TheWrap.com is reporting that Big Brother 11 will come to a conclusion on Tuesday, September 15th with a special two-hour finale. Normally, the finale is only one hour.
One change to Big Brother that fans have always requested is a two-hour season finale. It seems there is always so much to discuss on the finale that a lot gets over-shadowed on a one hour time-slot. CBS seems to be happy with Big Brother 11’s ratings, which are up 5% from last season. Maybe the two-hour season finale is a gift to the viewers for making this a successful season! Below is the information that TheWrap.com is reporting.
CBS is giving “Big Brother” fans more to love.
The network has decided to double the show’s Tuesday, Sept. 15 season finale, expanding it from one hour to two, insiders close to the production confirm. The grande-sized “Brother” will air live from 9-11 p.m., with Julie Chen set to host.
Look for the two-hour “Brother” to mix all the traditional elements of the final show — specifically, the crowning of a winner– with an extended reunion segment featuring return appearances by ejected houseguests. There will, of course, be a studio audience.
CBS’s decision to double down on “Brother” is no surprise given the show’s stellar ratings this season. Despite being in its 11th season, the show is up 5 percent in overall viewers– an almost unheard of growth for such a veteran show.
In years past, producers have had to cram a whole bunch of elements into a one-hour finale, leaving limited time for reunion elements and cast interviews.