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Day 98 - Wednesday 9/23

Farewell to feeds

They were woken up early, and Steve talked about last year's formal farewell to feedsters, while Liz talked to us and thanked us for watching - Vanessa had gone back to bed.. Liz spelled out BYE! with chocolates, and said they really wanted to include chocolate pelting in their memories show, but those topics are pre-decided and assigned, so that remains a feedster-only activity

When they were told to give their formal goodbyes, they gathered in the kitchen and did so.. Steve said he was proof anyone can get on there, and Liz was enthusiastic once again with her thanks and farewells.. and that was that for the Big Brother 17 live feeds

Once again, huge thanks from me for visiting this site, getting your feeds here, donating, using my my Amazon portal (good all year!), and following me on Twitter.. everlasting big ups to @UGotBronx for her tireless updates, for her repository of BB goodness, @89razorskate20 for alliance charts that saved us all, @AntmanReality Soup Correspondent deluxe, all who contributed little funnies and/or goofs, and everyone who's still here for the entertainment and don't take it all personally or seriously.. special thanks as always to Lucy, iTrixie, Fubi, and Kismet (RIP)

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Finale finally

A very long 98 days finally drew to a close, with a review of the Part 1 wall banging/goo dipping insane circus comp, and we finally got to see Part 2 which we'd only heard described.. it was a vertical wall crossword for which they had to figure out which letters answered which clues, and then plop the proper letters into slots.. Steve won that by just a few minutes, and then the review of what we knew was over and we moved on to news

Steve and Vanessa were hoisted in the giant scales to answer their two-choice questions about juror statements.. they were mostly fluff but the social game questions usually are - they're an indication of who got to know their roomies best, and therefore worthy fluff.. they both missed a couple, then they tied, and Steve won by one in eight questions, no carefully studied tiebreakers required.. he evicted Vanessa with an apologetic, complimentary but concise speech, shocking Liz more than anyone

Jurors were trotted out and we saw snippets of their roundtable with Dr Will, and juror questions were missing some of their usual bite.. Steve and Liz gave their speeches, and the jurors placed their keys in the good old giant keybox.. pre-jurors came out to join them and we had some good moments.. Da'Vonne asked Austin what happened to Judas, and Jason echoed most of us by telling Vanessa she'd played a great game but why didn't she own it? Audrey got a nice moment saying she'd won anyway with all the support she's received

Then Julie read the votes, and Steve won Big Brother 17 with a 6-3 vote.. the 3 for Liz were Vanessa, Julia, Austin.. the finalists hugged, the confetti flew, and a good time was had by almost all


The entire cast was finally assembled together for the first time ever (because twins), and James was awarded the $25,000 viewer favorite prize - Johnny and Jason were the next top vote-getters.. Steve and Liz were greeted and hugged by their parents and Vanessa by Mel, and that was that


The Jeff backyard interviews were live on feeds and they were fun.. most agreed Vanessa played the hell out of the game, but they were happy Steve won since she was cut.. Vanessa was last, and she stood talking game with Austin for several minutes before she joined Jeff - just another one of those shake-your-head moments

Video interviews
Steve on The Talk
Backyard with Jeff Schroeder
Extended Thursday chats with Jeff Schroeder: Steve - Liz

Print interviews
Big Brother Network
Matt Carter Media

Audio interviews
KFRG with Dana Swearingen and Kelli Green
Rob Has a Website with Rob Cesternino
EW/Inside TV with Dalton Ross

More on the way! Check back soon

Star of the Season

We had some entertaining personalities this season but early outs, lay-around and lay-low approaches, and/or overall sense of humor deficits took most of them out of the running for my not-so-prestigious Star of the Season award since it's based on entertainment value.. instead, the title this year doesn't go to a hamster, but to Benny the competition squirrel, and by extension, Heath Luman, Supervising Producer and "comps guy"

Heath, sometimes referred to as "generic H name" on feeds to avoid "talking about production" callouts, has worked on Big Brother for seasons 4, 7, and 14 through 17, and he's made a lot of memorable contributions to our summer habit including OTEV, Tumbling Dice (a reality award winning comp), and the various zipline and bungee comps that are miles above Q&A in booths as far as watchability.. he's also worked on The X Factor, Minute to Win It, The Amazing Race, The Biggest Loser, Joe Schmo, and a number of other shows

