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Power Status

Head of Household: Cody
Safety Suite: TBA
Original noms: TBA
Veto winner/outcome: TBA
Final noms: TBA
Have-nots: Ian, Kevin, Memphis, Nicole A
Evicted: TBA

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Ratings Watch Wednesday's live premiere won both hours with 1.1 rating, 6 share, 3.4 million viewers, ahead of The Conners rerun, American Housewife rerun, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD on ABC; Chicago Fire rerun, Chicago PD rerun on NBC; and MasterChef rerun on FOX.
Overnight rating & share: adults 18-49; Rating: % of all TV households; Share: % of households watching TV

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Thursday: Safety Suite comp
Friday: Nominations
Saturday: Veto comp
Monday: Veto meeting

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But no show Thursday 8/6, and Sunday 8/9 starts approx 10pm

Daily Feeds Recaps

Day 1 - Wednesday - August 5, 2020

First off, if you're a new Hamsterwatch reader, welcome! And welcome back to my regulars! I normally update feeds events here throughout the day/evening. Many of my readers hit me up in the morning with their coffee to catch up the day/night before.

The very eagerly anticipated live-for-the-first-time premiere kicked off with a new studio design and quickie house tour, and virus precautions coverage, and Julie didn't waste much time bringing out the has-beens. They wore face masks until they went in the house, and Julie maintained a wide distance between them and herself. She'd previously said there'd be no hugs or handshakes this season, and of course there was no live audience.

The cast spoilers and leaks were correct. The first group was Nicole F, Daniele D, Da'Vonne, Christmas. Christmas was the first to enter - that longstanding curse was broken by Tamar on Celebs 2, but it's still an interesting item of note. The next group was Tyler, Ian, Kevin C, Enzo; followed by Janelle, Bayleigh, Nicole A, Keesha; and the final group was Kaysar, Cody C, Memphis, David A.

Each group did a quickie comp after they entered the house to determine which of them would compete for HOH later. That comp involved a question about which room an item of house decor was in, and they then had to do a rollyball table to sink the ball into the proper room pocket. They had four minutes to finish, and the first and second fastest would advance. Those who advanced and their respective item per group were Group 1: Christmas, porcelain dogs; Group 2: Ian, Kevin, a set of pillows; Group 3 Nicole A, spray paint can; and Group 4 Memphis, Cody, robot figurine. The target pocket for the females groups looked noticeably more difficult to sink than for the male groups, for whatever that's worth.

The HOH comp was also live on the show: Star Steppin, in BB City setting, individual timed runs. They had to cross a series of pegs, some of which were floppy, and if they fell they had to start over. Memphis went first and finished in 1 minute, 12.22 seconds, followed by Cody who finished in 22.06 seconds. Christmas, Kevin, Nicole A, Ian all passed Cody's time so he became the first HOH. The others got envelopes which resulted in $5,000 for Christmas, and Ian, Kevin, Memphis, Nicole A as the first Have-nots.

Julie sent the Have-nots upstairs to the former Paris/Camp Comeback to reveal the new Have-not room but the door was locked so that failed. She then teased secret room(s) twist for them and us: new rooms will be revealed "throughout the summer" (which usually means a few weeks), with the first being Safety Suite in which one or two could win safety for an as-yet unspecified number of weeks. That will be explained on Sunday's show, but we'll find out more about it on feeds before then.

Feeds started right on time around 11pm BB time/Pacific, with most of them gathered in friendly chit-chat groups, talking about their seasons, their jobs and families, mutual hamster friends/acquaintances, gossip, and pre-season rumors. It sounded like they had contact with their families in pre-show sequester, and they mentioned they'd had racial bias and sexual harassment training before the show. The ants had already moved in, they have upstairs and downstairs Diary rooms again, and executive producer Don Wollman remains the voice of the recorded in-house announcements. They now have one or more bidets, but they don't have a fishtank this season (likely for maintenance/virus reasons), and for feeds blocks we got a painting with stars that's on one of the walls: #starfish. After Dark didn't show up (and probably won't), and neither did feeds chat (it probably will).

Aside from the obvious possible pairings by season, early new duos that seemed to be forming included Dani and Nicole F, Ian and Nicole F, Kaysar and Nicole A, and Cody and Tyler. Cody got his HOH room around 12.40am but first HOHs don't get pics or a letter, and he didn't request booze so there was none to share. Some awkward silences ensued. They also didn't get their move-in first night champagne, which was a sad first. Things were mostly relaxed on this first night of feeds, with a lot of getalong, a lot of BB stories, a few snippy comments here and there, and many retells of Christmas's broken foot.

Things will pick up when noms happen, and new alliances begin to form, and they'll really pick up after the first eviction next week. It was nice not to have to hit the ground running and figuring out who's who. Thanks again BB for giving us first night and first week feeds!

As always, if you missed what came before, check my previous episode, always linked up top or from my season index, and/or the detailed feeds updates by @UgotBronx, and get the feeds to catch anything you missed with Flashback.

Day 2 - Thursday - August 6, 2020

Morning came early after a late night, and chat rooms were back on the feeds. Dani and Da'Vonne had a gametalk, tentatively teaming up, and Dani said everyone had been fangirling over Janelle and Kaysar. Then Dani went fishing and asked Kaysar if the two of them were still close. He said not overly, each had their lives going on. They talked about being parents, and Dani said she'd been torn about accepting the invite to go on this season, as she didn't want her almost-two-year-old daughter to feel Dani had abandoned her. If you watched Dani and Dick's intense father/daughter talks on BB8, you know this is big for her. She and Kaysar agreed Tyler's game is being nice to everyone, and they needed to pay attention to what's going on everywhere and who's teaming with whom.

