Secret City is top non-Sports drawcard on Pay TV


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.


  1. Pretty good numbers, but they shouldn’t be concerned about the overnight figure for a series designed to retain or increase drama subscribers.

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