Nine brings back hit reality show The Block

The Nine Network is bringing back its renovation reality TV series The Block, led by its original creators, executive producers Julian Cress and David Barbour.  

The return of the show, which remains the highest-rating TV series in Australia of all time, follows the launch last year of the low-rating renovation show HomeMade, which was also produced by Cress and Barbour.

The Block first launched in 2003, with first series drawing a weekly average rating of 2,239,000 million viewers.

The following year the format went global, with more than a dozen countries producing the show including the UK, US, Russia, Israel, Norway, Romania, Sweden, Finland, Belgium and The Netherlands.

In Australia in 2004 The Block was Nine’s highest-rating series for the second year running.

This year the show will be hosted by Nine personality Scott Cam, with four couples given eight weeks to compete to create the best apartment. At the end of the final week the winning apartment will be decided by the buying public.

All four apartments will go to public auction and each couple will keep the profit made from the sale. The couple who top the auction will also win the grand prize of $100,000.


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