The Block (season 4)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The Block (season 4)
The Block 2011 Logo.png
Country of origin Australia
No. of episodes 51
Release
Original network Nine Network
Original release 20 June – 21 August 2011
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 3
Next →
Season 5
A panorama of the 4 renovated houses, taken 3 weeks prior to auction. (Pictured left to right, blue (Josh & Jenna), yellow (Polly & Waz), green (Katrina & Amie) and red (Rod & Tania))

The fourth season of Australian reality television series The Block, titled The Block 2011, aired on the Nine Network. Scott Cam returned as host as did John McGrath & Neale Whitaker as judges and Shelley Craft joined the season as "Challenge Master".[1] The season premiered on Monday, 20 June 2011 at 7:00 pm.

Unlike previous series, the fourth season was filmed in Melbourne rather than Sydney,[2] with the four houses to be renovated located in the inner-city suburb of Richmond.[3]

The season was ultimately won by Polly Porter and Warwick "Waz" Jones, who were the only couple to sell their property at auction.[4]

The Block: Unlocked[edit]

The Block: Unlocked is a new format hosted by shelley craft which shares a personal insight into The Block transformations as the couples guide us through their completed rooms, it also includes behind the scenes footage and footage not seen on TV.

Contestants[edit]

Elimination Rounds[edit]

Couple (ages)[1] Relationship[1] State[1]
Tania (39) and Rod (38) Walsh Childhood sweethearts Victoria
Chris and Carrie (both 27) Newlyweds New South Wales
Jenna Whitehead[5](23) and Josh Densten[5] (24) Engaged in the finale of The Block Victoria
Chrissy (30) and Toby (32) Husband and wife Queensland
Polly Porter[6] (24) and Warwick "Waz" Jones[6] (27) City girl and country boy New South Wales
Aaron East[7] (27) and Shannon McLeod[7] (31) Tradie and his lady Western Australia
Katrina Chambers[8] (33) and Amie Godde[8] (31) Sisters New South Wales
Laura and Emily Sayers[9] (both 25) Twins Victoria

Green: This couple won an elimination challenge and became a couple on the Block 2011.

Red: This couple failed to win an elimination challenge and did not become a Block couple.

Season Contestants[edit]

House Couple Ages Relationship State
1 Jenna Whitehead and Josh Densten 23 & 24 Engaged
(at auction)
VIC
2 Polly Porter and Warwick "Waz" Jones 24 & 27 City Girl and Country Boy NSW
3 Katrina Chambers and Amie Goode 33 & 31 Sisters NSW
4 Rod and Tania Walsh 38 & 39 Childhood Sweethearts VIC

Score History[edit]

Teams' progress through the competition
Scores: Teams
Josh & Jenna Polly & Waz Amie & Katrina Rod & Tania
Rooms Scores
1st Bedroom 13½ 9 13 11
2nd Bedroom 14 13 10 13
Bathroom/Laundry 12 13 13 15
Master Bedroom & Ensuite 33 33 28 29
Living Room/Hallway 12 13 17 16
Kitchen/Dining Room 18 15 17 16
Exterior 18 17 17 18½
Auction Order 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Auction Result 2nd 1st Tie 3rd Tie 3rd

Scores[edit]

Summary[edit]

Wk. Room(s) Room Winner Chumps Challenge's
Shelley Craft Scotty's Workshop
1 1st Bedroom Josh & Jenna n/a Polly & Waz Rod & Tania
2 2nd Bedroom Rod & Tania Katrina & Amie
3 Bathroom/Laundry Rod & Tania Josh & Jenna
4 Master Ensuite Polly & Waz Karina & Amie Josh & Jenna
Ensuite Josh & Jenna Polly & Waz
5 Living Room/Hallway Katrina & Amie Josh & Jenna Katrina & Amie Rod & Tania
6 Kitchen/Dining Room Josh & Jenna Polly & Waz
7 Exterior Rod & Tania n/a Polly & Waz

Judges' scores[edit]

Colour key:
     Highest Score
     Lowest Score
Summary of judges' scores
Week Area(s) Scores Josh &
Jenna
Polly &
Waz
Katrina &
Amie
Rod &
Tania
1 1st Bedroom Design 7.5 4 7 5
Execution 6 5 6 6
Total 13½ 9 13 11
2 2nd Bedroom
Design 7 7 5 6
Execution 7 6 5 7
Total 14 13 10 13
3 Bathroom/Laundry
Design 7 7 7 7
Execution 5 6 6 8
Total 12 13 13 15
4 Master Bedroom
Design 8 9 7 7
Execution 8 8 6 7
Total 16 17 13 14
5 Ensuite
Design 9 8 8 8
Execution 8 8 7 7
Total 17 16 15 15
6 Living Room/Hallway
Design 6 6 9 8
Execution 6 7 8 8
Total 12 13 17 16
7 Kitchen/Dining Room
Design 9 7 8 8
Execution 9 8 9 8
Total 18 15 17 16
8 Exterior
Design 9 9 8 9
Execution 9 8 9 9.5
Total 18 17 17 18½

