Ratings: Big Brother Returns Down, MasterChef Rises, ABC's Parents Ends on a Low Note

Ratings Big Brother 15 premiereCBS’ Big Brother on Wednesday opened its door to 6.3 million total viewers, while scoring a 2.1 rating — numbers good enough to top and tie MasterChef in the 8 o’clock hour, yet off 12 and 19 percent from a year ago to match its circa-2008 low for a premiere.

BB15 was also down from the 14th edition’s finale, which did 7.4 mil/2.5.

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Leading out of that, The American Baking Competition held steady in its new later time slot, drawing 5.1 mil and a 1.2.

Fox’s aforementioned MasterChef averaged 5.7 mil and a 2.3 rating, up a smidgen on both counts week-to-week.

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ABC’s Family Tools (2.9 mil/0.7) dropped 19 percent and two tenths, hitting a new demo low. The series finale of How to Live With Your Parents (3 mil/0.9) slipped 10 percent and another tenth, ending with an all-time low.

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  1. t.t says:

    This is bad news for bb fans this means they’ll realize that getting all stars involved gets more viewers and will lead to what happened with survivor where we get a few all stars every season as opposed to one full on all stars every 4 years or so. God help us all!

  2. mike says:

    Almost all reality competition shows on cbs (survivor, amazing race and BB) always start off with lower ratings and build as the season goes on. Here’s hoping for no more fans vs favorites, or all star seasons ever again