Consolidated figures are in for the premiere episode of season three of Foxtel’s new flagship drama A Place To Call Home, the period drama they picked up after it was cancelled by Channel 7. The opening episode of season 3 attracting a consolidated cumulative audience of 500,000 viewers across all airings.
According to OzTam figures, the half a million viewers for the revival of the audience favourite makes it Subscription TV’s 3rd Most Watched Drama series ever (only trailing global phenomenons Game of Thrones and Wentworth.)
The Sunday, September 27 broadcast of A Place to Call Home also scored an impressive overnight result (overnight consolidated: 255,000 viewers) and was the most watched program in SoHo’s history as well as the fourth highest series on STV in 2015 (only trailing Game of Thrones, Selling Houses Australia and The Flash).
Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said: “We are knocked out by this outstanding result. It is a timely reminder that Australians love great Australian story telling and quality drama which is well conceived, beautifully written, directed and performed. The result once again demonstrates Foxtel’s commitment to commissioning great Australian stories and our thanks to our friends and colleagues at 7 Network Productions for crafting such a fine piece of Australian television drama. There is no doubt our audience and loyal subscribers have embraced the return of this much loved and critically acclaimed series, so our decision last year to greenlight the further two series is well vindicated,” he said.
This week’s episode of A Place to Call Home (premiering Sunday October 18 on SoHo) will be the fourth in the ten episode season produced by Seven Productions In this episode the Poletti vines need hard work and Anna’s (Abby Earl) dream of marrying her farm boy turns into harsh reality. Sarah (Marta Dusseldorp) meets a young girl and her mother seek out Sarah’s help when a medical procedure goes horribly wrong. Elizabeth (Noni Hazlehurst) reaches out to the damaged men at Douglas’ (Robert Coleby) refuge by playing the piano. Sarah is compelled to tell René (Ben Winspear) the truth.
A Place To Call Home season 3 airs Sundays at 8.30pm AEDST only on SoHo on Foxtel.