Big Brother 16 (U.S.)

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Season 16 (2014)
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Big Brother 16 is the sixteenth season of the American reality television series Big Brother. The new season premiered on June 25, 2014 on CBS, making it the earliest premiere date for a summer season of Big Brother in the U.S.[1][2] It is the first season to be broadcast in high definition, the final television series to do so among the major broadcast networks (as Let's Make a Deal on CBS Daytime switched earlier in June 2014 for tapings set to air in September 2014).[3] The season premiere was a two-night event, with the premiere episode airing on June 25 and the next episode airing on June 26.[4] On August 4, 2014, it was announced that the 90-minute season finale would take place on September 24, 2014, after the season premiere of Survivor: San Juan del Sur, making it the longest season of Big Brother (U.S.) to date at 97 days.[5] On September 24, Derrick Levasseur won the game in a 7-2 vote against Cody Calafiore.[6]

Season development[edit]

Big Brother 16 was officially announced on September 12, 2013, a week before the finale of Big Brother 15.[1] In March 2014, casting began with applicants being able to apply online or attend open casting calls throughout the country.[7]

In June 2014, it was revealed that Big Brother 16 would be the first season of the series to be broadcast in high definition. Plans to finally transition the show to HD were made as early as Big Brother 13, but were hampered by logistical challenges due to the nature of the program's format, the amount of video footage that would have to be stored and processed, the need to install HD-compatible cameras, wiring and post-production equipment, along with enhancing the design of the house to benefit from the transition. Big Brother was the last primetime program and the second-to-last program overall across the five major networks (CBS daytime game show Let's Make a Deal, which began HD production for its 2014-15 season earlier in the month, was the last by air date) to still be broadcast in 4:3 standard definition. Producers also noted that the HD cameras would also give them a variety of new shots and angles to use in the production.[8]

Press interviews were filmed on June 17, 2014, the cast was announced on June 19, 2014 and the HouseGuests moved into the Big Brother house on June 20, 2014. Big Brother 16 began with a two-night premiere on June 25–26, 2014. On June 25, 2014, five days after moving into the Big Brother house, eight of the 16 HouseGuests—Amber, Cody, Devin, Donny, Frankie, Joey, Nicole and Paola—were introduced, shown entering the house and taking part in the first HoH competition of the season, while on June 26, the eight HouseGuests who were not introduced the night before—Brittany, Caleb, Christine, Derrick, Hayden, Jocasta, Victoria and Zach—were introduced, shown entering the house and taking part in the second HoH competition. It was on the June 26 episode that the Team America and Battle of the Block twists were revealed.[9]

Format[edit]

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The format has changed slightly from previous seasons. The contestants, who are referred to as "HouseGuests," are sequestered in the Big Brother House with no contact to or from the outside world. Each week, the HouseGuests take part in several compulsory challenges that determine who will win food, luxuries and power in the House. The winner of the weekly Head of Household (HoH) competition, who was formerly guaranteed safety, can now be overthrown due to a new competition called the "Battle of the Block." The two winners of the HoH competition each week will pick two nominees, who then go head-to-head in this competition. The winning team is guaranteed a week of safety and overthrows the HoH who nominated them. The HouseGuests nominated for eviction by the other HoH then become the official nominees for the week. The Battle of the Block twist was retred after Week 8, with only one HouseGuest being awarded HoH and two nominees at all times. The reigning HoH also earns the right to name the "Have-Nots" for the week, forcing the chosen HouseGuests to eat solely "Big Brother slop" along with a weekly food restriction (chosen by the viewing public), take cold showers and sleep on cold beds in a freezer-like bedroom.

Each week, six HouseGuests are selected to compete in the Power of Veto competition: the reigning HoH, their two nominees, and three HouseGuests selected by random draw. The winner of the POV competition wins the right to either revoke the nomination of one of the nominated HouseGuests or leave them as is; if the Veto winner uses this power, the HoH must immediately nominate another HouseGuest for eviction.

On eviction night, all HouseGuests except for the HoH (who is only allowed to vote in the event of a tie and must announce it in front of the other HouseGuests) and the nominees vote to evict one of the two nominees. This compulsory vote is conducted in the privacy of the Diary Room by the host and the HouseGuest. Unlike most other versions of Big Brother, the HouseGuests may discuss the nomination and eviction process openly and freely. The nominee with the greatest number of votes will be evicted from the House on the weekly live broadcast, exiting to an adjacent studio to be interviewed by Chen, after which the cycle begins again.

HouseGuests may voluntarily leave the House at any time and those who break the rules may be expelled from the house, as was the case in Big Brother 14. The last nine evicted HouseGuests will vote for the winner on the season finale. These "Jury Members" will be sequestered in a separate house and will not be allowed to watch the show except for competitions and ceremonies that include all of the remaining HouseGuests. The jury members will not be shown any Diary Room interviews or any footage that may include strategy or details regarding nominations.

Twists[edit]

Battle of the Block[edit]

In comparison to previous seasons of Big Brother which featured a single Head of Household, this season would involve two Heads of Household.[10] Each HoH would nominate two other HouseGuests for eviction, totaling four nominees. The two pairs of nominees would then compete in a new competition titled "Battle of the Block". The winning pair would be removed from the block, with the HoH who nominated them dethroned. The dethroned HoH would later be eligible to be nominated after the Power of Veto has been used, however the Battle of the Block winners are safe for the rest of the week. The rest of the cycle would continue as per usual, with the remaining HoH retaining immunity for the week, and the two nominees being eligible for safety through the Power of Veto.[11]

Team America[edit]

Host Julie Chen introduced "Team America" during the first premiere show. This twist involves three HouseGuests, chosen by public vote, who would form a secret alliance in the house and work together to perform secret missions throughout the season. For every successfully completed mission, each member of the Team would receive $5,000.[9] Before the season began, fans were asked to vote for which HouseGuest they would want to form an alliance with, based on short biographies written by the HouseGuests themselves. The HouseGuests with the most amount of votes would become the first member of "Team America," with the winner of this poll being revealed in the second premiere show.[9] Team America was adapted from the "America's Player" twist from Big Brother 8 and Big Brother 10.

