Biggest new TV show of 2020
After six weeks of punishing conditions, extreme physical tests, sleep deprivation and intense interrogations, the Seven Network’s latest hit show, SAS Australia, reached its dramatic conclusion last night.
The final episode – which saw comedian Merrick Watts, rugby union player Nick Cummins and AFLW star Sabrina Frederick pass SAS selection – drew a national audience of 1.04 million.
In the capital cities, it captured 767,000 viewers and dominated its timeslot with a commercial share of 42.0% in 25 to 54s, 47.5% in 16 to 39s and 35.4% in total people.
Across its debut season, SAS Australia achieved a total video audience of 1.35 million, making it the biggest new show of 2020.
SAS Australia’s total video audience included a broadcast audience of 1.13 million on Channel 7 and a record-breaking catch-up audience of 228,000 on 7plus.
SAS Australia shattered 7plus records, becoming the biggest show in the history of Australia’s #1 commercial free-to-air BVOD service in record time. The premiere episode now has a BVOD audience of 414,000, with subsequent episodes seeing similar BVOD audiences. Seven’s Network
SAS Australia has broken records all over the place. It’s the biggest show ever on 7plus and the biggest new TV show of the year.Angus Ross, Director of Programming