Last year’s Block finale was the highest rated show on TV all year, but an anti-climax at the same time.
Only one house was sold on the night, with three passed in and subsequently sold by private sale in the days that followed.
Now producers have restructured the way the auctions will work.
The Herald Sun reports each auction will now take place inside the The Block on June 30, with only registered bidders allowed to attend. Attendees will sign confidentiality agreements.
Bidders will have the choice not to be filmed for the program and producers are also making allowances for online and phone bidding.
All houses will be sold on the day, with the Finale Results on Sunday July 1.
It’s pretty clear Producers needed to intervene so that the audience enjoys a positive outcome.
The Block will be open for inspection on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17 with asking prices expected to range from $1 million to more than $1.2 million.