On the second premiere show, Julie announced that Joey was voted by the viewers as the first member of Team America, and that the second member would be revealed on the first live show. On that live show, Joey was evicted and Donny was revealed as the new member of Team America. On the July 9, 2014 episode, it was announced that Derrick and Frankie would join Donny to complete the Team America alliance and the viewing audience was asked to vote between two tasks, one of which would be given to Team America as their first mission.

It was later revealed that if a member of Team America won the game, they would receive a bonus $50,000 in addition to their Team America winnings, which was achieved by member Derrick Levasseur.

Task results[edit]

Joey was evicted before Team America's assembly was completed and thus received no tasks. Donny was evicted after seven tasks; he completed three, earning $15,000. Frankie completed four tasks, earning $20,000. Derrick completed five tasks (including the game winning task), earning $70,000.

Task No. Options America's selection Details Result
1
A. Get two HouseGuests to kiss and then spread rumors that they are in a showmance
B. Get three other HouseGuests to spread a rumor that someone in the game is related to a past HouseGuest
B
Team America spread the rumor that Zach was related to Amanda Zuckerman from Big Brother 15.
Completed
2
A. Campaign to nominate someone they believe is a floater
B. Campaign to nominate someone they believe is a physical threat
B
Team America agreed that Amber was a physical threat; Frankie, as HoH, nominated Amber for eviction.
Completed
3
A. Hide a HouseGuest's personal items and convince him or her to publicly blame someone for doing it
B. Play the role of puppet master and get two HouseGuests to have an argument at either the nomination ceremony or the Veto meeting
B
Team America convinced Zach to publicly criticize Christine and Nicole during the nomination ceremony, but they chose not to argue with him. Team America then convinced Zach to publicly criticize Amber during the Veto meeting, but she, too, did not engage in the argument.
Failed
4
A. Vote against the majority of the house and then publicly accuse two people during the eviction fallout
B. Get two members of Team America to become Heads of Household this week by winning it and/or convincing others to throw it
A
Neither Donny nor Derrick decided to vote against the house; Frankie, as HoH, was not eligible to vote.
Failed
5
A. Work together to convince someone to go on the block as a pawn and then get them evicted
B. Have each member of Team America create and name a fake side alliance with the person they trust the least
A
Team America decided not to complete the mission because Donny was nominated.
Failed
6
A. Create a distraction by hiding a favorite piece of clothing from each of the HouseGuests, then organize a neighborhood watch program to keep it from happening again
B. Weaken another player's game by keeping them awake for 24 hours straight
A
After hiding a personal item from each HouseGuest, including themselves, Team America managed to start a neighborhood watch program for at least 24 hours.
Completed
7
Team America will create their own mission and America will vote on whether or not the mission was a success.
N/A
Team America decided to organize and put on a play parodying the evicted HouseGuests. America did not, however, vote on this mission as a success.
Failed
8
A. Wear down the competition by convincing everyone to fast for 24 hours while Team America secretly eats.
B. Wear down the competition by convincing everyone there's a rodent in the house and keep them up all night trying to catch it.
B
Team America managed to convince the other HouseGuests that there was a rat in the house, and got them to stay awake until 6am on "rat patrol" to catch it.
Completed
9
A member of Team America must win the game. If successful, the one member who wins would receive $50,000 instead of the usual $5,000 reward for completed tasks.
N/A
Derrick won against Cody in the jury vote, 7–2.
Completed (Derrick)

Summary[edit]

On Day 1, Julie introduced eight of the sixteen HouseGuests who moved into the house first. Upon entering the house, Paola and Devin made an eight-person alliance called "The Crazy 8's" against the others who would enter soon. Paola flirted with Cody to get him as an ally. Devin made a side alliance with Donny, calling themselves the "Double-Ds." The four girls formed an "El Cuatro" alliance after Amber and Paola were adamant about a female winning this season. Later, the eight HouseGuests competed in the first HoH competition: Go Fly a Kite. The goal was to balance on a rotating log while trying to keep a kite from crushing a sand castle. Frankie won and became the first HoH. Julie told the first eight HouseGuests that when the other eight arrived, another HoH would also reign and that neither HoH would be safe yet. Following this announcement, Julie informed the viewing public that three HouseGuests ("Team America") would be chosen by poll and given tasks by the American public. Upon the successful completion of each task, the Team America members would receive $5,000 apiece.

Later on Day 1, the remaining eight HouseGuests moved in. Julie called everyone into the backyard for the second group's HoH competition: Over the Coals. The goal was to be the last one to hold on to a large rotating stiff. The girls quickly fell, with Zach and Derrick soon following. Caleb won and became the second HoH. Julie informed the HouseGuests of how the dual-HoH twist would work: Frankie and Caleb would make separate nominations, meaning a total of four nominees on the block. Following the nominations, those four would compete as duos in the Battle of the Block competition. The duo that won the competition would be removed from the block and immune from being named the replacement nominee if the veto was used that week, whereas the HoH who nominated them would be dethroned and eligible to be the replacement nominee; meaning that the outgoing HOH could go from being HOH to being evicted within a week for the first time ever.

