Big Brother 11 (Australia)

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Big Brother Australia
 
Season 11 (2014)
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Big Brother Australia 2014, also known as Big Brother 11, was the eleventh and final series of the Australian reality television series Big Brother Australia. It began on 8 September 2014[1] on the Nine Network. The season ended on 26 November 2014, lasting 80 days. It is the shortest Big Brother season to date.[citation needed] The winner of the series was Ryan Ginns, who won a total of A$200,000. The show's renewal was confirmed by the Nine Network, who air the show, at the end of the previous season's finale.[2] This was the third season of the show to air on the Nine Network after it picked up the series in 2012, following a four-year absence. The show was originally screened on Network Ten. Sonia Kruger continued as the host of the show, and Mike Goldman continued as the narrator.[3]

Production[edit]

Auditions[edit]

On 8 March 2014, details of open auditions for this season were revealed to be taking place in: Perth (3 April 2014), Brisbane (5 & 6 April 2014), Newcastle (10 April 2014), Sydney (12 & 13 April 2014), Albury (15 April 2014), Launceston (23 April 2014), Melbourne (26 & 27 April 2014), Adelaide (29 April 2014), Canberra (1 May 2014) and Townsville (7 May 2014).[4] Applications were also accepted through sending an online video audition and were the only form of auditioning in the Northern Territory, where an applicant would film themselves and address why they thought they would be an ideal candidate for the show. However, these candidates would also be required to attend the open auditions but some may have been fast-tracked to a further stage of auditions if their video was deemed good enough by the show's producers. All applicants were required to be 18 years of age at least and have the necessary paperwork allowing them to stay in Australia until 1 January 2015.[5] A new feature to the audition process was that people were invited to nominate 'a mate'. This involved someone putting another person forward who they thought would be an ideal candidate for the show. Those who were put forward by their 'mate' and were deemed good enough by producers were encouraged to attend further rounds of auditions or in some cases fast-tracked.[6]

Development[edit]

Commercial[edit]

On 13 August 2014, Big Brother Australia posted a photo with the caption "A Storm Is Coming" to their Facebook page.[7] A day later the first commercial aired for the upcoming season featuring a Noah's Ark theme. On 24 August 2014, a second commercial aired stating that "One Housemate will have the ultimate power".

The House[edit]

On 2 April 2014, it was rumoured[8] that for the first time in the show's history, the house would have a second storey when the show's host, Sonia Kruger, announced that the house was "going up". It turned out that the diary room would form the upstairs portion of the house.

Overview[edit]

Twists[edit]

  • Pair Housemates- Two strangers will compete in pairs. This twist was however put out of play on Day 16.
  • Power Play - Each week housemate will be assigned as the Head/s of House and will be given a power play. A housemate is responsible for making decisions regarding on the task given to them. It is similar to United Kingdom's Big Brother UK: Power Trip's Power Trip twist.
  • Double Night, Double Eviction - Most weeks would feature 2 eviction episodes, the first would reveal the some of the safe housemates and the first evictee of the week and the second would reveal the second evictee among those that were not safe at the conclusion of the first eviction.
  • Mass Eviction - More than 2 housemates got evicted within the week.

The House[edit]

The purpose built house is located at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast Australia. There are two storeys to the House for the first time in the franchise. Housemates enter through a set of gates into the backyard area, which has been described as 'old school Miami cool' with a hint of Hollywood glamour, due to the big pool, flamingo statues, sun loungers, gym area and the skin-coloured textures that are used. Within the pool there is a plastic oversized tube, known as the fishbowl, where Housemates may be sent if they are punished by Big Brother. Also located in the backyard is a treehouse – where Housemates can gossip – for the very first time. The kitchen overlooks the backyard; it has a tropical colouring, with an infusion of yellow and green colours. It includes a surface for preparing food, dining table, and a bar. There is a state-of-the-art shower in the spacious white and blue coloured bathroom, with 'edgy' artwork used as décor. There are two bedrooms, the blue bedroom and the pink bedroom, where Housemates must share a bed with their paired partner. The Diary Room chair is the only room to be located on the second storey. It has wings around it, with the whole room signalling an angelic theme.[9][10] This season Housemates are playing in pairs and can win the role of Heads of House. During their time as Heads of House, pairs are invited to sleep in the Sanctuary, a private place that includes a bedroom, pool and a hot tub. The Heads of House make important decisions in the Power Room, where any conversations they have must be kept private unless told otherwise by the all-seeing ruler, Big Brother.

