The Big Brother 16 finale is over and the Houseguests are now free to get back out in to the world. Without having to wait on Big Brother for a booze delivery it looks like everyone was ready to have a good time last night.
Lots of pictures have been shared since the BB16 HGs got together to party and I’ll keep adding more to this collection as we find them. It seems like the Jury and Finalist HGs didn’t get the chance to share many pics last night as their phones might not have been with them yet, but I’m already seeing more of them pop up online this morning.
Plenty of former HGs came out to show they’re support as this season’s cast returned to the outside world. I imagine they’re a pretty good support team for such a tough transition like that. Oh, and yes, that’s Shannon Elizabeth hanging out with the HGs last night. She’s a huge BB fan.
If you could buy one Houseguest a drink to celebrate, who would it be?
Jeff Schroeder’s interviews weren’t live this year like we’ve seen most recent seasons, so you’ll have to start rolling through them now to get caught up and hear what everyone has to say about their experience. It’s fun to catch everyone while they’re still hyped and running on the adrenaline of the big finale show. Watch them all in the videos below.
After the backyard work was done the HGs kept the party alive by heading out in to the Los Angeles night for some fun. I’ll be digging up photos of all their fun so check back for those later too to see what happened next.
Following the three rounds of the Final HoH we saw Cody take power and vote to evict Victoria. That left just two HGs in the race as they prepared to stand before the Jury.
The Jury deliberations are tough but now they’ve got what they need to know to cast their votes.
Big Brother 16 – Jury Votes:
- Jocasta: Cody
- Hayden: Derrick
- Zach: Derrick
- Donny: Cody
- Nicole: Derrick
- Christine: Derrick
- Frankie: Derrick
- That’s enough! Derrick wins!
- Caleb: Derrick
- Victoria: Derrick
The winner of Big Brother 16 is Derrick Levasseur by a vote of 7-2!
Derrick walks away having never been named as a nominee and with a total earnings of $575,000! Amazing amazing accomplishment. Congratulations to Derrick on a job very well done.
What do you think of Donny and Jocasta voting against Derrick as the two sole votes for Cody? I predicted both of them would, but I also thought we might see Christine lean in that direction as well but she did not. All the same, those votes weren’t enough and Derrick wins by a landslide. Congrats!
Update: Donny says in an interview that had promised Cody his vote earlier in the game so he stuck with the commitment and figured Derrick would win anyway. Jocasta says she had a similar promise.
While the main attraction was finding out who won Big Brother 16 there was a LOT of interest from fans to discover which of the HGs would get America’s Favorite Player.
The race for winning Big Brother’s Favorite Houseguest looked to be between Donny, Zach, and Frankie who received some major support from his family. Who would take home the title and the $25,000 check with it? Julie revealed the news at the very end of the Big Brother season finale on Wednesday.
Julie revealed there were over 10 million votes and the winner pulled in more than 5 million votes was:
Big Brother 16 America’s Favorite Player:
Joining Donny in the top bracket was Nicole and Zach, though we don’t know their order or % of votes earned. Wow! That’s a great group of Houseguests picked by viewers and all three should be very pleased with the honor.
What do you think of America’s vote? Did your fav get the win?
Tonight on Big Brother 16 the season finale reveals the last HoH of the summer and the Jury’s reveal of who won Big Brother! Stay tuned as cover it all starting at 9:30PM ET after the Survivor premiere.
Last week’s cliffhanger left us with Cody, Derrick, and Victoria preparing to enter the final Head of Household competition of the season. Endurance was up first with a mental and physical challenge not far behind. Both of those rounds are already over (spoilers) and now we await the third and deciding round held live during tonight’s finale.
Not only will we get a series of competitions but the season’s Houseguests return! We’ll see the first five HGs back together on stage along with the return of the Jury and their roundtable debate hosted by none other than the excellent Dr. Will Kirby.
Can Derrick win over the Jury with his masterful game play and best Cody or could we never find out and one of the guys flips on the Hitmen to take Victoria to the end? We’re about to find out!
Big Brother 16 Final HoH – Round 1:
Endurance competition with a hang gliding theme. Victoria is out first which means the Hitmen control this round’s win. As soon as Victoria drops the guys start debating what to do.
Derrick says he’s worried about beating Victoria in R2. Later this conversation comes up and COdy gets upset as we see in his DR here. Derrick hangs out awhile longer and then… drops.
- Cody wins Round 1
Cody will now move on to Round 3 while Derrick and Victoria must compete in Round 2.
Big Brother 16 Final HoH – Round 2 – “Ancient BBgypt”:
Much like last season, the competitors had to place face plates high on a wall while attached to a harness. First player to get the sequence correct will move on to Round 3.
Derrick completes in 15:29. Victoria finishes in 30:03.
- Derrick wins Round 2
Derrick and Cody will now face off in Round 3 of the Final Head of Household comp. “But first” it’s time to hear from the Jury at their Roundtable discussion with Dr. Will.
Big Brother 16 Jury Roundtable:
Nicole is being a champion for Derrick saying Cody hasn’t done much. Donny says Derrick betrayed allies (secretly referencing Team America, I’d guess) and Frankie agrees that Derrick used the death of their grandfathers to create a bond. Jocasta says Derrick fake prayed with her so she will not be giving him any “sugar.”
CBS will debut Big Brother 17 next summer starting in 2015 after ratings continued to improve and deliver for its home network earning a double order for the series from executives.
As was expected the news of Big Brother’s renewal came at the very end of this season with the finale, but in a surprising move CBS has ordered not one, but two additional seasons at once. That means we’ll be watching at least BB17 in 2015 and BB18 in 2016 with the chance for yet even more beyond that.
Overall ratings increased this year by 2% for viewership climbing from 7.39 million last season to 7.56 million for this latest installment of our favorite reality television series. The key demographic for the series, adults 18-49, also grew by a 4% increase which is great news.
No specific date was provided for the Big Brother 17 premiere, but after two straight seasons of a late June launch I think it’s safe to expect that again. I’ll be interested to see if they push the calendar out for another near 100-day run again next though as things did run about a week too long.
If you think you have what it takes then be sure to apply as Julie Chen suggests we won’t be seeing another All-Stars season anytime soon with all-new faces delivering such success for the show.
Following along with CBS’s renewal it was announced that “Big Brother After Dark” has an additional season planned for next summer after receiving a one-year extension. That series will return on the soon-to-be rebranded POP channel which currently goes by TVGN.