After the HoH rooms were revealed, Caleb and Frankie strategized. They decided to form an all-guy alliance with Devin, Derrick, Cody and Zach called the "Bomb Squad." Elsewhere, Christine and Nicole hit it off and formed an alliance of their own. Wanting to balance out the all-male alliance and have the numbers on their side, Devin told Amber and Christine about the Bomb Squad and, without the alliance's supervision, made them members of the alliance, making his allies skeptical of his gameplay. They were also concerned with Devin's paranoia, after Devin suggested that Donny was an intimidating force to be reckoned with. Frankie thought it would be best to nominate the people who fell off first during the HoH competitions. Caleb and Frankie agreed to each nominate two people from the group they did not enter with to avoid bringing attention to themselves. During the nomination ceremony, Caleb made his nominations first: Donny and Paola. Despite having formed a bond with Victoria, Frankie nominated her along with Brittany for being the first two who fell during their HoH competition.

After the nomination ceremony, the four nominees participated in the first-ever "Battle of the Block" competition, called The Pouring 20s. The objective was for one person to swing and get water in a glass cup, then throw the water into another glass cup held by the other person; that person would swing backward to dump the water into a glass vase full of berries. The first duo to fill the vase and spill a berry would win immunity, come off the block and dethrone the HoH who nominated them. Following Brittany and Victoria's win, Caleb became the first official HoH of the summer while Donny and Paola were still on the chopping block. Fearing that the guys already made an all guy alliance, Joey decided to make an all girls alliance, which failed miserably. And unbelievably, she decided to tell everyone about the all girls alliance, including the members of the "Bomb Squad". On Day 7, the first veto competition of the season, Miami Lice, took place. Cody, Victoria and Zach were picked to play. Only Donny and Zach spelled valid words and Donny won the Power of Veto for spelling the longest word. After the veto competition, Caleb talked to Joey about the all girls alliance she tried to form, and Joey tried to apologize to Caleb about that and she hopes that she won't be the replacement nominee for eviction. At the veto meeting, Donny removed himself from the block and Caleb named Joey as the replacement nominee. On Day 14, Joey became the first HouseGuest to be evicted from the house by a unanimous 13-0 vote.

Following Joey's eviction, the HoH competition called BB Rager was played. The object was to walk across a balance beam and carry six kegs to the other side. Amber was crowned the first HoH with seven girls competing, and Cody was originally crowned the second HoH with seven guys competing. However, after a review of the tape, it was determined that Cody had stepped off the beam and was disqualified. Devin was subsequently crowned the second HoH. That night, Devin and Amber received their HoH room and read their letters. Seeing his daughter's picture, Devin felt bad about his gameplay and apologized to Donny. He then held a house meeting telling everyone how he had falsely accused Donny and had forced Caleb to nominate him. Brittany realized that what Caleb had said about nominating those who fell first was a lie and said so. During a Bomb Squad chat, Frankie and Caleb told Devin that what he said had "thrown Caleb under the bus." They also informed him about what Brittany had said, which made her his prime target. At the nomination ceremony, Devin nominated Paola and Brittany. Then Amber nominated Hayden and Nicole. Before the Battle of the Block, Devin secretly asked Paola to throw the competition, vowing she would be safe if he wins the power of veto. On Day 14, Hayden and Nicole competed against Paola and Brittany in the We Did What?! Battle of the Block competition. The nominees were asked a question, then shown a slideshow. Next they had to search for the answer in the slides. If a HouseGuest buzzed in with the correct answer, they scored a point for their team. After each round, the team who scored the point gave a distraction, such as beer goggles or a leaky beer helmet, to the other team. An incorrect answer resulted in the other team gaining a point, and their team receiving the distraction. The first team to four points won. Hayden and Nicole won the Battle of the Block, resulting in Amber being dethroned, Devin being the HoH for the week and Brittany and Paola remaining on the block. Later in the week, Caleb revealed to Devin that the members of the Bomb Squad were planning on keeping Brittany over Paola, which caused Devin to have another house meeting where Zach admitted to wanting Devin out of the house. At the veto competition, called Big Brother Galaxy, Zach, Derrick and Amber were chosen to compete, with Donny as the host. Devin won and Brittany pleaded for him to use the veto on her, noting their similarities as being single parents. At the veto meeting, Devin granted Brittany another week in the Big Brother house and used the POV on her, breaking the deal with Paola, and nominating Zach in her place. On Day 21, Paola was evicted from the house by a 10-2 vote, with only Donny and Jocasta voting for Zach.

Following Paola's eviction, HouseGuests played the HoH competition Underwater Polo, in which the goal was to knock a ball into the highest number slot, numbered 1-29, on the end of the field. Nicole and Derrick became the new HOHs with Nicole scoring a perfect 29 and Derrick scoring a 28. The main goal for the houseguests this week is to backdoor Devin. So Nicole nominated Amber and Donny for eviction, and Derrick selected Caleb and Jocasta. When the nomination ceremony was finished, it became clear to Devin that the houseguests want to backdoor him at the end of the week. Amber and Donny took on Caleb and Jocasta in the Abraca-BOB-ra Battle of the Block competition. In the competition, one HouseGuest ran across the yard to a bin containing puzzle pieces. Meanwhile, their partner was raised in the air next to their puzzle board. The first duo to complete their puzzle correctly and hit the button won the Battle of the Block, became immune from this week's eviction, made their HOH wear a frog costume for the rest of the week, and dethroned them. Donny and Amber prevailed, saved themselves for the week, made Nicole wear the frog costume and left Caleb and Jocasta on the block with Derrick as the sole HoH for the week. At the Tumblin' Dice POV competition, Donny, Devin and Christine were chosen to compete. Jocasta, feeling ill from the Battle of the Block competition, sat out of the POV. Donny won and used the veto on Jocasta. Devin was named as the replacement nominee. On Day 28, Devin was evicted by a unanimous 11-0 vote.

