Credit where it’s due.
Well done to the ABC for attracting a crowd to Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries last Friday night.
The period drama pulled 992,000 viewers.
That saw it become the top-rating show on ABC1 last week. Even though ABC News pulled 1.04m on Thursday, its weeknight average slipped below the new drama at 979,000.
No doubt audiences are attracted to the idea of a tasty mystery on Friday night, and the local series by producers Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox has come up a treat.
It’s a shame The Straits isn’t doing as well on Thursdays, last week at 456,000.
ABC is certainly showing off a diverse Drama slate, and there is more on the way.
This week both dramas have excellent episodes, including major jeopardy for the Montebello clan, and a murder mystery aboard a train to Ballarat.
With international dramas Spooks and Great Expectations about to be added to the schedule, ABC1 might even be eyeing third place for the week very soon.