The first episode of Go Back To Where You Came From has drawn the biggest audience for SBS so far this year.
The documentary drew 752,000 viewers, higher than any show on TEN all night (and only ABC News rated higher on ABC1). It launches higher than the 524,000 for last year’s premiere.
It also lit up social media last night. At one stage 8 of the 10 top trending topics on Twitter were Go Back-related, with some even trending worldwide.
But Seven won the night with a share of 33.5% then Nine 23.8%, ABC 16.3%, TEN 15.9% and SBS 10.5%.
The X Factor increased on Tuesday, lifting to 1.57m for Seven then Seven News (1.2m), Winners and Losers (1.18m), Today Tonight (1.08m), Home and Away (1.06m), Smash (747,000) and Deal or No Deal (562,000).
Nine News (1.08m) proved best for Nine then Big Brother (1.06m), A Current Affair (1.03m), Big Bang (663,000), Anger Management (610,000 / 571,000), Hot Seat (563,000) and Movie: The Other Guys (395,000).
ABC News (1.02m) topped ABC1 followed by 7:30 (604,000), Qi (584,000), Three Men Go to New England (505,000), Foreign Correspondent (487,000), Australia’s Paralympians (392,000) and Time Team (316,000).
TEN struggled again with TEN News its best performer on 734,000, NCIS (544,000), Modern Family (515,000), The Project 6pm (436,000), NCIS: LA (375,000) and 5th in its timeslot was I Will Survive on just 364,000.
SBS enjoyed shares in the double figures thanks to Go Back to Where You Came From (752,000) but Who Do You Think You Are? (478,000) also eclipsed TEN’s offering. Dateline was 301,000 but World News Australia was unmoved on 150,000.
Neighbours ranked first on multichannels with 320,000.
ABC News Breakfast: 40,000 / 22,000