CBS’ Big Brother opened Cycle 17 with 6.8 million total viewers and a 2.0 rating, adding a few eyeballs versus last summer’s premiere but down 13 percent in the demo.
That said, the reality-TV staple easily led the night in both measures.
Leading out of BB, the penultimate Briefcase (4.7 mil/0.9) dipped in audience while steady in the semi; the season finale airs Friday.
Over on Fox, MasterChef (4.6 mil/1.4) and Bullseye (2.8 mil/0.9) each dipped a tenth in the demo, while ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap (3.1 mil/0.9) ticked up a tenth. NBC’s America’s Got Talent recap episode (5.9 mil/1.3) was broadcast’s No. 2-watched program.
As always and forever, cable ratings (e.g. Suits, Mr. Robot) come in much, much later and as warranted are reported under separate cover.