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Wentworth locks down Oz’s best-ever pay TV ratings

Prisoner_Cell_Block_H_WENTWORTHThe inaugural episode of Prisoner Cell Block H reboot Wentworth has become the most-watched show ever on Australian pay TV aside from sport.

The series airs on pay TV operator Foxtel’s SoHo channel. The opening episode went out on May 1 and, factoring in all airings, notched an average audience of 631,000.

The ratings make it the most popular non sports show on Foxtel and in the history of Australian pay TV.

The FremantleMedia Australia-produced ten-episode series goes out in a Wednesday 8.30pm slot on drama channel SoHo.

The show is a reimagining of the cult Prisoner: Cell Block H prison drama and revisits the Wentworth Correctional Centre and some characters of the original series.

FremantleMedia International launched it internationally at MIPTV and has already sold it to UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5 and Kiwi pubcaster TVNZ.