The BEST Episodes of Big Brother

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 2, 2020

Network: CBS

Big Brother, which began in 2000, has become an annual tradition for fans; every summer they are treated to new houseguests, new challenges, and new evictions! Here's how the game works: each week, there is a Head of Household challenge, where all of the players compete for the power in the house. The HoH then nominates two other houseguests for eviction. Several days later, a Power of Veto competition is held, where six players (the HoH, the nominees, and three guests) attempt to win the Golden Power of Veto, which gives the bearer the power to "veto," or cancel, one of the HoH's nominations, forcing the HoH to nominate someone else (other than the Veto bearer) for eviction. Then, in the weekly live eviction, the houseguests vote to send someone out of the house for good. Along the way are Luxury competitions and Food contests (which, if the houseguests do not win, results in Slop for the week), all leading up to the show's finale, where a panel of sequestered jurors vote for a winner, who receives half a million dollars!

Week 3 Nominations

#1 - Week 3 Nominations

Season 15 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 14, 2013

The new HOH chooses two people for eviction and the house is divided between two big alliances.

star 8.66
87 votes
Nomination Ceremony #4

#2 - Nomination Ceremony #4

Season 12 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 1, 2010

Season 12: Episode 11: Rachel and Kristen Battle it out as the Game Gets Real Andrew’s parting revelation that Kristen and Hayden are in a secret showmance reverberates through the house. On the outside Kristen is acting shocked, but in Diary Room she admits the worst thing she ever could have imagined has come out, and it has come out hard. Hayden is just as shocked -- he was cruising along with his secret alliance the Brigade, plus he had Kristen wrapped around his finger. What does he do now? During the live show, Hayden and Kristen lay into Andrew, telling him that they wouldn’t be that stupid. “Why would I lie?” Andrew asks, remaining calm as Hayden and Kristen keep up their charade. Fellow nominee Kathy is loving it, but not as much as Rachel, who realizes this is a great thing for her and her showmance Brendon. And what’s even better for Rachel’s showmance? Winning Head of Household! “Floaters,” Rachel says, “You better grab a life vest—Kristen!” Rachel then reveals she heard Hayden and Kristen making out last night. Brendon piles on, telling Hayden and Kristen that they are busted. Kristen lashes back, with Hayden backing her up. The insults fly, with Rachel and Kristen calling each other out on their intelligence. From the sidelines Ragan notes that he is not a religious person, but he has been praying for this moment to happen since he entered the house. Britney is also in hog heaven. “The irony that they were in a boxing ring was not lost on me,” Britney says. The attention diverts briefly to Kathy, who hugs Kristen and Hayden as things begin to die down. Rachel is not happy—that kind of behavior shows Kathy is with Kristen and not her. “She is clearly telling me what side she is on,” Rachel says in diary room. Things finally cool off to a point where Brendon can congratulate Rachel. Rachel breaks down, telling Brendon she is so tired of the house coming after them. In the palm bedroom, Enzo, Matt and Lane can

star 8.60
48 votes
Live Eviction #6; HoH Competition #7; Nomination Ceremony #7; PoV Comp #7; Veto Ceremony #7; Live Eviction #7

#3 - Live Eviction #6; HoH Competition #7; Nomination Ceremony #7; PoV Comp #7; Veto Ceremony #7; Live Eviction #7

Season 14 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 23, 2012

In this very special edition of Big Brother, the double eviction show returns. First, the HouseGuests must choose to evict either Jenn or Mike "Boogie" after Head of Household, Shane, put up Jenn following Frank's pulling himself off the block as the veto winner.After the first live eviction of the evening, the show speeds up and a full week of Big Brother plays out in the final 45 minutes of the episode.

star 8.31
29 votes
Nomination Ceremony #10

#4 - Nomination Ceremony #10

Season 13 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 4, 2011

After the HoH competition, it is a no holds barred game play and the new HoH has to decide whether or not to open Pandora's box.

star 8.26
50 votes
Week 5 POV

#5 - Week 5 POV

Season 15 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 31, 2013

The Houseguests still have no idea that America is the MVP, and your nominee shocks the house! Also, it's a battle back in time for the veto.

star 8.24
76 votes
Live Eviction #9; HoH Comp #10

#6 - Live Eviction #9; HoH Comp #10

Season 13 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 1, 2011

Shelly makes some surprising promises to Rachel and Jordan if they vote to evict Adam.

