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Big Brother renewed for two more seasons

Big Brother 16CBS has renewed Big Brother for its 17th and 18th seasons, which will air in 2015 and 2016. The renewal isn’t a surprise, though it is the first time the network has ordered two seasons like this.

That demonstrates the network’s confidence in the show–and its ability to get ratings, whether that cast spews bigotry or plays a relatively boring game.

In a press release, CBS noted that ratings for Big Brother 16 were “up +2% in viewers (7.56m from 7.39m) and +4% in adults 18-49 (2.7/09 from 2.6/08)” versus last year, and all three weekly episodes “rank among the top 10 programs of the summer in adults 18-49.”

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