Big Brother houseguest Luke Valentine has been removed from the CBS reality show after dropping the N-word during a conversation with fellow houseguests Tuesday night. “Luke violated the Big Brother code of conduct and there is zero tolerance in the house for using a racial slur, CBS said in a statement. “He has been removed from the house. His departure will be addressed in Thursday night’s show.”
There will be more options for watchingBig Brother live feeds for the show’s upcoming season. Pluto TV, Paramount Global’s free streaming outlet, will be home to the show’s live feeds for Season 25, while sibling Paramount+ will mark its third year airing the live feed in one dedicated stream, ad-free, for all subscribers. Both will be available following the Aug. 2 West Coast premiere of the hit series.
The competition’s 25th season is part of a backloaded summer schedule at the network.
The long-running CBS reality show has racked up big viewing numbers on air and via streaming on Paramount+.
In the latest TV ratings, CBS’ Big Brother drew Thursday’s largest audience (3.5 million total viewers) and tied for the nightly demo win (even while ticking down to a 0.7 rating). Fox’s coverage of the Perdue-Penn State football game averaged 3.1 mil and a 0.7, tying BB for the nightly demo win.
CBS’ 60 Minutes rerun drew 6.6 million total viewers and a 0.9 demo rating, topping Sunday in both measures. Big Brother in turn is eyeing its best Sunday audience of Season 24 (4.1 million), though it was down a tick in the demo week-to-week (to a 0.7).
The next Jan. 6 hearings will take place on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, which means they will be replacing several networks’ planned scheduling, including Thursday’s eviction from Big Brother on CBS. CBS Evening News will air a live special report on Thursday. That bumps the Big Brother eviction to Friday at 8 p.m. ET for a one-time pairing with the Season 2 premiere of the Paramount+ series Blood & Treasure at 9, followed by a repeat of Blue Bloods at 10.
Season 24 of the summertime staple Big Brother will kick off in early July alongside the CBS premiere of The Challenge: USA, the latest incarnation of the long-running MTV competition series. Big Brother 24 will open its house’s doors on Wednesday, July 6, at 8/7c with a 90-minute episode, followed by the 90-minute premiere of The Challenge: USA (both of which will also be available to stream live and on demand on the CBS app and Paramount+).
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine series finale rose in its final episode, earning a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.17 million viewers, per fast affiliates. But it came in second to Big Brother on CBS, which ruled Thursday in all fields. The latest episode (0.9, 3.77M) of the reality series was the highest-rated and most-watched title of the evening.
Los Angeles Country’s COVID database on Thursday showed nine positive tests on Stage 18 of the CBS Studio Center (aka CBS Radford) in Studio City. The outbreak is tied to CBS’s Big Brother, which is filming its 23rd season there, sources said. The nine positive tests for crew members had been registered over several weeks since July 26, with most of those impacted already back at work after being quarantined and subsequently cleared.
CBS has renewed its venerable summer reality hit Big Brother for its 23rd season to air in summer 2021. Julie Chen Moonves, whose previous contract was through this year’s summer/fall all-star edition, has signed a new deal to return as host. She has hosted Big Brother since the show’s launch on CBS in 2000.
The Big Brother house will keep its doors open for at least one more summer. CBS has renewed the long-running reality series for Season 22, set to air in Summer 2020. Julie Chen Moonves, who has hosted the show since its inception, also will be back for the 22nd cycle.
Sharp-eyed online viewers say they are watching something very different than what’s on TV.
Fox’s culinary reality competition MasterChef went from a boil to a simmer Wednesday, slipping a tenth from last week with a 0.7 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic and 3.15 million viewers. CBS’ prized reality series Big Brother (1.0, 3.15M) continues to do well, holding steady and taking the night in both metrics. ABC, CBS and Fox tied for the night.
Celebrity Family Feud and ABC’s game show lineup won Sunday night, though CBS’s Big Brother had its best Sunday night of the season so far with a1.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.36 million viewers. ABC led among adults 18-49 with a 0.7 rating
“Big Brother” held the top spot on Wednesday’s ratings, the only show on the broadcast nets to reach a 1.0 in the adults 18-49 demographic. “Masterchef” tied its season high […]
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Sunday’s episode of Big Brother helped carry CBS to a win in the overnight ratings on a quiet night of mostly repeats. Airing at 8 p.m., Big Brother averaged a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.4 million viewers, making it easily the most-watched and highest-rated show of the night.
CBS has not one but two big twists in store for the next season (the 19th) of Big Brother. The upcoming cycle of the long-running reality series will move to the fall and air exclusively on CBS All Access
Premiere week for CBS’s Big Brother was a big one for DVR viewers. All three episodes of the long-running reality competition were among the five most-recorded shows among viewers 18-49 during the week ended June 28, when it kicked off its 17th season.
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CBS earned the top prime time ratings Sunday aided by Big Brother which, as usual, was the night’s No. 1 show. ABC’s Rising Star, however, took a serious hit, with ratings dropping 23% from last week.
For the second straight night, Big Brother improved over the previous year’s rating and boosted the network to a first-place finish. Brother averaged a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating at 9 p.m., up 10% over a 2.1 for its first Thursday episode last year. The program, now in its 16th season, was even to Wednesday night’s debut rating.
CBS Entertainment named Mitch Graham VP alternative programming Tuesday. With the new title, Graham will oversee CBS’s lineup of reality franchises, including Survivor, The Amazing Race, Big Brother and Undercover Boss. […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A run of ethnically insensitive remarks has continued during filming for the CBS reality TV show “Big Brother,” raising questions about whether the network should be […]
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The “social experiment” that is CBS’ “Big Brother” included appalling behavior this season but the network has responded appropriately, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves said […]
CBS’s Big Brother was last night’s No. 1 entertainment show. And NBC led the coverage of the Democratic National Convention at 10 p.m., averaging a 2.1 in the hour. The 10 p.m. information from Nielsen is based on non-time zone-adjusted fast nationals and only measures the 10 p.m. hour. Obama’s speech went a bit past 11 p.m.
With viewership to the GOP convention way off, Brother following repeats of Big Bang and Two and a Half Men was enough to lift CBS to a Thursday night win in total viewers.
The network moved ahead with its lawsuit against ABC this week by amending its filing that alleges ABC copied elements of Big Brother for its new reality TV competition series The Glass House.
U.S. District Judge Gary Feess has refused CBS’s request to block ABC’s new Glass House, which premiered Monday, and detailed his reasons in a 16-page ruling released Friday. CBS says it will continue to pursue the case and is seeking additional evidence from ABC and Glass House producers.
CBS hasn’t been able to get a judge to block ABC from airing The Glass House, a new reality show with more than a few similarities to the long-running Big Brother, so now it’s working on winning over the public and the press with humor.