Exclusive: CBS Orders A 12th Season of ‘Big Brother’

Summer smash will be back for another cycle following strong numbers this season.

Last Updated: September 9, 2009 @ 9:27 PM

CBS has greenlit a 12th edition of its summer smash "Big Brother."

The network will make the announcement official Wednesday afternoon. It’s not a big shocker given the stellar ratings the show has turned in this year.

Versus last summer, "Brother " is is up +7% in viewers (7.08m from 6.60m), +4% in adults 18-49 (2.5/08 from 2.4/07) and +5% in adults 18-34 (2.0/07 from 1.9/06). All three weekly broadcasts are also posting summer-to-summer growth.

"Big Brother" is also the No. 1 show on CBS.com and the CBS Audience Network, with 25% more unique users and 94% more video streams than last summer.

The "Big Brother" 11 finale airs next Tuesday from 9-11 p.m. For exclusive details on the finale, click here.

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