Week 7 simply flew by as the first official week of ratings came, conquered, & left with debris strewn everywhere. Packed to the Rafters returned to remind us just how in love with that family the country currently is. My Kitchen Rules is currently winning the battle of the 7:30pm reality programs over Biggest Loser: Families, but a change in cast for MKR may have some impact on that.

We also saw the debut of Ben Elton: Live From Planet Earth and Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight – both vying for the award of longest show name and running a dead heat. The former (a live to air sketch comedy show) was widely criticised and much maligned, while the latter (a pre-recorded variety show) received naught but praise. Importantly… how will the second episodes for both stack up? Lots of pressure on one, and lots of expectation on the other. Ben, Adam – just don’t screw it up, guys.


  • Biggest Loser Australia: Families – Sun 6:30pm; Wed/Thu/Fri 7:30pm, Ch10
  • 60 Minutes – Sun 7:30pm, Ch9
  • Modern Family – Sun 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Bondi Rescue – Sun 8pm, Ch10
  • The Mentalist – Sun 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Hawaii Five-O – Sun 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Glee – Mon 7:30pm, Ch10
  • Underbelly Files: Infiltration – Mon 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Southland – Mon 11:40pm, GEM
  • Raising Hope – Tue 7:30pm, Ch10
  • The Office (US) – Tue 8:30pm/9pm, Eleven
  • Top Gear – Tue 8:00pm, Ch9
  • Californication – Tue 10:05pm, Eleven
  • Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight – Wed 8:30pm, ABC1
  • Blue Bloods – Wed 8:30pm, Ch10
  • Laid – Wed 9:30pm, ABC1
  • Fringe – Wed 9:30pm, GO!
  • Zumbo – Thu 7:30pm, SBS one
  • Party Down – Thu 8:30pm, ABC2
  • Chopper Rescue – Fri 8pm, ABC1
  • Movie: The Colour Purple – Sat 1:50pm, GEM


  • Black Books (rpt) – Tue 8pm, ABC2
  • Hoarders – Tue 8:30pm, GEM
  • Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares Revisits – 10:30pm, Ch9
  • Bob’s Burgers – Wed 8:30pm, Eleven
  • The Golden Girls – Thu 8:30pm, GEM
  • Cops – Various days and always after 11:30pm, Ch10
  • Movie: Naked Gun 2 & 1/2 – Sat 9:30pm, Eleven


  • NZ’s Next Top Model – Sun 7:30pm, Eleven
  • Movie: Ghostbusters II – Sun 9:30pm, GO!
  • 6pm with George Negus – Weeknights 6pm, Ch10
  • The 7pm Project – Weeknights 7pm, Ch10
  • $#*! My Dad Says – Mon 8pm, Ch9
  • Q and A – Mon 8:35pm ABC News 24; 9:35pm ABC1
  • Media Watch – Mon 9:15pm, ABC1
  • Good Game – Tue 8:30pm, ABC2
  • The Simpsons – Wed 8:30pm, Eleven
  • V – Wed 8:30pm, GO!
  • At The Movies – Wed 10pm, ABC1
  • CSI – Thu 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Movie: The Dark Knight – Fri 8:30pm, Ch9
  • Undercover Boss (USA) – Fri 8:30pm, Ch10


  • Sunday Night – Sun 6:30pm, Ch7
  • Dexter – Mon 9:30pm, Eleven
  • Mike and Molly – Wed 8pm, Ch9
  • House – Wed 9:30pm, Ch10
  • Bionic Vet – Thu 8pm, ABC1


  • My Kitchen Rules – Mon/Tue/Wed 7:30pm, Ch7
  • Ben Elton: Live From Planet Earth – Tue 9:30pm, Ch9
  • The Late Session – Tue 10:05pm, SBS1
  • Farmer Wants A Root Wife – Wed 8:30pm, Ch9


  • Cougar Town – Tue 10:30pm, Ch7
  • Hellcats – Wed 7:30pm, GO!
  • Deperate Housewives – Thu 9:30pm, Ch7
  • Hot In Cleveland – Thu 9pm, GEM
  • 30 Rock – Thu 11:30pm, Ch7
  • The Cube – Sat 7:30pm, Ch9

Channel 10 have a lot to be pleased with in their schedule. Both Hawaii 5-O & Blue Bloods are proving to be very entertaining and developing well. Biggest Loser:Families is performing solidly for them and will only improve as the episodes progress. Modern Family is still the best TV comedy going around. As 6PM with George Negus and Ten Evening News will continue to build, however do not expect world-beating ratings for a while – this will draw in the audience as they develop this year.

Certainly all eyes will be on Ben Elton and Adam Hills this week. Rightly so, too.

Underbelly Files: Infiltration is a great watch, so should perform very well. As should Laid, & as word creeps out so should Zumbo.