Packed to the Rafters

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Packed to the Rafters
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Genre Drama
Comedy
Created by Bevan Lee
Developed by
  • Jo Porter
  • Anthony Ellis
Starring
Narrated by Various
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of series 6
No. of episodes 122 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) John Holmes
Producer(s) Jo Porter
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Spectrum Films
Distributor Endemol
Broadcast
Original channel Seven Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 26 August 2008 (2008-08-26) – 2 July 2013 (2013-07-02)
External links
Website

Packed to the Rafters is an Australian family-oriented television series which premiered on the Seven Network on Tuesday 26 August 2008 at 8:30 pm. The show has continued on Tuesdays in this timeslot for its entire run. The drama series features a mix of lighthearted comedy woven through the plot. It revolves around the Rafter family facing work pressures and life issues, whilst also tackling serious social issues. The Logie award winning series was the highest rating to screen on the Seven Network in 2008, and the show has consistently been among the top 5 shows of the year throughout its run in Australia.

It was announced in TV Week that the sixth season of Packed to the Rafters would be the last, with Hugh Sheridan stating: "It's emotional letting go of Rafters – for all of us. It was such an amazing chapter in Aussie TV. I'm really proud we all came back together to send it off."[1] The two-hour series finale of Rafters aired on 2 July 2013, which saw the return of Hugh Sheridan, Jessica Marais, Ryan Corr, Jessica McNamee and James Stewart. Rebecca Gibney said, "The cast, writers and producers have always said that we wanted to keep Rafters as one of the most-watched shows on TV. If we ever felt like we were losing too many cast members, we needed to end it on a high. We can say season six winds up an aspect of the Rafter family and there is a sense of finality to it."[2]

It was later said that while Packed to the Rafters is dead as a series, it will definitely return. While the format in which it will return is currently unknown, it is speculated to be several 90-minute telemovies or a 6 part miniseries. A Channel Seven spokesperson told The Age, "The series is expected to end in July and a new storyline nutted out, with no production expected to take place for at least a year. The actors will be given a prolonged break to pursue other projects." It is understood that the setting for Packed to the Rafters will change quite significantly to move the family's story forward.[3]

Overview[edit]

The first season (2008)[edit]

The first season premiered on 26 August 2008. The season finale aired 24 March 2009. Season one's storylines included:

  • Julie and Dave's 25th wedding anniversary
  • Rachel and Nathan & Sammy moving back home
  • Ben moving in with Carbo and getting a new flatmate, Mel
  • An amateur porn video of Rachel and Daniel released
  • Ben and Mel sleeping together and eventually dating
  • Rachel's pregnancy and subsequent abortion
  • Carbo and Chrissy's forbidden relationship
  • Ted moving on from late wife Louise
  • The discovery that Julie is pregnant

The second season (2009)[edit]

The second season premiered on 30 June 2009. The season finale aired 24 November 2009. Season two's storylines included:

  • Julie's pregnancy and the birth of baby Ruby
  • Ben's heart problems
  • Dave meeting his birth mother Chel
  • Rachel's romance with sparky, Jake Barton
  • Chrissy's crush on Dave and her departure
  • Nathan's infidelity and gambling problems
  • Ben and Mel's engagement and marriage
  • Dave's vasectomy
  • Sammy leaving Nathan

The third season (2010)[edit]

The third season premiered on 29 June 2010. The season finale aired 16 November 2010. Season three's storylines included:

  • Dave meeting his biological father, Tom Jennings
  • Nathan and Sammy's separation and her subsequent departure
  • Rachel's jealousy of baby sister Ruby
  • Nathan donating a kidney to HIV-positive grandmother Chel
  • Rachel's new job
  • Ben and Mel's fertility troubles
  • Carbo meeting a girl, Retta
  • Julie making friends with Hamish, who develops a crush on her
  • The Rafters meeting their Tom's grandson, Coby
  • Mel's death
  • Ben and Nathan's holiday around Australia

The fourth season (2011/12)[edit]

The fourth season premiered on 8 February 2011. The season finale aired 20 March 2012. Season four's storylines included:

