Twitter is irrelevant to viewership because the majority of them are American....not that I’m one to talk.I think the whole “mental health” excuse is just a whitewash. If their duty of care was really that big of a deal they would have acted sooner. With the show in decline the decision to cut the live feed is about control. Corus believe they’re going to pull more viewers in to the broadcast show by taking control of the narrative. Yes they’ve pissed off BB Twitter in the process but they’re banking on the majority still watching. TBH completely honest I think they’re probably 100% correct in that assumption. I was in a Twitter space earlier with some BBCAN alumni and while they were all critical of the decision many said they’d still support the show.
Can’t disagree that it’s easier for the show to control narratives, but I think killing feeds will still cause a slow dropoff of superfans; not because of any “boycott”, which is useless, but because of the inherent slowdown of community discussion.