‘Big Brother’ goes for seven on Ten

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Network Ten will air a seventh season of Endemol Southern Star’s “Big Brother” next year.

” ‘Big Brother’ is an enormous, enduring franchise; no other program delivers the ratings share among viewers under 40,” said Ten’s TV topper Grant Blackley.

Skein saw a lift in viewers in 2006 when two housemates were kicked off the show for an alleged sexual assault.

Ten also was upbeat about show’s Internet success. More than 640,000 people registered to become members of the “BB” Web site, which notched more than 210 million pageviews, up from 170 million last year.

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