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September 18, 2007 - Day 81 - Dick wins 5-2
Feeds off all day, boo; Eric's final AP task was to campaign & vote for Dick; the two Daniele votes were Jameka & Jen Tuesday's finale placed second for the hour with a 5.5 rating and 9 share, behind the 2nd hour of "The Biggest Loser" with 5.7/9. (Note the first hour of "Biggest Loser" was behind CBS's "Power of 10".) Dick & Daniele on Early Show - 2nd portion/not on tv
September 17, 2007 - Day 80
Daniele dyes Dick's hair; they get catered dinner, and reminisce about the game for real (not for CBS to make a "best of" show)
September 16, 2007 - Day 79
Dick starts a fire in the convection/microwave oven; they finally talk about the Q&A Sunday's show came in third with a 6.5 rating/10 share, behind the 59th Annual Emmys on Fox with 8.2/13 and football on NBC with 7.9/13. Note CBS has touted this evening's numbers as a big success but to give this 'spin' some perspective, this was the 2nd lowest rated Emmys show ever.
September 15, 2007 - Day 78
Lots of napping; jury questioned them after Eric got his AP task (and after Showtime) - fallout was a big bust feeds-wise, rats.. sounds like Eric worked the jury towards Dick, it was said or implied that Dick's campaigning against Daniele, and she was attacked for having been "under the radar".. she went to bed angry & upset, leaving Dick back at square one, dad-wise (editorial)
September 14, 2007 - Day 77
Dick & Daniele get along mostly, argue a bit; they get games; Diary makes them dress up to retell past events; Dick, Zach and his samurai sword brain make The Soup
September 13, 2007 - Day 76 - Zach evicted 1-0
Dick won Part 3 of the final comp with Q&A about the jury, and Zach walked the plank; Dick & Daniele had catered sushi dinner and champagne Thursday's show was first for the hour with a 5.7 rating and 10 share, ahead of "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" with 4.9/8.
September 12, 2007 - Day 75
They got cards; HOH comp Part 2 sounds like it was underwater puzzle solving/retrieving with the usual hamster pics: Dick won and will go against Zach live on Thursday
September 11, 2007 - Day 74 - Jameka evicted 1-0
Daniele used veto on Dick, who evicted Jameka; part 1 of final HOH comp was holding a key overhead while hopping over a rabbit on a circling board, in rain; Daniele came off at approx 2¾ hours; bunny came off at approx 3½ hours; Dick came off at approx 7 hours, 20 mins: Zach wins part 1 of 3 in an amazing performance by all of them.. big ups to the Final Three! Tuesday's show tied with "House" for 2nd place for the hour with a 5.4 rating/9 share, just behind "The Biggest Loser" with 5.5/9.
September 10, 2007 - Day 73
Dull, dull dull
September 9, 2007 - Day 72
Less than nuttin' Sunday's show placed 2nd for the hour with a 6.4 rating and 10 share (combined with '60 Minutes') behind football on NBC with 10/16.
September 8, 2007 - Day 71
Daniele won the veto comp; near fights; they all compare notes; Jameka's ok with going
September 7, 2007 - Day 70
Zach nominated Dick & Daniele; they got plate-painting kits
September 6, 2007 - Day 69 - Jessica evicted 2-1 - Eric evicted 2-0
Fast Forward: The 1 vote for Jameka was Eric; Dick won HOH with 'before or after' questions and nominated Eric & Jameka; Zach won veto comp and didn't use it; Eric evicted; Zach won the next HOH based on something where math helped Thursday's show was third for the hour with a 5.2 rating and 9 share, behind NBC football with 7.1/13 (pre-game) and 10.3/17 (game), and 'Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?' on Fox with 5.3/9.
September 5, 2007 - Day 68
September 4, 2007 - Day 67
AP is who should Eric "get evicted"? Jameka Tuesday's show was first for the hour with a 5.3 rating and 8 share, ahead of 'House' with 5.0/8.
September 3, 2007 - Day 66
Daniele did not use the veto
September 2, 2007 - Day 65
BBQ Smackdown Round 3: final score BBQ 0, Dick 1; AP is who should Eric mimic? Dick Overnight ratings were delayed and not likely going to be available.
