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A "Perfect Game" is a feat that has been accomplished by only five houseguests: Dan Gheesling, Kevin Martin, Dane Rupert, Cody Calafiore and Jean-Thomas Jobin.

Elements of a Perfect Game[]

  • The houseguest never receives an eviction vote against him or her.
  • The houseguest is announced the winner of Big Brother.
  • The Jury unanimously votes for the houseguest to win.
  • Some added stipulation that enhances a Perfect Game but is not specifically needed to have one:
    • Being nominated but never facing eviction as a final nominee due to being pulled off the block.
    • Never being nominated at all, including by default at the Final Three, thus never facing eviction.

Perfect Game Winners[]

Houseguest
Season
Main Criteria
Extra
Stipulation
No Eviction
Votes
Winner
Unanimous
Jury Vote
Times Nominated
Times Faced Eviction
Square-Bb10-dan1-0 Dan Gheesling Big Brother 10 (US) 0 Yes! Yes! 7-0 Yes! 2 1
BBCAN5 Square Kevin Kevin Martin Big Brother Canada 5 0 Yes! Yes! 9-0 Yes! 3 0
BBCAN7 Square Dane Dane Rupert Big Brother Canada 7 0 Yes! Yes! 7-0 Yes! 2 1
Cody BB22 Square Cody Calafiore Big Brother 22 (US) 0 Yes! Yes! 9-0 Yes! 0
2021 Jean-Thomas Win Jean-Thomas Jobin Celebrity Big Brother Quebec 1 0 Yes! Yes! 12-0 Yes! 2 2

Those Who Almost Played a Perfect Game[]

