• She's probably streaming the latest episode of Dateline at SBS On Demand. (SBS On Demand)Source: SBS On Demand
Ever been curious about what people are watching at SBS On Demand? Wonder no longer and explore what's trending.
Dan Barrett

23 Aug 2018 - 12:15 AM  UPDATED 23 Aug 2018 - 12:15 AM

I'm not ashamed to admit it: I peak at what other people are watching. If I'm on a train and see that someone is absorbed by a show, I get curious and take a quick look over their shoulder. What are they watching? Is it a movie? A TV show? A YouTube clip? I simply MUST know. 

Part of it is curiosity, but also I'm curious to know whether I'm missing out on something. 

Thinking about my socially unacceptable behavior, I decided two things:

1) I probably should stop looking at strangers phones on the train. My mother raised me better than that; and 

2) I have resources available to me - it was time to step things up and take my screen voyeurism to the next level. 

I put in a call to my pals over at SBS On Demand and asked them: What are people streaming this month? Apparently people watch the film Room In Rome... A LOT. But, it turns out that SBS viewers have great taste in the TV they're watching.

This is what's trending with your fellow SBS On Demand fans this month: 

Deep State

Ex-spy Max Easton is brought out of retirement against his will by George White - London chief of MI6 and CIA team The Section. Max’s wife Anna, with whom he has lived in the Pyrenees for the past ten years, starts an investigation into her husband’s past. What she finds puts her and their young daughters in grave danger.

The Son

This sweeping family saga starts Pierce Brosnan as Texas rancher Eli McCullough, who must survive a frontier Comanche attack in 1849 and lead his family's empire through difficult times in 1915.

Filthy Rich and Homeless

Five high-profile Australians with the potential to effect real change will swap their privileged lives to discover what life is like for the nation’s homeless in the country’s most expensive city - Sydney. Stars actor and broadcaster Cameron Daddo, charity fundraiser and Sydney socialite Skye Leckie, author and journalist Benjamin Law, politician and activist Alex Greenwich and singer and Instagram star Alli Simpson.

Versailles Season 3

Sex, spying and political intrigue - Versailles focuses on the coming of age of King Louis XIV as he evolves from a young King into an absolute monarch, a 17th century rock star with the mind of Machiavelli.

Dead Lucky

When an armed robbery at a convenience store reveals a renowned cop killer is back in Sydney, Detective Sergeant Grace Gibbs (Rachel Griffiths) has the chance to finally catch her colleague’s murderer.


Dr. Derek Muller takes us on an epic journey, a world-spanning investigation of vitamin science and history from molecules to marketing, from colds to chemotherapy. What he uncovers will confound opinions on all sides of the vitamin debate.

Wellington Paranormal

From Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi (What We Do In The Shadows) comes this new series set in New Zealand's capital, a hotbed of supernatural activity. Sergeant Ruawai Maaka decides to set up the first Paranormal Unit of the Wellington Police. He calls on Officers Minogue and O'Leary to take to the streets to investigate all manner of paranormal phenomena...

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The Women Of Wellington Paranormal
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