The premiere of season 3 of A Place to Call Home on Foxtel's SoHo has attracted a a consolidated cumulative audience of 500,000 viewers.

According to OzTam figures, that ranks as the third most watched drama series in subscription TV history, trailing Game of Thrones and Wentworth.

The Sunday September 27 broadcast of A Place to Call Home scored  an overnight consolidated audience of 255,000, the most watched program ever on SoHo and the fourth most popular series on pay TV this year behind Game of Thrones, Selling Houses Australia and The Flash.

The figures vindicate the decision by Foxtel executive director of television Brian Walsh to commission two series of the Seven Productions show created by Bevan Lee after the Seven Network elected not to renew it. 

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 Seven Productions for crafting such a fine piece of Australian television drama."

In next Sunday's episode (the fourth of 10 in this season), 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.

Chris Martin-Jones is the series producer and Susan Bower is the script producer.

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  1. Has Foxtel’s which has presented the third session of “A PLACE CALL HOME’given consideration to having this third session downloaded on a DVD.

  2. I have just hooked up with Acorn . My husband and I absolutely love it , it is basically all we watch now. A Place to Call Home has captured my total attention. I am addicted to the characters and well writen dialogue. I just finished season 4 and am anxiously awaiting the next season. Can you tell me when I can expect to see it?

  3. I am an Acorn member in the U.S. and have devoured A Place to Call Home for the 3 seasons offered. Can you please tell me if there is a 4th season and when it will be on my Acorn TV! I think I’m having withdrawal symptoms!

    Thanks very mu

  4. I love this show. I just finished season 3 and am looking forward to watching season 4. I am sad that I have to wait a whole year .

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