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Big Brother 9, also known as Big Brother: 'Til Death Do You Part, was the ninth season of the American reality television series Big Brother. It began on February 12, 2008 and concluded on April 27, 2008 when Adam Jasinski was crowned the winner with six votes from the jury. This season was unique in that it was the first season of Big Brother to air during the winter as a result of the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike.

Twists/Changes[]

  • Soulmates: Instead as playing as individuals, the 16 Houseguests were paired off based off of compatibility forms during their audition progress. They would win and hold the title of Head of Household together, win and use the vetos together, be nominated together, and be evicted together. This twist was abandoned shortly after the third eviction, where the evicted couple found out that a re-vote would occur only between the two of them. Should a member of the pair walk or be expelled, the remaining partner would choose one member of the previously evicted couple to re-enter the game and become their soulmate.
    • X-Factor: Houseguests Sharon Obermueller and Jacob Heald used to date before entering the house, and ended up being paired together.
    • Power Couple: The winners of the first competition became the Power Couple and had to instantly evict another couple from the house.
  • Previously Evicted Houseguest
    • Due to Neil Garcia leaving the game, his soulmate; Joshuah Welch, had to choose either Jacob Heald or Sharon Obermueller; the previous evictees, to re-enter the game as his soulmate. Joshuah chose Sharon.
    • Shortly after the fourth eviction, the Houseguests had to vote either; the Houseguest they just evicted, or the "Mystery Houseguest;" a previous evictee voted by the viewers, back into the game.
  • Secret Relationship: Houseguests Ryan Quicksall and Jen Diturno were in a relationship prior to the game, and entered the house while still dating, however they weren't partnered together.

Houseguests[]

Adam Jasinski
 Winner 
 
Adam
Ryan Quicksall
 Runner-Up 
 
Ryan
Sheila Kennedy
 Jury: Adam 
 
Sheila
Sharon Obermueller
 Jury: Adam 
 
Sharon
Natalie Cunial
 Jury: Adam 
 
Natalie
James Zinkand
 Jury: Adam 
 
James
Joshuah Welch
 Jury: Ryan 
 
Joshuah
Chelsia Hart
 Jury: Adam 
 
Chelsia
Matt McDonald
 Jury: Adam 
 
Matt
Allison Nichols
 Evicted 
 
Allison
Alex Coladonato
 Evicted 
 
Alex
Amanda Hansen
 Evicted 
 
Amanda
Jen Diturno
 Evicted 
 
Jen
Parker Somerville
 Evicted 
 
Parker
Neil Garcia
 Walked 
 
Neil
Jacob Heald
 Evicted 
 
Jacob

Couples[]

Original Couples
Adam-Sheila
Adam & Sheila
Allison-Ryan
Allison & Ryan
Chelsia-James
Chelsia & James
Alex-Amanda
Alex & Amanda
Jacob-Sharon
Jacob & Sharon
Jen-Parker
Jen & Parker
Joshuah-Neil
Joshuah & Neil
Matt-Natalie
Matt & Natalie
Couples Changes
Week # Original Couple Left New Couple
1 Jacob-Sharon
Jacob & Sharon
BB9Small Jacob
Jacob
Joshuah-Sharon
Joshuah & Sharon
Joshuah-Neil
Joshuah & Neil
BB9Small Neil
Neil

Voting History[]

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11
Day 1 Day 5 Day 22 Day 28 Day 35 Day 36 Day 77 Finale
Adam Ineligible
Jen
Parker
Alex
Amanda
Rep
Allison James James Ryan   Joshuah   Vetoed
Sharon
Sharon   Winner
Ryan Ineligible
  Alex
Amanda
 
 
  Alex   Chelsia Joshuah James Natalie   Sheila Runner-Up
Sheila Ineligible
Jen
Parker
Alex
Amanda
Rep
Allison James Alex Vetoed
Ryan
Chelsia Joshuah Vetoed
James
Natalie     Adam
Sharon Ineligible
Jen
Parker
Alex
Amanda
 
