Ratings: Seven Sharp hits new high as TV3 sinks to new low

TV One’s Seven Sharp is enjoying significant ratings growth off the back of TV3’s decision to can Campbell Live. The average audience was up another 10% on previous highs to an impressive 592,282 viewers per night.

Come Dine With Me NZ had a reasonable start to the week with the highest average audience the show has had, breaking the 200,000 mark for the first time. However, the rest of the week saw the numbers plummet to some of the worst audiences TV3 has had at 7pm. Down a further 5% on the previous week, last week’s average audience of 137,062 viewers per night was the lowest weekly average TV3 have had in more than 10 years.


On the previous year, TV3 were down 46% on the previous year and 59% on 2013. The local version of Come Dine With Me has failed to inspire audiences and the beneficiaries are Mike Hosking, TVNZ and Seven Sharp.

Seven Sharp was up 31% on the same period in 2014 and 49% on 2013.

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  • 4by3

    It will be very interesting to see if TV3 can recapture (let alone grow) their 7pm current affairs audience they so readily handed to TVOne. I can’t help but feel they’ve made a monumental tactical error.

    Also note that Crowd Goes Wild (Prime) has had a significant boost in ratings post-Campbell Live.