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Power Status
Battle Back results
Jozea won Round 1 - Glenn eliminated
Victor won Round 2 - Jozea eliminated
Victor won Round 3 - Bronte eliminated
Victor won Round 4 - Tiffany eliminated

Tiffany evicted 8-0-0
Victor was revived
James is HOH
Bridgette, Frank are nominated

Nobody is Have-not

Teams and Roadkill are over - there is a secret room - Julie promised more twists to come

Teams were, in order of original picks:
Category 4: Frank, Michelle, Paulie, Bridgette
Big Sister: Da'Vonne, Paul, Zakiyah, (Jozea)
Unicorn: James, Natalie, (Victor), (Bronte)
Freakazoids: Nicole, Corey, (Tiffany), (Glenn)

Upcoming Events
Saturday: Veto comp

Next show:
Sunday, July 24 8pm: HOH comp, nominations

Show Schedule
Sunday 8pm, Wednesday 8pm, and live eviction Thursday 9pm on CBS (Global in Canada)

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Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday midnight to 3am, Tuesday 11pm to 3am, Thursday 1am to 3am on Pop (Slice in Canada)

HOHs in order
Nicole; Paulie; Bridgette; Paulie; James

Veto wins in order
Paul; Paulie; Bridgette; Corey

Roadkill wins in order
Frank; Victor; Frank; Tiffany

Evictions in order
Glenn (no vote); Jozea 7-4-0; Victor 9-1-0; Bronte 5-4-0; Tiffany 8-0-0

Day 38 - Friday, July 22

Jeffish and more Jeffish

A Battle Back preview was released, showing a bit of Glenn vs Jozea in the first heat, which was the berry collecting balance beam race.. whether all rounds will be that or if they'll redo a comp from each week for each evictee remains to be seen.. if the latter, that'd be a pretty cool (and fair) way to do it, and would easily explain the extra-long lockdown this week

I heard a few days ago that Jozea won that first round, but that's all I've got.. rumors are running rampant because otherwise rational people are again believing supposed "spoiler" accounts that are known for being wrong, then deleting tweets after being proved thus.. we'll find out soon enough but for now, I figure it's probaby safe to feature Glenn one more time before he's finally able to return home

Battle Back

The Battle Back special show was almost exclusively the four comp heats, plus a whole lot of disingenuous Diaries.. Jozea won Round 1 which was similar to the berry balance beam HOH, and Glenn was finally set free.. Victor won Rounds 2 and 3, which were tennis ball target bouncing and questions about detail photos respectively, and Jozea and Bronte were eliminated.. Victor also beat Tiffany in the final round, which was assembling a wall puzzle

The show ended with Victor ding-donging his way back into the habitat, and Julie teased a secret room to us - not them - that will "remain in play for four weeks" that "could" award a power to whoever finds it.. clues involve the destination signs around the house and the big DEPARTURES board.. hamsters will clearly need to be given some hints to hunt since they long ago gave up on those things meaning anything

Feeds returned right on time, with Victor back in place as a citizen again.. James won the HOH comp which was an endurance that went over five hours (and we missed it!).. Michelle, Nicole, Zakiyah came off first, virtually at the same time, and they're expecting to be Have-nots as a result.. James nominated Frank and Bridgette, and gossip circles carried on to fill in Victor what he missed, from their various points of view, including heavy emphasis on Frank is the devil, and Bridgette's vs the stuffed giraffe's birthdays

James's Have-not was repealed by winning HOH, but he hung out in bumper cars with Natalie and discussed strategy while they waited for midnight to eat, before moving upstairs.. James told her he may have made a mistake with his noms, and he said he'll run some damage control.. Frank and Bridgette went to bed early, and he told her if it's the pass-the-prizes comp to go ahead and take the veto if she could.. Victor was pretty loud for much of the night, and Paul was noticeably subdued, especially compared to what he'd been like this past week

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Day 37 - Thursday, July 21

30+ hours of Jeffish

Feeds went to Jeffish around 11.30am Thursday (with an announcement they'd be gone until Friday night) before most of them were even up and about.. Natalie prepped her stunt hair and chatted with Michelle, who said Natalie was "probably getting a Victoria edit" - ironic, since Michelle's barely got any edit at all, thus far

I'm expecting Tiffany to walk the plank today, and beyond that it's a mystery.. either she, Bronte, Victor, Jozea or Glenn will be revived, and how/when next week's HOH is determined remains to be seen

My guess is the first three Battle Back heats were done earlier this week, and they'll do the final heat and revival Thursday night.. maybe the HOH comp will be incorporated with that last heat, maybe the revived hamster will automatically become HOH, maybe they'll do a separate HOH comp to air on Sunday's show, maybe teams and/or Roadkill are over - in short, we'll find out when we find out

Feeds came back for them to do their primping and last minute psst-pssting, and for Paul to give Paulie a haircut for the ages, and a top spot in #Deathrace2016.. if and when this ever makes the show it'll be blamed on Paul, but every step of the way was requested and directed by Paulie.. Zakiyah in particular was horrified as it unfolded, but feedsters had a very unexpected, very good time

