By A. James for Ny Breaking Australia
Big Brother’s disastrous ratings this season continued on Monday night, with just 134,00 metro viewers tuning in to Channel Seven’s ‘sexy’ reboot.
And now one of the show’s former winners has spoken out about where the franchise went so terribly wrong this year.
Trevor ‘Big Trev’ Butler, who won a million dollars on Big Brother in 2004, says producers have alienated the show’s fanbase by focusing on ‘hot singles looking for love’ rather than the whole bunch to stop with ordinary people.
“I think it was a mistake to make it the House of Love this year,” Butler said New idea.
“They’ve got all these beautiful people there, a lot of glamorous influencers and they seem to be going for that Survivor, MAFS vibe with all that artificial drama and excitement. That’s why things are going so bad.’
Big Brother legend Trevor Butler has revealed why the show’s sexy reboot failed so miserably amid shocking viewing figures. Pictured: Trevor Butler and Bree who appeared in Big Brother 2004
Butler said producers have alienated the show’s fanbase by focusing on “hot singles looking for love” instead of filling the place with regular people. Pictured: The latest season of Big Brother
Trevor ‘Big Trev’ Butler won $1 million on Big Brother in 2004
Butler, 50, a broadcaster who can now be heard on the Gold Coast’s Hot Tomato, added that Australians love the “social aspect” of the Big Brother format, which used to be about watching “ordinary people” who tried to get along – or not.
Seven has moved the once reliable ratings winner from 7.30pm Monday to Wednesday to the 8.30pm timeslot.
The show was beaten in the ratings by MasterChef spin-off Dessert Masters on Monday night, a rare win for Channel 10.
The cooking show, hosted by Melissa Leong and Amaury Guichon, attracted 449,000 viewers in urban areas.
The show was beaten by MasterChef spin-off Dessert Masters on Monday night, a rare win for Channel 10
Dessert Masters managed to attract 449,000 viewers in urban areas
On Seven, Home and Away ends the 2023 season on a high, with 429,000 viewers in the major centers and 364,000 at 8pm.
Meanwhile, Channel Nine’s My Mum Your Dad final ended the season with 335,000 viewers in the metro centres.
Seven ended the night in first place overall with a 28 percent audience share, while arch-rival Nine was a close second with 26.5 percent.
ABC had the third highest audience share with 19.5 percent, while Channel 10 was close behind with 18.6 percent of the available audience.