Three of the four houses attracted huge bids but one house only just eclipsed its reserve price.
Final results were:
Phil and Amity
Josh and Jenna
Dan and Dani
Mark and Duncan (and Dale)
The relatively small profit for Mark and Duncan contrasted to the huge amounts won by their teammates, and it was hard to hide their pain. Host Scott Cam struggled for words to make them feel better after their sluggish auction.
In accrued value, Dan & Dani still rule The Block, now having amassed $660,000 across two seasons.
The All Stars series has performed well for Nine, particularly in the face of bumper ratings by Seven’s My Kitchen Rules. It hovered around the 1m mark for much of the series but enjoyed a late surge at around 1.5m.
Nine is already promoting a second, full season to air later this year when it returns to Melbourne to renovate the former South Melbourne bizMotel. Branded as “The Block Skyhigh” it sees 5 teams from 5 states renovating entire floors.
It will air later this year.