Go Back To Where You Came From finds an audience for second night running

SBS hit show Go Back To Where You Came From

Go Back To Where You Came From’s second outing held a decent audience for SBS1, despite a 100,000 viewer drop from its Tuesday night debut.

Wednesday’s episode rated 652,000 across the five city metro market according to preliminary reports from OzTam, compared to Tuesday’s 752,000. The number is still an exceptionally high one for SBS.

The show also ranked 16th in total viewers to Tuesday’s 10th spot.The show placed 13th across all three key advertising demos, 25-54, 18-49 and 16-39.

In similar time slots, Seven’s Criminal Minds rated 956,000, Nine’s Farmer Wants A Wife rated 894,000, ABC1’s Gruen Planet rated 810,000 and Ten’s Puberty Blues rated 751,000.

Nine’s US drama Dallas has struggled to gain traction. Airing at 9pm, the first episode rated 368,000, while the second drew an audience of 258,000. The show was in place of Big Brother Confidential.

Last night’s episode of Big Brother rated 1.106m in third place for the night, but Seven’s The X Factor won the night in total viewers rating 1.435m. The competition also won the key ad demos 18-49 and 25-54 with Big Brother second.

However, Big Brother won the night in 16-39, followed by X Factor.

Wednesday’s Top 15 shows
1. The X Factor – Seven – 1.435m
2. Seven News – Seven – 1.180m
3. Big Brother – Nine – 1.106m
4. Nine News – Nine – 1.106m
5. Today Tonight – Seven – 1.071m
6. ABC News – ABC – 1.042m
7. A Current Affair – Nine – 1.008m
8. Home and Away – Seven – 0.976m
9. Criminal Minds – Seven – 0.956m
10. The Farmer Wants A Wife – Nine – 0.894m
11. The Gruen Planet – ABC – 0.810m
12. Puberty Blues – Ten – 0.751m
13. QI – ABC – 0.725m
14. 7:30 – ABC – 0.719m
15. Ten News – Ten – 0.674m

Wednesday night’s channel share
Seven: 23.0%
Nine: 17.7%
ABC1: 13.6%
Ten: 11.0%
SBS1: 7.1%
7mate: 5.0%
7TWO: 4.8%
Eleven: 4.1%
GO!: 3.4%
ABC2: 3.3%
One: 2.5%
Gem: 2.4%
ABC3: 0.7%
ABC News 24: 0.7%
SBS2: 0.7%


  1. Hmmmm!
    30 Aug 12
    1:34 pm

  2. Go Back To Where You Came From – Excellent program! The best I’ve seem for a while. Totally engaging. But gee it makes you want to throw things at those Bigots!!

  3. Scoop
    30 Aug 12
    1:59 pm

  4. Sensational viewing… though I would love to see a tear from Peter Reith. Everyone else has. C’mon Peter – show us you care.

  5. Offal Spokesperson
    30 Aug 12
    6:13 pm

  6. Twice as many watched Big Brother…. well that just makes sense.

    I am disappointed in SBS deciding to go for a the 3 in a row structure for the show. It doesnt allow time for people to talk and generate interest, and, why stack it against big hitters?

    A fantastic show, that will suffer due to IMO bad programming.

    How are its figures compared to last year?