3 News

RadioLive’s new Drive show begins on Monday 3 December, with Duncan Garner as host of the 3pm-6pm programme.

The face of 3 News’ political reporting for nearly ten years, Duncan is trading in the halls of parliament for the RadioLive studio. His new show will mix current affairs and breaking news with a range of entertaining and popular features, including the latest in food, wine, gardening, music, and film.

Garner’s infectious energy and enthusiasm, combined with a razor sharp intellect and the ability to get to the bottom of every story, means weekday afternoons are guaranteed to entertain and inform. Continue reading »

Both TV One and TV3 broadcast coverage of The Hobbit premiere in Wellington yesterday.  TV One’s broadcast began at 4:30pm while TV3’s began at 4:00pm.

Here are their average audiences:

TV One: 164,780
TV3: 149,300

One News: 603,100
3 News: 304,160

Close Up: 478,860
Campbell Live: 208,200

The eyes of the world will be on Wellington this Wednesday, and 3 News is taking viewers to the glitz, glamour and hometown pride that will mark the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, with live coverage of the red carpet celebrations, from 4pm on TV3.

TV3’s extended coverage of the premiere will begin at 4pm, with a 3 News special hosted by Carolyn Robinson, with Samantha Hayes and John Campbell live on the red carpet from 4pm as the cast and crew begin to arrive. David Farrier will be among the crowds gathering on Lambton Quay.

From 6pm to 7.30pm, John Campbell joins Hilary Barry and Mike McRoberts for an extended 3 News special. Hilary and Mike will present the news of the day live from Wellington, including sport, business and weather, crossing to The Hobbit celebrations as red carpet arrivals continue. Continue reading »

3 News anchor Mike McRoberts and Deputy Political Editor Patrick Gower will be on the ground in the USA to cover the year’s most important global political event, as America goes to the polls to elect the next President of the United States.

TV3’s comprehensive election coverage includes a Wednesday 7 November special hosted by Guyon Espiner, as well as special editions of Firstline, 3 News’ 6pm bulletin and Nightline.

MediaWorks TV Director of News and Current Affairs Mark Jennings says: “The President of the US, despite the rise of China, is still the world’s most powerful person and the phrase ‘when America sneezes the rest of us catch a cold’ still holds true. Continue reading »

Last night an estimated average audience of 307,170 people watched the premiere episode of X Factor USA on TV3, compared with 325,130 watching The Ridges the previous night.  X Factor USA was down slightly on last year’s premiere average audience figure of 320,480.

X Factor USA was still TV3’s most viewed show yesterday, followed by 3 News on 263,600.

Full ratings figures for yesterday to come.


* Of course the reach for X Factor USA will be greater than that for The Ridges, but it was much longer show.

3 NEWS will broadcast LIVE coverage today of the Prime Minister’s news conference on the deaths of threeNew Zealandsoldiers inAfghanistan.

Presenter Rachel Smalley will be joined by University of Otago International Relations expert Prof Robert Patman and 3 NEWS Political Reporter Patrick Gower.

The press conference will also be streamed at 3News.co.nz

John Campbell attempts to save the day when Mike Hall’s microphone fails.

TV3 must have amazing cameramen if they can catch two women kissing in the background while an interview is going on with a former gold medalist from the ’84 Olympics.

I can see complaints roll in over the reporter making special note of it and zooming in on it, but it was good TV and obviously a sharp eye by the person who discovered it in post.

3 News is gearing up to provide comprehensive coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games across its portfolio of news and current affairs programmes, bringing the London experience into Kiwi living rooms.

Mike McRoberts and Michelle Pickles will lead an eight-strong team based in London, supported by an around-the-clock operation in the Auckland newsroom, providing Kiwis the most up-to-date information on the world’s greatest sporting event.

Director News and Current Affairs Mark Jennings says TV3’s team has the experience and passion to provide unmatched news coverage of the London Games. Continue reading »

TV3 got a little ahead of themselves last night. Continue reading »