star 8.22
81 votes
BB3 Ep #32

#7 - BB3 Ep #32

Season 3 - Episode 32 - Aired Sep 25, 2002

BARTENDER GETS $500,000 TIP Before the final voting gets underway, Danielle tells Lisa about the moves she made to get herself to the final two. She "puts it all on the table," including telling Lisa that it was her idea to split up the Couples alliance that separated her from Eric. In the Diary Room, Lisa says that when Eric left, part of her left as well, but importantly, a "new part emerged, a part that was ready to play." Danielle talks about how her alliance with Jason needed a third person to work, and that they originally wanted Marcellas, but that they adopted Lisa because Marcellas was too "unstable." As the game was winding down, Lisa says she "saved her strength" for a run to the finals, a run that will hopefully pay off soon. TOGETHER AGAIN… The ten evicted HouseGuests reunite and have their first chance to discuss what happened inside the House. Tonya says that after she left, she heard a lot of the things that were said about her, and was not happy. She singles out Marc

star 8.13
16 votes

#8 - Finale

Season 11 - Episode 30 - Aired Sep 15, 2009

In the first ever 2-hour season finale, one houseguest is crowned the winner and awarded $500,000, and all the houseguests are reunited for the first time. Also, Julie reveals which houseguest America chose as their favorite and awards the lucky juror $25,000.

star 8.12
24 votes
Power of Veto Competition #8; Veto Ceremony #8

#9 - Power of Veto Competition #8; Veto Ceremony #8

Season 14 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 29, 2012

After Frank won the Head of Household competition and Ian found a golden veto ball after Frank opened Pandora's Box, Frank put up Dan and Danielle on the block. The two nominees, the HoH and three other HouseGuests must now vie for the Power of Veto. Meanwhile, Dan attempts to influence Ian to use the veto ball to save him if Dan doesn't win the PoV Competition.

star 8.11
35 votes
Week 10 POV

#10 - Week 10 POV

Season 15 - Episode 30 - Aired Sep 4, 2013

Amanda melts down after being nominated. Plus, who will win the power of veto and will it be used to save Amanda or McCrae?

star 8.10
42 votes
Week 3 Eviction/Week 4 HOH

#11 - Week 3 Eviction/Week 4 HOH

Season 15 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 18, 2013

Aaryn, Spencer and Jeremy are up on the block. Whichever Houseguest goes home, the house wins. Plus a new HOH is crowned.

star 8.08
53 votes
Week 1 Eviction/Week 2 HOH

#12 - Week 1 Eviction/Week 2 HOH

Season 15 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 3, 2013

It's the first live episode of the season and one of three Houseguests up for eviction will be sent packing.

star 8.07
87 votes
Week 3 POV

#13 - Week 3 POV

Season 15 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 17, 2013

A new MVP is in the house and there is a new house guest up for eviction. Plus, will the power of veto be used on one of the three nominees?

star 8.06
54 votes
Coach's Competition #2; Nomination Ceremony #2

#14 - Coach's Competition #2; Nomination Ceremony #2

Season 14 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 22, 2012

As the new Head of Household, Frank, settles into his new HoH bedroom, the power in the house begins to shift away from the outgoing HoH, Willie. Meanwhile another Coach's Competition is held followed by the second Nomination Ceremony, where Frank must select two fellow HouseGuests for eviction.

star 8.05
38 votes
Week 4 Eviction/Week 5 HOH

#15 - Week 4 Eviction/Week 5 HOH

Season 15 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 25, 2013

Three girls are nominated for eviction and the claws are coming out on tonight's live episode.

star 8.05
77 votes
Eviction #9

#16 - Eviction #9

Season 16 - Episode 26 - Aired Aug 21, 2014

Either Cody or Zach will be evicted, and the jurors battle to return to the Big Brother game!

star 8.02
96 votes
Week 10 Nominations

#17 - Week 10 Nominations

Season 15 - Episode 29 - Aired Sep 1, 2013

Will the power shift as a new Head of Household is crowned? Plus, will 'McCranda' continue to run the game?

star 8.00
47 votes
Week 4 POV

#18 - Week 4 POV

Season 15 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 24, 2013

The house guests find out who America voted for as the third nominee for eviction. Plus, they get down and dirty in a fight for the veto.

star 7.98
54 votes
Battle of the Block #8, Nominations #9

#19 - Battle of the Block #8, Nominations #9

Season 16 - Episode 24 - Aired Aug 17, 2014

Tonight Derrick and Frankie each nominate 2 people for eviction and the detonators are forced to resort to drastic measures. Plus, it's a fight for survival in the final Battle of the Block competition of the Summer.

star 7.97
102 votes
Week 4 Nominations

#20 - Week 4 Nominations

Season 15 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 21, 2013

As Judd nominates two Houseguests for eviction, tensions run high and two Houseguests begin to turn on each other. Also, a new showmance begins to blossom.

