Ratings: Big Brother Slips as NBC's Preseason NFL Tops Night

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NBC’s coverage of the Hall of Fame preseason NFL game between the Bills and Giants led Sunday night in both total viewers (with 7.6 million of ‘em) as well as in the demo (scoring a 2.5 rating).

Facing off against football, CBS’ Big Brother (6.7 mil/1.9) added a few eyeballs but fell 14 percent in the demo, while Unforgettable (5.8 mil/1.0) and Reckless (4.4 mil/0.6) were both flat.

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ABC’s Bachelor/ette-themed Wipeout (3.7 mil/0.9) ticked up in audience plus a tenth in the demo, while Rising Star (3.5 mil/0.9) was flat.

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11 Comments
  1. bar says:

    Even though Big Brother gets solid ratings, I still thought it was funny last night when Derrick told Jocasta it was okay that she cracked under the pressure “being watched by 9 million people.” I wanted to say, “9 million people? You must be factoring in Live+7.”

    • Sweetpea says:

      I looked at my husband and said these people are crazy if they think 9 million people watch this anymore…lol. They are so concerned with who is watching, twitter, playing roles, etc. that I can’t stand it. It’s all about being seen now and not playing a game.

    • Moment says:

      Typically reality TV doesn’t have much of a DVR following. The majority of people watch said shows live. This is why Survivor and TAR never really hit the top rankings, despite Survivor being one of the best performers on CBS.

      • bar says:

        If that was the case Survivor WOULD hit top ratings. And trust me, people are DVRing reality television, especially when it’s on 3 times a week. I have to DVR it 2/3 times a week.

  2. Kathy says:

    Everything on CBS was running behind, because it was the first time I watch Big Brother. I tune in to watch Unforgettable and CBS inform me that it would not be on until 9:06. I what I saw of Big Brother, I just groan.

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