Results[edit]

Elimination week[edit]

Weeks[edit]

Event Result
Week 1
Shelley Craft Challenge #1: "Run For Your Money" The couples would race to collect five "red houses" hidden at five different locations around Melbourne. Each house was worth $5,000 in cash to go towards their renovating budget, and the first couple to collect all of their red houses would win the right to select any of the other couples' house as their own to renovate, or keep their current house. The winning couple was Polly and Waz. However, they decided to keep their own house.[16]
Scotty's Workshop Challenge #1": "Wall To Wall" The couples had two hours to construct an exact replica of a partition wall that Scott had built, as well as paint and hang four framed pictures (to the same dimensions as Scott's example). Guest judges, Mark and Duncan (from the previous season), assisted the couples with advice, and would provide a day's service as the prize. The winning couple was Tania and Rod.[17]
Room Delivery Night #1: Bedroom 1 The winning couple was Jenna and Josh.[18]
Week 2
Shelley Craft Challenge #2: "Trash To Treasure" The couples had fifteen minutes, and a budget of up $100, to purchase a second-hand item that would then be fixed up in the space of four hours ready to sell at auction. The couple with the highest profit would win $1,000 to spend at an auction of their choice. The winning couple was Rod and Tania, with a profit of $135.[19]
Scotty's Workshop Challenge #2": "New To Old" The couples were set the task of distressing and painting a chest of drawers to achieve an "antique effect". Keeping in line with "second-hand week", the winning couple would select one of two boxes containing a prize, "old" or "new", with the runner-up receiving whatever prize that was in the other box. The winning couple, Katrina and Amie, selected the "old" box and received a vintage bottle of red wine and a crystal decanter, together worth $1,000, to use in their room. Runners-up Polly and Waz received the same prize to a lesser value of $100.[20]
Room Delivery Night #2: Bedroom 2 The winning couple was Jenna and Josh.[18]
Week 3
Shelley Craft Challenge #3: "Pipeworks" The couples raced to connect a path of pipes, where the first couple who achieved running water from their tap, would win a night at The Langham, Melbourne. The winning couple was Jenna and Josh.[21]
Scotty's Workshop Challenge #3": "On the Tiles" The couples had fifteen minutes to select tiles to use to create a mosiac of their house in two hours. The couple that created a mosaic that most resembled their house, as adjudged by Scott, received either a free tiler or plumber for a day of work. The winning couple was Jenna and Josh.[22]
Room Delivery Night #3: Bathroom/Laundry The winning couple was Rod and Tania.[23]
Week 4
Shelley Craft Challenge #4: "Puzzled Paper" The couples had one hour to wallpaper a mobile billboard displaying an advertisement for the series with their pictures. The couple with the fewest imperfections, as judged by Scott and Shelley, would win $3,000. The winning couple was Katrina and Amie, who were then informed they would have to take their prize money from their fellow couples.[24] Katrina and Amie decided to take $2,000 from Jenna and Josh, and $1,000 from Rod and Tania, representative of the rooms they had won to that point.[25]
Scotty's Workshop Challenge #4": "Camberwell Markets" The couples were divided into two teams: Jenna and Josh with Polly and Waz, Katrina and Amie with Rodney and Tania. Further expanding their teams were the eliminated couples from the elimination week challenges, with each eliminated couple forming a part of the team with the respective couples that eliminated them. Each team visited a Salvation Army store to collect items that would form a part of a stand they would run at the Camberwell Market, aiming to raise money for the Salvation Army. The team that raised the most money, would receive a $5,000 prize ($2,500 per couple), as well as the services of their eliminated team members for two days. The team of Jenna and Josh with Polly and Waz were the winners, raising $1,800 compared to $1,300 raised by Katrina and Amie with Rodney and Tania. The eliminated couples that returned for the two days were Shannon and Aaron (for Jenna and Josh), and Chrissy and Toby (for Polly and Waz).[26]
Room Delivery Night #4: Main bedroom/Ensuite There was a tie for the double room delivery, with Polly and Waz and Jenna and Josh both scoring 33/40. Polly and Waz achieved their score through a 17/20 for their master bedroom, whereas Jenna and Josh scored 17/20 for their ensuite; both couples scored 16/20 for the other room. As it was a double room delivery, both couples received $5,000, split from the original $10,000 prize.[27]

Auction[edit]

