#BigBrother "Slops" Competitors with Explosive Season 16 Premiere

Big Brother Wins the Night Nationally with 1.2M Viewers

"Well. Now that Big Brother is back, I will basically have no life for the rest of the summer. But I'm okay with that. #BB16" @aliciakottman19

"My summer officially began when #BB16 started! FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR! #BigBrother #TeamJoey #TeamDonny #TeamNicole #toearlyforfavs?" @willANTM 21

So, I watched the Big Brother season premiere last night! I can honestly say that I am going to LOVE this season! #bb16 #bigbrother #favshow" @bigbrotherluvr1

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TORONTO, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Global brought down the house Wednesday night with part one of the two-part Season 16 premiere of Big Brother. 1.2 million viewers were on lockdown as the treehouse-themed BB house was unveiled along with eight of the 16 contestants aptly titled the "Crazy Eights." Evicting its competitors, Big Brother won the night across all key demos.

With no shortage of twists and turns out of the gate, the season premiere exposed two big game changers: the introduction of two Heads of Household (with one left standing each week), and "Team America," a new interactive component that allows viewers to vote online for their dream alliance. Also lighting up the twittersphere is international superstar Ariana Grande's brother Frankie who joined this season's cast.

Part two of the Season 16 premiere airs tonight at 10pm ET/PT on Global.


  • Global wins the night besting CTV by 18%, and performed four times that of City's prime time average (A18-49)
  • Big Brother won the 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. time period, besting CTV by 18%, and performing seven times that of City's time period average (2+)
  • Big Brother won the 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. time period, besting CTV by 56%, and performing nine times that of City's time period (A18-49)
  • Viewership up by 20% (A18-49) over last season's premiere in Toronto

Numeris (BBM Canada) PPM Overnight Data, June 25th, 2014 8p-9p (2+ & A18-49), Total Canada
Numeris (BBM Canada) PPM Overnight Data, June 25th, 2014 8p-11p (A18-49), Total Canada




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