After MediaWorks CEO Mark Weldon's resignation this morning, it's seems only fitting we take a look back at his time with TV3.
Despite the criticisms, walk outs and ratings fails, it hasn't been all bad.
John Campbell's departure from TV3 was one that shook the nation. He was a respected journalist and a well-loved presenter, a voice for the people, and many heralded his departure as the death of quality TV journalism.
But Campbell was only the first to go. Hamish McKay, Paula Penfold - wife of Barry's co-presenter Mike McRoberts - and the rest of the
investigative journalism team Melanie Reid, Phil Vine, Eugene Bingham and Sarah Hall all called it quits.
Most shocking of all though, was the departure of Hilary Barry, whose resignation came after 23 years of service. Much like Campbell's departure, it was as if the nation went into mourning. People lost even more faith in the network.
There was also that leak by a Newshub journalist in which they spread sensitive economic information from the Reserve Bank, which lead to the cancellation of all 'lockups' for other news organisations.
And of course there are all the reality shows that either tanked, or became the shows we loved to hate, like
The bright side:
Love it or hate it, at least we know about The Bachelor. It's the show everyone's been talking since it started. Unlike the other reality offerings served up by MediaWorks, The Bachelor has turned into one of New Zealand's most successful reality TV shows.
And if we're talking successful reality TV shows,
deserves a special mention. While not as inherently talkable as The Bachelor, The Block has rated consistently and grown its own avid following.
In current affairs, Paul Henry made a triumphant return to TV screens with New Zealand's first TV and radio morning show combo, and the incredibly smart decision to pair him with Hilary Barry was made.
And even though viewers heralded the death of quality journalism after the loss of Campbell and
pushed on without faltering,
made a fairly easy transition into
, and the newly-launched
has debuted to positive reviews.