'Big Brother' Thursday sweeps time period for CBS


BIG BROTHER THURSDAY swept its time period in viewers and key demographics and continues to post gains over last year’s comparable broadcast, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for July 29.

BIG BROTHER THURSDAY was first in households (4.0/08), viewers (6.44m), adults 25-54 (2.7/09), adults 18-49 (2.2/08) and adults 18-34 (1.5/06).

  Compared to the same night last year, BIG BROTHER THURSDAY was up +4% in adults 25-54 (from 2.6/09), +5% in adults 18-49 (from 2.1/08) and added +10,000 viewers (from 6.43m). 

‘Big Brother’ votes; evict Andrew

The BIG BROTHER House Voted 8-0 to Evict Andrew during Last Night’s Live Broadcast after He Was Nominated for Eviction by Head-of-Household Matt.

During last night’s live broadcast, Andrew, the 39-year-old Podiatrist from Miami Beach, Fla., learned his fate and left the BIG BROTHER House.  Following his eviction, he was interviewed by Julie Chen about his experience. 

After last night’s BIG BROTHER eviction, the Houseguests competed for Head-of-Household in the “Big Brother Knockout” competition.  Houseguests went head-to-head answering BIG BROTHER competition questions: an incorrect answer resulted in elimination, while a correct answer meant Houseguests advanced to the next round and chose the next two players to face-off.  Rachel was the last woman standing and will be the next Head-of-Household.  

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.                                                          
Matt Hoffman, Elgin, Ill.
Hayden Moss, Tempe, Ariz.                                                        
Enzo Palumbo, Bayonne, N.J.
Rachel Reilly, Las Vegas, Nev.                                                        
Monet Stunson, Glen Carbon, Ill. – Eliminated July 22
Brendon Villegas, Riverside, Calif.                                                    
Annie Whittington, Tampa, Fla. – Eliminated July 15
Kristen Bitting, Philadelphia, Pa.

(source: CBS)