 
  James Matt Rep
Rep
       
 
Adam
Natalie Ineligible
Allison
Ryan
  Vetoed
Allison
Ryan
Allison James James Ryan Chelsia   James Rep
 
 
Adam
James Ineligible
Jen
Parker
  Allison
Ryan
Allison Rep
  Matt Vetoed
Chelsia
Vetoed
Sharon
Rep
 
 
Adam
Joshuah Ineligible
Jen
Parker
Alex
Amanda
 
 
James James Matt Chelsia    
 
Ryan
Chelsia Ineligible
Jen
Parker
  Allison
Ryan
Allison Vetoed
Sharon
James Matt    
 
Adam
Matt Ineligible
Allison
Ryan
  Vetoed
Allison
Ryan
Allison James Alex Rep
 
 
Adam
Allison Ineligible
  Alex
Amanda
 
 
 
 
Alex Ineligible
     
 
Mystery
Houseguest
 
 
Amanda Ineligible
     
 
Jen Jacob
Sharon
   
 
Parker Jacob
Sharon
   
 
Neil Ineligible
 
 
Jacob Ineligible
 
 
Key:  Nominated   Rep: Replacement Nominee   POV Holder   HOH   Power Couple  Vote to Re-Enter  Jury Member   Evicted   Walked 

  • Note: Sharon was evicted for part of Week 1, before being chosen by Joshuah to get back into the house, replacing Neil's spot as Joshuah's soulmate.
  • Note: James was evicted for part of Week 5, before being voted back into the house.

Game History[]

