Agenda’s executive producer has revealed that the show has been cancelled by TVNZ.
Ratings for Agenda over the past four weeks have averaged at just over a mere 55,000 viewers, up slightly on the last four weeks of the show in 2007.
The numbers alone are somewhat misleading. The show is in a difficult Sunday morning time slot and could have been successful as a late evening show. More importantly, the show provided countless sound bites and generated stories for ONE News and Breakfast, as well as for TVNZ 7. Media commentators widely watched and discussed the show and many will miss the insights into New Zealand’s political landscape.