star 7.96
56 votes
Nominations #13

#21 - Nominations #13

Season 16 - Episode 36 - Aired Sep 14, 2014

Tonight, with the "Rewind Twist", will winning HoH be deja vu for Frankie or will another houseguest rise to power. Plus, the jurors are back for a little revenge.

star 7.96
70 votes
Live Eviction #3; HoH Comp #4

#22 - Live Eviction #3; HoH Comp #4

Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 29, 2010

Season 12: Episode 10: Emotions Flare after an Explosive Speech as Another Houseguest is Evicted The aftermath from the Veto ceremony is full of confusion and anger. Elimination nominee Andrew’s announcement that he was coming after his supposed allies Rachel and Brendon mystifies Britney, who thinks Rachel’s genuine reaction was totally fabricated for the rest of the HouseGuests’ benefit. Rachel is angry, and wonders why Andrew is jumping on the “get Rachel and Brendon bandwagon.” Andrew’s fellow nominee Kathy sees the speech as an opportunity for her to stay in the house and vows to “fight like there is no tomorrow.” Andrew initially thinks he has made a good move—now that he has expressed animus towards the house “supercouple,” maybe everyone else will vote for him to stay for the week. Head of Household Matt takes Andrew aside and breaks the bad news to him. If the vote had been held the day before, Matt tells him, then Andrew would have been a safe bet to stay. But after Andrew’s speech, he is now the week’s target, because everyone saw it was a naked ploy and nothing else. Andrew is stunned! He quickly realizes the secret plan he and Brendon hatched is blowing up in their faces. Meanwhile, Brendon has his own issues. Rachel is furious about Andrew’s comments, and is even more furious at Brendon for pulling a stunt like this without consulting her. “Who is he in a relationship with,” Rachel fumes in the diary room, “Andrew or me?” Outside Brendon tries to make amends but Rachel is in no mood to forgive. Even when Brendon tells her he loves her, the perennially affectionate Rachel refuses to give her man a kiss! “You better know what you’re doing,” Rachel warns Brendon, who gets the message that this action has major consequences not only in the game but also in his relationship. Working Votes Kathy is taking the ball Andrew inadvertently threw her and is running with it. She tells Ragan that as a canc

star 7.96
46 votes
PoV Comp #2; PoV Ceremony #2

#23 - PoV Comp #2; PoV Ceremony #2

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 21, 2010

Season 12: Episode 06: A Veto Win Shakes up Rachel’s Nominations ­­Britney is upset that she is on the chopping block, while Monet thinks her nomination is due to Head of Household Rachel’s jealousy of her. Hayden is delighted that his secret alliance, the Brigade, has once again escaped another nomination ceremony unscathed. Rachel feels fine with her nominations, because she knows neither Britney nor Monet has her back in the game. After the ceremony, Rachel’s showmance Brendon hugs the HoH and tells her she did the right thing. Britney and Monet have a cry session in the Have Not bedroom, where they agree this was a personal move and not a strategic move. Monet thinks it is ridiculous that Rachel brought up her winning the $10,000 in the first HoH competition, and notes that she has never said anything bad to Rachel, before calling her a “stupid hooker.” While the Brigade agrees they want the nominations to stay the same, a crying Britney goes up to the HoH suite to make her case. Rachel reveals she wants Monet gone this week, because Rachel sees her as a strong competitor. All of this emotion proves too much for Rachel, who later cries to Brendon about how she doesn’t want people to feel badly. Brendon tells her this is a game, and notes in the Diary Room the two nominees are playing a very good emotional game right now. In the meantime Britney and Monet go from sad to angry when they spend an afternoon calling Rachel every name in the book—behind her back of course! Is there a Telethon for That? Matt has been telling all sorts of HouseGuests his wife has a rare bone disease and needs an expensive operation in order to save her leg. Matt has created this detailed lie based on a disease he learned about on a TV show, and reveals in Diary Room his wife is perfectly healthy. Ragan buys the lie, but another liar in the house knows Matt is scheming. Matt tells “shoe salesman” Andrew about his wife, but of course Andrew, who is

star 7.95
22 votes
Head of Household #8, Battle of the Block #7, Nominations #8

#24 - Head of Household #8, Battle of the Block #7, Nominations #8

Season 16 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 10, 2014

The fallout from the double eviction blows up the house, and two new Heads of Household have their nominees fight to survive in the most dramatic Battle of the Block yet!

star 7.94
80 votes
Week 6 POV

#25 - Week 6 POV

Season 15 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 7, 2013

America's pick for the third nominee will be named and all three must battle it out in the Veto competition.

star 7.92
51 votes