'Big Brother' Live Double Eviction, Matt and Brendon gone


It’s down to the final five players as two of the Houseguests fell victim to last night’s live double eviction show.  Matt was the first casualty as he became the first member of the Brigade alliance to leave the house when he was evicted by a vote of 4-0.  After discovering that a second contestant would accompany Matt to the jury house last night, the remaining 6 Houseguests squared off in a Head of Household competition, nomination ceremony, Veto competition and the evening’s second eviction-all during the one-hour live broadcast. 

Immediately following the night’s first eviction, the Houseguests competed for Head of Household, which Hayden won.  Hayden proceeded to place Brendon and Ragan on the block for eviction, but Ragan was able to win the Power of Veto and save himself.  Hayden then replaced Ragan with Britney, but in the end it was Brendon who became the second Houseguest to be evicted by a vote of 3-0. 

Following their evictions, Matt, a 32-year-old web designer from Elgin, Ill., and Brendon, a 30-year-old high school swim coach from Riverside, Calif., were interviewed by host Julie Chen about their experience in the house.  They join Rachel and Kathy as the third and fourth jury members. 
The remaining Houseguests were left to battle it out for Head of Household.  Results will be revealed during Sunday night’s broadcast.

The Houseguests:
Lane Elenburg, Decatur, Texas                                                      
Ragan Fox, Los Angeles, Calif.
Andrew Gordon, Miami Beach, Fla. – Eliminated July 29                                                    
Britney Haynes, Huntington, Ark.
Kathy Hillis, Texarkana, Ark. – Eliminated August 19                                                          
Matt Hoffman, Elgin, Ill. – Eliminated August 26                                                          
Hayden Moss, Tempe, Ariz.                                                        
Enzo Palumbo, Bayonne, N.J.
Rachel Reilly, Las Vegas, Nev. – Eliminated August 12                                                        
Monet Stunson, Glen Carbon, Ill. – Eliminated July 22
Brendon Villegas, Riverside, Calif. – Eliminated August 26                                            
Annie Whittington, Tampa, Fla. – Eliminated July 15
Kristen Bitting, Philadelphia, Pa. – Eliminated August 5

Last Night’s Live Double Eviction Delivers the Largest Audience on Any Night Since April 2008. “Big Brother” is the Night’s Top Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-34.

CBS Wins Thursday in Viewers and Demos

Last night’s live double eviction gave BIG BROTHER its largest audience since 2008 and was the top program of the night in viewers and key demographics, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Thursday, Aug. 26.

BIG BROTHER THURSDAY was first in households (4.8/09), viewers (8.18m), adults 25-54 (3.2/10), adults 18-49 (2.7/10) and adults 18-34 (2.4/09).  This is BIG BROTHER’s best delivery in households on any night since Sept. 15, 2009 (BIG BROTHER 11 finale) and its largest audience in viewers since April 13, 2008 (BIG BROTHER 9). 

Compared to the same night last year, BIG BROTHER THURSDAY was up +9% in adults 18-34 (from 2.2/08), even in adults 18-49 and added +380,000 viewers (from 7.80m, +5%).  BIG BROTHER THURSDAY was the night’s top program in households, viewers, adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

For the night, CBS was first in households (4.5/08), viewers (7.27m), adults 25-54 (2.4/06) and adults 18-49 (1.9/06).   

(Editor’s Note: CBS had preemptions/delays in 2.1% of the U.S. due to New England Patriots’ pre-season football in Boston.  Ratings and all time period rankings are tentative and subject to change.)

(source; CBS)