Big Brother 15 (U.S.)

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Big Brother 15 is the fifthteenth season of the American reality television show, Big Brother. It began airing on CBS starting on June 26, 2013 on Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It will continue to air on CBS until September 18, 2013. It is being called the "longest season to date" in Big Brother history, lasting a total of 90 days. This season features sixteen HouseGuests.

The show's format remained the same from previous seasons of the show. A group of contestants, known as "HouseGuests", compete to win the series by voting each other off. They must be the last HouseGuest remaining. Each week, one HouseGuest, known as the Head of Household, must nominate two of their HouseGuests for eviction. The winner of the Power of Veto can remove one of the nominees from the block. The Head of Household must nominate another HouseGuest as a replacement. The HouseGuests then vote to evict one of them, the nominee with the most votes are removed from the show. When only two HouseGuests remain, the last seven evicted HouseGuests, known as the Jury of Seven, would decide which of them would win the $500,000 prize. A HouseGuest can be expelled from the show for not following rules.

There have been several controversial remarks from some of the Big Brother 15 HouseGuests.[1] Their comments have angered viewers and because of this, the show's ratings have dropped. Many journalist have made negative reviews about the HouseGuests who made these remarks.[2] HouseGuest including Aaryn Gries,[3] GinaMarie Zimmerman[4] and Spencer Clawson[5] have made racist comments about two African American contestants on the show. Spencer made negative comments about a gay contestant calling him "Kermit the Fag".[6] Aaryn and GinaMarie also made negative comments about Asian contestant Helen. Aaryn and GinaMarie were fired from their jobs because of their comments.[7][8] However, they did not know about this until after the show because they were not allowed to be in contact with anyone outside of the Big Brother house. The show had to even put disclaimers before the episodes started to inform viewers that the comments made by houseguests were not the opinions of CBS.

HouseGuests[change | change source]

Name Age on entry Occupation Residence
Aaryn Gries 22 College student San Marcos, Texas
Amanda Zuckerman 28 Real estate agent Boynton Beach, Florida
Andy Herren 26 Professor Chicago, Illinois
Candice Stewart 29 Pediatric speech therapist Houston, Texas
David Girton 25 Lifeguard San Diego, California
Elissa Slater 27 Nutritionist Kannapolis, North Carolina
GinaMarie Zimmerman 32 Pageant coordinator Staten Island, New York
Helen Kim 37 Political consultant Chicago, Illinois
Howard Overby 29 Youth counselor Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Jeremy McGuire 23 Boat shop associate Katy, Texas
Jessie Kowalski 25 Unemployed San Antonio, Texas
Judd Daugherty 26 Property appraiser Etowah, Tennessee
Kaitlin Barnaby 23 Bartender Minneapolis, Minnesota
McCrae Olson 23 Pizza delivery boy Oak Grove, Minnesota
Nick Uhas 28 Entrepreneur New York, New York
Spencer Clawson 31 Railroad conductor Conway, Arkansas

Have-Nots[change | change source]

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12
Have-Nots Andy,
Elissa,
Helen,
Howard,
Judd
Andy,
Candice,
Elissa,
Helen
Amanda,
Jessie,
Judd,
McCrae
None Have/Have Not Phase Finished N/A N/A N/A

Voting history[change | change source]

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Eviction
votes
received
Day 43 Day 49 Finale
Head of
Household
McCrae Aaryn Helen Judd Aaryn GinaMarie Aaryn Andy Aaryn Elissa GinaMarie (none)
M.V.P. Elissa Elissa Elissa America America America (none)
Nominations
(pre-veto)
Candice
David
Jessie
Elissa
Helen
Jeremy
Aaryn
Kaitlin
Spencer
Aaryn
Elissa
Kaitlin
Amanda
Howard
Spencer
Amanda
Candice
Jessie
Jessie
Spencer
Jessie
Spencer
Elissa
Helen
Aaryn
McCrae
McCrae

Amanda

Veto Winner McCrae Jeremy Kaitlin Elissa Spencer Jessie Aaryn Andy Elissa Amanda McCrae (none)
Nominations
(post-veto)
David
Elissa
Jessie
Elissa
Helen
Nick
Aaryn
Jeremy
Spencer
Aaryn
GinaMarie
Kaitlin
Amanda
Candice
Howard
Amanda
Candice
Spencer
Judd
Spencer
Jessie
Spencer
Helen
Spencer
Aaryn
Andy
Spencer

