Bigg Boss, India’s biggest reality show, has managed to keep its audience hooked to their television screens throughout its nine seasons through its ugly fights, manipulative games, back-bitching and voyeurism. This year, as we all know, is going to be extra special with celebs and ordinary citizens sharing the same house. Last year’s TRPs were not that great and that is why it is very important for the show makers that this season works. And now that there are just few hours left for the premiere episode of Bigg Boss 10 to begin, let us take you through a memory ride of how the show has fared on the TRP charts previously.
Bigg Boss season 1
Hosted by the Bollywood Actor Arshad Warsi, Bigg Boss in 2006 was the first season of the reality TV show. Rakhi Sawant’s over the top drama combined with the the love angle between Anupama Verma and Aryan Vaid helped the show get an average of 2.72 TRP.
Bigg Boss season 2
Shilpa Shetty replaced Arshad Warsi as the host in the second season. Rahul Mahajan’s voyeuristic ways, Payal Rohatgi’s sensuous image and Sambhavna Seth’s controversial fights remained the highlight of the season. The show topped the rating charts with 3.02 TRP in its last week due to a voluntary exit by Rahul Mahajan.
Bigg Boss season 3
Hosted by Amitabh Bachchan, the third season of Bigg Boss gave birth to a phenomenon called Kamal Rashid Khan! KRK, Claudia Ciesla, Sherlyn Chopra, Raju Srivastav,Vindu Dara Singh remained the most talked about celebs of the house. Kamal’s re-entry in the house gave the show a great boost, fetching it 3.06 TRP in the finale week.
Bigg Boss season 4
Hosted by Salman Khan, this season is till date the highest TRP grosser in the history of Bigg Boss. The fact that this season was longer than its predecessors and lasted for 14 weeks (96 days) explains it further. Bunty’s controversial ejection, Ssara Khan and Ali Merchant’s marriage, Dolly Bindra’s abuses, Shweta Tiwari’s maturity and most of all Salman Khan’s entry as the host worked wonders for this season. The show shut on a TRP of 6.70!
Bigg Boss season 5
Sunny Leone’s entry into the Bigg Boss house surely gave an amazing opening to the season with 4.30 TRP but Sanjay Dutt’s hosting among other factors like absence of any volatile personalities stopped it from becoming as big a hit as its predecessor.
Bigg Boss season 6
Salman Khan, who was the host of fourth season, returned as the host for the show. The sixth season was launched as a Parivarik season with a Gujarati tagline- Alag che! The love triangle between Sana Khan-Rajeev Paul-Delnaaz Irani and ugly fights between Imam Siddique and Sapna Bhavnani fetched the show an average of 3.81 TRP. The sixth season fared better than its predecessors as it shut down on a whopping 4.40 TRP, which was the highest in the non-fiction category in the finale week.
Bigg Boss season 7
Hosted by Salman Khan, seventh season is touted to be the most controversial season in the history of Bigg Boss. Guuhar Khan and Kushal Tandon’s love story, Ajaz Khan’s changing loyalties, Tanisha Mukherjee and Armaan Kohli’s coochi-cooing, Pratyusha Banerjee and Kamya Panjabi’s bonding and to top it all Elli Avram’s sweetness lent the show an average of 4.32 TRP, slightly less than the fourth season which has been the highest TRP grosser till date.
Bigg Boss season 8
Post Salman Khan’s sudden exit from Bigg Boss 8, filmmaker Farah Khan was roped in to host the Bigg Boss Halla Bol series. Karishma Tanna and Upen Patel’s love story, Gautam Gulati’s sympathy game and Puneet Issar’s anger management journey fetched the show an average TRP of 3.28. The show suffered hugely from Salman’s exit.
Bigg Boss season 9
Bigg Boss 9, also known as Bigg Boss: Double Trouble, is remembered as the worst seasons in the history of Bigg Boss. Neither Kishwerr Merchant and Suyyash Rai’s love story nor Rochelle Rao and Mandana Karimi’s hotness could save the show from tanking. However Shah Rukh Khan’s episode (for the promotions of Dilwale) got a TRP rating of 2.9 for the show, which was one of the highest that the ninth season saw.
So what do you think ? Will the tenth season be able to surpass the TRPs of its previous seasons ? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below. And yes don’t forget to come to BollywoodLife for more updates on Bigg Boss 10!