Reality TV

Big Brother Australia axed for 2024

The future of the popular reality show is looking unclear.
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Big Brother Australia has been shelved for 2024 according to insider industry reports. 

Whilst Channel 7 themselves have not yet made any official announcements about the future of the series, TV Blackbox has confirmed the show will not be airing this year. 

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The news comes as no surprise given the 2023 season of Big Brother Australia, titled ‘House of Love’ failed to bring in the historically high ratings that previous seasons have enjoyed. 

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Originally premiering in a prime timeslot of 7:30pm multiple nights a week on Channel 7, only one week into airing the show was moved to a later timeslot. 

Sonia Kruger will be taking a break from Big Brother Australia in 2024. (Credit: Channel Seven)

Whilst more viewers tuned in to watch the housemates battle it out on catch-up streaming service 7Plus, many longtime fans of the show tuned out early on in the season with only 152,000 overnight viewers in the five capital cities tuning in for the finale of season 15. 

It’s no huge surprise that Channel 7 has shelved the program for 2024 after fans slammed the format change from live to pre-recorded, as well as the dating show spin for the 2023 series. 

The dating show spin for the 2023 season wasn’t popular with fans of the franchise. (Credit: Channel Seven)

Insiders have hinted however that after taking a rest in 2024, Big Brother Australia may return to the live show format we all know and love in 2025, though TV Blackbox has reported that no formal decision has yet been made. 

“It’s certainly something we would consider going forward,” show producer Rob McKnight previously told the publication in late 2022. 

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