Two Aussie-created shows have had strong launches this past week in Europe.
The Secrets She Keeps has become BBC1’s best Monday night drama launch of year. 3.1m viewers tuned into the Lingo Pictures thriller.
It became BBC1’s biggest new Monday night launch of the year so far – even eclipsing Normal People’s 2.2m in April – and the seventh-highest opener of 2020 when all dramas are considered.
Producer Jason Stephens said: “It’s a thrilling result and hopefully it paves the way for more Australian drama to be shown in such a prestigious prime time slot.”
The series which screened here on 10 also skewed younger than the BBC One average, and became the most popular program on the BBC iplayer.
Meanwhile the Dutch version of Hard Quiz, created by Thinkative Television for ABC, won its timeslot on Saturday at 898,000 viewers on NPO 1. By comparison, next in the slot was 486,000 for Talk Nederlands Met Me.
Hard Spel is hosted by Richard Groenendijk.