Either that or a desperate attempt by Nine's marketing department to go viral.
"WOW! You won't believe what happens when the screens go black!"
"LOL! I can't believe he actually said that when the lights went off!"
"You won't believe how this newsreader reacts when the cameras take over!"
The millennials will come flocking to see what happens next. Event television at its best, maybe they could replace ACA with a new companion show at 7pm with live reaction and a recap of the hour's best fuck-ups?