Should “Bigg Boss” be moved to a late-night slot?
India’s Information and Broadcasting Ministry has directed television channels to move two controversial reality shows to the late-night slot, saying the programmes were not suitable for universal viewing.
Media reports say that “Bigg Boss”, which airs on Colors and “Rakhi Ka Insaaf”, telecast on Imagine, can now be aired only after 11 p.m.
The decision is bound to hit broadcasters hard, especially since both shows have been garnering high ratings in the prime-time slot.
Colors recently brought in former “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson on “Bigg Boss” to boost ratings further.
The Indian government’s decision came after citizen groups and social organisations lodged protests over the provocative nature of the reality shows.
Do you think these shows need to be moved to the late-night slot? Should the government decide when you can watch TV shows? Are these reality shows unsuitable for children? Share your views.