Houseguest
Season
Main Criteria
Extra
Stipulation
No Eviction
Votes
Winner
Unanimous
Jury Vote
Times Nominated
Times Faced Eviction
BB3 Danielle Square Danielle Reyes Big Brother 3 (US) 0 Yes! No! 1-9 No! 1 1
Square-Jun Song Jun Song Big Brother 4 (US) 0 Yes! Yes! 6-1 No! 3 3
Square-Alison Irwin Alison Irwin Big Brother 4 (US) 0 Yes! No! 1-6 No! 3 0
BB5 Drew Square Drew Daniel Big Brother 5 (US) 0 Yes! Yes! 4-3 No! 1 0
BB7 Mike Square Mike Malin Big Brother 7 (US) 0 Yes! Yes! 6-1 No! 2 1
BB8 Daniele Square Daniele Briones Big Brother 8 (US) 0 Yes! No! 2-5 No! 4 2
BB9 Adam Square Adam Jasinski Big Brother 9 (US) 0 Yes! Yes! 6-1 No! 3 2
Square-Lane Elenburg Lane Elenburg Big Brother 12 (US) 0 Yes! No! 3-4 No! 3 3
BB14 Square Ian Ian Terry Big Brother 14 (US) 0 Yes! Yes! 6-1 No! 2 1
BB14 Square Dan Dan Gheesling Big Brother 14 (US) 0 Yes! No! 1-6 No! 3 1
BBCAN1 Square Jillian Jillian MacLaughlin Big Brother Canada 1 0 Yes! Yes! 4-3 No! 1 1
BB15 Square Andy Andy Herren Big Brother 15 (US) 0 Yes! Yes! 7-2 No! 1 1
BB15 Square GinaMarie GinaMarie Zimmerman Big Brother 15 (US) 0 Yes! No! 2-7 No! 4 4
BBCAN2 Square Jon Jon Pardy Big Brother Canada 2 0 Yes! Yes! 6-1 No! 1 0
BB16 Square Derrick Derrick Levasseur Big Brother 16 (US) 0 Yes! Yes! 7-2 No! 1 1
BB16 Square Cody Cody Calafiore Big Brother 16 (US) 0 Yes! No! 2-7 No! 2 2
BBCAN3 Square Sarah Sarah Hanlon Big Brother Canada 3 0 Yes! Yes! 7-2
8-2
No! 3 2
BB17 Square Liz Liz Nolan Big Brother 17 (US) 0 Yes! No! 3-6 No! 4 3
BBCAN4 Square Nick & Phil Nick & Phil Paquette Big Brother Canada 4 0 Yes! Yes! 7-2 No! 2 1
BB18 Square Nicole Nicole Franzel Big Brother 18 (US) 0 Yes! Yes! 5-4 No! 2 3
BBOTT Morgan Square Morgan Willett Big Brother: Over The Top 0 Yes! Yes! <100% Vote No! 5 3
BBOTT Jason Square Jason Roy Big Brother: Over The Top 0 Yes! No! <100% Vote No! 3 1
BBOTT Kryssie Square Kryssie Ridolfi Big Brother: Over The Top 0 Yes! No! <100% Vote No! 4 3
BB19 Square Paul Paul Abrahamian Big Brother 19 (US) 0 Yes! No! 4-5 No! 2 1
CBBUS1 Square Ross Ross Mathews Celebrity Big Brother 1 (US) 0 Yes! No! 3-6 No! 3 1
BBCAN6 Square Paras Paras Atashnak Big Brother Canada 6 0 Yes! Yes! 6-1 No! 2 1
BB20 Square Tyler Tyler Crispen Big Brother 20 (US) 0 Yes! No! 4-5 No! 3 2
CBBUS2 Square Tamar Tamar Braxton Celebrity Big Brother 2 (US) 1 No! Yes! 9-0 Yes! 2 2
CBBUS2 Square Ricky Ricky Williams Celebrity Big Brother 2 (US) 0 Yes! No! 0-9 No! 1 0
BBCAN7 Square Anthony Anthony Douglas Big Brother Canada 7 0 Yes! No! 0-7 No! 1 1
BB21 Square Holly Holly Allen Big Brother 21 (US) 0 Yes! No! 3-6 No! 3 3
BB22 Small Enzo Enzo Palumbo Big Brother 22 (US) 0 Yes! No! 0-9 No! 1 1
CBBQ1 Small François François Lambert Celebrity Big Brother Quebec 1 0 Yes! No! 0-12 No! 2 2
Canada9 Small Tychon Tychon Carter-Newman Big Brother Canada 9 0 Yes! Yes! 6-1 No! 0
Canada9 Small Breydon Breydon White Big Brother Canada 9 0 Yes! No! 1-6 No! 6 6
BB23 Small Xavier Xavier Prather Big Brother 23 1 No! Yes! 9-0 Yes! 5 1
CBBUS3 Small Miesha Miesha Tate Celebrity Big Brother 3 (US) 0 Yes! Yes! 7-1 No! 1 1
CBBUS3 Small Todrick Todrick Hall Celebrity Big Brother 3 (US) 0 Yes! No! 1-7 No! 1 1
US24 Small Monte Monte Taylor Big Brother 24 (US) 0 Yes! No! 1-8 No! 2 1
CBBQ3 Small Liliane Liliane Blanco-Binette Celebrity Big Brother Quebec 3 0 Yes! No! 1-4 No! 1 0
Canada11 Small Ty Ty McDonald Big Brother Canada 11 0 Yes! Yes! 8-1 No! 4 1
Canada11 Small Claudia Claudia Campbell Big Brother Canada 11 0 Yes! No! 1-8 No! 3 1
US25 Small Matt Matt Klotz Big Brother 25 (US) 0 Yes! No! 2-5 No! 2 2
CBBQ4 Small Danick Danick Martineau Celebrity Big Brother Quebec 4 0 Yes! Yes! 4-3 No! 2 0
CBBQ4 Small Gabrielle Gabrielle Marion Celebrity Big Brother Quebec 4 0 Yes! No! 3-4 No! 4 2
Canada12 Small Anthony Anthony Douglas Big Brother Canada 12 0 Yes! No! 1-6 No! 1 1

List of American Winners by Closeness to Perfect Game[]

Due to the format of Big Brother 1 being different from the rest of the series, the votes received and the jury vote margin sections will represent nominations received and percentage of America's vote to win. The latter is the same for Big Brother: Over the Top as well.

