Big Brother airtime shrinks, again.

Friday's Big Brother dumped for Bond movie

The Big Brother weekly schedule continues to shrink with the Friday daily show now out of the schedule. This comes not long after Big Brother: Sunday was dropped as of last weekend.

A James Bond film (Goldeneye) will take over Friday’s BB slot this week. This latest change sees the weekly schedule condensed down into a mere four episodes a week, Monday to Thursday. We’ve got a side-by-side before and after comparison of Nine Adelaide’s over the air guide:

2014 EPG Not On Friday

Like this article to dislike the cancellation of Big Brother on Friday night.

Without any online component this year (aside from catch up episodes), an entire week of Big Brother is now limited to just 5½ hours, less ads.

bbau9-2014-october-dblevictiongone-ticketboothInterestingly, next week’s second live eviction (on Wednesday October 22nd with an extended 2 hour runtime) has been taken down from audience ticketing provider ticketbooth, now accessible only from a direct link which says “online sales are currently paused”. This leaves the question of whether Wednesday nights will still have a live Big Brother show at all. UPDATED: Ticket sales have resumed, be as you were!

With three consecutive days without a new Big Brother episode (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), how will you ride out this Big Brother black hole? Pop on over to our discussion boards and let us know!

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95 Replies to “Big Brother airtime shrinks, again.”

  1. Big Brother will be cancelled. Channel Nine can get the similar ratings from Big Bang repeats, and current programming decisions don’t display confidence in the series.

  2. Boo to channel 9 how tcan we watch a reality tv show if we can’t follow it everyday it was bad enough it wasn’t on Saturday then they caneled Sunday now Fri it’s crap big brother is one of my favourite shows

  3. If they put the evictions back to Sunday nights so everyone knows when they are.
    It’s one big muddle at the moment. And nominations, who knows when they happen!

  4. If they put it on at 6.30pm it would fit the demographic they are targeting. Its all about lets talk, what makes you sad, lets be happy families. oh Mike Goldman story telling, not narrating :( even BB USA is more entertaining and thats in a studio

  5. They need to stop flogging a dead horse at this point and let it die.. This years big brother has become so confused and just boring.. I’ve never felt so bored and not connected to the housemates this year.

  6. It’s silly, boring, painful and awkward to watch Ben and travis in the same room together and travis is sooo bogan, he’s not good to watch on TV

  7. good! take it off altogether (before you all have a go) i WAS an avid big brother watcher but this years just bored me to tears (everyone is a model wannabe) how about just the ‘normal people’ that used to be on the show

  8. Why don’t they stick to a format that *works*?? They screwed the show up. Who cares about “theme” dinners? (not me) Bring back the Friday Night Games of old … and other things that made the old seasons so much fun.

  9. I’m really over channel 9 and their bullshit with regard to bbau. First of all they start it 6 weeks later than last year, then they stuff around with the time slot and now even though the block and the footy have finished they still rehash big bang theory repeats and now a movie that was made how freaking long ago. We got spoilt because last years hm’s gave us a good show and the shit they are dishing up this year doesn’t give us any real insight into what’s happening. It’s no wonder viewers are going awol and considering there’s not a whole lot else to watch that’s pretty bad.

  10. Channel 9 COME ON! I love BB and dislike Bond movies! I have watched every year of BB Australia and this year the way it is being presented is the worst. I want to see more not less. This sucks! Not happy Jan!

  11. I have been an unashamed fan since day 1. I’m now beginning to care less. I actually think, even though they’re all related to BB in some shape or form, that this years housemates are a really good mix. But they put it on too late, they change times, they change channels without telling anyone, they just don’t seem to care, which in turn is affecting my time in the house. And I’m secretly hoping Ch 9 don’t renew it next year, because they’ve ruined it this year.

  12. I stopped watching it in the second week when Tim went in..
    I prefer it when they have absolutely no contact with the outside world..
    This year is too Hollywood..