Following Devin's eviction, on Day 28, the HouseGuests were paired (Amber and Zach, Victoria and Christine, Caleb and Nicole, Cody and Frankie, Donny and Hayden and Brittany and Jocasta) for the Deviled Eggs HoH competition. The goal was for the duos to maneuver an egg through chicken wire while passing it back and forth between partners. The first pair to collect 12 eggs was the winner. After a close race, Cody and Frankie edged out Brittany and Jocasta to win Head of Household. After the HOH competition, it became clear to Derrick, Cody, Christine, Frankie, and Zach that the Bomb Squad is about to blow up, and with the tension between Caleb and Amber, they decided to start a new alliance called "The Detonators" The main goal for this week was to get Brittany evicted. On Day 29, Frankie nominated Amber and Jocasta and Cody nominated Brittany and Victoria for eviction. Before the BOTB, Amber talked to Christine about working with her and Nicole to get the guys out of the house, but little does Amber know is that Christine's true loyalty is the Detonators and then a few days later, Christine ratted Amber out about her plan and it was official that next week, they were going to backdoor Amber if one of the Detonators win HOH. The nominees then played in the Knight Moves Battle of the Block competition. All four women started in a different corner of a giant chess board. They then alternated moving like a knight in chess. When a space was landed on, the space was out of play and could not be landed on again. After Jocasta was eliminated, Amber beat Brittany and Victoria and won the Battle of the Block for her and Jocasta, took themselves off the block, guaranteed themselves safety for the week, dethroned Frankie, and left Brittany and Victoria on the block with Cody as the sole HoH for the week. On Day 30, Cody, Brittany and Victoria, along with Caleb, Nicole and Zach, competed in the BB Cup POV competition. Each round, every player controlled a robotic leg in order to kick a soccer ball into a sectioned, numbered soccer net. After everyone had kicked, the person with the lowest score was eliminated and claimed a prize. People eliminated in later rounds could either keep their prize or trade for an already revealed prize. In the end, Cody got penalty kicks to the butt, Brittany had to score 2,400 soccer goals in 24 hours, Caleb won $5,000, Zach claimed a Germany vacation, Nicole was forced to wear a Germitard for a week and Victoria won the POV. When Caleb took the $5,000 over the Veto, Cody considered putting him up as a replacement nominee. But after Frankie told Derrick about this, he talked to Cody that it was a very bad game move and Derrick told Cody that his best option is to put up Donny as a pawn. On Day 33, Victoria used the Veto on herself and Cody named Donny as the replacement nominee. On Day 35, Brittany was evicted by a unanimous 10-0 vote.

Following Brittany's eviction, HouseGuests participated in the HoH competition called Country Hits, where each person faced one another in pairs; the winner of each face-off picked the next pair to compete, and the loser was eliminated. The last two HouseGuests standing would both become the HOH. The object was to determine whether the subject of each song was either a previous HoH, Battle of the Block or Power of Veto competition. Frankie became the first HoH after Derrick threw the competition out of respect for Frankie's grandfather passing away. After Zach and Christine (the last two HouseGuests standing) faced off against one another, Zach became the second HoH. On Day 36, Zach nominated Nicole and Christine for eviction, and Frankie nominated Jocasta and Victoria for eviction. Following the Nomination Ceremony, everyone went to the backyard for the Wedding Cake Take Battle of the Block competition, where Jocasta and Victoria and Nicole and Christine competed for safety. Nicole and Christine won the competition, dethroning Zach as Head of Household and left Jocasta and Victoria on the block with Frankie as the official HoH for the week. In the Sheriff Deputy Power of Veto competition, the HouseGuests had to rock their hips to make the horse they were seated on gallop. Once the horse galloped back and forth sixty times, they would dismount and have 30 seconds to stack gold bars on top of a giant inverted horseshoe. If the 30 seconds of allotted time ran out, they would be eliminated, but they could re-enter by agreeing to eat slop. Jocasta was the only player who ran out of time, but she took the slop and still lost. Hayden won the POV and, with a plan to backdoor Amber in motion, used the veto on Victoria and Frankie put Amber up against Jocasta. On Day 42, Amber was evicted by a unanimous 9-0 vote.

After Amber's eviction, the HouseGuests competed in the Getting Loopy competition. The HouseGuests saw clips of events that had occurred in the house. Julie asked questions based on those clips and they answered with either true or false. Anyone giving an incorrect answer was eliminated. Donny and Nicole became the new HoHs after a tie-breaker with Caleb, Derrick and Zach. Nicole planned on getting revenge for Amber's eviction by making a big game move by backdooring Frankie while Team America decided to carry out their missions without Donny. When talking to Donny, Caleb said he didn't want to be up next to Victoria. Zach tried to use reverse psychology on Nicole, but she nominated him alongside Jocasta. Donny nominated Caleb and Victoria. The nominated HouseGuests competed in the Domino Effect Battle of the Block competition. The objective was to build a trail of dominoes leading to a red buzzer and include three punishment dominoes of their choice which also had to be knocked down in order to win. If the last domino pushed the red buzzer, the winning duo would be safe and dethrone the HoH who nominated them. When Zach and Jocasta's falling dominoes did not hit the buzzer, Caleb and Victoria won, dethroning Donny from his HoH reign. In winning the competition, they chose to be on slop for the next two weeks, wear Adam and Eve costumes while being chained together for 48 hours and shave their hair (only Caleb had to shave). Christine, feeling like the third wheel between Nicole and Hayden, decided to tell Nicole a few fibs about Hayden which backfired, making Nicole not trust her anymore. Caleb, Victoria and Christine were picked to compete for veto. Each of the six played individually in BB Comics, a test where they "zip lined" past a comic studio wall to look at 16 new superhero comics based on the HouseGuests. The players then recreated the wall using a multitude of possible comic covers. The player who correctly arranged the comics in the shortest amount of time won the Veto. Everyone struggled with the multiple comics and the subtle differences between seemingly identical covers. Christine won the veto and, wanting to ensure that Zach would go home and not to rock the boat, decided to leave Nicole's nominations as they were, making Nicole's plan to backdoor Frankie blowing up in her face. The Hitmen and Caleb convinced the Detonators that Zach was a valuable "number", and they also told Frankie and Christine that if the veto was used, then Nicole was going to backdoor Frankie, leaving them surprised and in complete disbelief. So they decided to keep him and target Nicole and Hayden for future elimination. On Day 49, Jocasta was evicted by a 6-2 vote, with only Donny and Hayden voting for Zach, making her the first member of the Jury.

