Big Brother Canada launched in February of 2013 where it originally aired on specialty network Slice before moving on to it’s current network Global for the third season.
The premiere episode of the first season reached 3.3 million viewers on Slice and Global, and 735,000 viewers in the 18-49 demo, and alone on Slice BBCAN secured a record breaking AMA of 340,000 viewers (A2+), bringing the channel its highest audience ever.
The show continues to be a ratings success after eight seasons with the latest season ranking at #7 for A18-49, and #9 for A25-54 in key demographics for the 2019/2020 core Canadian television year, and was the only Canadian show to make it in the list.
Host, and now Executive Producer of BBCAN Arisa Cox went on the Minority Report podcast created by 3 former alumni of the sixth season of BBCAN and broke an exclusive that BBCAN will be aiming to have at least a minimum of half the cast will be BIPOC.
Arisa Cox also stated the crew behind the camera must also reflect the diversity of the cast which will see more increased diversity of the crew that works on the show.
You can watch the full episode of Minority Report here
Big Brother Canada Season Nine will air in Spring of 2021 on Global Television.