SBS on Demand: most watched in 2018

According to SBS on Demand these were the Top 10 shows viewers streamed in 2018.

All of them are scripted titles, but only one is Australian.

1. The Handmaid’s Tale
2. The Bridge
3. Taboo
4. Counterpart
5. Greyzone
6. Safe Harbour
7. Deep State
8. The Orville
9. Cardinal
10. The Lawyer


  1. I saw most of them, great stuff, but how The Bridge (3 seasons), the original on which The Tunnel is loosely based, wasn’t on that list is beyond me. The best drama I have seen in a long time and so worthwhile seeing. It can actually be binge watched!

      • I’m not sure the Govt review looked too hard. Here is point number 1 on the charter:

        “The principal function of the SBS is to provide multilingual and multicultural radio, television and digital media services that inform, educate and entertain all Australians and, in doing so, reflect Australia’s multicultural society”

        I’m not sure how any of those shows reflect the charter.

        • With several months and several million costing this Hanson-inspired review I think we can safely say they looked very hard and not just at 3 line paras. I’m on the record as questioning how Batman (amongst others) are on charter but the review found the definitions are very broad so you can make just about anything fit. To be fair multicultural does not = ethnic alone, it covers all kinds of social diversity.

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