# HOH
(Power Couple)
Initial
Nominations
Veto
Holder
Used? Final
Nominations
Result
Week Houseguest Vote Finish
1 BB9Small Jen
Jen
BB9Small Parker
Parker
BB9Small Jacob
Jacob
BB9Small Sharon
Sharon
1-0 1st & 2nd Evicted
Day 3
BB9Small Alex
Alex
BB9Small Amanda
Amanda
BB9Small Allison
Allison
BB9Small Ryan
Ryan
BB9Small Neil
Neil
Walked
Day 7
BB9Small Jen
Jen
BB9Small Parker
Parker
BB9Small Sharon
Sharon
1st Returnee
Day 7
BB9Small Allison
Allison
BB9Small Ryan
Ryan
BB9Small Matt
Matt
BB9Small Natalie
Natalie
No! BB9Small Allison
Allison
BB9Small Ryan
Ryan
BB9Small Jen
Jen
BB9Small Parker
Parker
3-1 3rd & 4th Evicted
Day 14
BB9Small Jen
Jen
BB9Small Parker
Parker
BB9Small Jen
Jen
BB9Small Parker
Parker
2 BB9Small Chelsia
Chelsia
BB9Small James
James
BB9Small Alex
Alex
BB9Small Amanda
Amanda
BB9Small Joshuah
Joshuah
BB9Small Sharon
Sharon
No! BB9Small Alex
Alex
BB9Small Amanda
Amanda
BB9Small Alex
Alex
BB9Small Amanda
Amanda
3-0 5th & 6th Evicted
Day 21
BB9Small Matt
Matt
BB9Small Natalie
Natalie
BB9Small Matt
Matt
BB9Small Natalie
Natalie
3 BB9Small Joshuah
Joshuah
BB9Small Sharon
Sharon
BB9Small Allison
Allison
BB9Small Ryan
Ryan
BB9Small Matt
Matt
BB9Small Natalie
Natalie
Yes! BB9Small Adam
Adam
BB9Small Sheila
Sheila
BB9Small Allison
Allison
BB9Small Ryan
Ryan
2-0 Eviction Cancelled
Couples Split Up
BB9Small Matt
Matt
BB9Small Natalie
Natalie
BB9Small Allison
Allison
BB9Small Ryan
Ryan
BB9Small Allison
Allison
BB9Small Ryan
Ryan
BB9Small Allison
Allison
6-0 7th Evicted
Day 28
4 BB9Small Ryan
Ryan
BB9Small Chelsia
Chelsia
BB9Small Sharon
Sharon
BB9Small Chelsia
Chelsia
Yes! BB9Small James
James
BB9Small Sharon
Sharon
BB9Small James
James
5-1 8th Evicted
Day 35
5 BB9Small Alex
Alex
BB9Small James
James
BB9Small James
James
5-3 2nd Returnee
Day 35
BB9Small James
James
BB9Small Ryan
Ryan
BB9Small Sheila
Sheila
BB9Small James
James
Yes! BB9Small Matt
Matt
BB9Small Ryan
Ryan
BB9Small Matt
Matt
4-3 9th Evicted
1st Jury Member
Day 42
6 BB9Small Adam
Adam
BB9Small Chelsia
Chelsia
BB9Small James
James
BB9Small James
James
Yes! BB9Small Chelsia
Chelsia
BB9Small Sharon
Sharon
BB9Small Chelsia
Chelsia
5-0 10th Evicted
2nd Jury Member
Day 49
7 BB9Small Natalie
Natalie
BB9Small James
James
BB9Small Joshuah
Joshuah
BB9Small James
James
Yes! BB9Small Joshuah
Joshuah
BB9Small Sharon
Sharon
BB9Small Joshuah
Joshuah
3-1 11th Evicted
3rd Jury Member
Day 56
8 BB9Small Adam
Adam
BB9Small Sharon
Sharon
BB9Small Sheila
Sheila
BB9Small Ryan
Ryan
Yes! BB9Small James
James
BB9Small Sharon
Sharon
BB9Small James
James
3-0 12th Evicted
4th Jury Member
Day 63
9 BB9Small Sheila
Sheila
BB9Small Adam
Adam
BB9Small Sharon
Sharon
BB9Small Adam
Adam
Yes! BB9Small Natalie
Natalie
BB9Small Sharon
Sharon
BB9Small Natalie
Natalie
2-1 13th Evicted
5th Jury Member
Day 70
10 BB9Small Ryan
Ryan
BB9Small Sharon
Sharon
BB9Small Sheila
Sheila
BB9Small Ryan
Ryan
No! BB9Small Sharon
Sharon
BB9Small Sheila
Sheila
BB9Small Sharon
Sharon
1-0 14th Evicted
6th Jury Member
Day 75
11 BB9Small Ryan
Ryan
BB9Small Adam
Adam
BB9Small Sheila
Sheila
BB9Small Sheila
Sheila
1-0 15th Evicted
7th Jury Member
Day 77
BB9Small Ryan
Ryan
6-1 Runner-Up
BB9Small Adam
Adam
Winner

Week 1[]

Round 1[]

Parker Somerville
 Power Couple 
 
Parker
Jen Diturno
 Power Couple 
 
Jen
Jacob Heald
 Evicted 
 
Jacob
Sharon Obermueller
 Evicted 
 
Sharon

At the start of the season, the houseguests competed to declare the first Power Couple of the season. Jen and Parker were victorious, also winning ten thousand dollars, and debated on who they should send home. When Jacob caused some drama with the Power Couple, they chose to send him and his partner, Sharon out the door, making them the first evicted.

Round 2[]

Sharon Obermueller
 Re-Entered 
 
Sharon
Alex Coladonato
 HOH 
 
Alex
Matt McDonald
 POV 
 
Matt
Allison Nichols
 Nominee
2 Votes
 
 
Allison
Jen Diturno
 Evicted
6 Votes
 
 
Jen
Neil Garcia
 Walked 
 
Neil
Amanda Hansen
 HOH 
 
Amanda
Natalie Cunial
 POV 
 
Natalie
Ryan Quicksall
 Nominee
2 Votes
 
 
Ryan
Parker Somerville
 Evicted
6 Votes
 
 
Parker

For the first Head of Household competition of the season, the houseguests competed in the "Do You Know Your Partner?" competition featuring previous Big Brother 8 lovers Eric Stein and Jessica Hughbanks as hosts. Alex and Amanda were victorious and nominated pairs Ryan and Allison, along with Jen and Parker. When Neil left the game due to urgent personal matters after the nomination ceremony, Joshuah was able to choose a new partner between Jacob and Sharon, which of he chose the latter. Matt and Natalie won the first Power of Veto competition of the season and chose to leave the nominations the same. Jen and Parker were evicted by a 3-1 vote.

