Yesterday, the super-sad news first broke that there won’t be a Big Brother Canada 6 … at least in 2018. Beyond that, anything is possible. There are a wide array of different reasons for that out there, and that’s something that can be examined further in the feature piece we wrote on the subject yesterday.
Today, the big question that needs to be answered is this: What can be done in order to give the show another kick at the can? Obviously, tweeting to Global TV can help, as can using the #BBCAN6 hashtag anywhere. So much of the TV business these days is themed on outreach, and finding the right ways in which for networks to feel as though what they’ve got is both is capable of trending on social media or discussed by people on the street.
For those who want to help in the form of signing a petition, friend of the site Rob Cesternino has created one that you can sign over at the link here. If a petition does get enough signatures, it can go a long way to getting the show back on the air.
Beyond all of this, there is something more that can be done that’s a little more old-school: Trying to recruit new fans into the franchise. If you think about it, most of the people who are fighting to save the show right now are already watching it, checking out the live feeds, and discussing it online; they were already doing what needed to be done. Where the show lost a little of steam the past couple of years was getting ordinary Canadians who aren’t superfans to sit down and check out the show. Trying to appeal to these people if and when the show comes back — or even convincing them now to watch old episodes online via the show’s official site — could be one of the big ways for the franchise to have more longevity. TV is about money, and Global needs more viewers seeing their advertisements or watching the show when it is on the air.
If you’re telling your friend to check out the show and they haven’t seen it before, tell them that it’s a social experiment or a strategy game and try to steer clear of the reasons why they maybe weren’t watching in the first place. Here’s some true tea to quote a certain houseguest: Before we watched Big Brother for the first time, our preconceived notion was that it was just a show where people were hooking up and screaming at each other. We didn’t understand that it was as complex and interesting as it is. Getting casual viewers to break down these preconceived notions is a great way to support the show and bump up the ratings.
Once there is more news to report on the subject of Big Brother Canada 6, it will be posted here at the site. (Photo: Global.)