2011 Report Card – Channel 9
Nov17

2011 Report Card – Channel 9

If Channel 9 could have tried any harder in 2011 I’m not sure how. It threw everything it had at the opposition and while some of it worked, a fair chunk of it didn’t. It’s not like they didn’t go down swinging though. It’s just that lots of their programming either didn’t work at all or didn’t fit the timeslot it was given or [insert your valid reason here]. GO! had a better year, and showed...

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“That’s life on a Reality Show” – reflections on #TheBlock from a #TopDesign contestant
Aug24

“That’s life on a Reality Show” – reflections on #TheBlock from a #TopDesign contestant

What a week for reality television. The Block finished to some of the biggest ratings of the year, helping Channel 9 secure a massive 42% share of the primary viewing audience for the night (unprecedented for them in 2011… and all of 2010). But this bonanza was not without controversy. Only one house sold at the finale auction, leaving the other three contestants wondering what their effort was all for in the end. It...

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Congrats Polly & Waz – Winners of #TheBlock 2011
Aug22

Congrats Polly & Waz – Winners of #TheBlock 2011

Congratulations to Waz & Polly for winning The Block 2011. In what was a confusing and almost bewildering end to the series, the lucky couple were the only contestants to sell their house at auction – leaving Rod & Tania, Josh & Jenna and Katrina & Aime still to secure a buyer for their hosues with all three properties passed in below the producer-set reserve price. It was a night of extremes, with Josh proposing...

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Wanna be on #TheBlock?!
Jul15

Wanna be on #TheBlock?!

Think you’ve got what it takes to match it with other couples hell bent on renovation? WHAT?! Are you CRAZY?! THEY WILL EAT YOU ALIVE!!! Casting for the 2012 series of The Block has commenced, and you could get your mug on TV while you live in a “renovator’s delight” and possibly even win. Well, you might. From the press release: Think you have what it takes to out-design, out-renovate, out-decorate and become...

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Social Media and @TheBlock9
Jun27

Social Media and @TheBlock9

If you’re going to run a reality show these days, offering up a website, Facebook fan page and even twitter account are mandatory to connect with the viewing audience. If you’re not doing it, you’re missing a vital link directly with the people who are tuning in. A good social media strategy is an important part of succeeding in the ratings. Channel 9’s latest version of The Block is no different. They’re...

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