Housemates[edit]

As of 9 September 2014, sixteen Housemates had entered the House. It was revealed that the Housemates would be entering and playing as pairs. Big Brother determined that each pair was either a good or bad match, based on psychological evaluations.[11]

On Day 24, first intruder Leo entered the house, followed by Marina on Day 35, and Lina, Penny, Richard and Tom on Day 49.

Name Age Hometown Nationality
Aisha McKinnon 22 Sydney (originally from New Zealand) New Zealand New Zealand
Kate "Cat" Law 31 Melbourne Australia Australian
David Hodis 31 Sydney (originally from the United Kingdom) AustraliaUnited Kingdom AustralianBritish
Dion Kallis 24 Brisbane Australia Australian
Gemma Kinghorn 29 Perth Australia Australian
Jake Richardson 25 Sydney (originally from Brisbane) Australia Australian
Jason Roses 26 Canberra Australia Australian
Katie Schepis 25 Sydney Australia Australian
Lawson Reeves 23 Perth Australia Australian
Ryan "Leo" Burke 30 Gold Coast (originally from Canada) AustraliaCanada AustralianCanadian
Lina Grant 25 Victoria (originally from China) AustraliaChina AustralianChinese
Lisa Clark 29 Sydney Australia Australian
Marina Rakovskaia 30 Adelaide (originally from Kazakhstan) AustraliaKazakhstan AustralianKazakh
Penny Higgs 30 Victoria Australia Australian
Priya Malik 27 Adelaide (originally from India) AustraliaIndia AustralianIndian
Richard Hordern-Gibbings 25 Sydney (originally from Adelaide) Australia Australian
Ryan Ginns 26 Sydney (originally from Sunshine Coast) Australia Australian
Sam Bramham 26 Melbourne Australia Australian
Sandra Nixon 30 Wagga Wagga Australia Australian
Skye Wheatley 20 Gold Coast Australia Australian
Tom Mackay 26 Sydney Australia Australian
Travis Lunardi 24 Melbourne Australia Australian

Pairs[edit]

On launch night it was announced that the housemates would be playing in pairs. Below is a list of the paired housemates.[12] However, this twist was announced to be over on Day 16 after the first eviction.

Pair Good or Bad Match. (between pairs)
Priya and Katie Bad
Jake and Gemma Bad
David and Sandra Good
Dion and Jason Good
Skye and Lisa Bad
Travis and Ryan Good swapped by Jason
Sam and Cat Good swapped by Dion
Aisha and Lawson Good
Travis and Cat Unknown
Sam and Ryan Unknown

     The pairs were separated following a swap executed by the Heads of House, Dion and Jason, on Day 8.[13]

Head of House[edit]

The Head of House is responsible for making important decisions in the House (known as Power Plays). As the Housemates are playing in pairs, there will be two Heads of House at a time.