September 1, 2007 - Day 64
They get liquid latex and waste its potential; Eric's nip gets ripped
August 31, 2007 - Day 63
Jessica talks to her brother, home from Iraq (Eric gave her his call); Zach nominated Jameka & Jessica; Daniele won veto in a night-time morphomatic type comp hosted by Janelle Amber did not appear on The Early Show, nor was her absence mentioned. She wasn't on Housecalls either but Gretchen read a statement from CBS that said the remainder of the BB8 jurors will not be available to the media until after the finale. The statement also referenced 'offensive statements' or 'controversial behavior' by some of the hamsters. Amber did make 'The Soup' however.
August 30, 2007 - Day 62 - Amber evicted 3-1
The 1 was Jameka; Zach wins HOH in a skating-in-oil comp; some won a phone call? and some/all are on cold water for 8 days? tradeoffs for 2nd & 3rd cups I believe; AP is who should Eric "get nominated"? Jameka Thursday's show placed first for the 8pm hour (in areas it ran) with a 6.0 rating and 11 share, ahead of 'Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?' with 4.28/9 (note many areas had football and ran BB at 1.35 am)
August 29, 2007 - Day 61
Eric tells Jessica he did the mustard and hinky votes during early morning pillow talk; all evening/night inside lockdown to build HOH comp apparatus in backyard
August 28, 2007 - Day 60
Quarters Rules stakes escalate; AP is who should Eric "get evicted"? Amber Tuesday's show tied with 'House' for first place for the timeslot with a 5.2 rating and 8 share.
August 27, 2007 - Day 59
Eric did not use the veto; nobody else did much either
August 26, 2007 - Day 58
New drinking games; AP is who should Eric kiss? Jessica Sunday's show was second for the timeslot with a 5.0 rating and 9 share, behind football on NBC with 5.7/10.
August 25, 2007 - Day 57
Eric won the veto; bodycounts; Final Four summit and handshake; Eric & Jessica kiss
August 23, 2007 - Day 55 - Jen evicted 6-0 (includes 1 penalty vote)
Jessica wins HOH with evictee questions; widespread Jen trashing; AP is who should Eric "get nominated"? Amber Thursday's show was first for the timeslot with a 5.3 rating and 10 share, ahead of football on Fox with 3.9/7 and "Ugly Betty" on ABC with 2.9/5
August 22, 2007 - Day 54
Lay around, fight, lay around, fight, play drinking games; BBQ Smackdown Round 2: final score BBQ ½, Zach 0
August 21, 2007 - Day 53
Jen's penalty nom was transferred to a penalty vote; Amber & Daniele return and all hell breaks loose again; AP is "Which of the two nominees do you want Eric to get evicted?" Jen Tuesday's show was second for the timeslot with a 4.8 rating and 8 share, behind 'America's Got Talent' with 9.1/15
August 20, 2007 - Day 52
Daniele's birthday; Amber & Daniele field trip to NYC to be contestants on "Power of 10"; Dick & Jen truce ends; Jen eats and earns (first ever) penalty nom
August 19, 2007 - Day 51
Daniele used the veto on Amber and nominated Jen; Daniele's birthday party; AP is to whom should Eric give a childhood "woobie"? Jessica Sunday's show placed first for the timeslot with a 4.8 rating and 8 share, ahead of football on NBC and 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' on ABC which tied for 2nd with 4.6/8
August 18, 2007 - Day 50
Daniele won the veto comp
August 17, 2007 - Day 49
Daniele nominated Amber & Jameka
August 16, 2007 - Day 48 - Dustin evicted 4-2
The 2 were Amber & Jameka. Daniele won HOH based on Q&A about the Visitors. AP is "Who should Eric get nominated?" Amber Thursday's show was 2nd for the timeslot with a 4.7 rating and 9 share, behind 'So You Think You Can Dance' with 5.2/9.
August 15, 2007 - Day 47
Visitors: a Mad Hatter, a pirate on stilts, a barbershop quartet, a living statue and bunnies!
August 14, 2007 - Day 46
AP is "Which of the two nominees do you want Eric to get evicted?" Dustin Tuesday's show placed 2nd for the timeslot with a 5.0 rating and 8 share, behind ½ hour of 'America's Got Talent' with 7.3/12 and ½ hour of 'The Singing Bee' with 5.9/10.
