'Big Brother' tops Thursday adults 18-49; Live Eviction Show a gainer


Live Eviction Show Posts Week-to-Week and Year-to-Year Gains. BIG BROTHER was Thursday’s #1 program in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 while posting week-to-week and year-to-year increases, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Aug. 19.

BIG BROTHER THURSDAY was first in households (4.5/08), viewers (7.45m), adults 25-54 (3.0/10), adults 18-49 (2.4/09) and adults 18-34 (2.0/08).  Compared to last week, BIG BROTHER THURSDAY was up +5% in households (from 4.3/08), even in adults 25-54, adults 18-49 and adults 18-34, and added +210,000 viewers (from 7.24m, +3%).

 Compared to the same night last year, BIG BROTHER 12 THURSDAY was up +5% in households (from 4.3/08), +7% in adults 25-54 (from 2.8/09), +4% in adults 18-49 (from 2.3/08), +18% in adults 18-34 (from 1.7/07) and added +690,000 viewers (from 6.76m, +10%). 

Matt Surprises the House by Using the Diamond Power of Veto to Save Himself,
Choosing Kathy as His Replacement on the Block.

During last night’s live broadcast, Kathy, the 40-year-old Deputy Sheriff from Texarkana, Ark., was blindsided when Matt pulled himself off the block by using the Diamond Power of Veto and chose Kathy as his replacement.  Kathy was evicted by a vote of 5-0.  Following her eviction, she was interviewed by Julie Chen about the experience. 

After last night’s BIG BROTHER eviction, the Houseguests competed for Head-of-Household in the “Big Brother Says” competition.  Julie Chen asked the Houseguests questions based on the “Simon Says”-type messages that were played in the house on Wednesday.  Britney answered the most questions correctly and will be the new 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. – Eliminated August 19                                                          
Matt Hoffman, Elgin, Ill.
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.                                                    
Annie Whittington, Tampa, Fla. – Eliminated July 15
Kristen Bitting, Philadelphia, Pa. – Eliminated August 5

(source; CBS)