Following Jocasta's eviction, the HouseGuests competed in the Mathcathlon HoH competition. Julie asked math questions based on events that took place in the house. The answer was either be more, less or exactly. A wrong answer meant elimination. In round 3, Caleb and Christine were the last remaining two. After the next round, Caleb was crowned the second HoH of the week. He nominated Hayden and Donny for eviction. Victoria, Zach and Christine were picked to play in the live veto competition. The HouseGuests competed in the Best of Duck Power of Veto competition. The HouseGuests raced down their lane to the ball pit to search for a rubber ducky, bringing back one at a time for a total of 3 and hitting the buzzer. Donny won the POV and took himself off the block. Caleb nominated Nicole in his place. In a blindside, Hayden was evicted by a 5-2 vote, with only Cody and Donny voting for Nicole, making him the second member of the Jury.

Following Hayden's eviction, it became clear to Frankie that he was losing support in the house. Nicole and Christine won the BB Tourn-eye-ment HOH competition. At the Nomination Ceremony, Nicole nominated Caleb and Frankie, with Frankie being her target. Caleb asked to be nominated so he could throw the Battle of the Block in an attempt to backdoor Frankie. Christine nominated Zach and Donny for eviction. At the Battle of the Block competition Moving the Chain, Caleb, saying he would not help Frankie, sat down along the sidelines, as he, along with Nicole, believed Frankie was responsible for Amber's eviction. In this competition, the duos had to work together ten times to maneuver a ball sitting on a ledge to roll into designated holes by moving chains. The winners got to go on a tailgating trip, the Dallas Cowboys Experience with the official HoH of the week. Zach and Donny started out well, but in the end, Frankie single-handedly won the BOB, with no help from Caleb, dethroning Nicole and making Christine the official HoH for the week all in one fell swoop, leaving Zach and Donny on the block, with Zach the new official target of the week. After Frankie fought against Zach, he decided to tell his secret about his famous sister, Ariana Grande in order to buy himself more time to mend the bridges that he broke. The veto competition, OTEV the Pissed-Off Penguin featured a waterfall and a giant penguin. In a musical-chairs type set-up, participants had to retrieve drink cards named after the HouseGuest that the penguin called out. Zach won and took himself off the block. Rather than face the anger of the Detonators, Christine put up Nicole as a replacement nominee after Caleb, Cody, and Derrick told her that in another scenario, if Frankie won the veto, then Nicole was going to backdoor her. On Day 56, Nicole was evicted by a unanimous 6-0 vote, becoming the third member of the Jury.

Following Nicole's eviction, Derrick and Frankie won the next HoH competition, Dead of Household. With the Battle Of The Block upcoming and the fact that the Bomb Squad members had decided to leave Victoria safe (as she remains the only HouseGuest who has yet to become HoH at least once), they needed three volunteers to go on the block. With nobody willing to volunteer, they drew Skittles out of a hat to determine the nominations. Christine was drawn to go on the block with Donny as Derrick's nominations, with Caleb and Cody going up as Frankie's. On Day 57, in the Battle of the Block competition, the players entered the Big Black Box and searched for five bones that were then placed in a scoreboard on the wall. Christine's plan to throw the competition, similar to Caleb's in a failed attempt to backdoor Frankie the previous week, failed when Donny located all five bones on his own, winning the competition and ensuring safety for the week for himself and Christine, dethroning Derrick, making Frankie the official HoH for the week and leaving Caleb and Cody on the block. Zingbot 3000 made a return and brought Kathy Griffin with him. That same day, Frankie won the POV in the Zingbot Reboot competition. Frankie used the Veto on Caleb in an attempt to mend fences with him after Amber's eviction. The Detonators' plan to backdoor Zach and bring "Team Zankie" to an end was put into motion after Frankie nominated Zach as Caleb's replacement. On Day 63, Zach was evicted by a unanimous 5-0 vote, becoming the fourth member of the Jury. Julie revealed to the HouseGuests that as of Week 9, there would no longer be a dual HoH and, accordingly, no Battle of the Block.

Following Zach's eviction, Nicole, Hayden, Jocasta and Zach, who was evicted moments earlier, returned to the house and competed in Comeback Fight, a competition where one of them would win the right to come back into the game. By a single disk, Nicole won and was given a second chance to win $500,000. The remaining eight HouseGuests competed in the Punching for Days HoH competition, where they had to identify the dates of various BB occurrences. After six rounds of competition, Cody was declared the first sole HoH of the season. On Day 64, Donny and Nicole were nominated for eviction.[12] That same day, HouseGuests competed in the BBB Scorpion Power of Veto competition. HouseGuests were asked to guess how many of a certain item there were in a set and were rewarded with a security clearance ticket if they stayed rather than fold. The first HouseGuest to obtain three movie tickets was the winner, which was Cody.[12] A plan was discussed to backdoor Frankie, but Derrick convinced Cody that it would be a poor game move to do so, so Cody chose to take Derrick's advice and decided not to use the POV.[12] On Day 70, Donny was evicted in a unanimous 5-0 vote, becoming the fourth member of the Jury after Nicole returned to the game.

