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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 »

Two of the country’s foremost political journalists are joining forces for the first time, for Budget 2012, a 3 News special, screening at 2pm, Thursday 24 May on TV3 – and streaming LIVE at 3news.co.nz/budget2012.

3 News political editor, Duncan Garner and 60 Minutes’ Guyon Espiner, former political editor for TVNZ, are joining forces for a 90 minute special on what both describe as a “tough budget delivered in tough times”.

Budget 2012 will bring viewers the definitive look at the 2012 Budget, including expert analysis on what the consequences will be for New Zealand business and for ordinary Kiwis. Continue reading »

2:00pm – Thursday, May 24 on TV 3

Hosted by Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner, 3 News: Budget 2012 screens LIVE on Thursday, May 24th at 2pm on 3.

Joining Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner in the Auckland newsroom will be BERL economist, Ganesh Nana and New Zealand Herald Political, Business and International reporter, Fran O’Sullivan, as well as CEO of the New Zealand Stock Exchange, Mark Weldon who will be LIVE in the Wellington studio.

“This coverage includes the best of journalistic, economic and political minds in the country,” explains producer Keith Slater.

The 3 News: Budget 2012 screens on Thursday, May 24th at 2pm on 3.

Radio Live has appointed Duncan Garner as permanent host of the 3pm-6pm Drive show.

Duncan starts his new role on 1 December, leaving the gallery, where he is the 3 News Political Editor.

Jana Rangooni, General Manager – Talk Brands, MediaWorks Radio, says Duncan brings a rare combination of news acumen, and great personality and flair to his new role.

“Duncan is one of the most entertaining people in the news media but most people outside the business have yet to see this side of him,” she says. Continue reading »

Here is a run down of the 5 most important stories on One News and 3 News tonight.  Please leave your comments on the bulletins in the comments below.

One News

1. Teapot tapes (Jessica Mutch, live cross)
2. Tongan King arrives home (Barbara Dreaver, live cross)
3. POAL and MUNZ heads back to mediation
4. Hundreds of people sleeping at Christchurch airport (Alison Pugh)
5. Christchurch Cathedral deconstruction begins

3 News

1. Teatop tapes (Duncan Garner)
2. Bradley Ambrose comments on teapot tapes outcome (Jane Luscombe)
3. Teapot tapes (Duncan Garner, live cross)
4. Skate park attack goes viral (Amanda Gillies)
5. New giveway rules

Commentary Continue reading »