Channel 10 confirms a second season of surprise hit Hunted Australia – as producers begin casting new fugitives
Hunted Australia is the breakout television hit of the year.
And Channel 10 has wasted no time commissioning a second season of the thrilling reality show that has helped it reach No. 1 in prime time.
The gripping series, in which contestants must evade capture while being pursued by a team of surveillance experts, averaged 1.09 million viewers nationally across its nine episodes.
Channel 10 has wasted no time commissioning a second season of Hunted Australia
The season began with 18 contestants on the run from the hunters, but only two made it the full 21 days and collected the $100,000 prize money.
Rob Harneiss and Stathi Vamvoulidis were crowned the winners during Tuesday’s night’s nail-biting finale.
Hunted Australia exceeded all expectations during its three-week run, reports TV Blackbox.
The season began with 18 contestants on the run from the hunters, but only two fugitives – Rob Harneiss and Stathi Vamvoulidis – made it the full 21 days and collected the $100,000 prize
Rob and Stathi climb to safety and avoided capture with seconds to spare in Tuesday’s finale
A ratings analysis shows it was No. 1 in all key demographics for people aged between 16 and 54.
The game of cat and mouse was 23 per cent more popular than its commercial rivals, including Nine’s Beauty and the Geek.
Hunter Australia was also Channel 10’s most successful new launch since the first season of The Masked Singer in 2019.
Hunted Australia exceeded all expectations during its three-week run, reports TV Blackbox
Hunted was a winner for streaming platform 10Play too, scoring its biggest catch-up audience since The Bachelor in 2020.
Producers are now on the hunt for new fugitives for season two, which will air next year.
For more information on how to apply, see the Channel 10 casting website.