Following Donny's eviction, Caleb won his third HoH competition of the season in an ice-themed endurance competition, Sloppy the Snowman, while Derrick chose to go for a $5,000 cash option. Caleb decided to be in agreement with the house and focus on getting Nicole evicted. Therefore, he nominated Nicole and Christine for eviction. But Derrick had another target in mind, which is Christine. So Derrick told Nicole that she must win the veto, and they were going to vote Christine out. But if things go south, then they were going to backdoor Frankie. However, Christine won the POV in a memory competition called BB Blast, Inc. But the night before the veto meeting, Nicole compared Derrick to "Big Brother" legend Dan Gheesling, which made Derrick realize that backdooring Frankie isn't the best option and if Nicole stays and tells everyone about him and Dan Gheesling, then it's certain that Derrick is the next one out the Big Brother House. At the veto meeting, she removed herself from the block and Caleb selected Victoria as her replacement. In a 4-0 vote, Nicole was evicted for the second time and became the fifth jury member. Almost immediately, a Head of Household true-or-false competition was held which Derrick won with the only correct answer to the first question. He placed Christine and Victoria on the block, Frankie won the POV triple-maze competition, Mazed and Confused, did not use the veto, and Christine was evicted in a 3–0 vote, becoming the sixth juror.

Soon after Christine's Eviction, Julie announced a new twist to the game, the Big Brother Rewind, a large button in the middle of the former have-not room. The HouseGuests argued about the pros and cons of pushing the button. Frankie won the following HOH competition called Seed Saw. In spite of only having guesses as to the consequences of pushing the rewind button, all the Houseguests pushed it at the same time which started a countdown clock. In a surprise, Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd returned to the Big Brother house and Jeff proposed to Jordan with both their families present.[13] After the festivities, Frankie nominated Cody and Victoria for eviction. The HouseGuests then competed in the BB Freakshow face morph POV competition, which Frankie won. He chose to keep the nominations the same. On Day 84, due to the pressing of the golden button, the eviction was cancelled and the Big Brother game rewound one week, right before the last HOH competition. All of the HouseGuests except Derrick (who was the outgoing HOH at the time) competed in the Seed Saw competition for a second time. This time, Caleb won HOH, and a plan to send Frankie home was put in motion by the other guys. After a 'luxury competition" where the Jury members destroyed the house in the "Jury Fury" competition, where the jury members had to find knock out pucks and momentarily returning juror Hayden and Victoria each won $5000, Caleb nominated Frankie and Victoria. In a redo of the BB Freakshow competition, Cody won the Power of Veto, and chose to keep the nominations the same. Frankie later threatened the other guys, claiming that due to his fan base and the popularity of his sister, if he were to go to jury he would be able to sway everyone's votes, however this fell on deaf ears and on Day 88, Frankie was evicted by a 2-0 vote and became the seventh member of the jury.

Shortly after Frankie's eviction, Derrick won the Foggy Memory "Before or After" HOH competition, securing himself a spot in the final three. He nominated Caleb and Victoria for eviction. Cody won the Power of Veto in the Stalking the Veto competition, sponsored by CBS' new show "Stalker". On Day 90, Cody cast the sole vote to evict Caleb, making Caleb the eighth member of the jury.

Later that day, the final three competed in the first part of the final HOH competition. Cody hung on the longest and won. On Day 92 Derrick and Victoria competed in the second part of the final HOH with Derrick winning; meaning that Cody and Derrick would face one another in part three of the final HOH. On Day 97, Cody and Derrick faced off in the part three of the final Head of Household. After 7 questions that ended in a 4-4 tie, Cody and Derrick answered a tiebreaker question to decide who would win part three, and therefore the final, HOH. Cody was closer to the correct number and became the final Head of Household. Cody evicted Victoria, making her the ninth member of the jury, and bringing Derrick to the final two. By a 7-2 vote, Derrick won the half million dollar prize, plus an additional $50,000 due to being a member of Team America. Donny, Nicole and Zach were the top three votegetters for America's Favorite HouseGuest but, in the end, Donny claimed the $25,000 with over 5 million out of the 10 million votes cast.

HouseGuests[edit]

The cast of the sixteenth season of Big Brother.

Top: (from left to right) Paola, Joey, Devin, Nicole, Cody, Derrick, Christine, Hayden, Jocasta
Bottom: (from left to right) Victoria, Caleb, Frankie, Amber, Zach, Brittany, Donny
Name Age on entry Occupation Residence
Amber Borzotra 26 Esthetician North Hollywood, California
Brittany Martinez 29 Event coordinator Torrance, California
Caleb Reynolds 26 Adventure hunting guide Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Christine Brecht 23 Barista Tucson, Arizona
Cody Calafiore 23 Sales account executive Howell, New Jersey
Derrick Levasseur 30 Police sergeant Providence, Rhode Island
Devin Shepherd 26 Motorcycle sales manager San Antonio, Texas
Donny Thompson 42 Groundskeeper Albemarle, North Carolina
Frankie Grande 31 YouTube personality New York, New York
Hayden Voss 21 Pedicab driver Long Beach, California
Jocasta Odom 33 Minister Lovejoy, Georgia
Joey Van Pelt 27 Make-up artist Seattle, Washington
Nicole Franzel 21 Nursing graduate Ubly, Michigan
Paola Shea 27 DJ Astoria, New York
Victoria Rafaeli 22 Photographer Weston, Florida
Zach Rance 23 College graduate Palm Beach, Florida

Have-Nots[edit]

