Excellent doco series Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta performed very well for SBS on Sunday night.
The first of three episodes pulled 626,000 -higher than the 524,000 viewers who watched the first episode of Go Back to Where You Came From last year.
The SBS doco was second in its timeslot, beaten only by ABC1’s Bran Nue Dae on 666,000. It even beat the offerings on Seven, Nine and TEN. Impressive stuff.
A Vietnamese subtitled version of the series simulcast nationally on SBS TWO received a 41,000 viewers.
SBS managed a 10.2% share for Sunday night, its best figure in a long time. The first episode of the series is the third highest rating overnight program for SBS in the last 12 months (topped only by the Tour de France in July 2011).
#onceuponatimeSBS was also trending #2 worldwide on Twitter during the broadcast.
Part Two airs at 8:30pm on Sunday.