Big Brother has been on for 19 seasons, so it's easy to understand how people can get tired of the same old format over and over. Especially with the new trend of bringing back old cast members, fans are starting to get restless. That being said, CBS doesn't have a summer show with higher ratings than Big Brother.
According to Les Moonves, CEO of CBS (and husband of Big Brother host Julie Chen), it's the reason the network is alive.
Julie Chen told The Hollywood Reporter her husband said, "You and your show are single-handedly keeping this network afloat during the summer. You’re keeping this network running.'"
With 7.35 million viewers per week, CBS needs to do everything they can to keep their Big Brother audience happy. That's why when Chen announced an edition of Celebrity Big Brother, which has never aired in the United States, fans got excited. The UK edition has boasted some pretty impressive names in the past, such as:
- Pamela Anderson
- Farrah Abraham, of Teen Mom
- Perez Hilton
- Gary Busey
- Ivana Trump
- Courtney Stodden
- Dennis Rodman
- Jermaine Jackson
- La Toya Jackson
- Stephen Baldwin
However, the American edition is...well, let's just say it's a list of names you probably don't recognize.