here I simply cannot believe that TV3 will keep Paul Henry in the late night slot when Comrade Campbell’s “Socialism at seven” is taking such a beating.

    I would love to see Henry go up against Hosking, I know in my house I would watch one and tape the other.

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  32. jhanet (11 comments) says:

    Have to agree, we got sick of Campbell Live’s constant repetition of stories (yawn) – ABs to Samoa does not four or five consecutive nights given to it. And 2 weeks of legal highs was almost too much. The latter is a serious issue, yes, but there are more things in the world than this narrow focus. Hosking & Street are a natural combination with humour and the stories are actually more interesting also (and actually feel good in some cases – whereas Campbell is permanently down in the negative dumps). We’ve since switched to Seven Sharp permanently. Funny how it improves once you get rid of the out-of-place comedian (talking about you Jesse Mulligan).

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  33. Couchpotatoe (35 comments) says:

    7 sharp is truly awful Telly. A miss mash of pompous self delusion. Hosking has a deceit which is nauseating and the Blondie lives up to the stereotype.

    But that is the nature sheeple TZ these days I suppose.

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  34. Left Right and Centre (2,997 comments) says:

    Two shows of drivel with nauseating hosts.

    Why would anyone waste thirty minutes watching either program? Both are absolute rubbish.

    Pretty much.

    BeaB nails Campbell Shite Live. Nice.

    Why watch the drivel served up by the 7 Sharp or Campbell when CGW is on Prime?

    Is it because CGW is shown 3-4 times a day and you can watch both ? Also timeshift and On Demand = waste life seeing everything one remotely cares about.

    Seven Sharp used to be unwatchable. The current two are watchable and seem to better reflect mainstream New Zealand, which is reflected in the stats.

    Well – the stats also reflect the lack of choice in the market. TVNZ – Mediaworks – and – who else with a daily current affairs show ?

    I love Longknives because he saves me time working on honing my exact feelings on any given issue. Thanks mate. mara steals all my thunder most of the time too – the bitch !! And duggledog gives it to Toni Street – we must be the minority of potential viewers. There must be legions of Street lovers tuning in. Paul Henry at 7pm – would be interesting. In one way it would be a loss much like Marcus Lush moving from evening to morning. Marcus was fun at night. Any wowser could do hard news in the morning – he’s a waste there for mine. And big bruv – same for me.

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  35. Left Right and Centre (2,997 comments) says:

    I love the ‘year on year’ description. It’s only been on over two calendar years and about 18 months total. Year on year might better describe the economy over the last five or ten years for example.

    Yep – how do my betters know how many people are actually watching these programmes ? It’s all bunk – hahaha

    Mike Hoskings – downturned corners of the mouth all the time – looks like the emperor from Star Wars when he does smile – everything hangs down on his face in a way that suggests utter misery. He’s got a bit of a Hugh Grant type face – but on Hugh it works better somehow with his English boyish charm. On Mike he looks like a re-animated corspe. It’s just his whole manner and way about him – far out mate – he’s just depressing to fucking look at the miserable git. Looks depressing – sounds depressing – the cynical outlook – the just woken up permapression – wow. Are they meant to cancel each other out or something ? Over the top extreme giddy manic sunshine from Street like someone who swallowed enough Prozac for 10 000 people and Hosking – death warmed up. Hosking is on in the morning too – so he’s one of these media martyrs that has to work around the clock and he looks like it on TV. How about a balance between the happy mindless bubblehead and the miserable cynic ?

    Campbell Live is like weak Milo. It’s a shitarse freezing cold day – you want something really hot that tastes good to warm up. And you get a mug of Milo made with two shitty teaspoons worth. It’s sort of what you want but it’s just fuckin not right *at all* (I’m thinking school camps the cheap bastards and anything made for me as a kid by people who survived the great depression, when you were lucky not to starve to death and so you’re lucky to get anything at all mate apparently). That’s Campbell Live. Most of it is tabloid bulldust. Still entertaining to laugh at – and every story is 100% offputting. I don’t dislike John Campbell as a bloke but the show itself and the way he fronts it – hmmmm – it’s like Jerry Springer – he’s a smart fella – his show was shit but Jerry himself is intelligent.

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  36. ross001 (221 comments) says:

    Can’t say I watch a lot of tv at 7pm, but when I do I avoid Seven Sharp like the plague. Mike Hosking is an arrogant tosser. I’m guessing most Kiwibloggers watch it. :)

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  37. ross001 (221 comments) says:

    It seems obvious that Mike Hosking and Toni Street are a winning combination.

    I’ve heard it said that there seems to be chemistry between them. Hmmm the last time there was chemistry between Hosking and his co-presenter, he ended up leaving his wife for her!

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  38. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    ross69: You may gave changed your pseudonym, but you are still a sicko left-wing tosser.

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  39. deadrightkev (537 comments) says:

    Hosking and his chick are growing on me I must admit. I wonder how long he will be allowed to speak his mind representing common sense libertarian conservative politics though.

    It seems a little bit right leaning to be a fit on state television so I expect his days are numbered.

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