New contestants for The Block announced

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Channel Nine has revealed the five teams that will be taking part in the latest season of The Block. The format is set to return for Nine for arguably the third time this year, after an earlier season of The Block and a run of the awful Reno Rumble (which featured contestants from both The Block and Seven’s…

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No struggle for ratings for SBS

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While the commercial networks were once again pitting their noisy reality programs against one another last night, the biggest winner was actually SBS. The network’s newest observational series Struggle Street won it’s timeslot at 8:30pm last night with a sizeable 935,000 viewers tuning in. To put those ratings into context, last Wednesday night’s SBS programs Sacred Wonders of Britain and London’s Super Tunnel both struggled…

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Masterchef premiere scores big numbers for Channel Ten

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Masterchef Australia returned with a bang last night, netting 1.271 million viewers across its premiere episode. The food-inspired reality show filled the void of My Kitchen Rules effortlessly for Channel Ten, smashing renovation options Reno Rumble and House Rules on Channel 9 and Channel 7 respectively. Masterchef topped all the demos, and was the #1 trend on Twitter in Australia last night. At…

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Review: Reno Rumble

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Channel Nine’s new renovation offering Reno Rumble launched right out of the blocks tonight. Dubbed the “biggest reno competition Australia has ever seen” the show features a strong mix of former contestants from both The Block and House Rules who together are on a mission to find the strongest renovating couple. Or maybe it’s a mission to find the couple with the lowest IQ. It’s probably…

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Airdate: House Rules

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Channel Seven’s renovation show House Rules is making a return to Channel Seven, directly after the final of its other reality juggernaut My Kitchen Rules. With My Kitchen Rules finale locked in for Tuesday April 29th at 7:30pm, House Rules will be launching the very next night on Wednesday April 30th at 7:30pm. After an underwhelming launch last year the show eventually…

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Airdate: Masterchef

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Channel Ten has announced the premiere date for its new series of Masterchef with the cooking show set to return at 7:30pm on Monday 5th May. The show is set to return to a simple “back-to-basics” approach this year, after its boys vs girls and other themed episodes failing to gain impact last year. All three main judges…

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First Look: House Rules 2014

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Here is the first promo for House Rules, which will be returning to Seven later this year. The renovation show struggled on debut in 2013, before picking up a solid audience as it went on. Indeed the finale had a massive 1.83 million watching, as South Australian couple Carly and Leighton won the grand prize – their…

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Masterchef now launching Sunday June 2nd

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Channel Ten has moved forward the premiere date for Masterchef Australia. It will now launch next Sunday night (June 2nd) at 7:30pm with a 90 minute launch featuring a challenge held at the MCG. It was originally planned to premiere the day after on June 3rd, followed by the launch of Hamish Macdonald’s new doco…

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