  • The return of Ben and Nathan
  • Coby's artistic flare and his outing as an artist by Rachel
  • The finalisation of Nathan and Sammy's divorce
  • Rachel's departure to New York
  • Carbo and Retta's secret marriage
  • The development of a friendship between Julie and Donna
  • Bree's arrival & her romance with Jake and departure
  • Ben's relationship with Donna's daughter Emma
  • The introduction of Matt, the half-brother of Dave
  • Ruby's disappearance
  • Ted's new lease on life and becoming a mentor to Cooper
  • Nathan's departure

The fifth season (2012/13)[edit]

The fifth season premiered on 17 April 2012. The season finale aired 16 April 2013. Season five's storylines included:

  • The introductions of sparky, Frankie Calasso and Julie's boss Adam Goodman
  • Coby and Frankie's tumultuous relationship
  • The reappearance of Jake's father Jim and his subsequent death
  • The demise of Ben and Emma's relationship
  • Dave's drunken kiss with Frankie and his marriage troubles
  • Retta's pregnancy and miscarriage
  • Ben's departure to New York
  • Ted's dementia diagnosis
  • The fire in the Rafter household and its aftermath
  • Emma moving in with Carbo and Retta
  • The arrest of Coby after his assault upon Duncan, Donna's boyfriend
  • Nathan's remarriage to Saskia and the birth of their son Edward
  • The brief return of Nathan and Ben
  • Julie and Dave's 30th wedding anniversary

The sixth and final season (2013)[edit]

The sixth and final season premiered on 23 April 2013. The series finale will air 2 July 2013. Season six's storylines includes:

  • The arrival of new sparky and Frankie's old friend Buzz Graham
  • Ted's reunion with ex-lover Eleanor McCormack
  • Matt moving in with Frankie
  • Carbo, Retta and Emma struggling with their florist store
  • Buzz taking a liking to Emma
  • Emma dating Logan/Craig who has been juggling between Donna and her
  • Buzz's son Jackson visiting his dad when he is working and get to know the others
  • The sudden death of a customer of Dave Rafter Electrical who was fond of Frankie and Frankie taking care of his greenhouse
  • Dave coaching the cricket team
  • Nathan calling Sammy for help in his visit to London to look for Saskia
  • Saskia cheating on Nathan and her sleep deprivation
  • Retta pregnant
  • Jake and Rachel getting engaged

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Actor Character Episode count Season
1 2 3 4 5 6
Rebecca Gibney Julie Rafter 122 Main
Erik Thomson Dave Rafter 122 Main
Angus McLaren Nathan Rafter 114 Main Guest Main
Michael Caton Ted Taylor 114 Main
Hugh Sheridan Ben Rafter 103 Main Guest
Jessica Marais Rachel Rafter 75 Main Guest
George Houvardas Carbo Karandonis 121 Recurring Main
James Stewart Jake Barton 83 Recurring Main Guest
Zoe Ventoura Mel Bannon 65 Recurring Main Guest
Hannah Marshall Retta Schembri Karandonis 65 Recurring Main
Ryan Corr Coby Jennings 61 Guest Recurring Main Guest
Jessica McNamee Sammy Rafter 55 Main Guest
Merridy Eastman Donna Mackey 46 Recurring Main
Zoe Cramond Emma Mackey 44 Recurring Main
Jacob Allen Matt Jennings 40 Recurring Main
Brooke Satchwell Frankie Calasso 34 Recurring Main
Ben Mingay Buzz Graham 12 Main
Fiona Spence Eleanor McCormack 8 Main

Recurring[edit]