Week 2[]

Chelsia Hart
 HOH 
 
Chelsia
Joshuah Welch
 POV 
 
Joshuah
Matt McDonald
 Nominee
0 Votes
 
 
Matt
Alex Coladonato
 Evicted
6 Votes
 
 
Alex
James Zinkand
 HOH 
 
James
Sharon Obermueller
 POV 
 
Sharon
Natalie Cunial
 Nominee
0 Votes
 
 
Natalie
Amanda Hansen
 Evicted
6 Votes
 
 
Amanda

After the "Big Brother Democracy" Head of Household competition, James and Chelsia were triumphant, winning the competition. They nominated Matt and Natalie as pawns, along with Alex and Amanda, whom were their targets, to be evicted this week. Joshuah and Sharon won the Power of Veto and chose to keep nominations the same. Alex and Amanda were evicted on a 3-0 vote. It should be noted as well that Amanda and Allison had medical issues at almost the exact same time on Day 16, but both eventually returned to the house.

Week 3[]

Round 1[]

Joshuah Welch
 HOH 
 
Joshuah
Matt McDonald
 Pre-Veto Nominee
POV
 
 
Matt
Adam Jasinski
 Post-Veto Nominee
0 Votes
 
 
Adam
Allison Nichols
 Evicted
4 Votes
 
 
Allison
Sharon Obermueller
 HOH 
 
Sharon
Natalie Cunial
 Pre-Veto Nominee
POV
 
 
Natalie
Sheila Kennedy
 Post-Veto Nominee
0 Votes
 
 
Sheila
Ryan Quicksall
 Evicted
4 Votes
 
 
Ryan

Following Alex and Amanda's eviction, Joshuah and Sharon won the "Words Of Love" Head of Household competition. They put up couples Matt and Natalie & Ryan and Allison for eviction, with their target being the latter. When Matt and Natalie won the Power of Veto competition "Cupid is as Cupid Does", Joshuah and Sharon nominated Adam and Sheila as the replacement nominees. Ryan and Allison were "evicted" 2-0.

Round 2 (Reset)[]

Joshuah Welch
 HOH 
 
Joshuah
Sharon Obermueller
 HOH 
 
Sharon
Ryan Quicksall
 Nominee
0 Votes
 
 
Ryan
Allison Nichols
 Evicted
6 Votes
 
 
Alison

When the emergency siren sounded, the houseguests were informed that the couples twist was over and that only either Ryan or Allison would go home this week. As Joshuah and Sharon together still held the title of HOH, they would still only vote in case of the tie; nevertheless, it wasn't necessary as the other houseguests voted again and Allison was evicted unanimously by a 6-0 vote.

Week 4[]

Ryan Quicksall
 HOH 
 
Ryan
Chelsia Hart
 Pre-Veto Nominee
POV
 
 
Chelsia
Sharon Obermueller
 Nominee
1 Votes
 
 
Sharon
James Zinkand
 Post-Veto Nominee
Evicted
5 Votes
 
 
James

Following his partner's eviction and the couple twist out out of play, Ryan won his first Head of Household competition, "Time After Time". He nominated Chelsia and Sharon for eviction, viewing them as strong. Chelsia won the "Color of Veto" Power of Veto competition and took herself off the block, which lead to the nomination of James, instead of Matt, whom many houseguests wanted to go up. James was evicted on a 5-1 vote.

