Seven’s SAS Australia launch tops the night for entertainment

Mariam Cheik-Hussein
By Mariam Cheik-Hussein | 20 October 2020
Schapelle Corby

The launch of Seven’s SAS Australia has pulled in more than 800,000 metro viewers for the network.

Last night’s episode of the new show attracted 834,000 metro viewers overnight, making it the highest entertainment program for the night.

Another 360,000 regional viewers tuned in, taking its national audience to 1.194, according to OzTam numbers.

The show, which features high-profile names such as Schapelle Corby and Roxy Jacenko, attracted 343,000 metro viewers in the 18-49 age group, and 390,000 metro viewers in the 25-54 age group.

“With SAS Australia we’ve put the real back in reality television – it’s disruptive, different and packs an emotional punch – and the audience loved it,” says Angus Ross, Seven’s director of programming.

“We look forward to sharing the journey of our killer cast of recruits over the coming weeks to see who’s got what it takes to pass the toughest test. Trust me – you’ve never seen anything like this before.”

Also last night, Nine’s The Block attracted 783,000 metro viewers. This includes 365,000 in the 18-49 age group and 411,000 in the 25-54 age group.

The renovation show was followed by Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? which attracted 735,000 metro viewers. This includes 411,000 in the 18-49 demographic, and 436,000 in the 25-54 demographic.

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