The Renovators

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The Renovators
The Renovators Logo.png
The Renovators logo
Presented by Brendan Moar
Judges Robyn Holt
Peter Ho
Barry Du Bois
Opening theme "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 66 (as of 12 October 2011)
Production
Location(s) Sydney, Australia
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Shine Australia
Release
Original network Network Ten
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 24 July – 12 October 2011

The Renovators is an Australian competitive reality renovation game show that premiered on Network Ten on 24 July 2011.[1] The basic premise consists of 26 contestants who initially compete to become the head renovator of six run-down houses in the suburbs of Sydney, with challenges and eliminations taking place whilst the renovations are in progress. The last remaining contestant responsible for the property that has made the most profit when sold at auction wins the series.[2]

Network Ten announced in August 2011 that it had commissioned a second season of the series, but indicated that it would modify the program's format in order to address poor ratings, but to date no second season has been produced.[3]

Contestants[edit]

Contestants

There are 26 contestants in this season, competing initially as 26 individuals, then as 6 teams of 4.

Colour Key
Contestant House Initial Team Colour Week 5 Team Colour Week 8 & 10 Team Colour Status
Phil None Week 1
Laura None Week 1
Joanne Sixties Suburban Khaki Team Week 2
Ali Fibro Cottage Navy Blue Team Week 3
Kelly Fibro Cottage Navy Blue Team Week 3
Chris Sixties Suburban Khaki Team Week 3
Tina Sixties Suburban Khaki Team Week 4
Fiona The Shop Grey Team Week 4
Kim Half Done House Orange Team Week 5
Lisa Half Done House Orange Team Week 5
Jason H The Weatherboard Green Team Week 6
Bob Half Done House Orange Team Week 6
Suzanne Sixties Suburban Green Team Khaki Team Week 7
Kathy Inner City Terrace Sky Blue Team Week 8
Christie The Shop Grey Team Week 10
(Semi Finalist)
Samantha Half Done House Sky Blue Team Orange Team Week 10
(Semi Finalist)
Jason J Inner City Terrace Sky Blue Team Week 11
(Semi Finalist)
Keenan The Weatherboard Green Team Week 11
(Semi Finalist)
Nathan Sixties Suburban Khaki Team Week 11
(Semi Finalist)
Jarrad Fibro Cottage Navy Blue Team Week 11
(Semi Finalist)
Peter Half Done House Orange Team At Finals
(6th Place)
Natalia Sixties Suburban Grey Team Khaki Team At Finals
(5th Place)
August The Shop Grey Team At Finals
(4th Place)
Melissa The Weatherboard Green Team At Finals
(3rd Place)
Luke Inner City Terrace Sky Blue Team At Finals
(2nd Place)
Michael Fibro Cottage Navy Blue Team Winner
(1st Place)

Challenge Elimination Chart[edit]