Week 5[]

Round 1 (Re-Entry)[]

James Zinkland
 Re-Entered
5 Votes
 
 
James
Alex Coladonato
 Mystery HG
Did Not Re-Enter
3 Votes
 
 
Alex

Following James's eviction, the houseguests had a choice to vote either him or the Mystery Houseguest; voted by America; back into the house. When James won by a vote of 5-3, he returned to the game.

Round 2[]

James Zinkland
 HOH
POV
 
 
James
Sheila Kennedy
 Pre-Veto Nominee 
 
Sheila
Ryan Quicksall
 Nominee
3 Votes
 
 
Ryan
Matt McDonald
 Post-Veto Nominee
Evicted
4 Votes
 
 
Matt

Following James's return, he then quickly won the Head of Household competition "Big Brother Disco" and nominated Sheila and Ryan for eviction that week due to previous actions. James then won the "Trapped in the Cage" Power of Veto competition and took off nomination Sheila and replaced her with Matt, going back on a deal he made with Natalie. Matt and Ryan were tied 3-3, but James broke the tie, sending Matt to the jury house 4-3.

Week 6[]

Adam Jasinski
 HOH 
 
Adam
James Zinkland
 Pre-Veto Nominee
POV
 
 
James
Sharon Obermueller
 Post-Veto Nominee
0 Votes
 
 
Sharon
Chelsia Hart
 Evicted
5 Votes
 
 
Chelsia

Following the eviction of fellow houseguest Matt, Adam won his first Head of Household competition, which was the "En Garde" competition. He nominated James and Chelsia, viewing the two as threats due to them both being good at competitions. When James won his second Power of Veto in a row, at the competition "Club Evel". Sharon was soon the replacement nominee for James and his girlfriend was soon evicted 5-0.

Week 7[]

Natalie Cunial
 HOH 
 
Natalie
James Zinkland
 Pre-Veto Nominee
POV
 
 
James
Sharon Obermueller
 Post-Veto Nominee 
 1 Vote
 
 
Sharon
Joshuah Welch
 Evicted
3 Votes
 
 
Joshuah

Following Chelsia's eviction, the houseguests competed in the "Big Brother Election" competition, leading to Natalie's first Head of Household. She nominated both James and Joshuah for eviction, seeing both as threats. Winning his third Power of Veto competition, "Big Brother Boardwalk", in a row, James pulled himself off the block. Sharon was again nominated as a replacement and her friend Joshuah was evicted from the house 3-1.

Week 8[]

Adam Jasinski
 HOH 
 
Adam
Ryan Quicksall
 POV 
 
Ryan
Sheila Kennedy
 Pre-Veto Nominee 
 
Sheila
Sharon Obermueller
 Nominee
0 Votes
 
 
Sharon
James Zinkland
 Post-Veto Nominee
Evicted
3 Votes
 
 
James

Following Joshuah's eviction, the houseguests competed in the "More.. or Less" Head of Household competition, letting Adam win his second Head of Household of the season. He quickly nominated Sharon and Sheila, stating that if the house wanted James out, they should win the Power of Veto. Ryan won "The Rainmaker" Power of Veto competition, pulling Sheila off the block. Adam put James on the block to please the house. James was evicted on a 3-0 vote.

Week 9[]

Sheila Kennedy
 HOH 
 
Sheila
Adam Jasinski
 Pre-Veto Nominee
POV
 
 
Adam
Sharon Obermueller
 Nominee
1 Votes
 
 
Sharon
Natalie Cunial
 Post-Veto Nominee
Evicted
2 Votes
 
 
Natalie

Following James's eviction from the house, the houseguests competed in the "Glass Houses" Head of Household, leading to Sheila's first Head of Household this season. She nominated Adam and Sharon for eviction, with her intended target being Natalie. When Adam won the "PoTV" Power of Veto competition, Sheila soon nominated Natalie has the replacement. When the votes tied 1-1, Sheila broke the tie, sending her fellow ally and friend out of the house, Natalie, on a 2*-1 vote.