  • On Day 0, pre-selected Head of House Priya had to choose who to pair up with (either Katie or Jake) making them also a 'HoH'. She choose Katie and the pair were given their first Power Play. They had to select one pair of Housemates to be isolated from the House for the first night. They chose Dion & Jason, who were then banished to the fish bowl in the garden. Katie & Priya were then offered a sum of money from the prize fund, however food would be taken from the House. The more money they took, the longer the Housemates would live without food. They decided to take $10,000 in exchange for no food for a week. The amount of money they took was later revealed to the other Housemates – by way of Katie & Priya having to have the $10,000 with them at all times – but, what was not revealed (until Day 4) was that this money was taken from the total prize fund. On Day 6, Katie & Priya made their last Power Play as the Heads of House. They were able to barter with Big Brother, and, for $1,500 each, were able to grant themselves immunity from the first eviction.
  • On Day 6, it was revealed that the Australian public had chosen Dion & Jason to be the next Heads of House. On Day 8, Dion and Jason made their first Power Play as the Heads of House. They had to swap a member of one pair with a member from another, thereby creating two new pairs. They chose to switch Cat and Sam and Travis and Ryan. This meant that the new pairs formed were Cat and Travis, and Sam and Ryan. On Day 10, Dion & Jason received the Nominations Power Play. This resulted in them having double the usual amount of nomination points to spread across any number of Housemates in the first round of nominations.
  • On Day 12, Big Brother 10 winner Tim Dormer re-entered the Big Brother House. He was asked to select the first solo Head of House and was assigned a series of tasks during his stay, which included telling the Housemates they will no longer be playing as pairs after the first eviction. Tim ended up choosing Lawson on Day 13.[14] On Day 16, Lawson received the Nominations Power Play. This resulted in him having 12 nomination points, which could be used to both view other housemates positions on the Nominations Table, as well as nominate. As his second Power Play, Lawson got to choose two housemates that would think they were taking part in an online web chat with fans of the show, when in actuality, the questions from the fans were coming from Lawson and Sam. Lawson chose David and Jason.
  • On Day 20, it was revealed that the Australian public had chosen Sam as the new Head of House. Sam was given the opportunity to prank a fellow housemate, along with a housemate of his choice (Sandra). They were asked to pick a housemate that would possibly promote a fake product. They chose Travis to do this. Sam also received the Nominations Power Play, resulting in him having 12 nomination points, which could be used to both view other housemates positions on the Nominations Table, as well as nominate.
  • On Day 27, it was revealed that the Australian public had chosen Cat as the new Head of House. As part of the hotel task, where housemates are split into hotel guests and staff that cater to the guests' every need, Cat was asked to divide the housemates into the two categories as her first Power Play. As Head of House, Cat was already a guest, and chose the other six nominated housemates at the time; Aisha, David, Jake, Lisa, Skye and Travis to join her, leaving Jason, Lawson, Leo, Priya, Ryan, Sam and Sandra to be the hotel staff. On Day 30, Cat received the Nominations Power Play, resulting in her having 12 nomination points, which could be used to both view other housemates positions on the Nominations Table, as well as nominate. On Day 31, Cat was offered the chance to view every housemate's nominations from the previous night, in exchange for letting the other housemates view her and Lawson's night in the sanctuary earlier in the week. Cat chose not to view the nominations in exchange for the night in the sanctuary remaining secret.
  • On Day 35, it was revealed that the Australian public had chosen Skye as the new Head of House. On Day 37, Skye received the Nominations Power Play, resulting in her having 12 nomination points, which could be used to both view other housemates positions on the Nominations Table, as well as nominate. On Day 38, Skye was offered the chance to win $5,000 by digging through a treasure chest to find 5 gold coins (worth $1,000 each) within 60 seconds, in exchange for her nominations being shown to the rest of the housemates. Skye accepted this task and won the $5,000.
  • On Day 41, it was revealed that the Australian public had chosen Priya as the new Head of House. As Priya's first Power Play, she was asked who she thought was coasting in the game. Priya thought Aisha was, and as a result, Aisha was offered $20,000 to evict herself from the house. Aisha declined. However a counteroffer was made. Aisha and Travis were offered $50,000 to split between them if they evicted themselves together. Aisha and Travis declined. On Day 45, Priya received the Nominations Power Play, resulting in her having 12 nomination points, which could be used to both view other housemates positions on the Nominations Table, as well as nominate.
  • On Day 49, it was revealed that the Australian public had chosen Ryan as the new Head of House. On Day 51, Ryan was informed that the four new intruders, Lina, Penny, Richard and Tom, were moving from the Sanctuary into the Big Brother House. Ryan was tasked with choosing four original housemates to live in the Sanctuary in their place, indefinitely. Ryan chose Cat, Leo, Priya and Travis.
  • On Day 55, it was revealed that the Australian public had chosen David as the new Head of House. As soon as David was appointed, he was asked to choose a housemate living in the Sanctuary to join the housemates for a party. Cat, Leo, Priya and Travis had the opportunity to plea to David to let them attend. David chose Cat to attend the party. On Day 60, David received the Nominations Power Play, resulting in him having 12 nomination points, which could be used to both view other housemates positions on the Nominations Table, as well as nominate.
  • On Day 61, the housemates voted in a secret ballot to select the new Head of House. There was a tie between Richard and Travis. The deciding vote was cast by the existing Head of House, David. He picked Travis as the new Head of House. On Day 65, Travis was given a Power Play with several choices. He could eat a whole lasagne cooked by his mother, a smaller portion of lasagne and get the chance to ask Aisha a question, or eat an extremely small portion of lasagne and ask Aisha two questions. Travis chose the final option. His two questions were whether Aisha will move to Melbourne to be with him (she said yes) and which three housemates were most popular based on Sportsbet (Travis, Skye and Ryan). Travis also received the Nominations Power Play, resulting in him being able to nominate for himself, as well as having a loved one nominate on his behalf.
  • On Day 69, Travis' week as the Head of House came to end. Entering the final week of the game, no further Heads of House were selected.
Colour key
     Won the title of Head of House
     Eligible to become Head of House
     Not in the House at the time when the Head of House was decided
     Was not eligible to become Head of House
Housemate Day 0–6 Day 6–13 Day 13–20 Day 20–27 Day 27–35 Day 35–41 Day 41–49 Day 49–55 Day 55–61 Day 61–69
Pre-selected Public vote Tim's choice Public vote Public vote Public vote Public vote Public vote Public vote House vote
Ryan
Travis
Skye
Priya
Penny
Lina
David
Leo
Richard
Tom
Cat
Aisha
Lawson
Marina
Jason
Sandra
Sam
Lisa
Jake
Katie
Dion
Gemma

