As usual Farage did have some good moments but the party's credibility remains a problem. Would UKIP form a coalition with the Tories?
Natalie Bennett for the Green Party: Ms Bennett had a better night than her train wreck interview with Andrew Neil recently. The Green Party have been attracting new members in significant numbers this year but it is highly unlikely they would win enough votes to form a government. They could however hold a balance of power and prop up a minority government.
Nick Clegg for the Liberal Democrats: Mr Clegg had quite a good debate. Presumably after five years in coalition with the Tories he was going for broke. He attacked the Tories and Cameron on more than one occasion trying to distance himself from his record as the man who sold out the Liberal Democrats. But much as Clegg can always talk the talk can he walk the walk?
Leanne Wood for Plaid Cmyru Wales: Ms Wood was personable, thoughtful and put in a good performance but there was a huge negative; Ms Wood continually spoke about Wales offering nothing to voters in the rest of the UK.
Nicola Sturgeon for the SNP Scotland: Ms Sturgeon did speak about cross-country issues. She still focused on Scottish independence and not renewing the country's nuclear option Trident which is based in Scotland. Again this is a politician aiming for votes in Scotland not across the UK. The SNP however are predicted to win the majority of seats in Scotland and may hold the balance of power in Westminster.
Ed Miliband for Labour: Mr Miliband put in a good performance too but in my opinion his campaign managers had got the staging all wrong. Mr Miliband more than once said 'when I am Prime Minister' and later 'If I am Prime Minister' which will not sit well with floating voters. The leaders were trying to persuade floating voters and not the party faithful and any undecided voters who tuned in will find that assumption a turn off. David Axelrod, an Obama campaign worker now working for Labour, must remember this is the UK not the USA. Here we do not like too much confidence as it easily can be seen as arrogance. That, and the fact he was ginger-haired, was the downfall of one-tine Labour leader Neil Kinnock who never became Prime Minister. When Miliband looked directly into camera and, as one person put it on Twitter, 'spoke to the masses', it was uncomfortable even for Labour supporters.
David Cameron for the Conservatives: Cameron took part in the debate he wanted. It was managed to suit although Nick Clegg, the heckler and others took him to task more than once. He managed to skirt issues and offered waffle but nothing convincing.
For many voters Cameron and Clegg have run the country for five years but never secured a clear mandate to do so.
While party leaders and political pundits still expect another hung parliament a majority would be more convincing. The fact another coalition government is likely leaves some of the electorate more unsure than ever.
In 2010 those who voted for Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats were rewarded with a Tory led coalition government.
Debates too often offer style over substance and empty promises. Remember you are voting for a political party and its policies not one man or woman and remember it is a government election not the X Factor.