Actor Role Duration
Caroline Brazier Chrissy Merchant Season 1, Episode 1 – 2, 5, 7 – 14, 17 – 20; Season 2, Episode 1 – 3, 5, 12 – 13, 15, 17, 21
Justin Rosniak Stuart "Warney" Warne Season 1, Episode 1 – 2, 5, 7, 9, 13 – 16, – Season 2, Episode 1 – 2, 10, 13, 15, 16, 19 – 22; Season 4, Episode 13, 17
Luke Pegler Daniel Griggs Season 1, Episode 1 – 6, 10; Season 2, Episode 18
Sarah Chadwick Trish Westaway Season 1, Episode 4, 7, 21, 22; Season 2, Episode 7 – 9, 13, 15 – 16, 19, 21; Season 3, Episode 1 – 2
Jerome Ehlers Anthony Westaway Season 1, Episode 4, 7, 21
Kate Fitzpatrick Marjorie Stevens Season 1, Episode 12 – 13, 17, 21 – 22; Season 2, Episode 2, 5 – 6
Dina Panozzo Rita Karandonis Season 1, Episode 18 – 20; Season 2, Episode 12; Season 4, Episode 1 – 3, 21
George Spartels Theo Karandonis Season 1, Episode 18 – 20; Season 4, Episode 21
Roy Billing Ron Barrett Season 1, Episode 1, 2, 7
Belinda Bromilow Libby Sanders Season 1, Episode 16, 20; Season 2, Episode 3 – 4, 11, 18; Season 3, Episode 18
Craig McLachlan Steve Wilson Season 1, Episode 8 – 9; Season 2, Episode 4, 15, 16; Season 4, Episode 22
Michael Booth George Spiteri Season 1, Episode 6, 16; Season 2, Episode 3, 4, 11, 18; Season 3, Episode 11
Ria Vandervis Layla Soubrani Season 2, Episode 4 – 5, 9 – 10, 12 – 13, 15
Geoff Morrell Tim Connelly Season 2, Episode 2, 3, 4
Peter Bensley Derek Season 1, Episode 21; Season 2, Episode 2, 3; Season 3, Episode 10
Gillian Jones Rachel "Chel" Warne Season 2, Episode 10 – Season 3, Episode 21
Kristian Schmid Alex Barton Season 2, Episode 10 – 11, 14, 17 – 18; Season 3, Episode 6, 8 – 9, 11, 19; Season 4, Episode 8, 11 – 14, 16; Season 5, Episode 13 – 16
Mercia Deane-Johns Grace Barton Season 2, Episode 10 – 11, 14, 22; Season 3, Episode 1 – 2, 4, 6, 8; Season 4, Episode 11
Imogen Strong
Ruby & Emily Langley
Sabella & Hannah Storey
Ruby Rafter Season 2, Episode 22
Season 3, Episode 1 – 14
Season 3, Episode 15 – present
John Howard Tom Jennings Season 3, Episode 9, 12 – 13, 17, 18, 21 – Season 4, Episode 7 – 16, 20
Camille Keenan Bree Jennings Season 4, Episode 11 – 22
Olivia Stambouliah Voula Karandonis Season 4, Episode 13; Season 5, Episode 13 – 16
Martin Lynes Paul Morgan Season 3, Episode 11, 14 – 15, 19 – 20; Season 4, Episode 3 – 7
Jarin Towney Cooper Season 4, Episode 20 – 21; Season 5, Episode 1 – 2, 10, 20 – 22; Season 6, Episode 4 – 5
Henry Nixon Bryn Parry Season 5, Episode 13 – 16
Andy Anderson Jim Barton Season 5, Episode 5 – 6, 15 – 16, 21
Samantha Tolj Sian Parry Season 5, Episode 3 – 7, 9 – 11, 13 – 16, 20
Lauren Clair Saskia Clark Rafter Season 5, Episode 12, 22; Season 6, Episode 2, 5, 11 - 12
Mark Lee Duncan Galloway Season 5, Episode 17 – 21
Coby Connell Arna Fischer Season 5, Episode 19 – 20
Tom O'Sullivan Craig/Logan Season 5, Episode 22; Season 6, Episode 1 – 4
Cameron Daddo Adam Goodman Season 5, Episode 1, 3, 5 – 10
Narek Arman Jackson Radovich Season 6, Episode 1, 3 – 5, 7 - 12
Jacinta Stapleton Carla Calasso Season 6, Episode 5, 8

Guest[edit]

Recurring and minor guest stars have included Melanie Vallejo, Lieschen Pogue, Denise Roberts, Phoebe Tonkin, Iain PF McDonald and Bernard Curry. Kate Ceberano and David Campbell have appeared as themselves.

Production[edit]

The producer is Jo Porter, who alongside series creator Bevan Lee and writer Antony Ellis are part of the same team responsible for the critically acclaimed series Always Greener, which also set ratings records.

The exterior shots of the Rafter house are filmed on location in Concord,[4] while most house interiors were shot in studios at the Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh. Most of the other exterior shots are filmed at locations in Southern Sydney including establishing shots at Oatley and Lugarno shopping centres as well as the Captain Cook Bridge. The dinner venue in episode 1 was filmed at the St George Motor Boat Club at Sans Souci but the indoor scenes in the Chinese Restaurant were a set.[5][6] The cricket match in episode 2 was filmed at Morrisons Park, Putney. The shopping centre, beach and park scenes in episode 5 were shot in Carss Park. Julie's 'Night Club' scenes were shot near to Concord, at the Epping Hotel.

