SBS ground-breaking documentary Go Back to Where You Came From didn’t set the ratings world alight, but at 524,000 viewers it was up on the 317,000 it attracted in the same timeslot last week.
Significantly the controversial social experiment lit up Twitter last night. The show was trending #1 in Australia -and globally- last night. #gobacksbs is still #1 along with Raquel, Africans and Raye. No doubt it has triggered more conversations around the country today. The show has already been mentioned in The New York Times.
The show didn’t win its timeslot, that went to a 90 minute Australia’s Got Talent (1.75m), followed by Winners & Losers (1.34m), NCIS (848,000), Sea Patrol (742,000). But it did outrate ABC’s Young Ones (414,000).
AGT also bettered MasterChef / Bondi Vet (1.6m / 1.2m), The Big Bang Theory / RBT (759,000 / 776,000), 7:30 / Foreign Correspondent (607,000 / 505,000), and Into The Mind (209,000).
The Block took a tumble on night two to 1.11m, behind Home and Away‘s (1.15m). ABC News was 927,000 and The 7PM Project was 783,000. But The Block won’t settle into any real groove until the final begin work on the actual properties until next week.
Seven won Tuesday.