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13
Have-Nots Brittany,
Cody,
Hayden,
Joey
Brittany,
Derrick,
Victoria,
Zach
Amber,
Caleb,
Devin,
Hayden
none Caleb,
Christine,
Derrick,
Nicole
Cody,
Frankie,
Hayden
Donny,
Zach
Christine,
Victoria
Donny,
Nicole
Derrick,
Nicole
none

Voting history[edit]

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13
Day 42 Day 49 Day 70 Day 77 Day 83 Day 88 Day 97 Finale
Head(s) of Household Caleb Devin Nicole Cody Frankie Nicole Caleb Christine Derrick Cody Caleb Derrick Frankie Caleb Derrick Cody (none)
Frankie Amber Derrick Frankie Zach Donny Nicole Frankie
Nominations (pre-veto) Donny
Paola
Brittany
Paola
Amber
Donny
Brittany
Victoria
Jocasta
Victoria
Jocasta
Zach
Donny
Hayden
Donny
Zach
Christine
Donny
Donny
Nicole
Christine
Nicole
Christine
Victoria
Cody
Victoria
Frankie
Victoria
Caleb
Victoria
Derrick
Victoria
Brittany
Victoria
Hayden
Nicole
Caleb
Jocasta
Amber
Jocasta
Christine
Nicole
Caleb
Victoria
Caleb
Frankie
Caleb
Cody
Battle of the Block Winners Brittany
Victoria
Hayden
Nicole
Amber
Donny
Amber
Jocasta
Christine
Nicole
Caleb
Victoria
(none) Caleb
Frankie
Christine
Donny
(none) (none)
Veto Winner Donny Devin Donny Victoria Hayden Christine Donny Zach Frankie Cody Christine Frankie Frankie Cody Cody
Nominations (post-veto) Joey
Paola
Paola
Zach
Caleb
Devin
Brittany
Donny
Amber
Jocasta
Jocasta
Zach
Hayden
Nicole
Donny
Nicole
Cody
Zach
Donny
Nicole
Nicole
Victoria
Christine
Victoria
Cody
Victoria
Frankie
Victoria
Caleb
Victoria
Derrick Joey Paola Head of Household Brittany Amber Jocasta Hayden Nicole Zach Donny Nicole Head of Household No
voting
Frankie Head of Household Nominated Winner
$500,000
Cody Joey Paola Devin Head of Household Amber Jocasta Nicole Nicole Nominated Head of Household Nicole Christine Nominated Frankie Caleb Victoria Runner-up
$50,000
Victoria Joey Paola Devin Brittany Amber Jocasta Hayden Nicole Zach Donny Nominated Nominated Nominated Nominated Nominated Evicted
(Day 97)
Derrick
Caleb Head of Household Paola Nominated Brittany Amber Jocasta Head of Household Nicole Zach Donny Head of Household Christine No
voting
Head of Household Nominated Evicted
(Day 90)
Derrick
Frankie Joey Paola Devin Brittany Head of Household Jocasta Hayden Nicole Head of Household Donny Nicole Christine Head of Household Nominated Evicted
(Day 88)
Derrick
Christine Joey Paola Devin Brittany Amber Jocasta Hayden Head of Household Zach Donny Nicole Nominated Evicted
(Day 77)
Derrick
Nicole Joey Paola Devin Brittany Amber Head of Household Nominated Nominated Evicted
(Day 56)
Nominated Nominated Re-evicted
(Day 77)
Derrick
Donny Joey Zach Devin Nominated Amber Zach Nicole Nominated Zach Nominated Evicted
(Day 70)
Cody
Zach Joey Nominated Devin Brittany Amber Nominated Hayden Nicole Nominated Evicted
(Day 63)
Derrick
Hayden Joey Paola Devin Brittany Amber Zach Nominated Evicted
(Day 49)
Derrick
Jocasta Joey Zach Devin Brittany Nominated Nominated Evicted
(Day 49)
Cody
Amber Joey Paola Devin Brittany Nominated Evicted
(Day 42)
Brittany Joey Paola Devin Nominated Evicted
(Day 35)
Devin Joey Head of Household Nominated Evicted
(Day 28)
Paola Nominated Nominated Evicted
(Day 21)
Joey Nominated Evicted
(Day 14)
Notes 1 1, 2 1 1, 3 3 1 4, 5 6 7 none 8
Evicted Joey
13 of 13 votes
to evict
Paola
10 of 12 votes
to evict
Devin
11 of 11 votes
to evict
Brittany
10 of 10 votes
to evict
Amber
9 of 9 votes
to evict
Jocasta
6 of 8 votes
to evict
Hayden
5 of 7 votes
to evict
Nicole
6 of 6 votes
to evict
Zach
5 of 5 votes
to evict
Nicole
Won re-entry
into game
Nicole
4 of 4 votes
to evict
Christine
3 of 3 votes
to evict
Eviction
canceled

Rewind button
activated
Frankie
2 of 2 votes
to evict
Caleb
Cody's choice
to evict
Victoria
Cody's choice
to evict
Cody
2 votes
to win
Donny
5 of 5 votes
to evict
Derrick
7 votes
to win

Notes[edit]