DVD and Blu-ray releases[edit]

DVD Season Format #
Episodes
#
Disc(s)
Region 4 Special Features
The Complete
Season 1
DVD 22 6 2 December 2009 (2009-12-02)[7]
  • O-Ring packaging
  • Behind the scenes look at the show
  • Cast Interviews
Blu-ray N/A
The Complete
Season 2
DVD 22 6 3 November 2010 (2010-11-03)[8][9]
  • O-Ring packaging
Blu-ray
The Complete
Season 3
DVD 22 6 20 April 2011 (2011-04-20)[10]
  • O-Ring packaging
  • Interview with Hugh Sheridan & Zoe Ventoura about her character Mel's tragic death
  • Interviews with the cast discussing Season 3 storylines
Blu-ray N/A
Season 4:
Part 1
DVD 11 3 3 November 2011 (2011-11-03)[11]
  • Bon Voyage Rachel Rafter: The cast farewell a favourite character
  • The Bachelor Pad: James Stewart and Ryan Corr shed some light on bachelor living
  • Frenemies: Rebecca Gibney and Merridy Eastman give an insight into their surprising friendship
  • Moving On: Hugh Sheridan and Zoe Crammond talk about life after Mel
  • Extended Family: Camille Keenan introduces the newest member of the family, Bree Jennings
  • The Secret: George Houvardas and Hannah Marshall chat about love, marriage and the secret
Blu-ray N/A
Season 4:
Part 2
DVD 11 3 28 March 2012 (2012-03-28)[12]
  • A Big Greek Wedding Featurette
  • George Houvardas, Hannah Marshall and Dina Panozzo, give an insight into the big day with contributions from Rebecca Gibney, Erik Thomson, Angus McLaren, Camille Keenan, James Stewart, Ryan Corr, Hugh Sheridan, and Zoe Cramond
  • Tricks of the Trade Featurette
  • James Stewart and Ryan Corr share the secrets of acting
  • Naughty but Nice Featurette
  • Erik Thomson and Angus McLaren chat about the filming of their risqué scenes
Blu-ray N/A
The Complete
Season 4
DVD 22 6 28 March 2012 (2012-03-28)[13]
  • O-Ring packaging
  • Bon Voyage Rachel Rafter: The cast farewell a favourite character
  • The Bachelor Pad: James Stewart and Ryan Corr shed some light on bachelor living
  • Frenemies: Rebecca Gibney and Merridy Eastman give an insight into their surprising friendship
  • Moving On: Hugh Sheridan and Zoe Crammond talk about life after Mel
  • Extended Family: Camille Keenan introduces the newest member of the family, Bree Jennings
  • The Secret: George Houvardas and Hannah Marshall chat about love, marriage and the secret
  • A Big Greek Wedding Featurette
  • Tricks of the Trade Featurette
  • Naughty but Nice Featurette
Blu-ray N/A
The Complete
Season 5
DVD 22 6 2 May 2013 (2013-05-02)[14]
  • Access All Areas with Ryan Corr
Blu-ray N/A
The Complete
Season 6
DVD 12 3 7 November 2013 (2013-11-07)[15]
  • The Cast Remembers
Blu-ray N/A

Soundtrack[edit]

Volume 1[edit]

Packed to the Rafters: The Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released AUS: 29 November 2008
Length 55:44
Language English
Label Warner Music

Packed to the Rafters: The Soundtrack[16] was released on 29 November 2008. It has peaked at No. 7 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart. It has since gone triple certified Platinum, selling in excess of 170,000 copies. The songs "I'm Yours" and "Rock & Roll" have been heavily used in promotional advertising for the series.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Jason Mraz – "I'm Yours"
  2. Gabriella Cilmi – "Sweet About Me"
  3. Josh Pyke – "Memories and Dust"
  4. Ben Lee – "Love Me Like the World Is Ending"
  5. Kahn Brothers – "Stronger Together"
  6. Lisa Mitchell – "Neopolitan Dreams"
  7. The Cat Empire – "Fishies"
  8. Old Man River – "La"
  9. José González – "Down the Line"
  10. James Reyne – "Reckless"
  11. Alex Lloyd – "Same Day"
  12. Lior – "Burst Your Bubble"
  13. Jenny Morris – "Street of Love"
  14. Mark Sholtez – "Love Me for the Cool"
  15. Abby Dobson – "It's Only Love"
  16. Eric Hutchinson – "Rock & Roll"