His team of art directors and a production designer plan, stage, and execute three comps a week for Big Brother in a very confined space, and Heath has contributed a lot of behind-the-scenes improvements that have helped run things smoother

You may have noticed a random squirrel among the comp decor at times or heard the hamsters talking about it on feeds: that's Benny.. prop master Jon West is the guy behind Benny, and his team comes up with the clever squirrel costumes and accessories to complement the comp theme, and spotting Benny has become a fun side game for many viewers.. in the past, Benny's outfits have ranged from a judge to a zombie, with recent seasons upping the ante

This year, the team in the baseball theme comp were the Squirrels, and veto players even wore squirrel costumes for one competition, which I found hilarious

So cheers to Benny for all the fun, and huge thanks and big ups to Heath for all the great work over the years! Follow him on Twitter at @HeathLuman

These are some of Benny's outfits from BB17, with a fantastic range from cigarette-smoking, beer-swilling bowler to basic squirrel to king, along with mad doctor, break dancer, kindly park ranger, double superheroes, and most everything in between






Honorable mention goes to Audrey.. she was our first transgender hamster but she quickly became just Audrey, thanks to her kooky gameplay and chaotic get-around strategy

Audrey featured in all the early fights, several of which were over false accusations toward her, but she'd "cried wolf" too often to be heard.. she'll be long remembered for being "marooned" in bed, "blanketing" in the dental office and Diary, skipping her own renom veto meeting, and receiving the second-ever BB penalty vote, but she was also fun, lively, a good sport, and extremely entertaining on feeds.. the combo of drama, chaos, comedy, plus overall likability adds up to easy Star of the Season material if she'd stuck longer but alas, she didn't

Celebrity BB: UK versus USA

I'll keep this CBB info posted on the page as we go

Use Hide My Ass to watch from outside the UK.. there are loads of other VPNs out there but I use and recommend HMA because it's safe, secure, and easy to use (just select a UK server), available for multiple platforms, plus they have great customer service for questions or problems.. I get a small commission if you sign up using my link, so thanks in advance

You can watch live at Channel 5's online stream link.. the official site has archive air shows and talk shows, highlights, info, and air show schedules - remember UK time is 8 hours ahead of Pacific and 5 hours ahead of Eastern

The series premiered August 27 and wrapped September 24.. the cast, their claims to "fame" and eviction order are as follows

Team UK
Sherrie Hewson - soap actress, "Loose Women" panelist - evicted 8th
Natasha Hamilton - Atomic Kitten girl band - evicted 11th
Gail Porter - TV host - evicted 4th
Chris Ellison - actor - evicted 2nd
Stevi Ritchie & Chloe-Jasmine - "The X Factor" contestants, engaged couple played as one - evicted 9th
James Hill "The Apprentice" contestant - winner Celebrity BB
Bobby Davro - actor - joined Day 2 - evicted 10th

Team USA
Fatman Scoop - rapper - evicted 3rd
Austin Armacost - model, "The A List New York" reality personality - evicted 12th
Jenna Jameson - porn star - 6th evicted
Farrah Abraham - teen mom, sex tape star - evicted 5th
Tila Tequila - "social media mogul," reality personality - ejected Day 2
Daniel Baldwin - actor - evicted 1st
Janice Dickinson - evicted 7th - model, reality personality - joined Day 2


Steve to Liz over breakfast: I've been completely honest to you this whole game

Liz about F3: We at the end of the day kind of like each other
Vanessa: They hate us for that

Meg: Vanessa just wins competitions, she hasn't been fooling us all

Liz: Oh my god Steve, thank you so much!

Austin: The boy became a man

Becky: Our round table was a hot mess

Da'Vonne about Judas: Where he at? So Judas is just Austin in a hat?

Vanessa: I left out six years and $4.5 million of my life.. I had to wear a poker face for 98 days

Jason to Vanessa: I wanted to hear you say 'I WANT TO BATHE IN THEIR BLOOD!'


