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SAS Australia: Hell Week down for Seven

The Block, Paying Attention win timeslots. A big BVOD lift for Love Island.

Perhaps it was the lack of celebrities, or perhaps viewers thought the show had concluded, but SAS Australia: Hell Week struggled at launch last night for Seven.

The Block led in entertainment at 956,000 metro viewers, well in front of Australian Story (602,000), Celebrity MasterChef (588,000), 7:30 (567,000) and SAS Australia: Hell Week (387,000), the lowest episode for the franchise so far.

Later Have You Been Paying Attention? drew 693,000 then Four Corners (581,000) and Media Watch (482,000).

Nine network won Monday with 30.0% then Seven 24.3%, 10 21.1%, ABC 17.4% and SBS 7.1%.

Nine News drew 1.00m / 985,000 for Nine. A Current Affair (826,000) won its slot then Hot Seat (476,000 / 279,000). Love Island was 265,000 -but last week’s premiere has also skyrocketed in Total TV numbers, up 86% with all the cool kids at 9Now.

Seven News was #1 at 1.07m / 1.02m. Home & Away pulled 561,000 then The Chase (543,000 / 356,000). Movie: Anna was just 186,000.

The Project drew 472,000 / 267,000 on 10. 10 News First was 341,000 / 213,000. Just for Laughs Uncut was 181,000.

ABC News was 685,000 for ABC. China Tonight (231,000) and The Drum (179,000) followed.

On SBS it was SBS World News (168,000 / 128,000), The Queen at War (147,000), 24 Hours in Emergency (132,000) and Saved by a Stranger (88,000).

NCIS led multichannels at 142,000.

Sunrise: 256,000
Today: 217,000
News Breakfast: 116,000 / 90,000

In Total TV lifts last Monday were:
Love Island: 768,000
SAS Australia: 1.14m
Celebrity MasterChef: 962,000
Media Watch: 823,000

OzTAM Overnights: Monday 18 October 2021

16 Responses

    1. I agree, the adverts show enough and in the age of an awareness about workplace bullying the ‘training’ for SAS whether for celebrities or contestants seems abusive.
      I realise I have no awareness of the actual training and realise they would need to deal with confronting scenarios, but it doesn’t show case ‘respectful entertainment’ that I would enjoy.

    2. Yes, I agree. I watched just a few minutes of this show and found the bullying and shouting just too much to handle. I had to switch it off. I consider this a nasty show that is neither entertaining nor informative.

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