Selling Houses Australia sets new record

28th May 2014
Selling houses australia sets new record

The Lifestyle Channel's hugely popular Selling Houses Australia, produced by Beyond Productions, has made subscription television history!

With a cumulative average audience of 603,000 viewers per episode, the seventh season of Selling Houses Australia became the highest rating season in Australian subscription television history.

More Australians than ever tuned in to watch the Selling Houses Australia team help turn dated, destitute or downright daggy properties into stylish and saleable houses. Host Andrew Winter, landscape designer Charlie Albone and interior design expert Shaynna Blaze joined forces once again to transform properties across the country, including a disco-inspired, pink, purple and blue-themed home; a boxy ex-milk bar; a house 27 years in the making (but still not complete); and - the show's biggest makeover yet - a sprawling country pub.

The knockout season was extended to 13 episodes, with audience numbers peaking for episode 12 where the team renovated a multimillion-dollar waterfront mansion on Sydney's north shore. The 10 airings of the episode throughout the week drew a record-breaking cumulative average audience of 722,000 viewers.

Hannah Barnes, the Lifestyle Channel's general manager, said: "The performance of Selling Houses Australia season seven has been absolutely phenomenal, and we couldn’t be prouder. It’s a testament to the wonderful team at Beyond Productions, our much-loved presenters Andrew, Charlie and Shaynna, and the everyday Australian’s that continue to allow us into their homes, to tell their stories."

Since the series premiered in 2008, the Selling Houses Australia team have completed over 70 property makeovers with spectacular results. It's no wonder that across the entire seventh season, this popular show was watched by 2.6 million unique viewers - the equivalent of 37% of Foxtel's subscribers.