Last week’s premiere of Tangle took a modest audience on the Showcase channel.
Disappointingly it didn’t make it onto the Top 100 shows on Pay Television. Last week the #1 show on Subscription TV was AFL: Live on the Couch at 95,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1.
Landing at #100 was Vantage Point on Showtime at 21,000.
That puts Tangle‘s premiere at 21,000 or below.
Whilst the Showcase Channel forms part of the Showtime Channel package there were Showtime movies that made the list: The Bank Job (41,000), Pineapple Express (34,000), Juno (32,000), The Love Guru (29,000), Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who (27,000), and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (22,000).
Despite the good reviews for the show, it could take a while to build a loyal audience. It is not alone. Flagship series like Australia’s Next Top Model resonate well with Pay TV audiences, but neither 30 Seconds on the Comedy Channel or The Jesters on Movie Extra made the cut either.
Both channels are add-on packages on the Foxtel platform.
Pay television’s ‘drama’ channels are required to spend 10% of their budget on local production under government regulations.
Pay TV ratings are published each Monday in TV Tonight’s preceding ratings week thread.