Johnny: My demise was due to many bad moves, it wasn't just one thing like a clown shoe

Jeff to Jace: You're in a special club of your own, the first out club

Meg about her lengthy Clay hug: I could never!

Austin: I want some alone time with Liz, without you [Jeff] watching on your computer
Jeff: People were watching
Austin: [groan]

Liz: I want to make it work, ponytail beard and all but mark my words, I'm gonna have pleasure cutting it off

Steve: See you on Jokers and Survivor Sucks!

Vanessa to Austin: It was a game move, don't hate me.. and the Johnny Mac thing too, I have to tell you about that

Vanessa: It's actually that time of the month right now
Jeff: Oh boy, well we don't need to go there.. Jordan's too


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Ratings - That's all, folks edition

Ratings are based on entertainment value
VTW = voted to win

Ups for delivering our summer crack on schedule, with a minimum of fishies blocks, although these overlong seasons are simply too long. I enjoyed the return of the twin twist, particularly the candid convos between Liz and Julia. It made me think a season of all twins or close siblings could be fun if they must do a casting twist (emphasis on if they must). They missed the pre-season mark by not announcing twins in advance, thus also missing the chance to say 'biggest cast ever' which they did say last year, when it wasn't.

Noticeably missing were the grill and my BBQ Smackdown as a result, and they only handed out $10k in pre-finale cash compared to $125k last year. We had one week-long costume and one temporary, compared to three week-longs and two temp on BB16. We didn't have anything to annoy them all night nor ghost faces in the windows, and that was fine. The booze drought didn't exactly end but it eased up a bit and they had a few sippy evenings, and this group found ways to entertain themselves many more nights than most casts, while still gaming their brains out around the clock.

All the early hype about a different twist every week, a takeover every week, and BOB all season long was just ridiculous, especially considering how lame the twists and takeovers were. They really need to stop lying about all that because people do remember. They also need to kill BOB and come up with something else for the Sunday shows. Old fashioned food comps were fine, and going back to that would also get rid of stupid slop once and for all. It kills their energy and thus our feeds, and it's overlooked on the air shows, so why even bother?

There were bright spots including the cast. I won't say I disagree with Mr Moonves as there are always five or six I can do without too, but overall I enjoyed this cast and the feeds in general more than I have in several seasons. The goofs tally is ridiculous this year, and the official site and Jeff segments took a little too much glee in taking unnecessarily rude pot shots, but in the end it's our summer addiction and they delivered once again. Big ups as always to everyone involved and especially to all 17 hamsters for putting themselves out there for our amusement.

Won: $500,000
He came in a nerdy superfan playing a 'dumb little kid' by his own admission, but he changed that up with some facial hair to blend in and it paid off, as did his adaptability with multiple allies. He won more comps than most expected and he had a hand in many evictions, but he was humble enough to work without grabbing the spotlight, whether he'd earned it or not. His secret partnership with Vanessa paid off in the long run obviously, even if she was two-timing all over town. His man-child act wasn't an act at all, and talking about his social problem became its own social problem, but he was refreshingly kind, he threw a hinky vote, and he took Jace's awful beatdown without incident.

Won: $50,000; Ariana field trip; ½ week Wackstreet, Outback dinner
Once again it was fun to figure out which twin was which while they were switching, albeit easier than BB5. She did that well, and she got along with most, although Julia was more socially interactive. She started not liking Austin that way but she never discouraged his advances, and with Vanessa's help in what she did and especially did not repeat as their go-between, eventually he won her over and by the end, Liz was initiating all the I love you's. Whatever undercovers action took place will or won't haunt her, but she'll also be remembered for jumping whenever Diary called her name, for always having a 'thank you' for feeds and BBAD gifts, and for making it to the end despite the odds.

Won: Ariana field trip (guest); Outback dinner; 24 hours polishing Jackie
She had a total meltdown 1st night of feeds and the big poker star was suddenly a big question mark. She continued the tears all season, often fake, but they worked, and she repeated everything until they believed it, especially about her Integrity. She demanded everyone's Words and Reasons ad nauseum, but what she said and did were often contradictory, such as telling Audrey she couldn't nom her because LGBT solidarity, but two weeks later she gave Jason the boot. She took every moment so seriously, and didn't 'own her game' even in Diary, but she won comps and ran most of the game using emotional blackmail and percentage double-talk, she was allied with everyone but the ants, and nobody wanted to deal with her histrionics.