August 13, 2007 - Day 45
Dick used the veto on Daniele, and Dustin was nominated; Halfway party
August 12, 2007 - Day 44
AP is "To which houseguest should Eric give the silent treatment?" Jessica Sunday's show was 1st for the timeslot with a 5.2 rating and 9 share, ahead of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' with 4.3/8.
August 11, 2007 - Day 43
Pots, pans & rampaging wakeups; Dick won the veto
August 9, 2007 - Day 41 - Kail evicted
Medic!; "Booyah Dad!"; I said.. Booyah!!!; Big Brother 8: Jihad; Shut up, Eric; Daily videos Thursday's show and Fox's NFL preseason game tied for 1st for the timeslot with a 5.2 rating and 9 share.
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Latest show review is in the Forum. Wow, lots of viewers & feedsters are questioning authority lately. As long as the fights keep going on they'll keep airing them, and people will watch them. That'll probably get translated into 'success' by the accounting department and we can expect yet another installment next year even though most fans realize BB jumped the shark with All-Stars. Maybe Canada will do a real 'Big Brother'? Meanwhile there are all the other countries doing it right and making good tv, and more web shows are starting up all the time.
$500,000 and Plasma tv Volatile & confrontational like no other, you loved him or hated him (or switched between). He provided fights & fireworks galore, easily making him star of the season, plus father/daughter blow-ups and make-ups as bonus paydirt for CBS. The Dick at Night Show, hide the bunnies and redecorating were usually a treat for overnighters (loogies aside).
$50,000 She whined and cried and laid around with Nick, but once she got in the game she played the hell out of it. Her stuff with Dick was intense and should have stayed private but she was the only one who could shut him up. She was too young for what they dropped her into but they did have some fun. I'm glad she found out she has a dad who cares.
Much maligned, often shunned, usually absent, and sometimes depressed, he built a strategy structure and an M&Ms calendar. He played BB and chess by himself, he was a good sport and came into his own first in a bunny suit and again in the final comps. He provided his share of fun including a weird food fight with Dick.
She went from one of the most liked by fans to one of the least (mostly due to excessive religious zeal and tears that harmonized with Amber's) and back. She was a lot of fun at times but usually seemed like she'd rather be anywhere else. She'll be remembered for "mmm-hmmm" and the holy wars with Dick.
$40,000 as AMERICA'S PLAYER He fell hard for Jessica but didn't know what to do about it, and watching him with her showed he could use a puberty re-do. His behind-the-back trashing, extraordinary persuasive and filibuster skills suggest a career in politics. He played hard and well (the game and the buffoon) but mostly gave up way TMI.
She was a desperately needed spark of fun in there until Eric sucked the life out of her. She was in good standing with all of them and might have gone all the way til Eric took over her game and she sent out two of her own. For pure hamster fun, she was usually the one to watch.
$1,000 on 'Power on 10' Yea, she cried a lot and brought emo to a new level but she also got around game-wise and was a good sport more often than many realize. She said way too much way too often, and CBS punished her mercilessly but she let Eric have it when many thought he had it coming. She'd have done better at summer camp, and I wish her well.
Underdog deluxe, she put the show in Showtime and stood up to hate campaigns by the others and CBS, death wishes, mustard, catsuit, bunny suit, and iced tea without batting an eye. It would have been good to see her in final HOH BB8 trivia & endurance since she's a machine in both (not to mention angry sex potential with Dick).
$5,000 and Barbados trip King Dustin's HOH blew open the backdoor and he pawned himself right through it. He was never busted for outing his alliance and he stuck with Amber too much but he led abs class, shouted at a closed door, and was an outstanding game show host.
BB8's professional pawn artist didn't contribute much but she stuck longer and hung 'like a bat' longer than anyone expected. Some thought she was a mastermind but she needed a diagram most of the time.
He went from designated pretty boy to badass with pink nails but remained ambiguous. He got blamed for just about everything but spent most of his time laying around with Daniele so missed his chance to get in the game.
His & Dustin's part in the 'twist' felt legit and disturbing to eavesdrop on. Joe was chatty and catty, he told stories and entertained, and will be remembered for Amber from Vegas and gonorrhea.
She & Jessica didn't fulfill the 'twist' as advertised so off she goes. She wasn't prepared for this, she moped a lot and was barely around, but she gave a good show when she had it out with all the cameras watching her.
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