Tiffany was evicted unanimously, and Julie told them teams and Roadkill are over.. the HOH comp will air on Sunday's show.. feeds are off until Friday night

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Bronte: I guess honesty doesn't get you very far in the Big Brother house

Paulie, about his hair: It looks good!
Zakiyah, fixing his hair: No.... it looks better

Paulie: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is about struggling artists

James: Two weeks out of the house, he's cooking burgers, cleaning the kitchen
Paulie: Completely different person

Natalie: I hope America likes me, that's one of my scary things
Michelle: Honestly you're probably getting a Victoria edit


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Ratings - Revive-a-Hamster edition

Ratings are based on entertainment value
VTE = Voted to evict

Solid ups for an elaborate setup and generally 'fair' Battle Back competitions are neutralized by obvious and annoyed downs for withholding an endurance from us, especially one that lasted over five hours. Bah humbug.

Won: 8 days pixel suit; Outback dinner

VTE Tiffany
I didn't see much of her but apparently she raised some rabble during the endurance comp, and she's quickly overtaking Frank as Public Enemy #1 because of the birthday party fiasco. I hope she doesn't go anywhere this week but if she does, it wouldn't be as big a hit to the feeds as losing Frank.

Won: $2,500

VTE Tiffany
I didn't see much of him either, fortunately.

Won: Outback dinner (guest)

No vote (nominee)
It sounds like she did quite well in the endurance comp but ahem, it was withheld from us. She laid low for the most part once feeds came back, except for giving one of her patented side-eyes to Victor when he convincingly pretended to bang his head on the kitchen counter. Twice.

Won: 8 days pixel suit; Outback dinner

VTE Tiffany
I'm hoping the BB14 comp beast returns for the veto comp but if not, maybe he can talk James into putting up a bigger target than himself.. ha ha yes of course I'm joking, Frank's the biggest target in several seasons. But I hope he stays - at least he's got a personality, which is more than can be said for many of them.

Won: Immunity 1st 2 evictions

VTE Tiffany
Ups for winning what sounded like a hard-won comp, and for waiting to eat at midnight when Natalie could. He might not be playing the best game but it's not the worst either, and at least he's mostly pleasant most of the time, and occasionally funny.

Won: 8 days pixel suit; Outback dinner

VTE Tiffany
She retells the alleged eyebrows comment and birthday party fiasco with such glee and malice, it's just not amusing, plus it's tiring. It'll be interesting to see what else she's got game-wise if/when Bridgette goes.

Won: Immunity 1st 2 evictions

No vote (nominee)
She talks down her smarts and game awareness so much that she might even believe it herself, but anyone who listens to her knows otherwise. Plus she's pleasant and sweet, and strong enough that those qualities aren't letting her get eaten alive in there.

Won: $2,500

VTE Tiffany
How many times did she say she wasn't going to fall into the showmance trap again this season? Yet here we are, and she gets awfully busy with Corey under that cup on the shelf. This from the girl who wouldn't kiss Hayden when they were clearly smitten with each other.. well, I guess she hasn't kissed Corey yet either.

Won: Outback dinner (guest)

VTE Tiffany
He went from obnoxious loudmouth to subdued citizen after losing his cronies, then he geared back up to obnoxious loudmouth. Oddly, now that one of his cronies is back, he's back to subdued citizen. But not to worry, if he and Victor don't reconnect, Paul's still got his Mini Me Paulie.

Won: 8 days pixel suit; Outback dinner

No vote (HOH)
I can't really listen to him anymore, and his new 'do doesn't help.

Won: Revival; immunity 1st 2 evictions

Ups for winning three comps that weren't easy to power his way back in, and for not being nominated to boot. (I don't think he had a week's safety but we'll find out.) He was a little too loud on his return but he's got something to be loud about, for now. Hopefully he'll tone it down or they'll remember why they booted him in the first place.

Won: Outback dinner (guest)

VTE Tiffany
Remember her first Jeffish interview where she seemed like the strategic fan of the show we always hope will show up? And then she said sure, she'd be open to a showmance.. and here we are. Apparently she's cooling off on Paulie and/or vice versa, and just when CBS started to acknowledge they were an item.

Won: $2,500

She came in looking and sounding so much like Vanessa it was spooky, but it didn't take long to realize her game was more Audrey-style chaos and sabotage than poker-faced strategy. Paulie's the only one who didn't get that memo but that's Paulie for you. Two weeks in a row she didn't campaign to save herself nearly as much as others campaigned for her, but when she transformed into Free Agent IDGAF Tiffany it was a joy to behold. I'm surprised #They let one of the six stuntcasts go before jury, but it just goes to show the whole thing isn't as rigged as some believe.