Weekly Summary[edit]

Week 1 Entrances
  • On Day 0, Priya, Katie, Jake, Gemma, David, Sandra, Dion, Jason, Skye, Lisa, Travis and Ryan
Twists
  • On Day 0, it was revealed that the Housemates would play in pairs. The pairs are Katie & Priya, Gemma & Jake, David & Sandra, Dion & Jason, Lisa & Skye, Ryan & Travis, Cat & Sam and Aisha & Lawson.
  • On Day 0, Katie & Priya were selected as the Heads of House and were given their first Power Play. They had to choose one pair to be banished to the fish bowl in the garden. They chose Dion & Jason. They were then offered up to $10,000 of the prize fund each, however if they chose to accept, the House would go without food for a week. They chose to take $10,000 in exchange for a week without food. The amount of money they took was later revealed to the other Housemates – by way of Katie & Priya having to have the $10,000 with them at all times – but, what was not revealed (until Day 4) was that this money was taken from the total prize fund.
  • On Day 3, Big Brother opened up 'BB's Diner' in order to test Katie & Priya. Throughout the week, Big Brother will tempt the Housemates with food that they do not have access to. However, the food comes at exorbitant prices, and as only Katie & Priya have money, all other Housemates must go through them if they wish to buy anything. On Day 3, Big Brother offered dessert cakes at $100 a slice. On Day 4, Big Brother offered coffee at $30 a cup, and then later offered a full rib dinner along with 2 servings of alcohol for $100 a meal.
  • On Day 6, Katie & Priya made their last Power Play as the Heads of House. They were able to barter with Big Brother, and, for $1,500 each, were able to grant themselves immunity from the first eviction.
  • On Day 6, it was revealed that the Australian public had chosen Dion & Jason to be the next Heads of House.
Punishments
  • On Day 1, for smuggling a watch into the House, Jason was sent back to the fish bowl where he had to count out loud to 5,000 before he could be released. Since Dion was his partner in the House, Dion had to join him in the fish bowl.

