Everything about Big Brother Canada, eh?

Big Brother Canada breaks Slice records

From a media release:


  • Series Continues Breaking Records Across All Platforms
  • One in Six Canadians Have Checked Out Big Brother Canada with over 2.7 Million Coming to it Weekly
  • Fans Stream over 1,000,000 Hours of Video Online in Just Seven Weeks

Big Brother Canada premiered to record smashing numbers on February 27th on Slice and the fan favourite series continues to reach new heights, consistently achieving record high audiences on air and online. The recent Sunday, April 7th episode of Big Brother Canada drew in the season’s highest audience to date with a 757.0 (V2+) and 476.3 (A25-54).

To date one in six Canadians have sampled Big Brother Canada with over 2.7 million coming to it weekly. On the nights it airs, Big Brother Canada consistently claims top spot over all entertainment specialty channels (A25-54, W25-54, W18-49). Each episode of the series is packed with dramatic twists, unique Canadian inspired challenges and themes, and more spicy ‘showmances’ than could ever have been predicted. Viewers have become more connected with each passing week, cheering on houseguests from their own regions, gossiping over Emmett Blois and Jillian MacLaughlin’s endearing romance and engaging with the beloved Marsha The Moose, who now has her own twitter account.

The ‘fan-demonium’ doesn’t end on air. The multiplatform series that enables fans to make weekly predictions for points on Head of Household and eviction nominations, eavesdrop on the houseguests through live feeds and vote to impact events in the house, draws massive engagement online at bigbrothercanada.ca. Over the last seven weeks, fans have streamed over 1,000,000 hours of video from live feeds. This is equivalent to one person streaming video content 24 hours a day for 114 years – an entire life span! At the end of Sunday’s episode Canadians were asked to vote for the jury member they’d most like to see return to the house. They accepted the invitation and votes came flooding in, totaling over 500,000 votes. Tune in Thursday night at 10pm ET/PT on Slice to find out who Canada voted back in to the house.

Big Brother Canada’s record breaking cross-platform success includes the following highlights:

  • The three weekly prime time episodes of Big Brother Canada are three of the top six entertainment specialty programs this season (A25-54 and V2+)
  • Since the launch of Big Brother Canada, Slice has improved its rank among Specialty channels, moving into the top 10 (#4 for W18-34, #7 for W18-49 and #7 for W25-54)
  • Average audience has increased by 77% (A25-54) on Slice since the launch of Big Brother Canada
  • Big Brother Canada is Shaw Media’s number one Canadian reality series this broadcast year
  • Number of page views to Slice.ca is up 621% year over year with an average of 2.5 million page views to Big Brother Canada content per week – a record number across any Shaw Media site
  • One of the most tweeted about topics in Canada, #BBCAN has been trending regularly on twitter over the last seven weeks

Big Brother Canada continues to air on Slice three nights a week on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT, Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT and Sundays at 9pm ET/PT, with eviction episodes on Thursdays. Find out this Thursday which jury member Canadians vote back into the house. Big Brother Canada After Dark airs on Slice seven days a week from 2am-5am ET/ 11pm-2am PT. Fans can eavesdrop on the houseguests all day via the live feeds at www.bigbrothercanada.ca.


Big Brother Canada is a soul-crushing hit


From Scott Stinson of the National Post:

Home groan: Big Brother Canada is a hit, but that doesn’t mean it’s good
One of Martin Short’s best moments as host of the Canadian Screen Awards last week came when he opened a segment by saying that the Canadian television industry has always been known for its brave originality, then promptly introduced as presenters cast members of The Bachelor Canada and Real Housewives of Vancouver. And, zing. Read more.


Big Brother Canada eviction notice earns 608,000 over 2 airings

From a media release:

Big Brother Canada Sets New Audience Record for Slice

Last night Big Brother Canada’s first eviction episode that saw Torontonian, Kat Yee ousted from the house in a vote of 11 to one, blew the roof off Slice. Following Wednesday night’s premiere which aired as a special presentation on Global in addition to Slice, viewers flocked to Big Brother Canada in droves for their second dose of the series. Last night’s eviction episode set a new record high audience with an AMA of 608,000 (A2+, 2 plays) for the channel and took top spot across all specialty channels.


Big Brother Canada earns 1.4 million viewers

From a media release:

Combined across both channels, the premiere episode was the most watched program of the night, second only to Global’s Survivor, for the core demo of A18-49, achieving audiences of 1.4 million (A2+) and 735,000 (A18-49). Amongst adults 18-49, Global won the 9pm hour nationally, solidly beating American Idol. With a record breaking AMA of 340,000 on SliceTM (A2+) alone, Big Brother Canada achieved the highest audience in channel history.

Tonight fans will find out who will be Big Brother Canada’s first ever evicted houseguest during the live eviction episode at 10pm ET/PT on SliceTM. SliceTM is currently available on free preview in nearly 10 million homes across the country.

Big Brother Canada will continue to air on SliceTM three nights a week on Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT, Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT and Sundays at 9pm ET/PT, with eviction episodes on Thursdays. Big Brother Canada After Dark will air on SliceTM seven days a week from 2am-5am ET/ 11pm-2am PT. Fans can eavesdrop on the houseguests all day via 24 hour live feeds at www.bigbrothercanada.ca.


Big Brother Canada premieres tonight

From Tim Alamenciak of the Toronto Star:

Big Brother Canada brings out the reality star in everybody
It’s not easy being the Head of Household. Everyone wants to talk with you: to scheme and plan who will get kicked out of the Big Brother house. Read more.

From Cassandra Szklarski of the Canadian Press:

Canuck houseguests move into camera-rigged home for ‘Big Brother Canada’
The houseguests have yet to move into the camera-rigged house of “Big Brother Canada” but executive producer John Brunton is already predicting a breakout star: 21-year-old funky fashion stylist Gary Levy. Read more.