I really hate the pre-eviction segment where Sonya questions them. It just seems completely at odds with the Big Brother we used to love. Leave that shit to Survivor.I think the mistake is that Big Brother is something to chew over and enjoy, not fast food. It's never really been branded this way but in many ways it is the definition of "slow TV" - rush it and you miss the small moments and nuances which actually make it a much more enjoyable watch.
As said last year just splitting each eviction cycle over two episodes instead would give the format chance to breathe and viewers more chance to engage with it. Ending an episode with the Noms Challenge for example gives fans 24 hours to speculate over what happens next, who'll get nominated and who will get evicted. At the moment you just get a commercial break to do that, and the scramble after is so rushed and so deliberately misleading fans don't really engage with the eviction process and therefore don't particularly care.
I agree, I'd much rather just watch them scramble for votes for 5-10 minutes and then get straight to the vote. The eviction room is a waste of a room and is also just a waste of 20 minutes. The episode could be cut so much shorter without it, or even better yet we could see more personal content from the housemates.I really hate the pre-eviction segment where Sonya questions them. It just seems completely at odds with the Big Brother we used to love. Leave that shit to Survivor.