Won: 3 week revival; 1 week Wackstreet
VTW Steve
On a show that often has cookie-cutter personalities, he's truly unique. Between his random shouty interviews, dentistry, and superb guitar & bass playing, I had no idea what to expect, and I was pleasantly surprised. I loved his dry humor and his exuberant Diaries, and he did well saving himself as long as he did because he was most everyone's easy target most weeks, mostly because they didn't know what to make of him. He kept his BB knowledge secret and slept too much when he should have been out gaming, but he was a pleasure to watch when he was awake. I think we'll never again see someone sit down to vote and greet Julie with 'What do you want?!' Classic.

Won: Outback dinner (guest)
He came in educated & articulate, with BB savvy, and training & experience roleplaying bad guys. That was all aces on paper, but he disappointed with weird moves like aligning with Jace, and then he fell hard for Liz after saying he knew showmances take hamsters' heads out of the game. He blew up his game when Operation Jason backfired spectacularly, but he salvaged certain game death by pleading with Vanessa and it worked, and I realized his social game was in far better shape than it appeared. His Judas character failed repeatedly and he alienated most viewers on a daily basis, but I don't think he deserved as bad as he got. But the beardytail has to go.

Won: ½ week Wackstreet
She did the twin switching pretty well, considering they aren't as identical as their DNA. Some called them mean girls but I loved the candid banter between them, as well as Julia's funny interactions with Steve and James in particular. I couldn't get enough of her 'shrrrrt' and 'for surrrre' gags, despite how silly and repetitive they were. Julia's facial expressions were priceless, especially her frequent shockface, and she was the best target for James to scare since she never failed to scream and she usually fell over. She wasn't crazy about her sister's showmance, and while Liz might face a firestorm when she gets out, Julia should be just fine.

Won: $25,000 AFP; Outback dinner
VTW Steve
He had the first overlong HOH and his easy personality plus everyone gaming their brains out set him up in a friendly spot with everyone. He was hated by many when he buddied up with Jeff, but James kept it humorous even then. After that, James amped up his pranks, scaring, and candy pelting. He hung out with the less lucky Goblins and they were usually fun to watch, but they spent too much time having fun while the others gamed around them. He'll be remembered for his tinfoil headphones and Swiffer, his quick and unique wit, many Jamesisms and Lines of the Day, making Liz's kitty hat his own, and his devotion to his little girl Baleigh.

Won: Gronk party cruise
VTW Steve
She's one of the best laugh-at-herselfers we've ever had, and while she got emotional losing comps and losing her friends, she was mostly upbeat the rest of the time. She was a very good sport about James and Jeff's sexual jokes, as well as with the rest of them poking about her inability to win comps. But she won a cruise in a season without many prizes, and I think it's safe to say she'll remain friends with all or most of them. She turned laying around into an art form, inspiring me to start a #LeaningMeg hashtag game that became entirely too easy, and her enthusiasm for their non-game games made them fun, as did her cereal scorekeeping system.

Won: $10,000; Never Not pass; Outback dinner (guest)
VTW Steve
She came in with that incredible train/tram story and a good attitude about it, and she called herself 'Basic Becky' which fit well when she talked about recipes, dogs, and her daily tasks and procedures at work. But she proved to be a comp beast and she lived up to her billing as Black Friday Boss when she openly targeted Vanessa. Unfortunately for her, everyone turned tail on that plan and Becky was demoted to the after-Christmas returns desk. She should have gone on a dating show but she gave us some fun with Becky Updates - even Olive Garden got in on that. She can laugh at herself and those ones are always appreciated.

Won: 1 week 6 days knight; 24 hours polishing by Vanessa
VTW Steve
She came in as a stuntcast cross-promo opp with Jeff and she was easily the better of that duo, even if she was barely seen for weeks. She had a better grasp of this show and game than he did, and she talked some big talk but didn't get a chance for us to see if she'd put it in action or not. She did her costume week with a good attitude, and she was a good-natured participant in most of their non-game activities. She gave us some behind-the-scenes 'Amazing Race' info which was fun and different. Like Victoria last year, she doesn't need all that fake hair but at least hers stayed in pretty good shape most of the time.

