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Next TVNZ 1 Leaders Debate Will Be Sharper

TVNZ 1 says its second and final leaders debate will be in HD but not one involving likely coalition partners on September 8. The network surprised viewers last night by broadcasting in SD the top-rating first debate between Prime Minister Bill English and Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern. The sub-standard presentation was unexpected given TVNZ […]

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Big Win for TVNZ 1 Debate UPDATED

Last night’s leaders debate ignited TVNZ 1’s ratings, with the hour-long live telecast averaging 11.1% of the network’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, and 16.2% of viewers 5+. In this era of media fragmentation and declining free-to-air viewership, that was an extraordinary result, earning TVNZ 1 a 25-54 channel share of 36.9% and a 48.8% share […]

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