Timeshifted numbers for its first episode on July 16 attracted a total of 419,000 viewers across its various airings on FOX8 and FOX Footy.
The series, which is offers an AFL draft contract, is now in the league of local hits Wentworth, The Real Housewives of Melbourne and Wife Swap Australia and is now FOX8’s most watched series so far this year.
Foxtel General Manager, Entertainment Channels, Brendon Moo, said: “The Recruit has really kicked a goal for our viewers and for FOX8. This outstanding performance shows our subscribers, who we know embrace AFL, have also become fans of this exciting new series.
“The Recruit is a fantastic entertainment companion to Foxtel’s ground-breaking AFL live coverage on Fox Footy. The series authentically showcases the disciplines on what it takes to become an AFL player with our winner guaranteed to win an AFL contract.”
The Recruit follows previous sports-reality searches Cricket Superstar and Football Superstar.
Wednesday August 4 on FOX8.