Campbell Live final episode most watched in show's history
The final episode of Campbell Live scored the show its highest ever ratings, exceeding its target of 500,000 viewers.
Campbell Live's swan song screened on Friday night, barely a week after MediaWorks announced it was axing the show.
* John Campbell bows out of Campbell Live show
* Duncan Garner: Farewell to an exhausted John Campbell, a marvellous bugger
* Sadness and anger as John Campbell bows out
* TV journalism will be poorer for John Campbell's departure - Peter Dunne
The show had appealed to the public to watch the episode, hoping for 500,000 viewers.
Ratings from television website throng.co.nz show that 484,850 watched the 7pm show, plus another 48,120 an hour later on +1.
That made Campbell Live the most watched show on TV3 not only for that night, but for the year so far.
The Campbell Live Twitter account tweeted that it was the show's most watched episode in its 10-year history.
Dear NZ, last night's show was our most watched, EVER. 484,000 viewers plus 48,000 on +1 = 532,000. TV3's biggest show of 2015. THANK YOU!— Campbell Live (@CampbellLiveNZ) May 29, 2015
Rival Seven Sharp on TV ONE received 411,580 viewers.