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Record Online Viewing Numbers for Kim Dotcom


Monday 5 March, 2012

Record Online Viewing Numbers, International Pickup for ‘Campbell Live’ Kim Dotcom Exclusive

John Campbell’s exclusive interview with Kim Dotcom has gone global, with international pickup by television networks Rtl Germany NBC America and Reuters, and record-breaking ondemand viewership.

A one-minute extract of the interview – the first with Dotcom since his arrest, and subsequent release on bail – was played on Campbell Live last Wednesday night, with the full interview broadcast on Thursday evening, before the story was posted online.

By Monday morning, Nielsen figures showed a record 191,606 streams of the full interview, the highest published ondemand figure for a single programme in the New Zealand market.

Director of News and Current Affairs, Mark Jennings says:

"Broadcasters around the world are lining up to interview the man the FBI seem to want so badly, so it was a major coup for John, and the Campbell Live team to get the first interview with Kim Dotcom.

“John again showed why he is one of New Zealand's best interviewers, and the item on Dotcom gave viewers a fresh insight into the man at the centre of this remarkable story."

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