Volume 2[edit]

Packed to the Rafters: The Soundtrack Volume 2
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released AUS: 18 September 2009
Language English
Label Warner Music

Packed to the Rafters: The Soundtrack Volume 2 was released on 18 September 2009. It has peaked at No. 30 on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Latch Key Kid – "Good Times"
  2. Lisa Mitchell – "Coin Laundry"
  3. Empire of the Sun – "We Are the People"
  4. Ben Lee – "Birds And Bees"
  5. Eric Hutchinson – "You Don't Have To Believe Me"
  6. Bob Evans – "Don't You Think It's Time?"
  7. Kylie Auldist – "Just Say"
  8. James Grehan – "Hold On"
  9. Matt Costa – "Miss Magnolia"
  10. Mark Sholtez – "Too Late For Heroes"
  11. Lior – "This Old Love"
  12. Whitley – "Lost in Time"
  13. King Curly – "Little Arrows"
  14. Sarah Blasko – "Perfect Now"
  15. Abby Dobson – "Horses"
  16. Rick Price – "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

Volume 3[edit]

Packed to the Rafters: The Soundtrack Volume 3
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released AUS: 4 March 2011
Language English
Label Sony Music Entertainment

Packed to the Rafters: The Soundtrack Volume 3 was released on 4 March 2011.[17]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Uncle Kracker – "Smile"
  2. Olly Murs – "Please Don't Let Me Go"
  3. The Potbelleez – "Hello"
  4. Michael Franti & Spearhead feat. Cherine Anderson – "Say Hey (I Love You)"
  5. Little Birdy – "Brother"
  6. Passion Pit – "Little Secrets"
  7. The Cat Empire – "So Many Nights"
  8. Kisschasy – "Generation Why"
  9. Sarah Blasko – "We Won't Run"
  10. Missy Higgins – "Warm Whispers"
  11. Bertie Blackman – "Thump"
  12. Fatboy Slim – "The Rockafeller Skank"
  13. Sally Seltmann – "Harmony to My Heart Beat"
  14. Leroy Lee – "Mountain Song"
  15. Mark Sholtez – "This Perfect Day"
  16. Angus & Julia Stone – "Hush"
  17. Daniel Merriweather – "Red"
  18. Sia – "I Go to Sleep"
  19. Holly Throsby – "Now I Love Someone"
  20. The Easybeats – "Wedding Ring"

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Packed to the Rafters has received positive critical response from reviewers. In reviewing the pilot, David Knox of TV Tonight underlined that whilst the series' tone was "predominantly light", 'Rafters' "also features some darker, more successful moments".[18] The Age's Jim Schembri called Rafters a "superbly sculpted series about suburban class warfare", noting that in his opinion, the series was "one of the most enjoyable, finely honed locally produced TV dramas we've seen in ages", applauding the dialogue that "crackles with wit and energy".[19] Season 2 received an equal amount of outflowing positivity, with Michael Lallo discovering that "Rafters "lighthearted" tone acts as a cloak, allowing it to address controversial topics without making viewers feel they're being lectured. The result is a feel-good series that's meaty and satisfying".[20]

Of the series' characters, Michael Idato of SMH found an "elegance to the performances", going on to further applaud the "gentle, engaging, emotional dynamics" of the characters interactions with each other that also managed to both "enhance its charm and believability at the same time".[21]

Awards and nominations[edit]

The show has been nominated for forty two Logie awards and won thirteen.

