Ratings: Battle of the Network Stars Tumbles, Big Brother Keeps Rising


Battle of the Network Stars‘ “Sex Symbols vs. Variety” face-off drew 3 million viewers and a 0.7 demo rating on Thursday night, dropping 25 and 30 percent from its premiere.

Leading out of that, The Gong Show (3 mil/0.7) slipped 14 and 22 percent from its own launch. Opening ABC’s night, Boy Band (2.8 mil/0.7) ticked up.

Over on CBS, Big Brother (6 mil/1.9) rose 11 and 19 percent week-to-week, dominating the night in the demo with another season high. Zoo (2.9 mil/0.6) ticked up, while a Big Bang rerun drew Thursday’s biggest audience (7.2 million).

NBC’s Game Night (4.1 mil/0.8) and The Wall (4.5 mil/0.9) each dipped a tenth, while The Night Shift (4.2 mil/0.7) held steady.

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