Secret City is top non-Sports drawcard on Pay TV

New Foxtel drama averages 80,000 across a double episode premiere.


New Foxtel drama Secret City averaged 80,000 viewers on Showcase last night, as the top rated non-Sports show on Subscription TV.

The figure appears to be an average of its double episode premiere (and arguably might have been higher if it were coded as 2 episodes). It is also the number of the first, Live broadcast only -STV prefers to look at overall audience numbers which include subsequent replays and timeshifted on the IQ.

Showcase is also not a channel available on basic tiers -although that hasn’t stopped the phenomenon of Game of Thrones enjoying around 300,000 in Overnight numbers.

By contrast SoHo’s Wentworth is sitting at around 80,000 – 100,000 recently.

On social media last night Secret City drew plenty of acclaim from those who viewed, along with solid reviews from critics.

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