Auction results
Rank Couple Reserve Auction Result Amount sold for after Auction Profit made Total Profit Auction Order
1 Polly and Waz $840,000 $855,000 N/A $15,000 $115,000 2nd
2 Rod and Tania $850,000 $832,000[c] $922,000 $72,000 $72,000 4th
3 Josh and Jenna $950,000 $901,000[c] $1.000m $50,000 $50,000 1st
4 Amie and Katrina $860,000 $822,000[c] $860,000 $0 3rd

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Colour key:
     – Highest rating episode and week during the series
     – Lowest rating episode and week during the series
Week Episode Original airdate Timeslot Viewers
(millions)1
Nightly rank1 Source Weekly
Avg
1 1 "Elimination Night 1" 20 June 2011 Monday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.342 #4 [28][29][30] 1.044[a]
2 "Elimination Night 2" 21 June 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.114 #10
3 "Elimination Night 3" 22 June 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.186 #4
4 "Elimination Night 4" 23 June 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.139 #3
5 "The Key Challenge" 24 June 2011 Friday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.039 #4
2 6 "Moving in to The Block" 27 June 2011 Monday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.440 #2 [31][32] 1.301
7 "Shelley Craft Challenge #1" 28 June 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.337 #3
8 "Day 10" 29 June 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.275 #3
9 "Scotty's Workshop Challenge #1" 30 June 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.188 #2
10 "Scotty and Shelley's Progress Report #1" 1 July 2011 Friday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.153 #2
3 11 "Room Delivery Night #1" 4 July 2011 Monday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.470 #2 [33][34] 1.340
12 "Shelley Craft Challenge #2" 5 July 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.372 #3[b]
13 "Day 17" 6 July 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.390 #6
14 "Scotty's Workshop Challenge #2" 7 July 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.291 #3
15 "Scotty and Shelley's Progress Report #2" 8 July 2011 Friday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.179 #2
4 16 "Room Delivery Night #2" 11 July 2011 Monday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.552 #2 [35][36][37] 1.302
17 "Shelley Craft Challenge #3" 12 July 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.354 #4
18 "Day 24" 13 July 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.308 #3
19 "Scotty's Workshop Challenge #3 / Progress Report #3" 14 July 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.168 #3
20 "The Block Unlocked #1" 15 July 2011 Friday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.130 #2
5 21 "Room Delivery Night #3" 17 July 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm7:30 pm 1.593 #4 [38][39] 1.323
22 "Shelley Craft Challenge #4" 18 July 2011 Monday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.364 #3
23 "Day 30" 19 July 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.340 #5
24 "Day 31" 20 July 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.242 #3
25 "Scotty's Workshop Challenge #4 / Progress Report #4" 21 July 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.265 #3
26 "The Block Unlocked #2" 22 July 2011 Friday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.136 #3
6 27 "Room Delivery Night #4" 17 July 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm7:30 pm 1.836 #1 [40][41] 1.438
28 "Shelley Craft Challenge #5" 25 July 2011 Monday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.486 #2
29 "Day 37" 26 July 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.518 #2
30 "Day 38" 27 July 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.352 #3
31 "Scotty's Workshop Challenge #5 / Progress Report #5" 28 July 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.296 #3
32 "The Block Unlocked #3" 29 July 2011 Friday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.139 #2
7 33 "Room Delivery Night #5" 31 July 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm7:30 pm 1.737 #2 [42][43] 1.362
34 "Shelley Craft Challenge #6" 1 August 2011 Monday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.396 #3
35 "Day 44" 2 August 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.373 #5
36 "Day 45" 3 August 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.250 #4
37 "Scotty's Workshop Challenge #6 / Progress Report #6" 4 August 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.355 #2
38 "The Block Unlocked #4" 5 August 2011 Friday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.061 #4
8 39 "Room Delivery Night #6" 7 August 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm8:00 pm 1.432 #7 [44][45] 1.464
1.823 #3
40 "Shelley Craft Challenge #7" 8 August 2011 Monday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.549 #1
41 "Day 51" 9 August 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.466 #1
42 "Day 52" 10 August 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.392 #1
43 "Scotty's Workshop Challenge #7 / Progress Report #7" 11 August 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.424 #1
44 "The Block Unlocked #5" 12 August 2011 Friday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.163 #3
9 45 "Room Delivery Night #7" 14 August 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm7:30 pm 2.000 #1 [46][47] 1.456
46 "Final Room Delivery Results / Last Day" 15 August 2011 Monday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.675 #1
47 "Where Are They Now?" 16 August 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.399 #1
48 "Auction Order Challenge (Part 1)" 17 August 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.311 #1
49 "Auction Order Challenge (Part 2)" 18 August 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm8:00 pm 1.316 #1
50 "The Block Unlocked #6: Your Say" 19 August 2011 Friday 7:00 pm7:30 pm 1.037 #5
10 51 "Grand Final" 21 August 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm8:25 pm 2.283 #4 [48][49] 2.753
"Auction" 2.687 #2
"The Winner Announced" Sunday 8:25 pm8:35 pm 3.289 #1
Notes:
  1. ^ Ratings data is from OzTAM and represents the live and same day average viewership from the 5 largest Australian metropolitan centres (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide).