Week 2

Entrances
  • On Day 9, two poodles called Ned and Kelly entered the Big Brother House.
Tasks
  • On Day 9, Skye & Lisa were tasked with being the chief care givers of Ned & Kelly during their time in the House.
  • On Day 9, Housemates competed in 'The Perfect Pair' task. This task was based around a number of knock-out rounds between pairs, through several elimination stages, with the winning pair at the end receiving a $30,000 grand prize. In the first round, it was Priya & Katie versus David & Sandra. They had to guess whether the rest of their fellow Housemates would say "Yes" or "No" in response to a series of questions or dilemmas. David & Sandra progressed to the next stage. Aisha & Lawson played against Skye & Lisa in a task where they had to guess the reason for the line-up of the Housemates in the garden. This line-up would always correlate "Most" to "Least" likely (to...). Aisha & Lawson progressed to the next stage. Jake & Gemma were involved in a knock-out round between Cat & Travis. The women from each pair had to sit with their backs to their partner, wearing headphones to ensure they could not hear anything. Their partner meanwhile had to make up a profile of them, guessing things such as who their ideal man was and what their guilty pleasure was. Once they had locked in their answer, the women – who had to make their own decision whilst their backs were turned –, had to reveal their answer. If their partner got it right, the pair would earn one point. In the end, Jake & Gemma were the winning pair, progressing to the next stage.
  • On Day 11, Aisha & Lawson faced off against David & Sandra in the semi-final round. The winner would progress to the grand final for a chance at the $30,000 dollars grand prize. For this round, they had to stand as a pair on a podium, with the last pair standing being the winners. Aisha & Lawson were the winners, having stood on their podium for more than 4 hours.
  • On Day 12, Dion & Jason faced off against Jake & Gemma in the semi-final round. They completed in a challenge called 'Living together'. Both pairs had to stay in a small doghouse together. The first to pair to leave the house failed. Neither team left their house and Big Brother finally called an end to the challenge. It came down to a challenge question of how long they had been in the small houses. Dion & Jason was closest to the actual time of 6 hours 19 minutes and 41 seconds and they move on to the final round.
  • On Day 13, Dion & Jason and Aisha & Lawson competed in "Dancing for Dollars" in the Grand Final for $30,000. They were able to practise in the Big Brother Dance Studio. They needed to develop a dance which incorporated Ballroom and Hip Hop dance moves. The dances were performed during the live show and judged during a snap poll by the viewing public. The winners with 51.8% of the vote was: Aisha & Lawson. The $30,000 had to be split unevenly and as a couple they decided to assign it as follows: Aisha ($20,000), Lawson ($5,000) and gave Jake $5,000.
Twists
  • On Day 8, Dion and Jason made their first Power Play as the Heads of House. They had to swap a member of one pair with a member from another, thereby creating two new pairs. They chose to switch Cat and Sam and Travis and Ryan. This meant that the new pairs formed were Cat and Travis, and Sam and Ryan.
  • On Day 10, Dion & Jason received the Nominations Super Power for their next Power Play (see Nominations).
Punishments
  • On Day 8, for destroying a pillow, Katie was sent to the fish bowl and was made to sort a box of confetti using only a pair of tweezers. As Priya was her partner, she had to join Katie in completing the punishment set by Big Brother.
Nominations
  • Having won immunity the previous week, Katie & Priya were both safe from being nominated in the first round of Nominations.
  • As Heads of House, Dion & Jason received the Nominations Super Power for their next Power Play. For the first round of Nominations, they therefore had double the amount of nomination points to spread across any number of fellow pairings in the House.
  • On Day 10, Housemates nominated for the first time and as a result Jake & Gemma, David & Sandra, Cat & Travis and Skye & Lisa all received the most nomination points and were therefore up for eviction this week.
  • On Day 13, Lisa & Skye, who were the couple with the most save votes at this point, was removed from the couples up for eviction.
Exits
  • On Day 16, Gemma became the first housemate to be evicted from the house

Prize Money[edit]

The show started with prize money of $250,000. Throughout the series several contestants were given opportunities to win part of the prize money.

Winners Amount Assigned Remaining Prize Money Comments
Week 0 $250,000 Starting prize money
Week 1 Katie & Priya $20,000 Katie ($10k),
Priya ($10k)
$230,000 Big Brother offered the first Heads of House money in exchange for food. The more money they took, the longer they would go without food. After accepting $20,000, throughout the week they were given opportunity to win back some food, but at a price. They were also able to buy immunity from the first round of nominations.
Week 2 Aisha & Lawson $30,000 Aisha ($20k),
Lawson ($5k),
Jake ($5k)
$200,000 Aisha & Lawson won the "Perfect Pairs" task, and were told they had won $30,000 however it wouldn't be split evenly between them. They chose to give some of their winnings to Jake.

Nominations Table[edit]

Nominations Power Play[edit]

The Nominations Power Play is a weekly twist to nominations. It is a special secret power given to the Heads of House. The Nominations Power Play gives an advantage to the Heads of House for nominations in that given week.

  • In Week 2's nominations, whilst the other pairs had to distribute five points between their nominations, Heads of House Dion & Jason had ten.
  • From Week 3 to Week 7 and Week 9, the Head of House during each week had 12 nomination points, which could be used to both view other housemates positions on the Nominations Table, as well as nominate.
  • In Week 10's nominations, whilst all the other housemates had a loved one nominate on their behalf, Head of House Travis was able to nominate for himself, as well as having a loved one nominate on his behalf.