  • ^Note 1 :      These HouseGuests were nominated for eviction, but won the "Battle of the Block" competition and secured immunity for the week. This also meant the HoH who nominated them was dethroned of their power, and was subsequently eligible for post-veto nomination.
  • ^Note 2 : Cody was initially announced as the winner of the second HoH competition for Week 2, but Devin was subsequently declared the winner after a review of the footage showed Cody committing a foul.
  • ^Note 3 : Week 6 was a double eviction week. Following Jocasta's eviction, the remaining HouseGuests played a week's worth of game—including HoH and Veto competitions and Nomination, Veto and Eviction ceremonies—during the remainder of the live show, culminating in a second eviction for the week. Due to time constraints, the second round featured only one Head of Household and no Battle of the Block competition.
  • ^Note 4 : After the Week 8 eviction, the first four jurors—Jocasta, Hayden, Nicole and Zach—competed for an opportunity to come back into the game. The juror who won the competition would return to the game; Nicole won and returned to the game on Day 63.
  • ^Note 5 : Beginning in Week 9, both the dual HoH and Battle of the Block twists were removed from the game. This means there would only be one HoH and two HouseGuests nominated for eviction each week.
  • ^Note 6 : Week 10 was a double eviction week. Following Nicole's re-eviction, the remaining HouseGuests played a week's worth of game—including HoH and Veto competitions and Nomination, Veto and Eviction ceremonies—during the remainder of the live show, culminating in a second eviction for the week.
  • ^Note 7 : Following Christine's eviction, a golden buzzer appeared in the House. Unbeknownst to the HouseGuests, this was a "rewind button"; if the button was pressed, the week would continue as normal until the live eviction, but the eviction would be canceled and the game would be rewound to the moment immediately following Christine's eviction. The rewind button was pressed on Day 77 and activated on Day 83. In the HoH competition that followed, Frankie was eligible to play as his reign was "rewound," but Derrick, as HoH during Christine's eviction, was ineligible.
  • ^Note 8 : During the finale, the jury members voted for which finalist should win Big Brother.

Reception[edit]

Viewing figures[edit]

# Air Date United States Source
18–49
(rating/share)
Viewers
(millions)
Rank
(timeslot)
Rank
(night)
1 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2.3/9 6.71 1 1 [14]
2 Thursday, June 26, 2014 2.3/8 6.56 1 1 [15]
3 Sunday, June 29, 2014 1.8/6 5.68 1 1 [16]
4 Wednesday, July 2, 2014 1.8/7 5.67 2 2 [17]
5 Thursday, July 3, 2014 1.6/6 4.83 1 2 [18]
6 Sunday, July 6, 2014 1.9/7 6.01 1 2 [19]
7 Wednesday, July 9, 2014 1.9/7 6.03 1 3 [20]
8 Thursday, July 10, 2014 2.1/7 6.20 1 2 [21]
9 Sunday, July 13, 2014 2.2/7 6.63 1 2 [22]
10 Wednesday, July 16, 2014 2.1/8 6.22 1 2 [23]
11 Thursday, July 17, 2014 2.2/8 6.11 1 2 [24]
12 Sunday, July 20, 2014 2.2/8 6.27 1 2 [25]
13 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2.3/9 6.59 2 2 [26]
14 Thursday, July 24, 2014 2.1/7 6.40 1 1 [27]
15 Sunday, July 27, 2014 2.2/6 6.43 1 3 [28]
16 Wednesday, July 30, 2014 2.3/9 6.50 1 2 [29]
17 Thursday, July 31, 2014 2.2/7 6.29 1 2 [30]
181 Sunday, August 3, 2014 2.0/7 6.58 2 3 [31]
19 Wednesday, August 6, 2014 2.2/8 6.49 1 2 [32]
20 Thursday, August 7, 2014 2.3/8 6.54 1 1 [33]
212 Sunday, August 10, 2014 2.0/6 5.93 1 3 [34]
22 Wednesday, August 13, 2014 2.1/8 6.65 1 1 [35]
23 Thursday, August 14, 2014 2.2/7 6.44 1 1 [36]
24 Sunday, August 17, 2014 2.2/7 6.81 1 1 [37]
25 Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2.3/9 6.64 1 1 [38]
26 Thursday, August 21, 2014 2.3/8 6.60 1 1 [39]
27 Sunday, August 24, 2014 2.5/8 7.24 1 1 [40]
28 Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2.3/9 6.88 1 1 [41]
29 Thursday, August 28, 2014 2.0/8 5.70 1 1 [42]
30 Sunday, August 31, 2014 2.0/7 5.86 1 1 [43]
31 Wednesday, September 3, 2014 2.3/8 6.55 1 1 [44]
32 Thursday, September 4, 2014 2.2/7 6.45 2 3 [45]
33 Sunday, September 7, 2014 2.4/7 7.07 2 4 [46]
34 Tuesday, September 9, 2014 2.3/8 6.76 1 1 [47]
35 Wednesday, September 10, 2014 2.4/8 6.99 1 1 [48]
363 Sunday, September 14, 2014 2.5/7 7.41 1 5 [49]
37 Tuesday, September 16, 2014 2.3/8 6.91 1 2 [50]
38 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 2.2/8 6.60 2 2 [51]
39 Friday, September 19, 2014 1.6/7 5.16 1 1 [52]
40 Wednesday, September 24, 2014 2.6/8 6.92 1 3 [53]

Controversy and criticism[edit]

The main source of controversy was centered on offensive remarks made by Frankie Grande, most notably directed at Houseguest Victoria Rafaeli and her virginity.[54] Grande said that two of the male houseguests, Cody Calafiore and Caleb Reynolds, should “team up” and “take all her virginities," along with making suggestive hand gestures.[54] These remarks provoked the ire of Rafaeli's family, with her mother claiming that these jokes make her daughter “a target for rape,” and demanding an apology from Grande.[54] Frankie had also previously made headlines for suggesting that another houseguest, Jocasta Odom, "can go kill herself" if she was upset after being nominated for eviction. Grande's comment was particularly scrutinized because Odom had led a funeral service for his grandfather who had passed away days beforehand.[55] More controversy centered on Grande when it was revealed that he, who placed 5th overall, would appear on The Talk the day following the finale along with winner Derrick Levasseur. This led fans to believe that CBS was condoning the controversial comments he had made while in the Big Brother house, although part of his appearance centered on clarifying statements he had made about lesbians being able to choose their sexuality.[56]

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External links[edit]

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