As soon as the beginning of the new century arrived, at the beginning of 2000, the television channel Telecinco dared in Spain to adapt a format never seen before on national channels. Complicated and controversial, ‘Big Brother’ came as a breath of fresh air presenting a unique format: reality. From the beginning, it was full of controversy, in terms of the contestants, the medium, the social experiment they were facing. From the beginning… and until today, because it continues to be one of the most successful spaces on national television. How can it be that after sixteen editions, it continues to work so well?
In this post we bring you an analysis of how this new format has evolved, changing, and resulting in audience gains, opinions of all kinds, brutal television moments and a legacy that, it seems, will remain much longer.