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SBS Viceland to run 17 hour un-cut version of The Ghan this weekend

SBS Viceland will run a 17 hour program on The Ghan this weekend, following high demand from viewers of the three hour documentary which aired on Sunday.

The Ghan – a “slow TV train journey”, put viewers in the passenger seat of the train as it travelled from Adelaide to Darwin.

When it aired last Sunday on SBS, it averaged more than 400,000 metro viewers between 7:30pm and 10:30pm.  Nationally, 583,000 tuned into the program, making it SBS’ highest performing program in the last 12 months.

The show was supported with a Facebook Live commentary by SBS The Feed’s Mark Humphries, which on Monday morning had 22,000 views, 282 likes, 291 comments and 66 shares.

After the documentary went to air, some viewers demanded the 17 hour extended-duration version, which captures the entire 2979km journey.

The Ghan is produced by Mint Pictures, and will be available after broadcast on SBS On Demand. It will run between 2:40am and 8:30pm this Sunday, January 14.

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