Nine’s new Big Brother: Confidential is getting downgraded from an M classification to PG next week when it shifts from a 10pm Wednesday screening to 8pm Thursday.
That’s the same classification as the 7pm Daily Show. In its place are two episodes of Dallas.
This week viewers were divided over the success of the off-shoot show, with some enjoying the show’s humour, but others criticising a lack of adult content.
In a PG timeslot, content must be suitable for children to watch with parental supervision. While material classified PG may contain careful representations of adult themes or concepts, it must be mild in impact.
This change contradicts a statement from Nine’s Director of Programming and Production to TV Tonight in June.
“There will be some adult content, but not nudity. I mean adult debate, adult discussion that you wouldn’t play in a PG slot,” said Andrew Backwell.
“We want relationships, adults who relate to each other, rather than just people looking to hook up.”
Meanwhile social media is still calling for Mike Goldman to be given his own hosting spin-off show.