WOW! Now this is what I call a successful business if this information is really true. No doubt BBA is one of the most watched television reality show here in Africa and could generate alot of profit.
According to the current edition of Encomium Magazine the organizers of Big Brother Africa (BBA) TV reality show made over hundred percent profit from the just concluded season, The Chase which kicked off on Sunday, May 26, 2013, and ended on Sunday, August 25, 2013 .
Check out the brief breakdown of the initial money spent below;
The Big Brother House - N10million
Feeding housemates for 3 months – N10Million
MakeUp Artistes and Toiletries - N5Million
Performing Artistes - N40Million
The Crew (50 Members) – N50Million
Advertisement and Promo – N200Million
Host (I.K Osakioduwa) - N10Million
Cash Prize – N45Million
Travelling Expenses – N5Million
Total expenses - N375Million
How Much They Raked In
(Airtel Charged N100/SMS)
Over 5Million People Voted Per Week for their Favorite housemates – 13 Weeks/91Days Minus SMS By Regular Fans - Over N7Billion Made
Please note that the above calculations may be rough and not too precise, but at least they will give you an idea of how profitable TV reality shows may be.