Domestic Blitz

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Domestic Blitz
Domestic Blitz.jpg
Domestic Blitz titlecard
(with crew and logo)
Genre Lifestyle
Created by
  • Tim Cobbin
  • Justin Sturzaker
Presented by
Starring
  • Interior designer
  • Chontelle Samios
  • Landscape designer
  • Joel Hurrey
  • Family guide
  • Richard Reid
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 38 + 2 Specials
Production
Running time 60 minutes (incl. ads)
Release
Original network Nine Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release Original series
18 May 2008 –
18 April 2010[1]
Specials
8 July 2012 - Present
Chronology
Preceded by Backyard Blitz
External links
Website www.9now.com.au/domestic-blitz/season-1

Domestic Blitz is an Australian lifestyle and DIY television series that originally aired on the Nine Network from 18 May 2008 to 18 April 2010. The series is based on the format of Backyard Blitz, which had previously aired on the Nine Network, and generally occupied its same former timeslot of Sunday 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Rather than rewarding nominated candidates with solely a garden makeover though, Domestic Blitz introduced the element of house renovations as well. The series exhibits similarities to the American television series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and the Angry Anderson A Current Affair "challenges" (1994-1998) in that the candidates either come from a disadvantaged background, or include someone with a terminal illness.

The series was hosted by Scott Cam and Shelley Craft, with Cam having previously been the resident builder on Backyard Blitz, and featured a design team of Chontelle Samios (interior) and Joel Hurrey (landscape), as well as Richard Reid as the family guide. There were also occasional celebrity guests, notably singers Michael Bublé, Pink and wrestler Dave Batista.

Although the regular series ended in 2010, a television special featuring the contestants from The Block 2012 aired on 8 July 2012 on the Nine Network. Cam was joined in hosting the special by former Backyard Blitz host and counterpart Jamie Durie.[2] A second television special featuring the contestants of The Block 2013 aired on 4 August 2013.[3]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired Viewership Most Watched Episode
Series premiere Series finale Average Viewers (millions) Average Nightly Rank Average Weekly Rank Episode Viewers (millions)
1 15 18 May 2008 17 November 2008 1.486 #3 N/A "Episode 9" 1.680
2 9 4 February 2009 19 April 2009 1.027 #11 N/A "Episode 9" 1.292
3 6 9 August 2009 13 September 2009 1.224 #6 N/A "Episode 1" 1.339
4 8 28 February 2010 18 April 2010 0.971 #11 #36 "Zwaan's Renovation" 1.187
Specials 2 8 July 2012 Present 1.502 #2 N/A "The Block: Season 5" 1.646

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

The ratings for Domestic Blitz's first series were deemed very strong, with the show winning its 6:30pm Sunday and Monday 7:30pm timeslot every week since the show made its debut. The show's highest ratings to date were recorded on 13 July with 1.68 million people tuning in, making the show the second highest rating show of that night.

Series 1 (2008)[edit]

Series 1 (2008) ratings
Episode Original airdate Timeslot (approx.) Viewers
(millions)
Nightly
rank
Ref
1
18 May 2008 Sunday 6:30–7:30 pm 1.351 #5 [4]
2
25 May 2008 1.481 #4 [5]
3
1 June 2008 1.514 #4 [6]
4
8 June 2008 1.364 #4 [7]
5
15 June 2008 1.515 #3 [8]
6
22 June 2008 1.506 #4 [9]
7
29 June 2008 1.512 #4 [10]
8
6 July 2008 1.578 #2 [11]
9
13 July 2008 1.680 #2 [12]
10
20 July 2008 1.432 #3 [13]
11
27 July 2008 1.547 #4 [14]
12
31 August 2008 1.462 #4 [15]
13
7 September 2008 1.349 #4 [16]
14
10 November 2008 Monday 7:30–9:00 pm 1.677 #1 [17]
15
17 November 2008 Monday 7:30–8:30 pm 1.324 #4 [18]
Series Average 1.486 #3 -

Series 2 (2009)[edit]

Series 2 (2009) ratings
Episode Original airdate Timeslot (approx.) Viewers
(millions)
Nightly
rank
Ref
1
4 February 2009 Wednesday 7:30–8:30 pm 0.971 #11 [19]
2
15 February 2009 Sunday 6:30–7:30 pm 0.663* #14 [20]
3
22 February 2009 0.998 #11 [21]
4
1 March 2009 0.925 #14 [22]
5
8 March 2009 1.013 #11 [23]
6
15 March 2009 1.172 #9 [24]
7
22 March 2009 1.084 #11 [25]
8
29 March 2009 1.126 #10 [26]
9
19 April 2009 1.292 #6 [27]
Series Average Ratings & Rank - 1.027 / #11
  • * Melbourne and Sydney only

Series 3 (2009)[edit]

Series 3 (2009) ratings
Episode Original airdate Timeslot (approx.) Viewers
(millions)
Nightly
rank
Ref
1
9 August 2009 Sunday 6:30–7:30 pm 1.339 #3 [28]
2
16 August 2009 1.307 #6 [29]
3
23 August 2009 1.142 #6 [30]
4
30 August 2009 1.246 #6 [31]
5
6 September 2009 1.070 #8 [32]
6
13 September 2009 1.244 #7 [33]
Series Average Ratings & Rank - 1.224 / #6

Series 4 (2010)[edit]

Series 4 (2010) ratings
Episode Original airdate Timeslot (approx.) Viewers
(millions)
Nightly
rank
Weekly
rank
Ref
1
"Hilarie Freeman's Renovation" 28 February 2010 Sunday 6:30–7:30 pm 0.826 #14 #55 [34][35]
2
"The Brincat's Renovation" 7 March 2010 0.936 #12 #44 [36][37]
3
"The Vella's Renovation" 14 March 2010 0.909 #11 #41 [38][39]
4
"The Lewis' Renovation" 21 March 2010 0.953 #11 #39 [40][41]
5
"The Potter's Renovation" 28 March 2010 1.085 #8 #19 [42][43]
6
"Wade's Renovation" 4 April 2010 0.838 #14 #39 [44][45]
7
"Zwaan's Renovation" 11 April 2010 1.187 #9 #21 [46][47]
8
"Renovation 8" 18 April 2010 1.034 #14 #35 [48][49]
Series Average Ratings & Rank - 0.971 / #11 / #36

The Block to the Rescue (Specials)[edit]

The Block to the Rescue (specials) ratings
Episode Original airdate Timeslot (approx.) Viewers
(millions)
Nightly
rank
Ref
1
"The Block:
season 5
"
8 July 2012 Sunday 6:30–7:30 pm 1.646 #1 [2][50]
2
"The Block:
Sky High
"
4 August 2013 1.359 #4 [51]
Average Ratings & Rank - 1.502 / #2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2013/07/returning-domestic-blitz-special.html
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