Closeness to Perfect Game
Season Winner Votes
Received
Jury
Vote Margin
Total
Votes Against
Times
Nominated
Times
Faced Eviction
Big Brother 1 Eddie McGee 17 59–27-14% >17 4
Big Brother 2 Will Kirby 1 5-2
6-3
3
4
4
Big Brother 3 Lisa Donahue 3 9-1 4 2 2
Big Brother 4 Jun Song 0 6-1 1 3 3
Big Brother 5 Drew Daniel 0 4-3 3 1 0
Big Brother 6 Maggie Ausburn 4 4-3 7 4 3
Big Brother 7 Mike Malin 0 6-1 1 2 1
Big Brother 8 Dick Donato 3 5-2 5 3 2
Big Brother 9 Adam Jasinski 0 6-1 1 3 2
Big Brother 10 Dan Gheesling 0 7-0 0 2 1
Big Brother 11 Jordan Lloyd 3 5-2 5 4 4
Big Brother 12 Hayden Moss 1 4-3 4 2 2
Big Brother 13 Rachel Reilly 2 4-3 5 5 3
Big Brother 14 Ian Terry 0 6-1 1 2 1
Big Brother 15 Andy Herren 0 7-2 2 1 1
Big Brother 16 Derrick Levasseur 0 7-2 2 1 1
Big Brother 17 Steve Moses 1 6-3 4 5 2
Big Brother 18 Nicole Franzel 0 5-4 4 2 3
Big Brother: Over The Top Morgan Willett 0 <100% 0 5 3
Big Brother 19 Josh Martinez 3 5-4 7 3 2
Celebrity Big Brother 1 Marissa Jaret Winokur 2 6-3 5 2 2
Big Brother 20 Kaycee Clark 1 5-4 5 3 3
Celebrity Big Brother 2 Tamar Braxton 1 9-0 1 2 2
Big Brother 21 Jackson Michie 2 6-3 5 3 1
Big Brother 22 Cody Calafiore 0 9-0 0 0
Big Brother 23 Xavier Prather 1 9-0 1 5 1
Celebrity Big Brother 3 Miesha Tate 0 7-1 1 1 1
Big Brother 24 Taylor Hale 2 8-1 3 6 6
Big Brother 25 Jag Bains 12 5-2 14 3 2

List of Canadian Winners by Closeness to Perfect Game[]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no winner was crowned for Big Brother Canada 8.

Closeness to Perfect Game
Season Winner Votes
Received
Jury
Vote Margin
Total
Votes Against
Times
Nominated
Times
Faced Eviction
Big Brother Canada 1 Jillian MacLaughlin 0 4-3 3 1 1
Big Brother Canada 2 Jon Pardy 0 6-1 1 1 0
Big Brother Canada 3 Sarah Hanlon 0 7-2
8-2
2 3 2
Big Brother Canada 4 Nick & Phil Paquette 0 7-2 2 2 1
Big Brother Canada 5 Kevin Martin 0 9-0 0 3 0
Big Brother Canada 6 Paras Atashnak 0 6-1 1 2 1
Big Brother Canada 7 Dane Rupert 0 7-0 0 2 1
Big Brother Canada 9 Tychon Carter-Newman 0 6-1 1 0
Big Brother Canada 10 Kevin Jacobs 2 8-1 3 3 3
Big Brother Canada 11 Ty McDonald 0 8-1 1 4 1
Big Brother Canada 12 Bayleigh Pelham 1 6-1 2 3 2

List of French-Canadian Winners by Closeness to Perfect Game[]

Closeness to Perfect Game
Season Winner Votes
Received
Jury
Vote Margin
Total
Votes Against
Times
Nominated
Times
Faced Eviction
Celebrity Big Brother Quebec 1 Jean-Thomas Jobin 0 12-0 0 2 2
Celebrity Big Brother Quebec 2 Stéphanie Harvey 4 4-3 7 7 3
Celebrity Big Brother Quebec 3 Mona de Grenoble 3 4-1
5-1
4 4 4
Celebrity Big Brother Quebec 4 Danick Martineau 0 4-3 3 2 0