Along with Cody last night, Tyler established tentative separate partnerships with Bayleigh, Christmas, David - Tyler's gonna Tyler. David either did zero homework or he's playing extra dumb, asking things like "what's a unitard?" in one casual prior seasons chat. Good news, the adoptable anipals from Rancho Coastal Humane Society are back for game-related feeds blocks! The first came today when they were given their Safety Suite info. They each got lanyards with VIP passes for that. Details are still sketchy but it sounds like they can choose to compete in the Safety Suite comp, one time only, and if they win they can select a plus-one to give safety to, but they have to announce who their plus-one is before they play. There's also a punishment involved, either for the plus-one or if they lose the comp? It will all become clear as we go.

Feeds went to kitties and puppies approx 3.15pm for their Safety Suite comp.

More later

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Ratings - Dead Set II edition

Other than a very timely shot of Julie about to get virus tested, I'm using obit pics from the Hamsterwatch archives for now, because why not? Individual stats and snarky comments will start showing up here as feeds get underway

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Hooray for a season at all, in the midst of this global pandemic, and while I never want any vets, I can understand why they went with all vets this summer as it eliminated all the travel and meetings involved in the usual casting process. But super big ups and double hooray for giving us a live move-in and first night feeds! We've never had that, other than OTT. Most seasons are pretty much set up in that pivotal first week and for once, we won't have to piece together what happened from skewed edits and feeds retells. As far as how things will unfold - old school versus new, males versus females, existing alliances and grudges, we'll just have to wait and see. But after a very long wait, no communications, and many unknowns, we're finally starting at what would be the halfway point in most seasons. Production is using extra anti-virus precautions and we can just hope nobody in the cast or crew gets sick, or that California and/or LA don't close down businesses again, vaporing BB22 unfinished like happened with BB Canada 8.

Won: TBA
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0
Bayleigh Dayton
27 - married (to BB20 Chris/Swaggy C)
Los Angeles, CA - Model
BB20 11th place

Won: $5,000
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0
Christmas Abbott
38 - single? - one son
Raleigh, NC - Fitness entrepreneur
BB19 3rd place

Won: TBA
HOH 1 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0
Cody Calafiore
29 - has a girlfriend
Howell, NJ - Soccer coach
BB16 Runner-up

Won: TBA
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0
Daniele Donato Briones
33 - married (to BB13 Dominic Briones) - 1 daughter
Orange County, CA - stay-at-home mom
BB8 Runner-up
BB13 8th place

Won: TBA
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0
David Alexander
30 - single, seeing someone
Los Angeles, CA - Senior sales rep
BB21 16th place

Won: TBA
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0
Da'Vonne Rogers
32 - single - 1 daughter
Inglewood, CA - Acting coach
BB18 11th place
BB17 16th place

Won: TBA
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0
Enzo Palumbo
42 - single - 1 son, 1 daughter
Bayonne, NJ - Insurance adjuster
BB12 3rd place

Won: TBA
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 1
Ian Terry
29 - has a girlfriend
Houston, TX - Management consultant
BB14 Winner

Won: TBA
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0
Janelle Pierzina DeSanto
40 - married - 2 daughters, 1 son
Minneapolis, MN - Real estate agent
BB14 12th place
BB7 3rd place
BB6 3rd place

Won: TBA
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0
Kaysar Ridha
39 - married - 1 son
Irvine, CA - Biotech executive
BB6 10th place
BB7 10th place

Won: TBA
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0
Keesha Smith
42 - single?
Los Angeles, CA - Waitress
BB10 4th place

Won: TBA
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 1
Kevin Campbell
40 - married
San Diego, CA - Ad agency executive
BB11 3rd place

Won: TBA
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 1
Memphis Garrett
37 - single? - 1 son
Ft Lauderdale, FL - Restaurateur
BB10 Runner-up

Won: TBA
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 1
Nicole Anthony
25 - single
Long Island, NY - Podcast host
BB21 3rd place

Won: TBA
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0
Nicole Franzel
28 - engaged (to BB18 Victor Arroyo)
Ubly, MI - Social media influencer
BB18 Winner
BB16 7th place

Won: TBA
HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0 - HN 0
Tyler Crispen
25 - has a girlfriend (BB20 Angela Rummans)
Hilton Head, SC - Entrepreneur/social media influencer
BB20 Runner-up

Lines and Links of the Day


Nicole A: This would be so therapeutic if Big Brother would just let me smash a couple watermelons, for last year

Janelle: ...and then he threw pork rinds at me

Memphis: A bunch of people have gotten their ass castrated

Kevin: I didn't think I was gonna be a Have-not the first night, that didn't even cross my mind

Christmas: I'm gonna pee my pants this season for sure, just from laughing, or trying to stand up



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Tally Items

Extracurricular Tally

Injuries, illnesses, etc: 1
-Cody broken glass/cut hand washing dishes

Pre-season cockamamie rumors/events: 5
-Kaycee and Josh contracted COVID-19 partying together
-Nicole Franzel masterminded casting
-Public sour grapes from various uninvited alums
-Danielle Reyes will/won't/will/won't show up
-Nicole Anthony's potato salad recipe


Production Goofs

1 Premature All-stars merchandise in CBS Store
2 Promoted interviews didn't happen
3 TV Guide posted a cast list prematurely
4 Forgot to update winners list for BB21
5+6 Wrong 8/9 show time, wrong BB1 premiere
7 Unfinished spots in house pics
8 Julie interview that mentioned 'some' failing virus test was deleted
9 Prematurely released half the cast
10 Have-nots locked out of HN room on premiere
11 Wrong season for Janelle winning first AFH
12 Misspelled Tyler's last name
13 Feeds window has wrong show days

Season Stats

HOHs in order: Cody

Veto winners in order: TBA

Evictions in order: TBA

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