While we're in the closing minutes of the weekly eviction show, I want to show you something we're working on bringing to the site: the Big Brother Gossip Ticker.
Here's what it would look like as of Wednesday, July 31, 2013:
The idea is to provide very detailed information throughout the week, hopefully updated within a few hours of nominations, competitions, evictions, etc. We'll see if this works out -- but please be patient because we have day jobs!
The new BBG Ticker went live at about 12:15a Eastern time Friday, and you'll see it at the top right of every page. But have a look at the sample just above in this post, as it shows you what it should look like just before eliminations on Thursday evenings.
- HOH: Head of Household
- NOMINATED by HOH: One of the two people the HOH put on the block for eviction this week.
- MVP: Most Valuable Player. This has been viewers during some weeks rather than a house guest ... so when it's viewers, look for the "MVP" banner over "America" in the bottom row.
- NOMINATED by MVP: The house guest put on the block for eviction this week by the MVP.
- POV: The house guest who won the Power of Veto.
- POV SAVED SELF: Indiates that the POV holder has already taken him/herself off the block.
- NOMINATED via POV: The replacement nominee who gets put on the block by either the HOH or the MVP after the POV ceremony.
- EVICTED: If you can't figure that one out, you're more of a newbie than I am!
Why have our own ticker? Because on the CBS web site the "house guests" tab to the right of the live feeds is almost always out of date, sometimes by several days! They don't update it until the nomination and POV ceremonies and competitions have aired on television ... which often happens several days after those events took place. All the while, people in the chats and of course our writers and readers right here at BigBrotherGossip.com have been "in the know" all along. As a newbie, it helps me understand the whole game much better by having this quick reference.
It's inevitable that things will happen in the house which call for a ticker update ... but I might be busy with my day job or, you know, Real Life, and the update will be delayed. We appreciate your patience.
But please feel free to direct-message me @uselesstraffic if you want to clue me in when it's time for a ticker update.