Won: 2,400 battles
VTW Steve
She's the type who had Star of the Season potential but she didn't quite make the cut. She was volatile, emotional, controlling, and prone to hissy fits, and she took most things personally. But she was also an unexpected comp beast, especially on the endurance wall, and she wasn't afraid to make 'big moves' even if Vanessa had a heavy hand in most of them. She did her 2,400 battles largely (and surprisingly) without complaint, and she gained some hard-earned respect with that. Her thing with Clay was odd and uncomfortable to watch, and she easily won Death Race 2015 with her curious and unflattering taped-in extensions.

Won: Ireland trip; Outback dinner (guest)
He started badly, calling himself a 'superfan' after being recruited at a basketball game and marathoning a few seasons. He said BB is about making new friends and memories, and he had a problem with lies and backstabs except when he was doing it. He spent most of his time stapled to Shelli and they got a lot of mother/son jokes, but I saw them more as creepy Lannisters, especially when she went on about how like her brother he is. He provided loads of unintentional comedy, weird mouth things and mumbling translations, he peed in HOH shower, and he got out just in time.

Won: 1 week Wackstreet
Another superfan who found out it's easier to play BB from home, he fell into Vanessa's disastrous Renom Roulette wheel and went out earlier than many hoped. He got mouthy about many of them and popped some good funnies, but he laid around most of the time until it was too late. He gave us some of the best reaction faces of all time, especially the night they played squicky truth or dare - he even had a dedicated cam for much of it. He mentioned this site often, usually saying it's 'hard to navigate' so he'll probably never see this.

Won: Nothing
She was erratic and unpredictable, and the random ways she kept them stirred up made for some of the best feeds in ages. And as a bonus, she featured in all the fights, many because the others didn't believe her telling truths. They did buy most of the fibs, and without 'empirical evidence,' but they fell for her wacky gameplay more than twice. She marooned herself in a bed and a dental chair, with some laughs in between, and she got the 2nd ever penalty vote. I enjoyed watching her, and will miss her.

Won: Nothing
I haven't given many empty wheels before their time, and I don't think any of those got them as early as he did. But we've never had such a misogynistic, inappropriate, and unfunny pig before. CBS let him get away clean and that's what it is - I'm just glad to see the back of him.

Won: Power to nullify 3 votes
She wasn't afraid to confront people nor to keep fighting to stay, which was good for us, but didn't help her much. She figured out the twins early but didn't leverage that to her advantage soon or well enough. Her 'game on' fight with Audrey and pantry rant to us were memorable, especially her catch-phrase 'get your life!' She was smart, funny, and volatile. She didn't let us take full advantage of #DaVonneHasADaughter, a hashtag that was too good to be true.

Won: Nothing
He was like a parody of all the former surf boys we've had, with all the worst qualities of asshat hamsters past rolled into one. He verbally beat up on Steve a few times but the primetime version earned him viewer loathing, even if his actoring was lousy. He ranted, streaked, flipped us off, and mostly talked about himself, but he promised to save us all someday through music.

They erroneously said last year that BB16 would have 'the most houseguests ever' but this year they really did, with 17 total after the twins split into separate entities. Now my symmetry for this section is out of whack and I don't know what to put here.


HOHs in order *denotes surviving HOH for BOB weeks
James*/Jason; Becky/Shelli*; Austin/Vanessa*; Shelli*/Lizia; Jackie/Vanessa*; James; Becky; Steve; Liz; Austin; Vanessa; Liz; Steve; Vanessa; Steve; Steve

BOB wins in order
Becky/John; Steve/Jason; Meg/Jason; James/Jackie; James/Lizia

Veto wins in order
Steve; John; John; Vanessa; Clay; James; Steve; John; Liz; Vanessa; James; Julia; Austin; John; Vanessa