Colour Key
Elimination Progress
Renovator Week
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12
Michael LEADER IN LOSE IN IN IN IN WIN IN IN IN IN IN LOSE IN WIN Winner
Luke LEADER IN IN IN IN IN IN LOSE WIN IN LOSE LOSE IN LOSE IN WIN 2nd Place
Melissa CHOSEN WIN WIN IN WIN IN WIN IN LOSE LOSE IN IN IN WIN IN WIN 3rd Place
August CHOSEN WIN IN WIN LEADER IN IN IN IN IN IN WIN WIN IN WIN WIN 4th Place
Natalia CHOSEN WIN IN WIN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN WIN WIN IN CHOSEN WIN 5th Place
Peter LEADER IN IN WIN IN WIN LOSE LOSE IN LOSE IN LOSE IN LOSE IN WIN 6th Place
Jarrad CHOSEN IN LOSE IN IN IN IN WIN IN IN IN IN IN LOSE IN ELIM
Nathan CHOSEN LOSE IN LOSE LOSE LEADER IN LOSE IN WIN IN LOSE IN IN LEADER ELIM
Keenan CHOSEN WIN WIN IN WIN IN WIN IN LOSE LOSE LEADER IN IN WIN IN ELIM
Jason J CHOSEN IN IN IN IN IN IN LOSE WIN IN LOSE LOSE IN LOSE IN ELIM
Samantha CHOSEN IN IN IN IN IN IN LOSE WIN IN ELIM CHOSEN IN IN ELIM
Christie CHOSEN WIN IN WIN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN WIN WIN IN WIN ELIM
Kathy CHOSEN IN IN IN IN IN IN LOSE WIN IN LOSE LOSE IN ELIM
Suzanne CHOSEN WIN WIN IN WIN CHOSEN IN LOSE IN WIN IN ELIM
Bob CHOSEN IN IN WIN IN WIN LOSE LOSE IN ELIM
Jason H LEADER WIN WIN IN WIN IN WIN IN ELIM
Lisa CHOSEN IN IN WIN IN WIN LOSE ELIM
Kim CHOSEN IN IN WIN IN WIN ELIM
Fiona LEADER IN WIN WIN WD
Tina CHOSEN LOSE LEADER LOSE ELIM
Chris CHOSEN LOSE IN ELIM
Kelly CHOSEN IN ELIM
Ali CHOSEN IN WD
Joanne LEADER ELIM
Laura ELIM
Phil WD
  • In Week 10, all teams were announced cash prize winners based on their bathrooms. The 60's Suburban came in 1st, with a $30 000 cash prize, and The Inner City Terrace and The Half Done House coming 2nd and 3rd, and receiving $20 000 and $15 000 respectively. All other teams received $10 000
Name Final Key Holder Address Distance from CBD ! Style Purchase Price Renovation Budget
(20% of Purchase Price)
Land Size Notes
The Fibro Cottage[4] Michael 85 Harold St Blacktown 40.5 km 1950s Post-war Fibro Cottage $309,990 $61,998 + $65,0001 556m2 The Fibro Cottage dates back to the 1950s post-war -housing boom. It's a tiny house on a very large block.
The Weatherboard[5] Melissa 51 Franklin St Parramatta 25 km 1930s Weatherboard Bungalow $478,213 $95,642 + $20,0001 487m2 The Weatherboard is a 1930s Bungalow that has been in the same family for 50 years.
The Shop [6] August 146 Addison Road Marrickville 7.5 km 1915 former general store $594,730 $118,946 + $10,000 310m2 The Shop was built in 1915. It was formerly a general store and most recently a fast food shop.
Sixties Suburban [7] Natalia 15 Anthony Rd Castle Hill 33 km 1960s Red-Brick veneer $631,828 $126,366 + $40,0001 664 m2 The Sixties Suburban was originally a fibro house, given a red-brick veneer facelift in the 1960s.
Half-Done House [8] Peter 5 Frederick St St Peters 8.5 km Early 20th Century Freestanding Edwardian Terrace $668,403 $133,681 + $35,0001 278m2 The Half-Done House is an early 20th Century Freestanding Edwardian Terrace.
Inner-City Terrace [9] Luke 12 Hegarty Street Glebe 4 km 1880s Victorian Terrace $749,390 $149,878 + $20,000 100 m2 The Inner City Terrace is an 1880s Victorian Terrace. Nothing has been changed internally or externally since 1952.

^1 This money was won on a weekly challenge.

Ratings[edit]

