THE first episode of Puberty Blues proved a ratings winner for Network Ten last week.
The TV series, which is an adaptation of the Australian novel by Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey, attracted 925,000 viewers on Wednesday night.
Puberty Blues tells the story of two girls — Debbie and Sue — growing up in Sutherland Shire in the 1970s.
The made-for-TV version, which stars Claudia Karvan, Ashleigh Cummings and Brenna Harding, is aiming to have the same success as the 1981 film directed by Bruce Beresford.
Celebrities and local residents took to social media on Wednesday night to praise the opening episode of the eight-part series.
Meanwhile, a South Cronulla house used in the show will be auctioned on Saturday, September 8.
The 4 Oaks Street property was the set for Debbie's house. Selling agent Dax de Traubenberg of Ressler Property, Caringbah, said the free publicity was great for the campaign.
"I've received about 100 calls already," Mr Traubenberg said. "The house is very retro. They were filming there for about three months."
Puberty Blues airs 8.30pm, Wednesdays on Ten.
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