I just realized that I’ve never watched the Big Brother Feeds online in all the seasons its been on! I DO watch Big Brother After Dark. First it was on Showtime and now its on TVGN. I give points to CBS, they have really taken advantage of the “big brother” theme and created an experience. You can sign up and watch online 24 hours. You can watch 5 nights a week for about 2 to 3 hrs on TV. And of course there is the actual show 3 nights week. If you take on Big Brother, then you have to be committed! Ha!
If you are like me and don’t watch the feeds, then you are prone to seeing spoilers. I’m on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and people screen shot and talk about what happens in the house all the time. So if you don’t watch the feeds, how does that make you feel? Does it minimize watching the actual show for you? Does it bother you? At first it bothered me. Since the show is 24 hrs and 7 days a week, I can’t just NOT go online to avoid spoilers. Some shows that only air once a week, you can do that. This is not one of those shows. So I know that if I go on Twitter, I might see in my timeline BB posts of stuff I havent seen. Now I am okay with that.
The hour-long show can still offer surprises (especially the eviction show, since that’s the only thing revealed on the show.). Plus I have found whatever big things that happen on the feeds (that I didn’t see), I now can’t wait to SEE it on the show! Also the shows are only an hour, so there is much NOT shown on the telecasts, it’s a great addition of information. I do wonder what the numbers are of people who are watching the feeds. We know from the TV shows, Big Brother is averaging around 6 million (though houseguests on the show keep saying 9 million). And there are almost as many Big Brother related accounts as many hashtags. I follow many of them.
I like the community nature of Big Brother. And I don’t have a lot of time to devote to ALL that is BB, so I like that the feeds are out there and I can go to social media and here what going on in the house. The hard work is done for me and I get the highlights. It’s a win-win.