Note:      The Head(s) of House holding the Nominations Power Play each week it was in play is marked in green.

Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Nomination
points
received
Nominations To save Day 79 Day 80
(Finale)
Ryan 4-Gemma & Jake
1-Lisa & Skye
Not
eligible
3-Cat
2-Jake
3-Skye
2-Travis
3-Cat
2-Jason
3-Priya
2-Skye
3-Travis
2-Aisha
No
nominations
3-Penny
2-Tom
3-Priya
2-Lina
No
nominations
Winner
(Day 80)
28
Travis 3-Gemma & Jake
2-David & Sandra
Not
eligible
4-Dion
1-Sam
3-Priya
2-David
3-Sandra
2-Jason
3-Sandra
2-Jason
3-Leo
2-Cat
No
nominations
4-Leo
1-Lina
3-David
5-Ryan
2-Leo
No
nominations
Runner-up
(Day 80)
39
Skye 4-David & Sandra
1-Ryan & Sam
Not
eligible
3-Priya
2-Dion
3-Lisa
2-Ryan
4-Lawson
1-Sam
4-David 3-David
2-Ryan
No
nominations
3-David
2-Ryan
3-Skye
4-David
1-Lina
No
nominations
Third Place
(Day 80)
43
Priya 3-Gemma & Jake
2-Cat & Travis
Gemma 3-Cat
2-David
3-Cat
2-Lawson
3-Lawson
2-Sandra
2-Sandra
3-Ryan
1-Travis
2-David
2-Skye
1-Lawson
1-Leo
1-Aisha
1-Marina
No
nominations
2-Leo
3-Richard
3-Priya
3-David
2-Ryan
No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 79)
55
Penny Not in
House
No
nominations
3-Leo
2-Tom
2-Leo
3-Travis
No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 79)
6
Lina Not in
House
No
nominations
3-Ryan
2-Tom
3-David
2-Ryan
No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 79)
7
David 4-Lisa & Skye
1-Gemma & Jake
Not
eligible
3-Dion
2-Priya
4-Jake
1-Priya
3-Jason
2-Lawson
4-Jason
1-Leo
3-Priya
2-Marina
No
nominations
5-Skye
3-Priya
1-Leo
4-Priya
Evicted
(Day 72)
67
Leo Not in
House
Exempt 2-Sandra
3-Priya
3-Priya
2-Marina
No
nominations
3-Penny
2-Ryan
2-Skye
3-David
Evicted
(Day 71)
26
Richard Not in
House
No
nominations
4-Tom
1-David
Evicted
(Day 66)
5
Tom Not in
House
No
nominations
3-Lina
2-Richard
Evicted
(Day 65)
10
Cat 3-Gemma & Jake
2-David & Sandra
Jake 3-Katie
2-David
3-David
2-Lisa
3-Sam
5-Priya
1-Cat
2-Leo
3-Ryan
3-Travis
2-Priya
No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 58)
38
Aisha 2-Gemma & Jake
3-David & Sandra
Jake 3-Katie
2-Sam
3-Jake
2-David
3-Sandra
2-Sam
4-Cat
1-Ryan
3-Cat
2-Leo
No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 58)
13
Lawson 2-Gemma & Jake
3-David & Sandra
Not
eligible
2-Skye
5-Katie
3-Travis
2-David
3-Skye
2-Jason
3-Aisha
2-Priya
4-Skye
1-Priya
No
nominations
Evicted
(Day 57)
22
Marina Not in
House
Exempt 3-Leo
2-Lawson
Evicted
(Day 51)
5
Jason 4-Gemma & Jake
4-David & Sandra
2-Lisa & Skye
Jake 3-Sam
2-Lisa
3-David
2-Lawson
3-Lawson
