Big Brother returned to Australia for the first time in five years earlier this month. Its return brought a new format, a new channel, and it looks like there may be more Big Brother to come in the future.
An eagled-eyed poster on the forum Behind Big Brother has pointed to a headline in the newspaper The Sunday Telegraph. According to the article, Channel 7 is set to renew Big Brother Australia for another series in 2021. The publication reports Seven and production company, Endemol Shine, needed to confirm if they would be using the site for the Big Brother house in Sydney next year.
The news of a possible renewal would not be surprising in the least. The first week of the show brought high numbers to Seven and its digital platform 7Plus. The launch attracted 866,000 viewers for the main show and over 900,000 tuned in for the first eviction, topping all three key demos.
As a whole, Big Brother is outrating Survivor: All-Stars by a wide margin with viewing figures hovering around 700,000-800,000.
The Sunday Telegraph article states Channel 7 is expected to officially announce a Big Brother renewal in the coming days.
Big Brother airs Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays on Channel 7 in Australia.