Won: Immunity 1st 2 evictions

She went in saying she'd use behavioral sciences to maneuver her way to the win but she spent most of her time with Bridgette and Natalie who were barely playing BB. Her huge confession to them about being the 'secret nerd' and aspiring mathematician was just silly, and she'll always be remembered for not knowing what 9x9 is. She didn't bring much to the table beyond her abnormally high voice and hair bows, and even the hair bows didn't stick around. She seems like a pleasant enough person but like so many others, she should have gone on a dating show instead.

Won: Nothing

One of the most delusional hamsters ever (and that's saying something), he was convinced he owned the house, he was the messiah of the newbies, the savior, the sanctuary, and the next Mario Lopez. He wore his doggie comp suit for days, but mostly he just wore underpants. His gametalks with Paul and Victor were pure comedy since they had no clue whatsoever how far out of every loop they were, and The Jozea and Paul Talk Show concluded with the two of them roaming the house looking for a camera that worked. Jozea's shtick got old fast for many, but he was feeds gold for trainwreck fans like myself.

Won: $2,500

I didn't like having to combine an intro with an obit, but that's how the dog biscuit crumbles. He seemed like a fun guy with potential for fun feeds, especially his admission that he'd be 'willing to flirt if necessary' but he also might have gotten into heated political discussions, and BB is not the place for that. He didn't technically get Jodi'd since he got to compete, but gone before feeds is never good, and neither is trial by combat. Too bad the token older/regular person/fan got the first boot but young, pretty, hormonal hamsters are all the rage anymore.


Fights: 1
7/14 7.08pm Frank vs Da'Vonne

Sex events: 2
7/18 8.47am Corey and Nicole
7/19 3.38am Corey and Nicole

House meetings: 1
6/24 8.54pm - Jozea owns the house

Nominee speech scorchers: 1
7/14 Tiffany

Corey sleepwalk incidents: 1
7/17 3.14am

Pinkyswears: 6
Pre-feeds/premiere #1: Michelle, Tiffany
Pre-feeds/premiere #2: Corey, Nicole, Tiffany
6/29 8.29pm Natalie, Tiffany
7/8 9.55pm Bridgette, Bronte, Natalie
7/13 show Bridgette, Bronte
7/17 3.23pm Tiffany, Bridgette

Injuries: 3
Paul's head lump from crashing the headboard
Bridgette's sprained ankle
Paul's nose (infected piercing + awning attack)

Deaths: 7
Michelle's laundered stunt hair
2 fishies on Nicole's HOH
1 fishie on Paulie's HOH
1 fishie on Bridgette's HOH
2 fishies on Paulie's 2nd HOH

Stuntcasts: 6
Paulie, Tiffany plus Da'Vonne, Frank, James, Nicole

Scandals outside BB world: 1
Corey's old tweets

RIP The Soup


 1 Mixed up James and Da'Vonne
 2 Highly promoted cast reveal postponed
 3 PopTV shows BBAD starting a day early
 4 3 days? 4 days? Close enough
 5 Whose/who's error
 6 Omitted Boogie's winning season BB7
 7 Mixed up Michelle and Nicole
 8 Wrong dates/links in feeds highlights
 9 Tech adjustments on feeds
10 Julie's intern made up a new hamster
11 Wrong show time on Jeffish
12 7/3 3.19pm BB called last year's cast names
13 7/11 Only 1 feed worked for hours (computer)
14 Wrong date for Battle Back show
15 Mixed up Kaysar's name and season
16 Wrong date for Battle Back, again
17 Mixed up Corey and Frank

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Friday's Battle Back special won the hour with 1.5 rating, 7 share, 5.28 million viewers, ahead of America's Got Talent rerun on NBC with 0.9/4/4.22, Shark Tank rerun on ABC with 0.7/3/3.84, and Rosewood rerun on FOX with 0.4/2/1.61.

Thursday's live show won the hour with 1.7 rating, 7 share, 5.61 million viewers, ahead of Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge on NBC with 0.9/4/3.27, Greatest Hits on ABC with 0.7/3/2.89, and Home Free on FOX with 0.4/2/1.69.

Rating & share = adults 18-49
Rating = % of all TV households
Share = % of households watching TV


Big Brother 18 FAQ
Day 1 Move-in was June 15
Day 8 CBS premiere was June 22
Day 9 Feeds began June 23
Day 99 Finale is September 21

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

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

Big Brother After Dark is on POP and airs Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday midnight to 3am, Tuesday 11pm to 3am, Thursday 1am to 3am. The aired blocks are recorded earlier on the same night.

HOH's team members had immunity from nomination all week. Unlike HOH, the Roadkill winner could nominate someone from his/her team.

HOH named the renom if veto was used on one of his/her nominees. If the Roadkill nominee came off, Roadkill winner named the renom.

The CBS app (by CBS Interactive) plays BB air shows and other CBS shows, as well as feeds, or you can 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.

BB18 prizes are 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. Siblings might and veterans definitely get more.

The habitat has 87 HD cameras (up seven) and over 100 microphones.

The recorded in-house announcements are the voice of producer Don Wollman. He and Julie Chen are the only staffers who have been there since Big Brother 1.

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