CBS announced the official Big Brother 12 schedule via a press release. BB12 will air three nights a week: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
It is now confirmed that Big Brother 12 will air on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, all at 8pm Eastern. Live eviction episodes will once again be on Thursday nights. Read the official press release below and stay tuned to WeLoveBigBrother.com as Big Brother 12 information starts to become available.
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The summer reality hit BIG BROTHER premieres Thursday, July 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The new cast will be announced at a later date.
BIG BROTHER will be broadcast three nights per week: Wednesdays, (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT, beginning July 14); the LIVE eviction show hosted by Julie Chen on Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT, beginning July 15) and Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT, beginning July 11).
Last summer’s edition saw BIG BROTHER grow its audience both on-air and online for the CBS Television Network and CBS Interactive platforms.
Last year’s edition of BIG BROTHER was one of only a handful of programs ever to post growth in its tenth season. Compared to the prior year’s edition, BIG BROTHER was up +7% in viewers (7.08m from 6.60m), +4% in adults 18-49 (2.5/08 from 2.4/07) and +5% in adults 18-34 (2.0/07 from 1.9/06). Each of the three weekly broadcasts also posted summer-to-summer growth.
Online, BIG BROTHER was the last summer’s #1 show on CBS.com and across the CBS Audience Network in all key metrics, with 25% more unique users and 94% more video streams than the prior summer.
BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, the Houseguests vote someone out of the house. At the end, the last remaining Houseguests receives the grand prize of $500,000.
BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan in association with Endemol U.S.A.