Channel Nine is already casting Lego Masters 2022… as the show dominates reality TV rivals Big Brother and MasterChef in the ratings again
It’s been crushing its reality TV rivals in the 2021 ratings race.
And Lego Masters is already looking forward to next year, with Channel 9 putting a call out for contestants for the 2022 season of the show on their website on Wednesday.
‘The search is on for builders to show off their creativity in a new season,’ the call out for season 4 reads.
Winner winner: Lego Masters is already looking forward to next year, with Channel 9 putting a call out for contestants for the 2022 season of the show on their website on Wednesday. Seen here show stars Hamish Blake [L] and Ryan McNaught
Applicants must be 15 and over, however anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian register interest on their behalf.
Meanwhile, the series is continuing to dominate the competition in the ratings.
The family-friendly contest pulled in 796,000 viewers on Monday, making it the highest rated non-news program of the night.
Lego Masters easily defeated both Channel Seven’s Big Brother and Channel 10’s MasterChef Australia.
This could be you: ‘The search is on for builders to show off their creativity in a new season,’ the call out for season 4 reads
MasterChef pulled in 607,000 viewers, while Big Brother only managed a modest 552,000.
One of the big winners of the night was 10 panel show Have You Been Paying Attention?, which had 732,000 viewers.
Numbers for MasterChef are significantly down from last season, and now a top TV critic has shared his plan to save the cooking competition.
Flop? Channel Seven’s Big Brother only managed a modest 552,000 viewers on Monday. Pictured: Big Brother housemate Tilly Whitfield
David Knox of TV Tonight suggested cutting the series down to a six week season – previous seasons have run for 14 or 15 weeks.
He insisted it’s high time the kitchen set had a makeover, too, and wants to see more Mystery Box challenges.
Next, the critic says the 90 minute episodes are simply too long, with 70 minutes being ample time for each instalment.
Decline: Numbers for MasterChef Australia are significantly down from last season. Pictured: MasterChef judges (left to right) Andy Allen, Melissa Leong and Jock Zonfrillo
He also believes the show should cut the top 24 down to a top 20, with lots of double eliminations to keep the pace fast.
Knox insists MasterClass, Junior and Celebrity editions need to go, but travel episodes and outdoor challenges need to return.
MasterChef received a major overhaul last season, with original judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Matt Preston leaving so a new lineup could step in.
Success: Lego Masters has continued to be a huge hit for Channel Nine this year. Pictured: hosts Hamish Blake and Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught