Why?Agreed... Give me any annoying former housemate or cringe-worthy media personality over Peta fucking Credlin.
I'm very conscious that this is not a political conversation so I'll leave this by giving my reasoning here and try to be apolitical so that I can leave it at that. If you're keen to have a conversation about it though, happy to through private message. I'm a big fan of having meaningful and respectful conversations with people you don't necessarily agree with. (Great way to get a different perspective that you might not otherwise consider).Why?
I think the host should be someone who can be firm when that is needed. I think Peta has demonstrated this on Credlin, Sky News.
I want a tough season with a strong female host. I want the housemates to be opinionated and political.
Absolutely. Going up against Survivor is almost more stupid than pre-recording it, especially after the success of the most recent series and an All Stars coming up to build the brand further. Add to that you're switching to a format where you really need to appeal to Survivor fans to come on over and it's just a non-starter.Well our worst fears have been confirmed.
Not going live is just going to make Big Brother like every other reality show out there. I don’t see how this is going to be a success on 7.
If it is airing in August it is going to be up against Survivor which already has a established fan base and building up year on year. The Olympics might get people interested at first but I can see the numbers dropping off.
What is the point of watching Big Brother “live” on 7 when you can just watch it later and in your own time on catch up days, weeks, months, years later. Survivor is going to win this ratings battle against it. People aren’t going to switch over when a show like that is gaining momentum. There is no point of difference to switch.
Big Brother has a big fan base but I am sure a lot will drop off as soon as they hear it is not live. Let’s face it 7 needed those Big Brother fans to watch if they had any hope of doing decent in the ratings. This is the 3rd time the show is coming back. Will the average viewer be interested and in the long term? It needed all of the help it could get. You’re now going to struggle to get the casual and the fan base to watch.
I may be proven wrong but I can’t see Big Brother doing well on 7. It is not going to get the numbers they want and now they are alienating the fan base.
Absolutely, though I guess they don't want to push House Rules into going head to head with The Block.I would have done Big Brother live Apr/May/Jun or May/Jun/Jul.
Think it has the best chance of success at that time on 7. MasterChef could be vulnerable with the new judges. The Voice isn’t really a thing anymore.
It's a real shame that is the best we can hope for. The live feeds are just so important for driving the show - so often this summer on BBUSA it was events on the live feeds which actually drove audiences to the live show. Indeed the biggest argument of the series was actually blocked on the live feeds as it happened in the hours leading up to the live show, but producers knew how important it was and it therefore was conveniently "leaked", and that only served to make you really want to watch the next episode rather than thinking there is no point because you'd seen it all.Maybe all they really mean is no live feeds which is something i can live without.
It was certainly tired - perhaps a bit rose tinted to say it wasn't broke but I do think it had another year in it. BB2008 was the year they tried things and most of them didn't pay off, but I think the producers and us as viewers actually learned alot from it and I think a 2009 series would have probably bounced back creatively at least. I think the Nine version died out mainly because it just felt unloved by Nine - having no live feeds was a big issue, but the bigger issue was in the end it just had no presence outside the TV show at all. Big Brother really was the first show that was so much more than just a TV show and had a 360 approach and was able to go viral long before TV shows were constantly trying to do that.Big Brother wasn't broke when it was first cancelled, I saw both 2007 and 2008 a few years after they aired. Maybe some were a bit tired of the format or there were some rival shows that were taking some of the audience. They experimented more 2008 but it was still a format that was invested in and wasn't budget.
I'm actually surprised 10 hasn't had a crack at Australian Idol again, it would be good to compete with the voice. As long as it's not huesey and Lyndsay Lohan judgingChannel Seven are staying tight lipped on where the new Big Brother house is, but our likely pick is Cockatoo Island. The island sits in the middle of Sydney harbour and is used regularly as a filming location. Job ads uncovered by Behind Big Brother show BB production are hiring staff to work...www.behindbigbrother.com
So, not only will this be like "Survivor in a warehouse" - with the contestants voting each other out - it's also on an island, just like Survivor.
Lol this is Big Brother in name only. Why would I want to watch Survivor in some warehouse in the middle of city? If I wanted Survivor I think I'd just watch the one on Ten.
Hey, who's looking forward to Australian Idol returning? Didn't you hear, it's coming back as Big Brother in 2 years time! No singing this time - people have had enough of that. If you sing you're out.
I'm still subscribing to the delusion that everything we've heard is complete bs and it will be a complete revival of 10 era BB haha. But yeah, I agree. Got to give it a chance. If it does turn out to be shit, then we can bitch about it.Can't we all at least wait until we learn some more definitive details before completely dismissing the new season?