Bigg Boss follows Bigg Brother format, which was first developed in Netherlands by Endemol. The show is favourite of many and has become household name now.
This reality show was hosted by well-known celebrities and the TRP topped when our favourite Salman Khan entered the show as the host. The way he hosted the show during weekend was the most happening thing.
Salman, not only entertained the audience with his best hosting ability, with his humourous act-he impressed the audiences too. After Salman started hosting the show, comparisons were made with the previous hosts.
The TRP raised from average of 2.12 TRP of Bigg Boss Season One, which was hosted by Arshad Warsi, to 3.77 TRP (Bigg Boss 8) hosted by Salman Khan. It is even known fact that the TRP fell down when Farah Khan hosted the Bigg Boss 8 - Renamed as Bigg Boss Halla Bol.
Arshad Warsi inaugurated the show as host in Bigg Boss Season 1, then it was Shilpa Shetty - Bigg Boss 2, but during these times the TRP was below 3 on average. But when Salman started hosting the show - Bigg Boss 4, the TRP topped to 5.15 (avg). From then there was no look back for Salman, as he hosted Bigg Boss from then (almost five years).
It should be noted that Bigg Boss 5 had Sanjay Dutt as main host, but Salman hosted a few eviction episodes with him (opening and finale episodes), during which the TRP was 4.14 (avg).
Have a look at the hosts from Bigg Boss 1 to this Bigg Boss 8...
Bigg Boss 1 Host – Arshad Warsi
The first season of Bigg Boss started in the year 2006, which was aired on Sony Entertainment Television. It started on 3rd November 2006 and ended on 26th January 2007. The show was hosted by Arshad Warsi. According to aMap (television viewership monitoring agency), the launch episode of Bigg Boss 1 had average ratings of 1.96.
Bigg Boss 2 Host – Shilpa Shetty
The second season of Bigg Boss started on 17 August, 2008 and Arshad was replaced by Shilpa Shetty, who was winner of Big Brother in UK, as the host of the show. The show was aired on Colors. According to aMap (television viewership monitoring agency), the opening episode of Season 2 had average ratings of 2.03.
Bigg Boss 3 Host - Amitabh Bachchan
Bigg Boss 3 was hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. The season started on 4 October, 2009, on Colors. According to aMap (television viewership monitoring agency), the opening episode of Bigg Boss Season 3 had 2.43 average rating.
Bigg Boss 4, BB 6 to BB 8 – Salman Khan
Bigg Boss 4 to BB 8* were hosted by Salman Khan, which was aired on Colors from 3 October, 2010. According to aMap (television viewership monitoring agency), the launch episode of Season 4 got 3.6 ratings which was high compared the previous three seasons.
*Bigg Boss 5 had two hosts: Salman and Sanjay Dutt.
Bigg Boss 5 – Sanjay Dutt And Salman Khan
This TRP of Season 5's opening episode increased to 4.30. The launch had both Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt. The Diwali special and a few eviction episodes were hosted by Salman and Sanjay, after which the later took over as the permanent host of the Season 5.
Bigg Boss Halla Bol – Farah Khan
It is said that since Bigg Boss 8 was prolonged and Salman had other commitments, he had to quit the show. The show was taken over by Farah Khan later. Though the TRP fell for sometime, it stabilised later on due to the controversies in the show - Karishma Tanna-Upen Patel link ups mainly.