SURVIVOR, in its 23rd edition, continues to post strong ratings as the premiere of SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC won its time period. Rachel wins Big Brother & takes home the $500k grand prize.
Premiere of “Survivor: South Pacific” Wins its Time Period in Adults 18-49 and Posts Demographic Gains Versus Spring Edition.”Big Brother” Closes its Best Season Since 2004.
SURVIVOR, in its 23rd edition, continues to post strong ratings as the premiere of SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC won its time period in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 against the finale of “America’s Got Talent,” while the season finale of BIG BROTHER concluded its best season since 2004, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Wednesday, Sept. 14.
The SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC (S) special 90-minute broadcast was first in adults 25-54 (4.5/12), adults 18-49 (3.4/10), second in households (6.3/10) and viewers (10.57m). Compared to last spring’s first episode of SURVIVOR: REDEMPTION ISLAND (60 minutes on February 16, 2011), CBS was up +2% in both households (from 6.2/10) and adults 25-54 (from 4.4/11) and +6% in adults 18-49 (from 3.2/09).
The 90-minute finale of BIG BROTHER was second in households (4.7/08), viewers (7.78m), adults 25-54 (3.5/09), adults 18-49 (2.9/08) and adults 18-34 (2.3/07). Compared to last year’s final episode (two-hours on the same night last year), CBS was up +4% in households (from 4.5/08) and even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.
OMG! Rachel wins Big Brother & takes home the $500k grand prize
Rachel Reilly, the 27-year-old event hostess from Los Angeles, won the BIG BROTHER grand prize of $500,000 during the LIVE season finale on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Last night, Rachel and Porsche faced off in the final Head of Household competition, where they had to guess how jurors answered questions. Rachel answered the most questions correctly and became the season’s final HOH. After evicting Adam, Rachel and Porsche faced the Jury of the last seven evicted Houseguests (listed in order of eviction) – Brendon, Daniele, Jeff, Shelly, Kalia, Jordan and Adam – to plead their case.
After each of the jury members had the chance to ask the finalists questions, they voted LIVE for the winner of BIG BROTHER. By a vote of 4 to 3, Rachel won the competition.
In addition, viewers voted Jeff as “America’s Favorite Player,” awarding him the prize of $25,000.
After the vote was revealed, BIG BROTHER winner Rachel was met by her fiancé, family and former housemates, and then interviewed by Julie Chen.
The current edition of BIG BROTHER concludes as one of the strongest seasons, delivering its largest audience and highest adult 18-49 ratings since 2004. CBS has given an early pick up to 14th edition of BIG BROTHER which will be broadcast next summer on the CBS Television Network.
For the night, CBS was second in households (5.5/09), viewers (9.18m), adults 25-54 (4.0/10), adults 18-49 (3.1/09) and adults 18-34 (2.0/06).