Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bitter, Party of Seven

CBS has thoughtfully put a teaser video out on their website showing a small portion of the Jury deliberations.

Sounds like Shelly ain't votin' for Porsche.......and look how Jeff is clutching Jordan's leg.

You can watch the :25 clip here.

I Think the Live Feeds are a Wrap

until the aftershow interviews.  As I do every year, I will cover those interviews for you.  I am particularly looking forward to Evel Dick's interviews for  I hope he is doing well...recent tweets reported that he "felt like shit again" so let's all pray or chant or cross your pinkie toes or whatever it is we can do to bring him good luck and health.

He hasn't done an RTVZone chat since the last one I reported on, taped on 8-29-11, so I hope we can see him tonight.

Please check back in the coming days and weeks for post-season interviews and houseguest coverage.  Tonight is actually the worst finale timing for me---I am a CPA in "real life" and tomorrow is big tax deadline for 2010 business reporting.  So having said that I won't be able to stay up all night to cover the post-season events but will watch and report as soon as I can for you.

I love Big Brother and thank you for your patronage this season.  I know we don't all love the outcome every year, but there is no other television experience where you can follow along live with all of the action.

As much as some of us bitch and complain, I can't imagine a summer without Big Brother and I hope I don't have to for at least a few more years....

Like It or Not, BB13 Was a Big Success

for CBS and Allison Grodner Productions.  This article from points out that the numbers look good on all fronts.

So not only can we look forward to a 14th season, we can probably expect more returning cast members on a regular basis.  I don't think they can count on Brendon or Jordan coming back, but maybe Jeff, Rachel, and Evel Dick can be on the show every year.  Maybe they will do a "Rivals" season or something.


I think the days of 14 brand new houseguests are long gone.  But after seeing some of the casting decisions this year with the newbies, maybe that's a good thing.....

"BIG BROTHER" WRAPS UP ITS MOST SUCCESSFUL SUMMER SINCE 2004 WITH YEAR-TO-YEAR GROWTH ON ALL PLATFORMS - ON-AIR, ONLINE AND ON CABLE With its finale on Wednesday, BIG BROTHER is wrapping up its most successful summer in both viewers and adults 18-49 since 2004, with growth on all platforms from on-air to online and on cable. This summer's success also witnessed robust social media activity, particularly on Facebook and Twitter.

"Growing a show in its 13th edition on all these platforms is testament to the amazing creativity and energy of our producers. At every step of the way, they deliver innovative twists and turns that consistently evolve this proven franchise and engage one of the most loyal and interactive fan bases on television and online," said Jennifer Bresnan, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, CBS Entertainment.


•· In its 13th edition, BIG BROTHER has swept its three weekly (Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday) time periods in viewers and key demographics every broadcast this summer against non-sports competition.

•· Based on most current ratings through nine weeks this summer, BIG BROTHER has posted year-to-year growth in viewers, adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and adults 25-54 on all three nights with overall gains of +11% in adults 18-49 (3.1/09 from 2.8/09), +4% in adults 18-34 (2.5/09 from 2.4/08), +12% in adults 25-54 (3.7/10 from 3.3/09) and +4% in viewers (8.11m from 7.80m).

•· The Aug. 21 edition of BIG BROTHER SUNDAY delivered the largest audience (8.37m) and highest adult 18-49 rating (3.2/09) for any BIG BROTHER broadcast since September 2007.

•· Meanwhile, the Aug. 31 broadcast of BIG BROTHER WEDNESDAY marked the first time ever that BIG BROTHER was the week's top-rated program in both adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.


•· BIG BROTHER: AFTER DARK, a live look inside the Big Brother house (12:00-3:00 AM, live ET/9:00PM-12:00 AM, live PT) broadcast on SHOWTIME 2, is averaging 168,000 viewers per night, +8% ahead of last summer.


•· Full length episodes, highlight clips and other content from BIG BROTHER were made available across the CBS Audience Network, allowing a community of fans to watch the program online and incorporate clips into their blogs, wikis and widgets and interact as well as discuss BIG BROTHER on message boards. Traffic to the BIG BROTHER website at is up +18% versus last summer.

•· CBS and RealNetworks, Inc. provided exclusive live 24/7 streaming video from inside the BIG BROTHER house. Subscribers to the live 24/7 feed is tracking +10% ahead of last year, with 25% of those subscribers also paying for mobile access. More than 2.5 million hours of content has been streamed.


•· Among Facebook friends, BIG BROTHER is up +101% from last summer.

•· Among Twitter followers, BIG BROTHER is up +2,753% from a year ago.

•· Since its premiere in July, BIG BROTHER has received 1,248,000 social media mentions, ranking as the number one television show on 20 of its 28 broadcast dates, according to Trendrr.TV (July 7-Sept.11).

BIG BROTHER concludes on Wednesday with a special 90-minute finale (9:30-11:00 PM, ET/PT) following the season premiere of SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC (8:00-9:30 PM).

BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol U.S.A.