Evictions in order
Jace 12-1; Da'Vonne 7-2; Jeff 7-4; Audrey 10-1 (9+1 penalty vote); Jason 7-2; Clay 9-0; Shelli 8-0; Jackie 6-1; Becky 6-0; Johnny 5-0/Revived; Meg 4-1; James 4-0; Julia 3-0; Austin 2-1; Johnny 1-0; Vanessa 1-0

Finalist Twitters
@geeksquadmcgee1; @_LizNolan

Jury Twitters
@BB17_Shelli; @jackiexisabel; @basic_becky_17; @megmaley; @AsianJamesBB17; @JuliaNolan_; @judasdraven; @BB17JohnnyMac; @VanessaRousso

Evictee Twitters
@NikolaPoe; @DayDaVonne_; @JeffWeldon21; @OddreyM; @TheJayRoy; @_clayhoneycutt


Late arrivals: 3
Jeff, Jackie, Julia

Twist delivery guests: 3
Phil Keoghan
Kathy Griffin
Rob Gronkowski

Revivals: 1

Fights: 9
Audrey vs Jace 6/28 8.21pm
Audrey vs Jace 6/30 3.25am
Audrey vs Da'Vonne 6/30 1.38pm
Audrey vs Da'Vonne 7/8 1.52pm
Audrey vs Meg 7/11 1.10pm
Audrey vs Clay plus Vanessa
 3 rounds starting 7/19 12.54pm
Liz vs the trash 7/26 1.37pm
Shelli vs Clay 7/27 2.51am
Vanessa vs James, Clay, Johnny
 plus James vs Clay 8/6 2.20pm

Pinkyswears: 6
Becky with Austin, and with Liz 7/27 2.29am
Julia and Steve, twice 8/29 1.07am
Meg and James 9/1 5.18am
Julia and Steve 9/8 6.14pm

House meetings: 1
7/19 8.43pm

Incredible backstories: 1
6/25 9:35pm Becky and the train

Uncanny coincidences: 3
7/1 4.53pm Meg & John say 'weird situation' in different rooms at the exact same time
7/8 3.47am Jason & Clay say 'hey Arnold' in different rooms at almost the same time
7/11 12.15am Jeff & James say 'beefcakes' in different rooms at almost the same time

'The Soup' mentions: 2
7/31 Johnny's dental school cadaver
8/28 Johnny's exit interview with Julie
thanks @AntmanReality, Soup Correspondent

Scandals beyond BB world: 1
Jeff/Julia 'sticky spot' incident

Makeout pairings: 2
Clay and Shelli
Austin and Liz

Sex events: 7
All Austin and Liz
8/18 3.18am
8/18 6.30pm
8/21 6.59pm
8/26 1.38am
8/30 3.28am
8/31 4.15pm
9/3 12.44am
Self-service: 3

Twin switches: 14
4 on 7/2 show recap
1 at 7/2 vote - Julia in
7/3 11.58am - Liz in
7/6 3.07pm - Julia in
7/9 10.34pm - Liz in
7/11 11.07am - Julia in
7/13 6.24pm - Liz in
7/17 2.05pm - Julia in
7/20 6.12pm - Liz in
7/22 6.26pm - Julia in
7/24 3.27pm - Liz in
7/30 show - both in


