737,000 metro viewers tune into finale of SAS Australia

737,000 metro viewers tuned into the finale of Seven’s SAS Australia on Tuesday night, watching Nick Cummins, Sabrina Frederick and Merrick Watts pass the selection process for the Special Air Service. When adding regional viewers the finale reached 1.036 million.

The last episode was just down on the premiere, which drew 834,000 metro viewers on a Monday night. The finale was also the highest rated program in the three key advertising demographics of the 16-39s, 18-49s and 25-54s, only trailed by news programs from all three commercial networks.

SAS Australia comfortably delivered Seven the win for the night, with a network share of 28.5% and a channel share of 20.2%. The win was supported by consistent ratings performer, Seven News, which delivered 967,000 metro viewers at 6:30pm and 956,000 at 6pm.

Seven’s director of programming, Angus Ross, said of the finale: “SAS Australia has broken records all over the place. It’s the biggest show ever on 7plus and the biggest new TV show of the year.”

Across the commercial networks, Nine put RBT up against the SAS finale, drawing 361,000 metro viewers, and Ten’s repeat of Ambulance Australia took just 270,000 metro viewers.

Meanwhile ABC News was the highest-rated program on the national broadcaster, with 725,000 metro viewers, followed by 7:30 with 610,000 and Outback Ringer with 382,000.

The most-watched multichannel for the evening was 7Two with 4.2%.


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