The debut season of Alone Australia has proven to be a ratings winner.
The reality series premiered on SBS and SBS on Demand last month and has already become the highest rating program for the broadcaster this year to date.
The first episode has racked up nearly 1 million views and subsequent episodes have drawn in excess of 800,000 viewers across metro, regional and SBS on Demand audiences.
Prior to entering the wilderness, the 10 participants in the show received training from award-winning Tasmanian filmmaker Tim Noonan in self-filming techniques, which were used to capture footage shown in the program.
Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts said this is the first Australian version of the globally successful television concept, and the producers chose Tasmania as their base.
“The program’s success demonstrates Tasmania’s appeal as a filming destination, shot here in our unique West Coast and Tasmanian wilderness,” Minister Archer said.
“Projects like this contribute significantly to Tasmania’s economy and to the professional development and opportunities for Tasmanians working in the screen industry.”