Trivia[]

  • The concept of a Perfect Game originated in Survivor (US), and has only been achieved twice as of its 43rd season. Read more about it here.
  • Due to Cody never being nominated at all, including at Final 3 due to winning the Final HOH, he has the most Perfect Game of all five winners. Dan, Kevin M, Dane, and Jean-Thomas all won their respective Final HOHs, but got nominated beforehand at some point during their seasons.
  • Had Ian received all of the jury votes to win during Big Brother 14 (US), Dan would have been the first houseguest to play a Perfect Game and lose to a Perfect Game.
    • Had Dan won the season with all seven votes by the Jury, he would have been the only person to win with a Perfect Game twice.
  • Dan and Cody are the only people who were eligible to win with a Perfect Game twice.
  • With the exception of Big Brother Canada 10 and Big Brother Canada 12, all the winners of Big Brother Canada avoided receiving any eviction votes, although Kevin M and Dane are the only ones to win with a Perfect Game.
    • Ironically, the first 6 runners-up of Big Brother Canada were unable to win with a Perfect Game, as they all had received at least 1 eviction vote before reaching the Final 2. Anthony Douglas was the first Canadian runner-up who had the opportunity to achieve a Perfect Game, followed by Breydon White, Claudia Campbell and himself again on Season 12.
    • Although they never received eviction votes, Sarah Hanlon and Kevin M both received nomination votes during the weeks where nominations where determined by a house vote. Sarah received two nominations during Week 1 of Big Brother Canada 3, while Kevin M received 1 nomination during Week 4 of Big Brother Canada 5.
  • Jag Bains has played the most "Imperfect Game" of all Big Brother (US) winners who faced a jury. He had 14 votes against him, receiving 12 eviction votes and losing 2 jury votes. He is also the only winner to have been evicted and returned in the same season.
    • Jillian MacLaughlin and Kevin Jacobs have played the most "Imperfect Games" of all Big Brother Canada winners. They both have 3 votes against them: Jillian received 0 eviction votes and she lost 3 jury votes while Kevin J received 2 eviction votes and lost 1 jury vote.
  • For Big Brother 1 (US) and Big Brother: Over The Top, the concept of a Perfect Game is different.
    • For Big Brother 1 (US), a housemate would have had to never receive any nomination votes, or a percentage of America's vote to banish and have had to receive 100% of America's vote to win.
    • For Big Brother: Over The Top, a houseguest would have had to never receive an eviction vote and have had to receive 100% of America's vote to win.
      • Because of the stipulation of having to receive 100% of America's vote to win, a Perfect Game in Big Brother 1 (US) or Big Brother: Over The Top is virtually impossible.
    • Big Brother: Reindeer Games did not feature voting at all, so a Perfect Game is not possible to achieve since a major stipulation requires avoiding getting votes against you. However, it is worth noting that Taylor Hale made it to the finale without being nominated.
  • Kevin M is the first winner to have received all of the Jury votes from a Jury of 9. However, he is not the first winner to win with 9 votes. Lisa Donahue did so in Big Brother 3 (US).
  • Tamar Braxton is the first person to win the game with a unanimous vote but not a Perfect Game. She was followed by Xavier Prather. They both had exactly one eviction vote cast against them throughout the season.
    • She's also the first, and currently only, female to win with a unanimous vote.
  • Tychon Carter-Newman is the first person to avoid nomination all season, but not win with a Perfect Game.
  • As of Big Brother Canada 12, Big Brother 25 (US), and Celebrity Big Brother Quebec 4, no woman has ever won with a Perfect Game. Jun Song, Paras Atashnak, Tamar, and Miesha Tate, have come the closest, each being one vote away. Jun, Paras and Miesha all lost one jury vote (6-1 vote for Jun and Paras, 7-1 vote for Miesha), while Tamar won unanimously but had one eviction vote cast against her beforehand.
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