Colour key:
     – Highest rating during the series
     – Lowest rating during the series
     – Finals week
Week Episode Original Airdate Timeslot Viewers
(in millions)
Rank
(Night)
Week Avg. Source
1 1 "The 48 Hour Challenge" 24 July 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm 0.858 #12 0.914 [10]
2 "The Hammer Challenge " 25 July 2011 Monday 7:00 pm 0.978 #8
3 "Off-Site Challenge" 26 July 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm 0.974 #10
4 "Car Parts Challenge" 27 July 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm 0.855 #11
5 "Street Appeal Challenge" 28 July 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm 0.909 #10
2 6 "Double Elimination Challenge" 1 August 2011 Monday 7:00 pm 0.906 #12 0.831 [11]
7 "Building Plans" 2 August 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm 0.838 #12
8 "Challenge - Coffee Table" 3 August 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm 0.784 #13
9 "Stress Test - Property Research Calbooture" 4 August 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm 1.056 #6
10 "How To - DIY Bathroom" 5 August 2011 Friday 7:00 pm 0.574 #16
3 11 "Challenge - Brick Wall" 7 August 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm 1.269 #8 0.766 [12]
12 "Progress Inspection" 8 August 2011 Monday 7:00 pm 0.786 #11
13 "Panic Room - 80s Dinner Party" 9 August 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm 0.812 #14
14 "Challenge - Gardenmania" 10 August 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm 0.668 #14
15 "Stress Test - Property Research Collingwood" 11 August 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm 0.661 #13
16 "How To - Timber Table" 12 August 2011 Friday 7:00 pm 0.405 #18
4 17 "Challenge - Hang A Picture" 14 August 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm 0.664 #14 0.668 [13]
18 "Progress Inspection" 15 August 2011 Monday 7:00 pm 0.670 #18
19 "Panic Room - Office Rescue" 16 August 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm 0.710 #18
20 "Challenge - Reverse Garbage" 17 August 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm 0.782 #13
21 "Stress Test - Property Research" 18 August 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm 0.774 #10
22 "How To - Stud Walls" 19 August 2011 Friday 7:00pm 0.409 #19
5 23 "Challenge - Lego Tower " 21 August 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm 0.407 #20 0.631 [14]
24 "Progress Inspection" 22 August 2011 Monday 7:00 pm 0.611 #18
25 "Panic Room - Run-Down Kitchen" 23 August 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm 0.833 #12
26 "Challenge - BBQ Area" 24 August 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm 0.699 #15
27 "Stress Test - Curtains & Flat Packs" 25 August 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm 0.767 #9
28 "How To - Fathers Day" 26 August 2011 Friday 7:00pm 0.469 #19
6 29 "Challenge - Flat Pack Carport" 28 August 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm 0.723 #14 0.621 [15]
30 "Progress Inspection" 29 August 2011 Monday 7:00 pm 0.679 #17
31 "Panic Room - Courtyards" 30 August 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm 0.695 #15
32 "Challenge - Feature Light" 31 August 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm 0.607 #15
33 "Stress Test - Oldest to Newest and a Ceiling Rose" 1 September 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm 0.625 #18
34 "How To - A Window for a Door" 2 September 2011 Friday 7:00 pm 0.399 #20
7 35 "Challenge - Concrete Slab" 4 September 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm 0.517 #16 0.607 [16]
36 "Progress Inspection" 5 September 2011 Monday 7:00 pm 0.745 #15
37 "Panic Room - Summer Theme" 6 September 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm 0.667 #16
38 "Challenge - Bath House" 7 September 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm 0.631 #15
39 "Stress Test - Lighting Order" 8 September 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm 0.637 #15
40 "How To - Concrete" 9 September 2011 Friday 7:00 pm 0.449 #18
8 41 "Queensland Flood Aid - Goodna" 11 September 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm 0.664 #15 0.629 [17]
42 "Queensland Flood Aid - Rocklea" 12 September 2011 Monday 7:00 pm 0.580 #22
43 "Queensland Flood Aid - Southbank (Brisbane)" 13 September 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm 0.719 #15
44 "Queensland Flood Aid - Darra" 14 September 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm 0.659 #15
45 "Stress Test -Vertical Garden" 15 September 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm 0.696 #13
46 "Four Weeks till Auction Update" 16 September 2011 Friday 7:00 pm 0.460 #18
8 47 "Challenge - Express Yourself" 18 September 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm 0.614 #13 0.655 [18]
48 "Progress Inspection - Bedroom Reveal " 19 September 2011 Monday 7:00 pm 0.703 #13
49 "Panic Room - Bathroom Nightmare" 20 September 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm 0.650 #19
50 "Challenge - Recycled Site Office" 21 September 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm 0.754 #13
51 "Challenge - Wall Styling" 22 September 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm 0.746 #14
52 "Moving Day" 23 September 2011 Friday 7:00 pm 0.464 #16
9 53 "Challenge - Make an Artistic Statement" 25 September 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm 0.692 #14 0.631 [19]
54 "Progress Inspection - Bathroom Reveal" 27 September 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm 0.803 #12
55 "Head to Head - The Shop" 28 September 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm 0.817 #13
56 "Challenge - Wedding Reception" 29 September 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm 0.695 #13
57 "Head to Head - The Half Done House" 30 September 2011 Friday 7:00 pm 0.547 #10
58 "Meet the Renovators Families" 30 September 2011 Friday 8:00 pm 0.232 #33
10 59 "Challenge - The Finale White Room" 2 October 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm 0.508 #19 0.709 [20]
60 "Challenge - Streetwise" 4 October 2011 Tuesday 7:00 pm 0.868 #12
61 "Head to Head - Inner City Terrace" 5 October 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm 0.754 #14
62 "Head to Head - Weatherboard House" 6 October 2011 Thursday 7:00 pm 0.800 #10
63 "Final Head to Head" 7 October 2011 Friday 7:00 pm 0.656 #9
64 "Advice From the Judges" 7 October 2011 Friday 8:00 pm 0.671 #8
11 65 "The Final Inspection" 9 October 2011 Sunday 6:30 pm 0.744 #17 1.043 [21]
66 "The Auctions" 12 October 2011 Wednesday 7:00 pm 1.122 #3
"Winner Announced" 1.264 #1
Series Average - 0.791

International[edit]

Country Title Broadcaster
 Brazil The Renovators Oi TV, Glitz*
 Canada Les renovateurs Casa
 Finland Remontoijat AVA
 Italy The Renovators - Case fai da te Sky Uno, Cielo
 Spain Renovators Divinity

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knox, David (17 July 2011). "Airdate: The Renovators". TV Tonight. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Show". The Renovators Official Website. Network Ten. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ten backs troubled Renovators and 6.30". The Spy Report. Media Spy. 17 August 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Fibro Cottage Property Guide". The Renovators Official Website. Network Ten. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Weatherboard Property Guide". The Renovators Official Website. Network Ten. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Shop Property Guide". The Renovators Official Website. Network Ten. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Sixties Suburban Property Guide". The Renovators Official Website. Network Ten. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Half-Done House Property Guide". The Renovators Official Website. Network Ten. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "The Inner-City Terrace Property Guide". The Renovators Official Website. Network Ten. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  10. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/07/week-31-4.html
  11. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/08/week-32-4.html
  12. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/08/week-33-4.html
  13. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/08/week-34-4.html
  14. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/08/week-35-4.html
  15. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/08/week-36-4.html
  16. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/09/week-37-4.html
  17. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/09/week-38-3.html
  18. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/09/week-39-4.html
  19. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/09/week-40-4.html
  20. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/10/week-41-4.html
  21. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/10/week-42-4.html

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