CBS announced it’s summer schedule today and in it we learn the days that Big Brother 12 will air. Sunday, Wednesday and Thursdays will be the days and they will each air at 8PM/est on CBS. No longer will we need to guess if the show will be on at 8 or 9.
The full press release is available after the jump!
THE SUMMER REALITY HIT “BIG BROTHER” PREMIERES THURSDAY, JULY 8, 8:00-9:00 PM
“Big Brother” to Be Broadcast Three Times a Week—Wednesday, Thursday (Live Eviction Show) and Sunday from 8:00-9:00 PM
Julie Chen Returns as Host
The summer reality hit BIG BROTHER premieres Thursday, July 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The new cast will be announced at a later date.
BIG BROTHER will be broadcast three nights per week: Wednesdays, (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT, beginning July 14); the LIVE eviction show hosted by Julie Chen on Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT, beginning July 15) and Sundays (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT, beginning July 11).
Last summer’s edition saw BIG BROTHER grow its audience both on-air and online for the CBS Television Network and CBS Interactive platforms.
Last year’s edition of BIG BROTHER was one of only a handful of programs ever to post growth in its tenth season. Compared to the prior year’s edition, BIG BROTHER was up +7% in viewers (7.08m from 6.60m), +4% in adults 18-49 (2.5/08 from 2.4/07) and +5% in adults 18-34 (2.0/07 from 1.9/06). Each of the three weekly broadcasts also posted summer-to-summer growth.
Online, BIG BROTHER was the last summer’s #1 show on CBS.com and across the CBS Audience Network in all key metrics, with 25% more unique users and 94% more video streams than the prior summer.
BIG BROTHER follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with dozens of cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, the Houseguests vote someone out of the house. At the end, the last remaining Houseguests receives the grand prize of $500,000.
BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan in association with Endemol U.S.A.