Big Brother

Wednesday, August 31 – 8pm ET/PT *Veto Night*, Thursday, September 1 – 9pm ET/PT *Live Eviction Night*, Sunday, September 4 – 8pm ET/PT *Nomination Night* on Global

The tides have turned and the newbies are back in the control while the veterans struggle to stay in the game. Power shifts and no one is safe from eviction as everyone fights to win the coveted $500,000 prize.

Wednesday, August 24 – 8pm ET/PT *Veto Night* on Global

Brendon and Rachel were torn apart, but their separation didn’t last long. In an unusual twist, Brendon returns to the house. The house guests never know what to expect except the unexpected, all for a chance to win the coveted $500,000 prize.

Wednesday, August 3 – 8pm ET/PT *Veto Night*, Thursday, August 4 – 9pm ET/PT *Live Eviction Night*, Sunday, August 7 – 10pm ET/PT *Nomination Night at a Special Time* on Global

With 10 houseguests left in the Big Brother beach house, new alliances are formed and the veterans show why they are still very much in the game to win the $500,000 prize.

Wednesday, July 27 – 8pm ET/PT *Veto Night*, Thursday, July 28 – 9pm ET/PT *Live Elimination Night*, Sunday, July 31 – 8pm ET/PT *Nomination Night* on Global

There are 12 houseguests left in the beach house and no one is safe. Each of them must step up their game in order to survive another week and win the $500,000 prize.

Wednesday, July 13 – 8pm ET/PT *Veto Night* on Global

The eight new houseguests and returning houseguests continue to vie for control in the Big Brother beach house. It’s a busy week of challenges, hook-ups and alliances, all for a chance at $500,000. The deception continues…

A Global summer staple, Big Brother is finally back and wins the night with a strong premiere performance garnering 1.7 million viewers (Ind. 2+, national). Featuring a new twist this season that re-introduced some of the reality series’ most troublesome twosomes, Global ruled the roost and dominated Thursday primetime.


Also won the night in the key Adults 18-49 demo with 878,000 viewers

Big Brother won the night in each of the key Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary markets

Outperformed the closest time-slot competitor, CTV’s Expedition Impossible, with more than double the viewers

Plus, 1.4 million loyal Rookie Blue fans (Ind. 2+, national) were arrested by another riveting episode. Andy and Luke got engaged, and the stakes continue to rise for the officers at 15 Division.


594,000 viewers in key A18-49 demo, second only to Big Brother for the night

Won its timeslot in each of the three key markets

Viewers who missed last night’s episodes of Big Brother and Rookie Blue can catch up on or on their Global Video App, available from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, or on demand through cable and satellite providers across the country.

Next time on Big Brother Sunday, July 10 – 8pm ET/PT, the nominations for eviction are revealed; Wednesday, July 13 – 8pm ET/PT the Power of Veto competition is held; and Thursday, July 14 – 9pm ET/PT, the first houseguest is evicted.

And the Rookie Blue drama continues in “Heart & Sparks” (Thursday, July 14 – 10pm ET/PT): As the 15th Division attempts to recover from the shooting of Det. Luke Callaghan, a series of arsons culminates in the torching of a laundromat. The list of suspects grows, as Chris and Gail take to the streets and encounter a man from Chris’s past, while Traci interrogates a young firebug found at the arson scene. Meanwhile, Andy’s effort to stop the grieving widow from entering the burnt-out laundromat results in the two women being trapped in the unstable building, and what seems like a straightforward case of arson ends up being something much bigger.

Source: BBM Canada PPM Data – June 23, 2011 – July 7, 2011 based on overnight data (2+, A18-49 national)

Thursday, July 7 – 9pm ET/PT *Season Premiere*, Sunday, July 10 – 8pm ET/PT *Nomination Night* on Global

Julie Chen returns as host of season 13 of Big Brother. This season, there’s a double trouble twist featuring the return of previous house guests with a reputation for being the reality series’ most troublesome twosomes. They’ll be playing alongside eight brand-new participants for the chance to win a $500,000 grand prize.

Big Brother 13 premieres Thursday, July 7 at 9 pm on Global/CBS. The cast and the “big twist” were revealed earlier this week. The funny thing is, only 8 houseguests were revealed. The twist is that former duos from Big Brother past will play a “significant” role in the upcoming game. CBS has listed a few possible names on their website including Jeff & Jordan, Rachel & Brendon, Dick & Daniele, Jessie & Natalie, Hayden & Enzo and Dr. Will & Mike “Boogie”.

Apparently these are just “names” that CBS has floated around but might not be the actual duo’s ending up in the house on premiere night. They are looking to add 3 duo’s bringing our houseguest count up to 14.

Here are the lucky 8 that will live it up this summer:

Adam Poch
A 39 year-old Music Inventory Manager from Hoboken, NJ

Cassi Colvin
A 26 year-old model from Nashville, TN.

Dominic Briones
A 25 year-old college student from San Mateo, CA.

Kalia Booker
A 30-year old writer from Los Angels, CA

Keith Henderson
A 32 year-old Human Resources Manager from Boilingbrook, IL.

Lawon Exum
A 29-year old Legal File Clerk from Inglewood, CA.

Porsche Briggs
A VIP Cocktail Waitress from Miami, FL.

Shelly Moore
A 41-year old Outdoors Industry Executive from Prairieville, LA.

The perennial summertime favourite Big Brother is coming back to Global this July for it’s 13th season.

The show takes a group of strangers, throws them in a house and cuts them off from the outside world for 3 months. Each week they vote to evict each other until one person is left standing. Camera’s and microphones record their every move which is also broadcast on a 24/7 internet stream and on Big Brother: After Dark exclusive to Global’s reality network Global Reality Channel.

The show will be hosted again by Julie Chen and will air Wednesdays at 8pm, Thursdays at 9pm and Sundays at 8pm.

No announcement on potential houseguests or twists have been made.

Last night, Global’s reality TV lineup outplayed the competition as the premiere of Survivor: Nicaragua, debuting in its new Wednesday slot, won the night nationally and in all key markets.

The 21st season of Survivor kicked off the evening with 2.5 million loyal fans (2+, national) making it the highest rated play of any series on Canadian television since Glee’s spring season finale.

Continuing on the momentum of its lead-in, Big Brother concluded its hugely successful season with 1.7 million viewers (2+, national), peaking at 9:46pm with an audience of 2 million. A perpetual fan favourite, Big Brother has also been a ratings topper all summer long with multiple episodes consistently landing in the Top 5 each week.



· 1.3 million viewers in key A18-49 demo

· Going head-to-head, Survivor came out on top in this battle of reality, outperforming its closest timeslot competitors, the finales of Citytv’s America’s Got Talent (1st hour) and CTV’s Master Chef (1st hour) by 75% and 122%, respectively

· Won its timeslot in all 3 metered markets


BIG BROTHER 9PM DATA HIGHLIGHTS (All data Adults 18-49):

· Was the #2 show of the night nationally, second only to Survivor

· 1 million viewers in key A18-49 demo

· Finished the season with 39% more viewers than last summer


Viewers who missed last night’s episodes of Survivor and Big Brother can catch up on

Source:  All data, as of August 31st 2009, BBM Canada PPM Overnight Data based on Adults 18-49 unless otherwise indicated. BBM NMR Data is used for dates prior to August 31st, 2009.