Bigg Boss Kannada was kicked off with a huge expectations. It was the second reality show after Kannadada Kotyadipati, the Kannada version of Kaun Banega Crorepathi, to be adapted from the Bollywood. The show was directly pitted against the Puneet Rajkumar hosted game show and people claimed that it was a battle between the two stars to prove their supremacy over their popularity. However, it was proved in the later days that it was not about the two individuals, but about the content, which makes audience stick to a particular show/channel.
After 90 odd days, Bigg Boss Kannada is ready to wrap up its first edition. The opening edition has been overwhelmingly welcomed by audience as the show has surpassed Kannadada Kotyadipati to become the number one reality show of the season. The Sudeep's show beat the popularity of Kannadada Kotyadhipati with 4.7 TRP rating and as many as 47,000 votes for individual contestants. The TRP ratings of the show are much higher. On an average, the show delivers a TRP of 4.7 per week, according to TAM research.
Bigg Boss choosed 12 contestants from varied fields. Be it the roping in of godman Narendra Babu or controversial Nurse Jayalaksmi, who garnered public attention when the sex scandal with an ex-minister broke out, the show organisers have not left any stone unturned to bring in the perfect faces, who could draw the public attention. They also signed Vijay Raghavendra, Aparna, Chandrika, Arun Sagar,Sanjjanna Galrani, Nikita Thukral, Vinayak Joshi, Thilak, Anushree and Shweta Pandit from the film industry. Not to forget, some popular names like Rishi Kumara Swamiji, Rishika Singh, Rohan Gowda and Rajesh of Halli Huduga Pyatege Banda fame were also part of the show.