Ratings: Big Brother Hits Low on Quiet Night

Ratings Big Brother EvictionCBS’ Big Brother drew 5.4 million total viewers to this season’s first live eviction show, while scoring a 1.6 demo rating.

Those numbers topped a quiet Independence Day Eve on both counts, yet marked drops of 17 and 27 percent week-to-week and hit an all-time demo for the series for a consecutive night.

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Reminder: Starting next week, the live evictions will air Thursdays at 9/8c.

Leading out of BB, The American Baking Competition retained 4.7 mil and a 1.2, shedding a few viewers week-to-week but steady in the demo.

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The only other original fare was on ABC, where Family Tools‘ penultimate episode (2.4 mil/0.6) was down 14 percent and a tenth (to another series low), while The Lookout (3.1 mil/0.7) dropped 14 percent and two tenths.

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