Tonight we’ll find out who won Big Brother 13 when the seven jury members place their votes and Julie Chen reveals their decision. After more than ten weeks in the house, only three HGs remain. One of them is about to become $500,000 richer.
I’ve made my predictions for how tonight will turn out, but no one will know for sure until the end of the night. So while we wait, make your prediction in our Big Brother 13 winner poll then check out our Top 10 Big Brother 13 moments countdown.
Right now the Live Feeds are still running, so enjoy them while you can. Also, don’t forget to claim your free monthly $10 of MP3s that come with your Feeds subscription. Get those by logging in to your SuperPass account and going to Member Benefits. Update: Live Feeds turned off around 9:30AM BBT, but Flashback is still available.
Again, a huge thanks to all of you. This site simply wouldn’t be possible without you. As always, it’s been a pleasure and an honor to host a season of debate and discussion. I’ll be anxiously awaiting your return for Big Brother 14! We’ll see you soon.
Update: Earlier today, after a lot of consideration last night, I posted my revisions on the a Rachel vs. Porsche Final 2 and where I thought Shelly’s vote would end up afterall. Now I feel pretty vindicated. Check out this very short clip below from the Jury House where they debated who should win. Take special notice to Shelly’s opening lines.
Big Brother 14 for 2012 should be confirmed any day now with a press release from CBS as it seems like a sure thing based on this summer’s performance.
Here’s the rundown on Big Brother’s outstanding numbers this season:
- Big Brother 13 won its time slot every episode all summer for key demographics with the caveat of excluding sports events.
- Big Brother 13 grew its viewership by 11% overall for the 18-49 age group. That’s broken down as +4% for 18-34, +12% for 25-54, and +4% for all age groups.
- BB13 Episode 20, August 21st, had the highest audience rating since 2007 with 8.37 million viewers.
- BB13 Episode 24, August 31st, was the first time ever that Big Brother was the top program for the 18-49 and 18-34 demographics.
- Big Brother After Dark was up 8% in average viewers from last summer.
- Traffic was up 18% at CBS.com for Big Brother visitors. Interestingly, our traffic was up a very similar 18.4% from last summer with over 14 million pageviews!
- Live Feeds subscribers increased by 10% over last summer and 25% of those subscribers picked up the Live Feeds mobile access add-on
- Fun fact: 2.5 million hours of Live Feeds were streamed to users.
Wow. Wow. Wow. With ratings and results like that how could CBS not renew for a Big Brother 14 next summer? Show of hands: who wants Big Brother in 2012?
Source: CBS press release
Big Brother 13 wraps up tonight and we’ll soon have a winner crowned for the summer. I’ve fully detailed my Final 2 scenarios and who I think can win in all match-ups, but now it’s time to place the bets and see if we’re right. Check out all of these sites’ predictions and then leave your own in our poll below and the Comments section.
Big Brother 13 Winner Predictions:
If it’s Rachel and Porsche, like most people think will happen, it could be very close!
What’s a guy to do when he can’t get a date to the big dance? Adam Poch is facing that very issue in his last full day in the Big Brother 13 house. The first two rounds are done and he’s in a tough spot if he hopes to make it to the Final 2 and have a chance at $500,000. With nothing left to lose, Adam is making his last stand.
Well, faithful readers, the Big Brother season is almost over and while we’ll continue to provide coverage for the upcoming Big Brother 14 season and application & casting process things are going to really slow down here after the finale. Be sure to join us on Facebook, Twitter, and by email for BB14 casting and earlybird pre-season alerts.
Thank you so much for making this our biggest season ever. Traffic on the site was through the roof this summer thanks to you visiting us all the time and sharing us with your friends. Your visits and Live Feeds sign-ups through our banners and links are what keep us up and running. We greatly appreciate all your support!
We’re sorry to see the summer come to a close, but next season is never far away. Luckily, there’s a whole new batch of reality shows getting ready to start back up (or even just premiere) so if you’ve enjoyed our coverage here and have thought about checking out these shows then we’ll have you covered!
Are you ready to keep the fun going all year? We are and will see you there!
#5: Lawon Self-Evicts & Brendon Returns
Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
The HGs were warned the next evictee would have the chance to return to the game. After initially ignoring this warning, the Newbies, with Daniele’s blessing (“This is genius!”), set in to action the stupidest plan of the season. Instead of insuring a Veteran would be evicted the Newbies allowed Lawon to go up on the block as a renom and voted him out. Why? Super-powers, of course! A phoenix from the ashes, of sorts.
The look on Lawon’s face was priceless that night when Julie informed the HGs of the rest of the twist’s details. It only got better when he wandered aimlessly about the backyard while Brendon demolished him in the competition. You’d almost feel bad for the guy, but then you remember he did it to himself.
In lieu of an even trade, one Vet for another, or even a plus-up, one Vet for a Newbie, the Newbies lost an alliance member while the Veterans regained one of their strongest. How was this ever allowed to even be a possibility? I mean who would do that? Which leads us to our next Top 10 moment of the season.
#4: Shelly Flips Kalia’s HoH
For all the viewers who said Shelly didn’t do anything this season, you’ve got to stop only watching the shows! CBS completely cut this out of the broadcasts and gave zero credit where it was due.
Shelly was the mastermind of this event when she planted the seed in Kalia’s head and convinced her that evicting Rachel was just plain crazy. Why get rid of Rachel when you could keep her and gain the favor of the Veterans and restore Jeff and Jordan’s trust? Kalia, ever eager to please those around her, let that seed grow in her mind and it took off from there. While the initial plan suggested by Shelly was to renom Porsche, not Lawon, the net effect was the same. Shelly protected her alliance and screwed Team Dani when Lawon went up against Brendon and left the game utterly confused.
This might not have been the “biggest” plan of the season, but it sure was the best executed. Kudos to Shelly on a job well done for this task alone. I was impressed.