‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Rises In Series Finale, ‘Big Brother’ Wins Thursday

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.

‘Big Brother’ Records 9 Positive COVID Tests, Production Not Affected

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.

‘Big Brother’ Renewed For Season 23

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.

‘Big Brother’ Renewed For Season 22

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.

Viewers Ask What’s Edited Out Of ‘Big Brother’

Sharp-eyed online viewers say they are watching something very different than what’s on TV.

OVERNIGHTS

‘MasterChef’ Loses Steam As ‘Brother’ Goes Flat

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.

ABC Leads Sunday Primetime

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’ and ‘Masterchef’ Stay On Top

“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 in adults 18-49 at 0.8.

Julie Chen Returns To Work On ‘Big Brother’

Julie Chen Moonves Returning To CBS As ‘Big Brother’ Host

CBS Addresses Inappropriate Behavior On ‘Big Brother’

Multiplatform Deals For ‘Big Brother: Celebrity Edition’

Endemol Shine Group today announced a series of global deals to air the U.S.’s first ever celebrity version of Big Brother. Endemol Shine International has signed deals with Corus in Canada and Nine Network in Australia to air Big Brother: Celebrity Edition. Corus’ Global TV will simulcast the series in Canada and Nine Network’s multichannel GO! will be broadcasting the show for Australian audiences. Outside of the […]

CBS Plans Celebrity Edition Of ‘Big Brother’

OVERNIGHTS

‘Big Brother’ Tops A Quiet Sunday

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.

‘Big Brother’ Moves To Fall On CBS All Access

CBS has not one but two big twists in store for the next season (the 19th) of Big BrotherThe upcoming cycle of the long-running reality series will move to the fall and air exclusively on CBS All Access

 

Big DVR Showing For CBS’s ‘Big Brother’

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.

‘Big Brother’ To Feature Transgender Contestant

‘Big Brother’ Reality Show To Debut In China

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese online video site says it is bringing the “Big Brother” reality TV show to China. Youku Tudou Inc. said a Chinese version of the program will run for 10 weeks early next year and production is due to start soon. It is collaborating with Endemol China, a new operation that […]

CBS Renews ‘Big Brother’ For Two More Seasons

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‘Big Brother’ Bolsters CBS’s Sunday Night

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.

OVERNIGHTS

CBS’s ‘Big Brother’ Keeps Getting Bigger

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 Names Graham VP Alt. Programming

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. He’ll also be charged with coming up with ideas for new alternative programming. Graham has worked as director of publicity at CBS Communications since 2008. […]

More Insensitive Remarks On CBS ‘Big Brother’

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 doing more to police it. One of the cast members on the program, which throws a group of people who don’t know each other in […]

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CBS Defends Handling Of ‘Big Brother’ Controversy

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 Monday. Contestants have been caught on the reality show’s 24-hour-a-day Internet feed making boorish and racially insensitive remarks, and some were aired on one of […]

CBS Renews ‘Big Brother’ For Season 15

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‘Brother’ And NBC Obama Telecast Score Big

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.

Steady ‘Big Brother’ Delivers Night To CBS

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.

CBS Amends Suit Agains ABC’s ‘Glass House’

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.

Judge Explains Not Blocking ‘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.

Amid ‘Glass House’ Fight, CBS Tries Funny

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.

'GLASS HOUSE' LAWSUIT

CBS Restraining Order Against ABC Denied

ABC scored a victory — at least for now — in the lawsuit over its upcoming reality series Glass House. U.S. District Judge Gary Feess on Friday morning temporarily denied CBS’s request for a temporary restraining order against the series, which is scheduled to premiere Jan. 18.

Judge To Hear Arguments Over Reality Show

Attorneys for ABC and CBS will appear this morning before U.S. District Judge Gary Feess to argue whetherABC’s new The Glass House should premiere as planned on Monday night, or be bumped from the schedule over copyright and trade secret concerns.

Judge Sets Hearing On CBS-ABC Suit

U.S. District Judge Gary Feess scheduled arguments for Friday morning, just days before ABC’s Glass House is scheduled to premiere on Monday night. CBS wants the show knocked from airwaves because it claims the new series violates its Big Brother copyrights.

CBS Renews Attack On ABC’s ‘Glass House’

On Tuesday, CBS submitted a new court filing that portrays its legal adversary of being short on the merits and inconsistent in making the case that Glass House isn’t a copycat of CBS’s long-running hit Big Brother.

ABC Opposes CBS Restraining Order

ABC has fired back at CBS in the fight over the Big Brother-like reality show The Glass House, filing an opposition to CBS’s request for a temporary restraining order Monday night.

CBS Asks Judge To Halt ABC’s ‘Glass House’

CBS included new allegations in a filing Thursday that asks a federal judge to block the June 18 premiere of ABC’s The Glass House. CBS claims the series copies heavily from its hit show Big Brother and relies on experience and techniques used on that long-running series.

ABC Fires Back At CBS Reality Show Suit

“Even CBS must realize it cannot copyright the idea of 14 contestants living in a house rigged with cameras,” the ABC court papers argue.

CBS Makes Good On Threat, Sues ABC Over Show

CBS Sets Dates For ‘Big Brother,’ New Series ‘3’

CBS Renews ‘Big Brother’ For 14th Season