Amanda

Andy David Nick Jeremy Kaitlin Howard Candice Judd Head of
Household
Helen Nominated
GinaMarie Elissa Elissa Jeremy Nominated Howard Head of
Household
Judd Jessie Helen Aaryn Tiebreak(Amanda) 0
Spencer David Nick Nominated Kaitlin Candice Nominated Nominated Nominated Nominated Aaryn Nominanted Jury Member 2
McCrae Head of
Household
Nick Jeremy Kaitlin Howard Candice Judd Jessie Helen Aaryn Jury Member
Judd David Nick Jeremy Head of
Household
Howard Candice Nominated Evicted
(Day 49)
Aaryn Jury Member 7
Elissa Nominated Nominated Jeremy Kaitlin Howard Candice Judd Jessie Spencer Head of
Household
Jury Member 9
Amanda David Nick Jeremy Kaitlin Nominated Nominated Judd Jessie Helen Aaryn Nominated Jury Member 0
Aaryn Elissa Head of
Household
Nominated Nominated Head of
Household
Candice Head of
Household
Jessie Head of
Household
Nominated Evicted
(Day 70)
Jury
Member
4
Helen David Nominated Head of
Household
Kaitlin Howard Candice Judd Jessie Nominated Evicted
(Day 63)
Jury
Member
4
Jessie Nominated Nick Jeremy Kaitlin Howard Candice Judd Nominated Evicted
(Day 56)
Jury
Member
6
Candice Elissa Nick Jeremy Kaitlin Nominated Nominated Evicted
(Day 49)
Jury
Member
7
Howard David Elissa Jeremy Kaitlin Nominated Evicted
(Day 42)
7
Kaitlin Elissa Elissa Spencer Nominated Evicted
(Day 35)
9
Jeremy Elissa Elissa Nominated Evicted
(Day 28)
9
Nick David Nominated Evicted
(Day 21)
7
David Nominated Evicted
(Day 13)
7
Notes 1 2 2, 3 3, 4 none 5
Evicted David
7 of 12 votes
to evict
Nick
7 of 11 votes
to evict
Jeremy
9 of 10 votes
to evict
Kaitlin
9 of 9 votes
to evict
Howard
7 of 8 votes
to evict
Candice
7 of 7 votes
to evict
Judd
7 of 7 votes
to evict
Jessie
6 of 6 votes
to evict
Helen
4 of 5 votes
to evict
Judd
Won re-entry into game
Aaryn
4 of 4 votes
to evict

Notes[change | change source]

  • ^Note 1 : For the first three weeks, viewers voted for which HouseGuest they believed to be playing the best game. This HouseGuest is named the Most Valuable Player, or M.V.P., and has the power to nominate one HouseGuest for eviction. This nomination is made privately and the HouseGuest is not obligated to reveal their identity. If the veto is used to save the M.V.P.-nominated HouseGuest, the M.V.P. also privately nominates the replacement. Their nominations are shown in bold.
  • ^Note 2 :      For weeks four through six, America was given the M.V.P. power. The HouseGuest with the most viewer votes, other than the HoH and their two nominees, became the third nominee. If the veto is used to take the original M.V.P. nominee off the block, then the next eligible HouseGuest with the highest amount of viewer votes will be nominated in their place. The nominations are shown in bold.[9]
  • ^Note 3 : Week 6 was a double eviction week. Following the first eviction, the remaining HouseGuests played a week's worth of game – including HoH and Veto competitions, and Nomination, Veto, and Eviction ceremonies – during the remainder of the live show, culminating in a second eviction for the week.
  • ^Note 4 : After the normal Week 6 eviction, the M.V.P. power was removed from the game. All nominations after Week 6, including that week's second eviction, only have two HouseGuests nominated for eviction.
  • ^Note 5 : During the Head of Household competition in Week 9, the first four jurors were allowed to compete for an opportunity to come back into the game. The juror who lasted the longest would return to the game to win and was eligible to become Head of Household if that juror finished first amongst the other HouseGuests in the competition.

Show ratings[change | change source]

# Air Date United States Source
Households
(rating/share)
18–49
(rating/share)
Viewers
(millions)
Rank
(timeslot)
Rank
(night)
1 Wednesday, June 26 3.9/7 2.2/8 6.51 1 1 [10][11][12]
2 Sunday, June 30 3.5/6 1.9/6 5.81 1 1 [13][14]
3 Tuesday, July 2 3.6/6 1.9/6 5.64 2 3 [15][16]
4 Wednesday, July 3 1.6/7 5.42 1 1 [17]
5 Sunday, July 7 3.8/7 2.1/7 6.24 1 1 [18][19]
6 Wednesday, July 10 3.7/7 2.0/7 5.85 2 3 [20][21]
7 Thursday, July 11 4.0/7 2.1/7 6.18 1 1 [22][23]
81 Sunday, July 14 2.1/3 6.27 1 1 [24]
9 Wednesday, July 17 3.9/7 2.2/8 6.44 1 2 (Tie) [25][26]
10 Thursday, July 18 4.2/7 2.4/7 6.70 1 1 [27][28]
11 Sunday, July 21 4.1/7 2.5/8 6.91 1 1 [29][30][31]
12 Wednesday, July 24 2.3/8 6.44 1 3
13 Thursday, July 25 4.2/7 2.5/8 6.90 1 1 [32][33][34]
14 Sunday, July 28 4.1/7 2.3/7 6.81 1 1 [35][36]
15 Wednesday, July 31 2.1/7 6.25 2 3 [37]
16 Thursday, August 1 4.4/7 2.5/8 7.12 1 1 [38][39]
17 Sunday, August 4 4.1/7 2.3/7 6.79 2 2 [40][41][42]
18 Wednesday, August 7 2.2/8 6.43 1 2 [43]
192 Thursday, August 8 2.4/7 7.10 1 1 [44]
203 Sunday, August 11 2.4/8 7.14 1 1 [45]
21 Wednesday, August 14 2.0/7 6.17 1 3 [46]
22 Thursday, August 15 2.2/7 6.90 1 1 [47]
23 Sunday, August 18 2.1/6 6.48 1 1 [48]
24 Wednesday, August 21
25 Thursday, August 22
26 Sunday, August 25
27 Wednesday , August 28
28 Thursday, August 29
  • ^Note 1 : Episode 8 was delayed by 20 minutes due to live golf coverage.
  • ^Note 2 : Episode 19 was delayed by up to an hour on the West Coast due to live football coverage.
  • ^Note 3 : Episode 20 was delayed by 8 minutes ET/CT due to live golf coverage.

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