Almost 1 million watch Big Birth
19 October 2005, AMSTERDAM — Over 920,000 people tuned in for special episode of Dutch Big Brother show on Tuesday evening after one of the contestants gave birth to girl.
19 October 2005
AMSTERDAM — Over 920,000 people tuned in for special episode of Dutch Big Brother show on Tuesday evening after one of the contestants gave birth to girl.
The viewing figures were released by the KijkOnderzoek foundation on Wednesday.
Television station Talpa screened an extended episode of the reality show on Tuesday to make the most of the publicity surrounding the birth of Joscelyn Savanna to contestant Tanja.
Talpa confirmed on Tuesday that it would stick rigidly to the tight regulations governing the amount of time baby Joscelyn Savanna can appear before the cameras.
Initially, the producers wanted an exemption from the child labour regulations to allow unlimited filming of the child.
Despite the restrictions, the arrival of the girl has done wonders for Talpa and Big Brother. Last week, viewing figures for Big Brother varied from 350,000 to 650,000.
This is far below the pulling power of earlier series of the reality show.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news