2-Sandra
2-David
3-Sandra
Evicted
(Day 45)
19
Sandra 4-Lisa & Skye
1-Gemma & Jake
Jake 3-Travis
2-Skye
3-Skye
2-David
3-Travis
2-Skye
3-Priya
2-Aisha
Evicted
(Day 44)
34
Sam 4-Gemma & Jake
1-Lisa & Skye
Jake 1-Dion
4-Travis
3-Travis
5-Aisha
3-Travis
2-Priya
Evicted
(Day 37)
13
Lisa 4-David & Sandra
1-Ryan & Sam
Jake 3-Cat
2-Travis
3-David
2-Cat
Evicted
(Day 30)
14
Jake 1-David & Sandra
4-Cat & Travis
Nominated 2-Katie
3-Priya
4-Jason
1-David
Evicted
(Day 29)
26
Katie 3-Gemma & Jake
2-Cat & Travis
Jake 3-Lawson
2-Cat
Evicted
(Day 23)
15
Dion 4-Gemma & Jake
4-David & Sandra
2-Lisa & Skye
Jake 2-Katie
3-Cat
Evicted
(Day 22)
10
Gemma 1-David & Sandra
4-Cat & Travis
Nominated Evicted
(Day 16)
17
Nomination notes 1 2 3 4 5 none 6 7 8 9
Head(s)
of House
Dion & Jason Lawson Sam Cat Skye Priya Ryan David Travis none
Nominated Cat & Travis,
David & Sandra,
Gemma & Jake,
Lisa & Skye
Gemma,
Jake
Cat,
Dion,
Katie,
Priya
Travis
Aisha,
Cat,
David,
Jake,
Lisa,
Skye,
Travis
Jason,
Lawson,
Priya,
Sam,
Sandra,
Travis
David,
Jason,
Priya,
Ryan,
Sandra
Cat,
David,
Leo,
Marina,
Priya,
Skye,
Travis
Aisha,
Cat,
David,
Lawson,
Leo,
Priya,
Ryan,
Skye,
Travis
Leo,
Penny,
Richard,
Ryan,
Skye,
Tom
David,
Leo,
Priya,
Ryan,
Skye
Lina,
Penny,
Priya,
Ryan,
Skye,
Travis
Ryan,
Skye,
Travis
Evicted None Gemma
1 of 9 votes
to save
Dion
16%
to save
(out of 5)
Jake
7%
to save
(out of 7)
Sam
7%
to save
Sandra
8.8%
to save
Marina
3%
to save
Lawson
Fewest votes
to save
(out of 9)
Tom
Fewest votes
to save
(out of 6)
Leo
Fewest votes
to save
(out of 5)
Lina
Fewest votes
to win
(out of 6)
Skye
31%
to win
Aisha
Fewest votes
to save
(out of 4)
Penny
Fewest votes
to win
(out of 6)
Katie
24%
to save
(out of 3)
Lisa
12%
to save
(out of 5)
Travis
37%
to save
Jason
16.9%
to save
Richard
Fewest votes
to save
(out of 5)
David
Fewest votes
to save
(out of 4)
Travis
33%
to win
Cat
Fewest votes
to save
(out of 4)
Priya
Fewest votes
to win
(out of 6)
Saved Lisa & Skye
Most votes
(out of 4)
Jake
8 of 9 votes
to save
Cat
30%
(out of 5)
Skye
27%
(out of 7)
Sandra
9%
Lawson
13%
Priya
16%
Jason
18%
Priya
17.6%
David
18.4%
Ryan
38.3%
Priya
10%
Leo
12%
Cat
13%
David
14%
Travis
21%
Skye
27%
David,
Priya,
Ryan,
Skye
Most votes
(out of 9)
Leo,
Penny,
Ryan,
Skye
Most votes
(out of 5)
Priya,
Ryan,
Skye
Most votes
(out of 4)
???
30%
???
33%
???
37%
(out of 3)
Ryan
36%
to win
David & Sandra
36%
Cat & Travis
39%
(out of 3)
Travis
36%
Priya
40%
(out of 3)
Cat
15%
Travis
16%
Aisha
27%
David
30%
(out of 5)
Leo,
Travis
Most votes
(out of 4)

