TV’s biggest prize winners (updated)

The Block absolutely dominates a list of Australian TV’s biggest prizes, joining a rare million dollar club this week with a $1.066m prize for Jimmy & Tam.

But TV flop The Hot House still leads the pack with its $2m windfall in cash and prizes awarded in 2004.

The 10 show required them to build a Bribie Island home from scratch, which they got to win along with two cars, and boat. The prize even requires NSW winners Simon & Jules to live in the home for 2 years. Despite the mammoth prize it failed to connect with viewers -a similar problem awaited Seven’s The Big Adventure in 2014.

1) $2,000,000 – Simon and Jules, The Hot House, 2004 (cash + prizes)
2) $1,066,000  Jimmy & Tam The Block 2020
3) $1,016,000 – Andrew Skarbek, Million Dollar Minute, 2015
4) $1,000,000 – Rob Fulton, Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, 2005
5) $1,000,000  – Martin Flood, Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, 2005
6) $1,000,000  – Edwin Daly, Hot Seat 2016
7) $1,000,000 – Trevor Butler, Big Brother, 2004
8) $1,000,000 – Mark Sellar, The Big Adventure, 2014
9) $935,000 – Darren and Deanne, The Block, 2015
10) $932,577 – Yolanda Stopar, Temptation, 2006
11) $857,655 – Tracey Korsten, Temptation, 2006
12) $836,000 – Greg Mathew, Big Brother, 2005
13) $815,000 – William & Karlie The Block ,2016
14) $810,000 – Josh & Charlotte The Block, 2015
15) $755,000 – Tim & Anastasia The Block, 2015
16) $755,000 -Dean & Shay The Block, 2015
17) $736,000 – Steve and Chantelle, The Block, 2014
18) $730,000  – Tess & Luke The Block, 2019
19) $701,241 – Rob O’Neill, Temptation, 2005
20) $672,357 – Stephen Hall – Temptation, 2005
21) $665,000 – Ayden and Jess The Block 2015
22) $664,667 – Joanne Segeviano, The Price is Right, 2005
23) $663,738 – Brigid O’Connor, Temptation, 2005
24) $660,000 – Julia & Sasha The Block, 2016
25) $645,000 – Hayden & Sara The Block, 2018
26) $640,000 – Luke & Ebony The Block, 2015
27) $638,068 – Sunil Badami, Temptation, 2007
28) $606,000 – Brad and Lara, The Block, 2012
29) $603,002 – Blair Martin, Temptation, 2007
30) $569,747 – Laurie Dennis, The Price is Right, 2004

Sunday’s $3,332,002 for the sale of all five houses in Brighton is a world record for most cash given away in a single episode anywhere in the world.

Updated.

6 Comments:

    • I think they tried using the million dollar prize as the gimmick – “there’s a million dollar treasure on this island”

      And I remember it being mediocre – the gameplay of the show was confusing

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