TV3 viewers are threatening to boycott the channel after their favourite Sunday night shows were pulled last week through poor ratings.

MediaWorks removed Modern Family, Grand Designs Australia, House and The Good Wife in the face of a resurgent TVOne lineup spearheaded by Sunday and MasterChef.

Hundreds of viewers have taken to message boards to complain.

Jacqui wrote: "Yet again, a programme has been removed mid-season and without any notification of when it will be back. Shame on you TV3, back to another channel for me."

Another wrote: "So unfair to be left hanging in the middle of the season. Very bad form and a sure way of losing viewers."

TV3 publicity manager Nicole Wood said fans of the four programmes could look forward to their return soon.

Grand Designs Australia returns on a new day at 7.30pm on Saturday, April 30.

Modern Family returns from May 1 at 7pm.

House is back the following Sunday at 8.30pm, along with The Good Wife at the new time of 10.30pm.