Week 10[]

Ryan Quicksall
 HOH
POV
 
 
Ryan
Sheila Kennedy
 Nominee
0 Votes
 
 
Sheila
Sharon Obermueller
 Evicted
1 Votes
 
 
Sharon

Following fellow ally Natalie's eviction, Ryan won the Head of Household competition "Fact or Fiction". He later nominated Sheila and Sharon for eviction that week, keeping his ally Adam off the block. Ryan later won the "Big Brother Derby" Power of Veto competition and kept his nominations the same, believing Adam would evict Sheila. However, due to loyalties, Adam chose to evict Sharon from the house.

Week 11[]

Ryan Quicksall
 HOH Pt. 1 Winner
HOH Pt. 3 Winner
Final HOH
 
 
Ryan
Adam Jasinski
 HOH Pt. 2 Winner
Nominated
0 Votes
 
 
Adam
Sheila Kennedy
 Evicted
1 Vote
 
 
Sheila

Following the eviction of Sharon, the final three competed and went "Up The Creek" in the Head of Household competition, with Ryan winning. When Part 2 came along, Adam and Sheila competed in the "Who's The Guinea Pig Now?" Head of Household, with Adam winning. Ryan won the final part of the Head of Household competition, "Jury Statements" and chose to take Adam with him to the finale. Sheila was therefore evicted.

Finale[]

Adam Jasinski
 Winner
6 Votes
 
 
Adam
Ryan Quicksall
 Runner-Up
1 Vote
 
 
Ryan

Jury[]

Matt McDonald
 Adam
Matt
Chelsia Hart
 Adam
Chelsia
Joshuah Welch
 Ryan
Joshuah
James Zinkand
 Adam
James
Natalie Cunial
 Adam
Natalie
Sharon Obermueller
 Adam
Sharon
Sheila Kennedy
 Adam
Sheila

Trivia[]

  • This season is the first season to have 16 players.
  • This is the first season to have a person walk from the game.
  • This is the first time the houseguests played as teams.
  • This is the first season to end on a Sunday.
  • This is one of 4 seasons to have people seek medical attention.
  • This is the only season in Big Brother history to air during the winter, due to a writer's strike.
    • The spin-off series Celebrity Big Brother (US) also aired during the winter.
  • Big Brother 9 is the only season from seasons 1-14 to not have a player return to play in another season.
  • This is the first season to have the same amount of jurors as pre-jurors.
  • This is the first season to have "couples" be paired up as duos.

Ratings[]

United States[]

Template:US 9 Ratings - United States

United Kingdom[]

Big Brother 9 (US) Ratings - In United Kingdom
# UK Air Date Viewers Season Avg
Viewers
Week Episode
1 1 February 14, 2008 326,000
2 302,200 314,100
3 February 19, 2008 137,100 255,100
4 February 21, 2008 181,900 236,800
5 150,300 219,500
2 6 February 26, 2008 113,800 201,883
7 February 28, 2008 194,600 200,842
8 161,000 195,863
3 9 March 4, 2008 138,400 189,478
10 March 6, 2008 87,500 179,280
11 93,100 171,445
4 12 March 11, 2008 137,500 168,617
13 March 13, 2008 154,700 167,546
14 144,400 165,893
5 15 March 18, 2008 150,000 164,833
16 March 20, 2008 166,400 164,931
17 124,600 162,559
6 18 March 25, 2008 142,000 161,417
19 March 27, 2008 177,400 162,258
20 134,800 160,885
7 21 April 1, 2008 153,800 160,548
22 April 3, 2008 96,200 157,623
23 94,100 154,861
8 24 April 8, 2008 98,800 152,525
25 April 10, 2008 140,700 152,052
26 122,300 150,908
9 27 April 15, 2008 149,700 150,863
28 April 17, 2008 115,100 149,586
29 109,000 148,186
10 30 April 22, 2008 79,000 145,880
31 April 24, 2008 89,700 144,068
32 62,200 141,509
11 33 April 29, 2008 107,600 140,482

Note: This is ratings information for the season that broadcasts in the United Kingdom on E4. Ratings below are overnight figures from Channel4Sales

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