Year Nominee Award Result
2009 Packed to the Rafters Most Popular Drama Won
Rebecca Gibney Gold Logie Won
Rebecca Gibney Most Popular Actress Won
Jessica Marais Most Popular New Female Talent Won
Hugh Sheridan Most Popular New Male Talent Won
Jessica Marais Most Outstanding New Talent Won
Erik Thomson Most Popular Actor Nominated
George Houvardas Most Popular New Male Talent Nominated
Rebecca Gibney Most Outstanding Actress Nominated
Packed to the Rafters Most Outstanding Drama Series Nominated
Hugh Sheridan Most Outstanding New Talent Nominated
2010 Packed to the Rafters Most Popular Drama Won
Rebecca Gibney Most Popular Actress Won
Hugh Sheridan Most Popular Actor Won
Packed to the Rafters Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie Nominated
Erik Thomson Most Popular Actor Nominated
Rebecca Gibney Gold Logie Nominated
Jessica Marais Most Popular Actress Nominated
James Stewart Most Popular New Male Talent Nominated
2011[22] Packed to the Rafters Most Popular Australian Drama Won
Packed to the Rafters Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie Nominated
Erik Thomson Most Popular Actor Nominated
Hugh Sheridan Won
Michael Caton Nominated
Jessica Marais Most Popular Actress Nominated
Rebecca Gibney Nominated
Zoe Ventoura Nominated
Ryan Corr Most Popular New Male Talent Nominated
Hannah Marshall Most Popular New Female Talent Nominated
Rebecca Gibney Gold Logie Nominated
Jessica Marais Nominated
Erik Thomson Most Outstanding Actor Nominated
Hugh Sheridan Nominated
Ryan Corr Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent Nominated
2012
Packed to the Rafters Most Popular Drama Won
Rebecca Gibney Most Popular Actress Nominated
Jessica Marais Most Popular Actress Nominated
Erik Thompson Most Popular Actor Nominated
Hugh Sheridan Most Popular Actor Won
2013
Packed to the Rafters Most Popular Drama Nominated
Rebecca Gibney Most Popular Actress Nominated
Hugh Sheridan Most Popular Actor Nominated

Packed to the Rafters were nominated for 2 AFI (now AACTA) awards in 2009.

Year Nominee Award Result
2009 Packed to the Rafters Best Drama Series Won
Rebecca Gibney Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama Nominated

Episodes and ratings[edit]

The average ratings for Season 1 in 2008 were 1,939,000 making it the No. 1 show of 2008 on Australian television. The second season of Packed to the Rafters averaged 1,881,000, ranking it as No. 2 for the 2009 year.[23] The program has also been picked up by Irish broadcaster RTE[24] and New Zealand's TV1 which aired the first season of Packed to the Rafters in early 2009.[25] The series has also been sold to networks in South Africa, Belgium, The Netherlands, several Scandinavian countries,[26] Italy and India.[27]

Series Ratings[edit]

Packed to the Rafters has been a solid performer in the ratings since its premiere. Most episodes have been the number one programme during prime time for the night since the series premiere and the show has remained in the top ten programs of the week. In 2008, the series was the highest rating regularly broadcast show with an average of 1,939,143 viewers per episode for the first fourteen episodes of season one which screened in 2008. It should be noted that the lower weekly rankings for seasons 5 and 6 are as a result of multiple episodes of single reality shows appearing as separate programs on the weekly list.

Season # of Episodes Timeslot Season
Premiere
Season
Final
Peak
Audience
Average
Audience
Average
Nightly Rank
Average
Weekly Rank
Average
Yearly Ranking
1 22 Tuesday 8:30 pm 26 August 2008 24 March 2009 2,067,000 1,904,364 No. 1 No. 2 No. 1
2 22 30 June 2009 24 November 2009 2,185,000 1,881,045 No. 1 No. 2 No. 2
3 22 29 June 2010 16 November 2010 2,335,000 1,895,571 No. 1 No. 2 No. 1
4 22 8 February 2011 20 March 2012 2,011,000 1,769,364 No. 2 No. 3 No. 3
5 22 17 April 2012 16 April 2013 1,762,000 1,508,714 No. 4 No. 11 No. 16
6 12 23 April 2013 2 July 2013 1,585,000 1,381,000 No. 5 No. 15 No. 20

Season 1 (2008–2009)[edit]

Season 2 (2009)[edit]

Season 3 (2010)[edit]

Season 4 (2011–2012)[edit]

Season 5 (2012–2013)[edit]