Notes[edit]

  • ^Note 1 : On Day 6, Katie & Priya made their last Power Play as the Heads of House. They were able to barter with Big Brother, and, for $1,500 each, were able to grant themselves immunity from the first round of nominations. As housemates were playing in pairs during this week, they had to nominate in the Diary Room in their pairs another pair to face eviction. On Day 16, Gemma & Jake received the fewest votes to save and were subject to a house vote to determine who of the two would be evicted. Housemates, by order of random draw, voted to save either Gemma or Jake from eviction. The first Housemate with 8 votes to save would be safe, with the other being evicted. Because Jake received 8 votes before all of the votes were cast; David, Lawson, Ryan, Skye and Travis did not have to cast votes.
  • ^Note 2 : Week 3 was a double eviction week, with a surprise eviction occurring on Day 22, where Dion was evicted and Cat was saved. The regular scheduled eviction took place on Day 23.
  • ^Note 3 : Week 4 was a double eviction week, with an eviction occurring on both Day 29, where Jake was evicted and Skye was saved, and on Day 30.
  • ^Note 4 : Leo was exempt from nominations this week, being an intruder. Week 5 was a fake double eviction week, with the first one being fake, and the second being real. Travis received the highest amount of votes to save and was fake evicted.
  • ^Note 5 : Assuming Travis had been evicted, the housemates could not nominate him, however Travis could still secretly nominate from the Sanctuary. Marina was exempt from nominations this week, being an intruder. After telling Lawson who she did not nominate, Cat was penalized, and given one nomination point by Big Brother. Week 6 was a double eviction week, with an eviction occurring on both Day 44, where Sandra was evicted and Ryan was saved, and on Day 45.
  • ^Note 6 : There were no nominations in Week 8. Instead, all housemates were automatically nominated for eviction. Lina, Penny, Richard and Tom were exempt from nominations this week, being intruders. Week 8 was a triple eviction week, with a singular eviction occurring on Day 57, where Lawson was evicted and David, Priya, Ryan and Skye were saved, and a double eviction occurring on Day 58, where Aisha and Cat were evicted.
  • ^Note 7 : Week 9 was a double eviction week, with an eviction occurring on Day 65, where Tom was evicted, and on Day 66, where Richard was evicted.
  • ^Note 8 : On Day 66, after convincing Travis to give them information about his power play, Priya and Skye were penalized, and were automatically given 3 nomination points by Big Brother. Travis was not penalized. This week, each housemate had a loved one enter the house and nominate on their behalf. Week 10 was a double eviction week, with an eviction occurring on Day 71, where Leo was evicted, and on Day 72.
  • ^Note 9 : There were no nominations in the final week. Instead, the public were voting to win rather than to save. The lines froze on Day 79 and the three housemates with the lowest votes were evicted, leaving three housemates in the final.

Ratings[edit]

Ratings are rounded to the nearest ten thousand. Figures in Bold indicate timeshifted viewing figures.[15]

Viewers (millions) 5-City Metro
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12
Sunday 0.71 0.71 0.63 0.54
Monday 1.14 0.84 0.71 0.75 0.72 0.71 0.71 0.78 0.73 0.67 0.68 0.57
Tuesday 0.98 0.75 0.76 0.63 0.72 0.70 0.68 0.65 0.65 0.57 0.60 0.62
Wednesday 0.81 0.71 0.67 0.70 0.73 0.63 0.67 0.65 0.36 0.46 0.25 0.66
0.73
0.78
Thursday 0.94 0.79 0.41 0.44 0.76 0.60 0.62 0.71 0.56 0.62 0.58
Friday 0.36 0.25 0.29 0.55 0.55
Weekly average 0.85 0.67 0.60 0.62 0.67 0.66 0.67 0.70 0.57 0.58 0.53 0.67
Running average 0.85 0.76 0.70 0.68 0.68 0.68 0.68 0.68 0.67 0.66 0.65 0.65
Series average 0.65

     Combined ratings; the show aired on both Channel Nine & GO! at different times in different states.

Criticism[edit]

Axing of Live Updates[edit]

The current season has received criticism for not offering live updates via Twitter and on the official website – with news stories on the site not being posted until after the event has aired, which can be up to 24 hours after the event in question has actually occurred. This lack of live information follows Nine's decision not to offer live camera feeds online after it rebooted the series, believing it did not meet in with their family-friendly rebranded series.[16][17]

Gemma's Eviction[edit]

The format of the first eviction which saw housemate Gemma evicted, has been considered controversial by many media sources and fans alike. It was seen almost as a form of bullying as the housemates choose in a schoolyard pick style for who stays and goes. Gemma lost to Jake as she only got one person behind her (Priya) and Jake had everyone else[18]

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