Bigg Boss 5 has broken records as far as TRPs are concerned. Accordng to the data put forth by aMap, a television rating agency, the opening episode of Bigg Boss Season 5 had a rating of 4.3 compared to the Season 4 rating of 3.5. Bigg Boss Season had an average rating of 2.43m while Bigg Boss 2 and Bigg Boss 1 had average ratings of 2.03 and 1.96
27 million viewers watched the opening episode of Bigg Boss 5. The first week which had cat fights and tension between the female housemates saw the TRPs rise even more. The memorable episodes of October 14 2011, day 12, when we had the taste of PMS (Pooja Missra Syndrome) when she lashed out at other housemates like a witch and broke the broom, registered the highest TRPs. Though the inmates turned against other and wanted her out, Bigg Boss left her off with warning. Bigg Boss also told the other contestants that they were rude and negligent towards Pooja. The result, Pooja Missra was saved by a huge margin of votes.
Viewers feel Shraddha Sharma,Amar, Akashdeep, Mahek, Vida, Siddarth and Pooja Missra are the four pillars of Bigg Boss Season 5. The episodes featuring day 31 and day 32 (November 2 and 3, 2011).These two episodes garnered 28.2 million and 28.4 million audience respectively, the highest viewership ever among all Indian reality shows to date, due to many fights and bickering on those two days.