Salman Khan, the Lone Viewers-Attracting Factor in 'Bigg Boss 8'
A picture of Salman Khan in "Bigg Boss 8"."Bigg Boss 8" Website

Salman Khan is unlikely to renew his contract with "Bigg Boss" for the next season and there are already signs of the Hindi reality show losing a big chunk of viewership.

The "Dabangg" actor-hosted "Bigg Boss 8" show has not hit the bull's eye in terms of TRPs this season. Even his weekend episodes draw lesser audience compared to previous seasons. Added to that, the actor is accused of being biased towards some contestants and this has irked a section of audience who has shared their displeasure on social media websites.

However, Salman Khan's fans have taken strong exception to people's comment on his credibility and his popularity and have shot back saying that the actor is the lone factor getting TRPs for the show. Without him, it is quite impossible for the show to have such a large reach across the nation and a few foreign countries.

Critics say that "Bigg Boss 8" has been lacking the usual masala and is getting boring. Only in the last week there has been some drama in the house due to some controversies. This factor, on the other end, had made people debate whether Salman Khan's show is losing its charm.

Read some of the supportive tweets posted by Salman Khan's fans on Twitter.

iSalmanAficionado Tweeted

Would I Be Wrong If I Say, A Lotsa Celebs Turn Upto #BiggBoss Just To Get Noticed By Salman Khan Sothat They Can Find Their Way To Btown?
#BiggBoss <~~~ It Runs On Salman Khan's Renowned Status, No Gautam Or Ali Makes It Run! Plenty Of Such Came & Gone Over D Time! #BB8

Zara_Ali Posted

Colors TV : better make him offers that are worthy of him because no one is watching #BiggBoss if @BeingSalmanKhan is not hosting it :)

Salman's Chic♥ ‏Posted

Salman Khan's few minutes of performance on weekend epsd of #BiggBoss is more than enough to garn TRP's which daily epsd's failed to m/

Devilicious ‏Wrote

Salman, the best host ever, justice is done.. Nobody can ever handle #BiggBoss contestants like you do. #Awesome #BB8