SBS' immigration reality show 'Go Back To Where You Came From' has been a hit for the network, with the topic trending on Twitter for much of last night.
The show focuses on six ordinary Australians with differing views on refugees and asylum seekers. They take a backwards journey through a refugee experience, living with asylum seekers in Australia, travelling on a leaky boat and visiting refugee camps.
Viewers and participants learned about the harsh conditions suffered by refugees in camps, on boats and in the Villawood detention centre.
The hashtag #gobacksbs was the most popular topic worldwide on Twitter for much of last night, with Australian media personalities also taking to their accounts to chat about the show.
Chrissie Swan from The Circle tweeted, "I think the people who most need to see this just don't watch SBS. Hope it's played in schools. Or on commercial free-to-air."
Myf Warhurst wrote, "#gobacksbs is brilliant. If you haven't switched to SBS then do so. Now."
Celebrity blogger Mia Freedman tweeted, "Congrats also to SBS PR & marketing depts for excellent awareness campaign for #gobacksbs. Was trending #1 worldwide! Great so many watching."
Channel Ten Foreign Correspondant Hamish McDonald wrote, "Probably the most thought provoking piece of tv I've seen this year. Well done #GoBackSBS."
The show was watched by an average of 524,000 viewers in the five major metropolitan areas, according to overnight ratings from OzTAM.
The second episode in the three part series airs tonight on SBS at 8.30pm.
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