For the second time in seven days, SBS programming makes a surprising move.
After deciding not to premiere the new season of East West 101 against tough competition (Packed to the Rafters, new NCIS and original plans for Hey Hey the Reunion), now it is dropping adventure documentary High Altitude and South Park.
On Monday October 5th it will air Man Vs Wild: Alaskan Mountain Range, hosted by Bear Grylls (pictured), at 8:30pm.
SBS lost a lot of audience from last week’s Top Gear (944,000) to High Altitude (226,000). Maybe it’s hoping this can stem the tide.
Adventurer Bear Grylls comes to SBS, stranding himself in popular wilderness destinations where tourists often find themselves lost or in danger. Once there he finds his way back to civilization, demonstrating local survival techniques and biting into gut-wrenching eats along the way. Tonight he is in the Alaskan Mountain Range, home to many a skiing accident and where many lives are lost each year. With the elements and the environment against him, this will be one tough challenge!
At this stage South Park looks to be in place for October 12th, but this needs confirming.