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Upload TV172 posts since 17 Nov 2017
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Daily Star is reporting Channel 5 have renewed Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother. Considering Endemol Shine and Channel 5 sign 3 year contracts this means Big Brother will continue to be on our screens until 2021. However Channel 5 want to pay less for the show.
62305823,472 posts since 19 Aug 2005
What a surprise......There cant ask to pay less for the celeb shows. That's where the money is made. The normal version well it's meh. Maybe they should just change it to two 4 week blocks instead like the celb version instead of draggin it out.
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Jon7,951 posts since 11 Apr 2005
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It doesn’t work like that though. You don’t automatically have more to spend on something if you make less of it. Especially if it’s one of your most profitable programmes.

Also they either have or haven’t paid less for the show if they’ve signed the deal. They don’t sign the deal then decide what they pay.
Brekkie31,805 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
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Just to note that the Daily Star also believe Gemma Collins is taking the lead role in the final series of Game of Thrones.
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Upload TV172 posts since 17 Nov 2017
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I could be wrong and correct me if I am. But I’m pretty sure Big Brother is one of Channel 5’s biggest show. It’s not usual for the channel to air a show that gets over the 1M mark even Will & Grace which is a huge show in the US struggled to peak at half a million viewers
Brekkie31,805 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
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Also by far the most costly though and actually now rating at a level where other shows aren't that far behind. They may have less advertiser friendly audiences but with much lower costs are likely more profitable.
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gottago2,839 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
I could be wrong and correct me if I am. But I’m pretty sure Big Brother is one of Channel 5’s biggest show. It’s not usual for the channel to air a show that gets over the 1M mark even Will & Grace which is a huge show in the US struggled to peak at half a million viewers

Not exactly, most of their prime time shows get over 1m now, less than that is a pretty average performance for them so they’re not struggling for shows that can rate decently for them. Although Big Brother is one of their bigger shows, probably still just about their biggest, it’s not rating significantly higher than their other shows which it used to. I’d be surprised if they went for another three more years of this as it’s sure only drop further. This series of CBB was pretty good but it must have been the lowest rated series.
gottago2,839 posts since 26 Aug 2004
London London
Also by far the most costly though and actually now rating at a level where other shows aren't that far behind. They may have less advertiser friendly audiences but with much lower costs are likely more profitable.

I’m not sure that’s right, BB’s pretty cost effective as they get an awful lot of hours from it with one large team. I’m pretty sure it would be cheaper to produce one series of Big Brother than the numerous fact ent series that would have to fill those hours.
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