 1 Mixed up BB10 Steven with Memphis Bob
 2 Renamed Rachel 'Linda Donahue'
 3 Got Boogie's seasons wrong
 4 They probably meant #exasperated
 5 6/25 show: Julie omitted Alison Irwin in her & Phil Keoghan's BB-to-TAR rollcall
 6 Dental x-ray graphics upside-down
 7 Misspelled Dan Gheesling's name
 8 Closed captions symbol, for a minute
 9 PROMO instead of PROM
10 Wrong show time on Jeffish loop
11 7/2 show: Dead air + Julie audio leak
12 Veto comp workers on feeds
13 HOH prep workers on feeds
14 Misspelled Shelli's last name
15 Goof #10 still not fixed a week later
16 Julie got special guest's name wrong
17 Wrong show days on Youtube
18 Staff person's reflection seen
19 They erased Jeff for CBS show
20 Misspelled 'receives'
21 Mixed up Christine and Candice
22 Wonky fishies cam plus workers' feet
23 Shelli's last name again plus ordinal error
24 'Official snack' brand mixup per 7/25 slopcorn delivery of Skinny Pop and other brands
25 Misspelled Jackie
26 Julie said 'a twist every week' + BOB 'all season'
27 The Wall was HOH comp, not BOB
28 Omitted Julia from post-twins poll
29 Beauty to beast photobooth feeds vote task was given to them before vote was posted
30 '12 Craftiest BB Alliances' double screw-up
31 Same poll as #28 - no results on August 6
32 Showed Steve with veto on noms show
33 Misspelled regimen
34 Majorly misnamed feeds highlight
35 Wrong show time on Snapchat promo
36 Misspelled Derrick
37 #32 scene reused pointlessly, with veto erased
38 Misspelled argument
39 Called Steve's third comp win his first
40 Misspelled two and pyramid
41 Your/you're error on the CBS show
42 Pantry stocking staff on feeds
43 Winner does not get $1 million
44 Jeff/Jackie were not the only pre-existing pair
45 Ian never veto'd Dan
46 Wrong twin: Julia's partner was James
47 Misspelled Jocasta
48 Wrong show time on Jeffish again/still
49 Wrong day for nominations reveal
50 Wrong Twitter for Zingbot
51 Title says 8 items but there are 9
52 Austin was 10th HOH, not 9th
53 Forgot to upgrade Zingbot Twitter to 9000
54 Adoption facts wrong in James' bio
55 Misspelled Jordan's last name
56 15 minutes is 'literally' not 'hours'
57 Meg won one solo comp, not zero
58 Mixed up the twins again
59 9/11 Feeds down 2 hours longer than announced
60 Vanessa's letter was from her sister
61 9/15 show Julie said Austin's second time on the block was his first
62 Unite/tonight mix-up (judy chop intentional)
63 Pantry stocking on feeds again
64 AFP voting wasn't working right for most
65 Camera status message on feeds
66 Omitted Janelle's BB7 viewer favorite prize
67 Janelle again, omitted BB7 with her seasons
68 Cake pops had Zingbot 3000 instead of 9000
69 They meant 15 evictions, countless alliances
70 Not the 'Final HOH' - just Part 2
71 71 Audio problems at speech time on finale
72 Random peekaboo guy on finale

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Wednesday's live 90-minute finale placed third for 9:30-10:00 with 2.2 rating, 7 share, 6.49 million viewers, behind Empire season premiere on FOX with 6.5/20/16.02, and Blackish season premiere on ABC with 2.4/7/7.30, and ahead of Law and Order SVU season premiere on NBC with 1.7/6/8.20. Big Brother rose to second for 10:00-11:00, ahead of Nashville season premiere on ABC with 1.3/4/5.00.

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Big Brother 17 FAQ
Day 1 move-in was June 18
Day 7 CBS premiere was June 24
Day 98 finale was September 23

Feeds were streamed by CBS, and Flashback remains accessible via All Access subscription. Call 888-274-5343 for account help, including cancellation.

CBS shows were Sundays 8pm, Wednesdays 8pm, eviction Thursdays 9pm (Global in Canada).

Big Brother After Dark was on POP (formerly TVGN). It airs Monday, Tuesday 11pm-2am; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday midnight-2am; Thursday 1am-3am. The aired blocks are recorded earlier on the same night.

The CBS app (by CBS Interactive) plays BB air shows and other CBS shows, but not feeds. Use your browser to watch feeds on mobile devices. The same All Access link used to subscribe will lead to the feeds viewing page if you're already signed up.

Liz and Julia had to survive five evictions in order to play separately as individuals, which they did, with Julia officially entering the game on Day 43. They switched places every few days. They had a limited time in Diary to change clothes, adjust their appearance, and exchange info. The non-playing twin was sequestered in a 'house,' possibly the jury house.

BB17 prizes were the same: $500k for the winner and $50k for 2nd place. Stipend for the others is $1,000 per week again, including pre-show hotel and jury sequester. Recruits or those with established pre-season fan bases might get more.

The habitat has 80 HD cameras (up four) and over 100 microphones.

The recorded in-house announcements are the voice of producer Don Wollman.


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