Season 6 (2013)[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

Country Channel Year Notes
 Australia Seven Network 26 August 2008–2 July 2013 Original channel
111 Greats (formerly 111 Hits) 2014– Reruns; currently showing from season 1
 Belgium (Flanders) vtm 2008– Subtitled in Dutch
 Netherlands NET 5 2009– Subtitled in Dutch
 New Zealand TV One 7 July 2009– Sunday 20:30
 Ireland RTÉ One August 2009– Season 4 premiered Sunday 4 August 2013; the season 4 finale aired 22 December 2013
Season 5 premiered 26 April 2014
 South Africa SET 2009–
 Italy Joi 17 January 2010– Sundays 21:00
 Germany Passion 11 November 2010– Pay-TV; Dubbed in German
VOX 14 February 2011– Free-TV; Dubbed in German
 Malaysia Astro 2010– Sundays 21:00 via Australia Network
 Portugal AXN White 2010– Coming Soon
 Croatia HRT 2011– Subtitled in Croatian
 Finland TV5 2011– Subtitled in Finnish
 Hungary Magyar Televízió 2011–
 Poland Viacom Blink! 20 July 2011–
 Sweden TNT7 2011–
 Bangladesh
 India
 Pakistan
 Sri Lanka
Star World December 2012–May 2013 With English Open Captions; Season 1 – Season 5
 Falkland Islands Falkland Islands Television Service 2012–
 United States Hulu Plus 2013 Entire series available for streaming

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McWhirter, Erin (20–26 April 2013). "See Hugh Later!". TV Week (Bauer Media Group) (16): 31. 
  2. ^ Miller, Erin (15–21 June 2013). "It's Official: Rafters over!". TV Week (Bauer Media Group) (24): 27. 
  3. ^ "Packed to the Rafters has a sense of finality this season". The Age. The Age. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Moran, Jonathon (28 September 2008). "Why this street is Packed to The Rafters". The Sunday Telegraph. 
  5. ^ Seven announces new Australian series for 2008[dead link]
  6. ^ Gibney for new Seven comedy
  7. ^ Packed to the Rafters – The Complete Season 1 (6 Disc Set). Ezydvd.com.au (1 December 2009).
  8. ^ Packed to the Rafters – The Complete Season 2 (6 Disc Set). Ezydvd.com.au (3 November 2010).
  9. ^ Packed to the Rafters – The Complete Season 2 (4 Disc Set) (Blu-ray). Ezydvd.com.au (3 November 2010).
  10. ^ Packed to the Rafters – The Complete Season 3 (6 Disc Set). Ezydvd.com.au (19 April 2011).
  11. ^ Buy Packed To The Rafters – Season 4 Part 1 DVD at www.dvdorchard.com.au – Buy Television DVDs online Australia. Dvdorchard.com.au (3 November 2011).
  12. ^ Packed To The Rafters: Season 4 Part 2 | DVD Movies & TV Shows, Genres, Drama/Romance : JB HI-FI. Jbhifionline.com.au (28 March 2012).
  13. ^ Packed To The Rafters: The Complete Season 4 | DVD Movies & TV Shows, Genres, Drama/Romance : JB HI-FI. Jbhifionline.com.au (28 March 2012).
  14. ^ "Packed to the Rafters – Season 5". JB HiFi. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Packed to the Rafters; S6". Sanity. Retrieved 6 July 2013. 
  16. ^ Packed to the Rafters Soundtrack[dead link]
  17. ^ Packed To The Rafters Vol3. Sanity.com.au (4 March 2011).
  18. ^ Packed to the Rafters: TV Tonight
  19. ^ Packed to the Rafters. Theage.com.au (7 October 2008).
  20. ^ "Tuesday TV: Packed to the Rafters". The Sydney Morning Herald. 24 August 2009. 
  21. ^ "Tuesday's TV: Packed To The Rafters". The Sydney Morning Herald. 30 June 2009. 
  22. ^ "Rafters Lead 2011 TV Week Logie Nominations – List Here – Take 40". Take40 Australia. 4 April 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  23. ^ Knox, David (22 October 2008). "Second series for Packed to the Rafters". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 29 October 2008. 
  24. ^ Knox, David (22 October 2008). "Irish eyes smile for Home & Away". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 29 October 2008. 
  25. ^ NEW: Packed To The Rafters | Launch 2009 | Television New Zealand[dead link]
  26. ^ Knox, David (2 December 2008). "Rafters attracts international business". tvtonight.com.au. 
  27. ^ Laghate, Gaurav (27 November 2012). "Star World brings Australian series to India". Business Standard. 

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