NINE announces rating Block-buster LEGO MASTERS will return for second season
Ahead of the final episodes airing this week, NINE has announced today that LEGO Masters has been commissioned for a second series.
LEGO Masters burst onto our screens last month as a fresh new format and has taken Australia by storm.
The feel-good program has proved to be popular with people of all ages and dominated its timeslot in all capital cities.
Each episode has attracted a total average national viewing audience of 2.216 million, including regional audiences, encore screenings and streaming on 9Now.
LEGO Masters premiered with a massive national average audience of 2.134 million, making it the highest rating launch episode of any series this year.
How Lego Masters has dominated Ratings Charts since launch
It is also the only program on Australian television in 2019 to have an overnight metro audience of more than one million viewers for every episode.
The format sees eight pairs of contestants tasked with creating mind-blowing models and masterpieces out of the world’s most famous plastic bricks.
Resident judge Ryan “Brickman” McNaught, the Southern Hemisphere’s only LEGO-certified professional.
“When someone says to you, 'Hey, let's make a Reality TV show', you don't necessarily have the best thoughts in your mind, do you? You sort of think, 'Oh, it'll be a bit trashy,” the ‘Brickman’ confessed when we spoke recently.
“But this show is the opposite. It's this really positive, fun, great thing that's a very different experience.”
said the Brickman in a recent interview with TV Blackbox, adding that Hamish Blake was in his element as host,
“I think that's where Hamish really excels. Excuse the language, but he's almost taking the piss outta those other shows. That's what makes this so much fun.”
With imagination their sole limitation, teams are required to conceptualise and craft some of the most ambitious and impressive LEGO creations ever built in an attempt to claim the $100,000 prize money.
Michael Healy, Director of Television for NINE, said:
“LEGO Masters is wholesome viewing that appeals to the entire family, and we’re thrilled that it has been so warmly embraced by Australian viewers. The show boasts a great array of characters, the likes of which we haven’t seen on other programs.
“At its core, LEGO Masters is a celebration of creativity, showcasing the power of imagination. We can’t wait to see what our teams create for viewers in 2020.”