  13. Its as entertaining as a nun in a brothel… Everyone ‘knows’ they’re on TV n its about as real as Santa… Good thing with their acting is they’ll get a start on home n away… Oh wait that’s been done also…:-/

  14. They stopped listening to the actual fans for a while now, this is the product of doing that. Hopefully other shows learn from this drastic mistake and channel 10 gets it back next year.

  15. BAD NEWS CH 9… YOU’RE KILLING IT!!! :( DISLIKE! You change times, you change channels, how bout you change YOUR attitude and fix the bloody show before you loose every viewer in Australia! The fans are trying to tell you what they want, but you’re not listening :/
    1. No more supermodels, we want every day Aussies that are older.
    2. Get some decent new intruders in there and shake that place up!
    3. We want minimum 6 days a week with Uplate, Rated M and Friday Night Live shows.
    4. Stop changing the timeslot and channel. If you don’t want it on prime time, finish the season on GO, just don’t chop and change all the time.
    5. Stop editing it to within an inch of it’s life so that we feel we are watching scripted tv not reality tv.
    HONESTLY! Who’s running this show :/

  16. They are kikling it off wednesday night had 17 minutes of stuff we saw tuesday a joke. People have been asking for friday games, tgst is wgat viewers want but execs dont

  17. The first 2 years were good when Ben won and with Lisa’s bum dance was a big hit and Gretel hosting the show. After this didn’t watch can’t believe it’s still on air. Big brother oh boy put a descent show or movie on T.V instead C9. ITS TIME TO GO Big Brother what a boring reality programme get of the air axe it C9.

  18. Where did the good old Daily show disappear to? All we see now is twists, stunts and a lot of repetitive content. I just want to see the housemates living! That’s also what was good about Uplate, seeing the housemates live and unscripted doing their own thing!!

  19. is it back on?…never seen anything about it…which is good as I always felt it was done in poor taste and a put off for dreamworld….in my opinion…not Trolling and not looking for any

  20. Will be surprised if it lasts to the end of the season. Critical error made when they decided to run it in such a late timeslot. It was doomed from the start.

  21. Probs because its shit and everyones over the whole reality tv bullshit. But, I guess some people are into it, I don’t even own a tv. Don’t see the point when I can stream anything online. No marketing being forced down my throat in the form of ads either.

    But seriously. Goldeneye is far more entertaining.

  22. Big Brother, a experiment in putting a bunch of strangers in a house and multiple cameras watch them.
    That was the idea for BB until now its basically Big Brother, a opportunity for upcoming actors and actresses to practice their acting and get some exposure while messing with the heads of the other people who aren’t actors and get their 15 mins of fame.
    Just like no-one will remember music artists of today with their pop songs in 5-10 years but they do remember the classics of years before. The same applies here, no-one will remember these housemates or want to remember them but everyone will remember Sara Marie, Fitzy, Trevor, even the Logan brothers. *Cough Friday Night Live* Cough.

    It’s not a case of just going back to basics because as it was said before, if you screened BB 2001 today in 2014, it would be cancelled because it wouldn’t work today. True, but if this is what BB has to be like to not get cancelled, its not worth the effort and should be retired.

  23. They use to have live webcams streaming 24/7 in the house and you could pay a 3 month fee ( it got cheaper as the end got closer) I think it was like $60 or something and you had unlimited access, also uncut. You had to pay by credit card so the younger ones did not have access which would be good for all the holier then thou people whinging. They should do that again and they would make more money

  24. I dont know about that, but then again I couldn’t really see Channel 7 or SBS picking it up so who else would? I’m sure it would be popular on 10 but I don’t think they would risk it again.

  25. Worst Cast Ever! Only a few interesting Housemates, the rest are useless and horny. They should’ve applied to THE BACHELOR!

  26. well u folks in oz ought to write to channel 9 petition and show them that they do have an audience. the only thing that saves anything is outcry…not apathy.

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