Puberty Blues smashes catch-up record for Ten

16 May, 2014 by Don Groves

Each episode of the second series of Puberty Blues was watched, on average, by fewer than 640,000 people in the five capital cities.

But that lowly figure is dwarfed by the millions who caught the Endemol Australia produced drama on Network Ten’s catch-up platform tenplay.


The second series has had 10.67 million video views online, compared with the per-episode average of 637,000 for the broadcast.

That’s the highest online number yet recorded for a Ten series, beating Shine Australia’s The Bachelor, which had about 8.5 million video views.

In another indication of the rapid change in viewing habits, Hoodlum Entertainment’s Secrets & Lies had an average broadcast audience of 430,000 while the six-part series had 2.06 million video views.

Ten says those numbers are still growing as both series are still available for online catch-up. The network says a decision will be made on whether either drama is renewed later this year.