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TV3’s Election Night coverage, hosted by John Campbell, will be enhanced by cutting-edge graphics that will showcase the night’s results.

Duncan Garner will use 3D virtual studio technology to illustrate the voting numbers with instant updates from polling booths around the country.

Garner believes that the graphics will bring a whole new level of immediacy and excitement to the coverage: “This is seriously ground-breaking. Think CNN, think ITN, now think TV3 on election night. It’s exciting and a real privilege to be able to present these 3D graphics on the night. We’ll also have our live touchscreen system too. MMP and the various calculations can be enormously complicated but this technology breaks it down and presents it like we have never seen before in NZ. The results, as they come in, are fed into these graphics live, for the public to see. It’s bloody exciting.” Continue reading »

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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Benefits Street: 50210 (TV ONE, 8:40pm – 9:40pm)
  2. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 34690 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:40pm)
  3. Billy Connolly’s Big Send Off: 33090 (TV ONE, 9:40pm – 10:40pm)
  4. The Big Bang Theory: 26240 (TV2, 8:30pm – 9:00pm)
  5. Shortland Street: 24660 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm) Continue reading »

7 Days have had released Bingo cards for election night like this one:

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paul-henry-showLast time Paul Henry took a vacation, one of his guest hosts delivered the highest ratings The Paul Henry Show had ever had. Next week, Paul is away again and TV3 have announced who will be hosting the show in his absence.

RadioLIVE host Ali Mau, The Edge Breakfast host Mike Puru and reporter Rebecca Wright will stand in for Paul Henry as guest hosts of The Paul Henry Show next week.

Ali Mau will be in the hot seat Wednesday 24 September; Rebecca Wright on Thursday 25 September; and Mike Puru on Friday 26 September. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 712,800 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Vote 2014 Leaders Debate: 579,110 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  3. Shortland Street: 442,350 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  4. My Kitchen Rules New Zealand: 377,960 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:35pm)
  5. The Block NZ: 278,170 (TV3, 7:35pm – 8:40pm)

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Last night’s final TV debate was about as useful as a red sock in your whites washing. If you still had no idea who to vote for last night, I doubt this helped at all.

Both David Cunliffe and John Key talked over each other constantly, fighting for air time in the brief 30 minute interlude between normal programming. As a moderator, Hosking did a hopeless job, not because of any bias, but because he failed to keep the debate to a level of coherence. I lost count of the number of times all three of them at the table were speaking, nigh on shouting, at the same time.

David Cunliffe came across as incredibly smarmy, talking over John Key at every opportunity he got while begging for the right to speak without interruption when it was apparently his turn. John Key regularly scoffed at his opponent. It was hardly gentlemanly from either of them. And while the Labour leader asked for room to speak, Key’s request was accompanied by a gentle hand on the arm.

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