This article is about the English Version in Canada. For the French Version, see Loft Story Quebec (franchise).

Brother Canada is the Canadian version of the international phenomenon Big Brother. It is based on the American version of the franchise.

How It Came To Canada

The amount of days and episodes per season.

Big Brother U.S. was always available to the Canadian audience since it premiered in 2000. Later in 2003, Quebec, the French province of Canada, decided to produce their own version of Big Brother based on the French version called Loft Story. After airing Loft Story through 2009, Quebec decided to change to Big Brother Quebec 1.

Then in May of 2012, Shaw Media announced that Big Brother would come to Canada in 2013, and would be broadcast on Slice. Later Shaw announced that Live Feeds would be free on the Big Brother Canada website. It then premiered in February 2013.

After two successful seasons, Shaw Media decided that the show earned its spot on Global.

A few weeks after the fifth season finished airing, during June 2017, the show was announced to be on hiatus. Then, on July 20, 2017; Global announced that (due to overwhelming support from the fans) Big Brother Canada would be returning in 2018 for a sixth season.

As of Big Brother Canada 8, a total of 118 people have participated across 8 seasons. For Big Brother Canada 5, 8 players from the first four seasons returned to played the game again against 8 new players. Big Brother Canada 4 featured pair of brothers playing the game as one contestant, counted separately in the total, along with two contestants from Big Brother Australia and Big Brother UK respectively.

In some seasons, players would join the game one week late after being subjected to a fan vote against other potential players. The seasons that include this twist are: Big Brother Canada 2, Big Brother Canada 4, Big Brother Canada 6 and Big Brother Canada 7, with seven potential houseguests ultimately not getting voted in, thus being excluded from the total. Of those seven, two of them hailed from Big Brother US and Big Brother Italy.

List of Returning Players

Season Returned to Future Season Season Returned to Future Season
BBC Logo.jpg BBCAN1 Gary.png BBC Logo.jpg Ika BBCAN2 Small.pngNeda BBCAN2 Small.png
BBC Logo 2.png Bruno-BBCAN3.pngKevin-BBCAN3.pngSindy-BBCAN3.png Big Brother Canada 4 Logo.jpg BBCAN4 Cassandra Small.pngBBCAN4 Dallas Small.png
BBCAN5 Logo.jpg Most recent returnee season BBCAN6 Logo.png N/A
BBCAN 7 Logo.jpg N/A BBCAN8 Logo.png N/A
Big Brother Canada Future Season.png Upcoming season

Seasons

Big Brother Canada Seasons
Season Channel Season Run Days HouseGuests Winner Runner-Up Final Vote
BBC Logo.jpg
Big Brother Canada 1
Slice.png February 27, 2013 -
May 2, 2013
71 15
Jillian MacLaughlin
Gary Levy
4-3
BBC Logo.jpg
Big Brother Canada 2
March 5, 2014 -
May 8, 2014
151
Jon Pardy
Sabrina Abbate
6-1
BBC Logo 2.png
Big Brother Canada 3
Global.png March 23, 2015 -
May 27, 2015
70 16
Sarah Hanlon
Godfrey Mangwiza
7-2 (8-2)
Big Brother Canada 4 Logo.jpg
Big Brother Canada 4
March 2, 2016 -
May 12, 2016
77 162
Nick & Phil Paquette
Kelsey Faith
7-2
BBCAN5 Logo.jpg
Big Brother Canada 5
March 15, 2017 -
May 18, 2017
69 163
Kevin Martin
Karen Singbeil
9-0
BBCAN6 Logo.png
Big Brother Canada 6
March 7, 2018 -
May 10, 2018
164
Paras Atashnak
Kaela Grant
6-1
BBCAN 7 Logo.jpg
Big Brother Canada 7
March 6, 2019 -
May 9, 2019
155
Dane Rupert
Anthony Douglas
7-0
BBCAN8 Logo.png
Big Brother Canada 8
March 4, 2020 -
April 1, 2020
25 16 Season Discontinued6
Big Brother Canada Future Season.png
Big Brother Canada 9
Spring 2021

Notes:
^1 Fourteen houseguests entered the house on Day 1, while three additional contestants faced Canada's vote to decide who would be the final houseguest. This houseguest entered the house on Day 15.
^2 Fourteen houseguests entered the house on Day 1, while four former contestants of other editions of Big Brother faced Canada's vote to decide which two will enter the house as "international wildcards". These houseguests entered the house on Day 7. In a second twist, a pair of brothers played the game as one houseguest.
^3 Eight new houseguests entered the house on Day 1, following by eight additional contestants who returned for a second chance.
^4 Fourteen houseguests entered the house on Day 1, while the Canadian public voted on two additional houseguests , one male and one female, to enter the house as the final two HouseGuests. These houseguests entered on Day 6.
^5 Fourteen houseguests entered the house on Day 1, while the Canadian public voted on one additional female houseguest to enter the house as the final houseguest. This houseguest entered on Day 6.
^6 Season 8 featured no winner. On March 24, 2020, production was shut down due to the 2019-2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

Ratings

Big Brother Canada Average Viewers Per Season
Season Premiere Date Finale Date Avg Viewers
(in millions)
Episodes Network
Big Brother Canada 1 February 27, 2013 May 2, 2013 0.671 29 Slice
Big Brother Canada 2 March 5, 2014 May 8, 2014 0.667
Big Brother Canada 3 March 25, 2015 May 27, 2015 1.120 Global
Big Brother Canada 4 March 2, 2016 May 12, 2016 1.185 32
Big Brother Canada 5 March 15, 2017 May 18, 2017 1.004 29
Big Brother Canada 6 March 7, 2018 May 10, 2018 1.118
Big Brother Canada 7 March 6, 2019 May 9, 2019 1.187
Big Brother Canada 8 March 4, 2020 April 1, 2020 1.205 11
Key: Increase in Viewership Decrease in Viewership

Most Viewed Episodes

Top 10 Most Viewed Big Brother Canada Episodes
# Season Episode Date Viewers
1 Big Brother Canada 4 1 Wednesday, March 2, 2016 1.402
2 Big Brother Canada 8 7 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1.385
3 Big Brother Canada 8 1 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1.377
4 Big Brother Canada 7 23 Thursday, April 25, 2019 1.339
5 Big Brother Canada 8 6 Sunday, March 15, 2020 1.333
6 Big Brother Canada 7 20 Thursday, April 18, 2019 1.313
7 Big Brother Canada 4 13 Wednesday, March 30, 2016 1.302
8 Big Brother Canada 6 1 Wednesday March 7, 2018 1.291
9 Big Brother Canada 7 29 Thursday, May 9, 2019 1.290
10 Big Brother Canada 7 12 Sunday, March 31, 2019 1.288
Big Brother Canada 4 7 Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Network History

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Main Show Slice Global
Live Feeds Website
BBAD Slice Website
Sideshow Slice
Post-Eviction Interview Facebook

Trivia

References

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Europe Albania · Balkans · Belgium · Bulgaria · Croatia · Czech Republic · Denmark · Finland · France (Loft) · Germany · Greece · Hungary (Való Világ) · Italy · Lithuania · Netherlands · Norway · Poland · Portugal (Secret) · Romania · Scandinavia · Slovakia · Slovenia · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · United Kingdom · Ukraine
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