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|This site is about the Big Brother 13 feeds and contains spoilers! It isn't necessarily thorough: it's what I catch and/or what interests me, and it isn't necessarily about who will win, who should win, who's cute or who's horrid. It's about watching hamsters: who's doing what and why. If they aren't entertaining, get rid of 'em! Thanks for encouraging my behavior. Your pal, dingo
Rachel won Big Brother 13
BB13 DRINKING GAME
Take a swig whenever someone says we should have another Winter BB
Big Brother 13 at iTunes
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Duos were reinstated for one week after Porsche opened Pandora's Box.
Brendon was revived a week after eviction after apparently beating the other three evictees to date in a CBS poll, and beating August 11 evictee Lawon in a live ball-chute comp.
They called Adam's elf Cruddy and his beardless look Phillip.
Brendon's knees got messed up from the food comp with the ant costumes.
They called Dominic PT for pre-teen, a running gag about how young he looks, and/or part-time, referring to his modeling career.
Nominations & veto were pairs-based until there were 10 left.
The evictee's surviving partner got one of four Golden Keys, meaning they couldn't be nominated or play for HOH until there were 10 left.
Dick left mysteriously, off the feeds, due to 'personal reasons' per him and CBS. We may never know the full story.
CBS shows air Sundays and Wednesdays at 8pm, and live eviction Thursdays at 9pm
Big Brother After Dark airs 1-4am Thursdays and 12-3am other nights, on Showtime in USA and Global Reality in Canada
BB13 prizes are the same: $500k for the winner and $50k for 2nd place. The others still earn $750 a week including pre-show hotel and jury sequester. The BB veterans probably get more.
The habitat has 52 cameras and 95 microphones.
The recorded Big Brother in-house announcements are the voice of producer Don Wollman.
All feeds stay on one 'scene' when someone's in Diary.
The 24/7 live feeds are the real Big Brother 13 show and what differentiates it from all other reality shows. The feeds are available through a Real Networks SuperPass subscription. You can opt for quarterly or monthly billing - both include a free trial. Please read the disclosures and agreements when you sign up. Subscriptions ordered through my links help me keep the site going, including free trials.
The feeds are blocked during competitions and ceremonies, when the hamsters sing, talk about production or friends/relatives who didn't sign a release, during the live show, and at various other times. It can be frustrating, but overall we still probably average more than 23 hours a day of feeds. Remember that the decision to block the feeds is made by the show's producers and control room personnel - SuperPass is only the provider.
Mobiles feeds are finally a reality this year: for an additional fee of $10 for three months (or $5 per month if your SuperPass bills monthly), you can access the feeds on your Android (2.2 or greater) or iOS (iOS4 or greater) device. Users with either operating system can go to the SuperPass Big Brother page to view the feeds. Android users can also use a free optimized app that will be available July 7.
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Unfortunately, I'm just not able to keep up with email during the season. If you need to contact me, please do so on Twitter, Facebook, or drop into the chatroom.
While I hugely appreciate the many nice emails and kind words I've received over the years, I just don't have the time to respond to them all when the season's underway. As much as I'd like to, I can't get involved in one-on-one exchanges about the hamsters or happenings on the feeds. Please use the chat and/or forum - that's what they're there for :)
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The Glass House feeds begin June 11 - no details yet on how they'll work or where. Premiere is June 18 on ABC
Julie & The Talk ladies in the habitat on their July 12 episode
Big Brother 14 premieres Thursday, July 12 at 9pm
CBS schedule will be Sundays 8pm, Wednesdays 8pm, live eviction Thursdays 9pm
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Which hamster should win $25k?
> Jeff, giving him substantially more cash than Porsche when combined with his previous $15k plus stipend
Wednesday's finale remained in second place with 7.65 million viewers, 4.6 rating and 8 share, behind 'Up All Night' and 'Free Agents' premieres on NBC with 10.9/6.7/11 and 6.3/4.0/7 respectively, and ahead of 'Primetime Nightline' on ABC with 4.1/2.8/5.
Numbers are for 10pm hour. BB13 was also second for the 9.30pm half-hour but with slightly higher numbers: 8.1 million, 4.9 rating and 8 share.
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