Notes[edit]

  • a The first week's average was incorrectly coded to include a repeat episode, resulting in a lower figure. Without this error, the average is 1.18 million, and is ranked 19th in the weekly Top 100 programs.[30]
  • b Due to a coding error for Australia's Got Talent, The Block was originally ranked third in nightly figures. With its adjusted figures, Australia's Got Talent was ranked first, therefore relegating The Block to fourth position.[34]
  • c Passed in at auction, not sold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Knox, David (7 June 2011). "The Block announces 2011 couples". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/04/meet-the-new-homes-in-the-block.html
  3. ^ Brookfield, Joanne (18 June 2011). "The frantic reality of renovating for TV". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Polly and Waz win The Block 2011". The Spy Report. Media Spy. 21 August 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Argoon, Ashley (22 June 2011). "Border pair survive The Block chop". The Border Mail. p. 6. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Prisk, Tracey (22 June 2011). "Doing The Block". Central Western Daily. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Tradie and partner first to go from Block". Yahoo!7 News. Australian Associated Press. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Argoon, Ashley (14 June 2011). "Glad to do their Block". The Border Mail. p. 5. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  9. ^ Coster, Alice; McMahon, Kate; Epstein, Jackie (24 June 2011). "The Block twins Laura and Emily hoping for Kardashian style show". Herald Sun. p. 37. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Day 1: A new look and twice the contestants". ninemsn. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Day 2: Youth and experience face off". ninemsn. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Day 3: Gen X vs Gen Y". ninemsn. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Day 4: Family affair as sisters vs sisters". ninemsn. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "Day 5: The Key Challenge". ninemsn. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "Day 6: Four couples in four houses". ninemsn. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "Day 11: Enter Scotty's Workshop". ninemsn. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  17. ^ "Day 9: Shelley Craft, the Challenge Master". ninemsn. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  18. ^ a b "Day 15: The First Judgement Day". ninemsn. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  19. ^ "Day 16: Second-hand news". ninemsn. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  20. ^ "Day 18: Scott Cam is distressing!". ninemsn. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  21. ^ "Day 25: On the tiles in Scotty's workshop". ninemsn. 14 July 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  22. ^ "Day 23: The Pipeworks Challenge". ninemsn. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  23. ^ "Day 28: Bathrooms and laundries are revealed". ninemsn. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  24. ^ "Day 29: Scotty sets the couples their toughest delivery". ninemsn. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  25. ^ "Day 30: Reality bites". ninemsn. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  26. ^ "Day 32: Return of the eliminated couples". ninemsn. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  27. ^ "Day 35: Double rooms equals double money". ninemsn. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  28. ^ Knox, David (15 June 2011). "The Block update". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  29. ^ Knox, David (20 June 2011). "Week 26". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  30. ^ a b Knox, David (26 June 2011). "Ratings race shake-up". TV Tonight. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  31. ^ Knox, David (27 June 2011). "Week 27". TV Tonight. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  32. ^ Knox, David (3 July 2011). "Ratings love Reality". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  33. ^ Knox, David (10 July 2011). "Seven holds ratings crown at 2011 halfway mark". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  34. ^ a b Knox, David (4 July 2011). "Week 28". TV Tonight. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  35. ^ Knox, David (17 July 2011). "Drama down, Reality up in ratings". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  36. ^ Knox, David (11 July 2011). "Week 29". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  37. ^ Knox, David (12 July 2011). "Airdate: Top Design". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  38. ^ Knox, David (24 July 2011). "The topsy turvy world of Total People vs Demos". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  39. ^ Knox, David (18 July 2011). "Week 30". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  40. ^ Knox, David (31 July 2011). "Aussie dramas flicker in heated ratings battles". TV Tonight. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  41. ^ Knox, David (25 July 2011). "Week 31". TV Tonight. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  42. ^ Knox, David (7 August 2011). "Talent on top". TV Tonight. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  43. ^ Knox, David (1 August 2011). "Week 32". TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  44. ^ Knox, David (14 August 2011). "MasterChef exit shakes up the ratings". TV Tonight. Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  45. ^ Knox, David (8 August 2011). "Week 33". TV Tonight. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  46. ^ Knox, David (21 August 2011). "The Block on top". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  47. ^ Knox, David (15 August 2011). "Week 34". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  48. ^ Knox, David (28 August 2011). "Seven steals ratings week from Nine". TV Tonight. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  49. ^ Knox, David (22 August 2011). "Week 35". TV Tonight. Retrieved 22 August 2011.