TV Ratings: Big Brother Dominates, RNC's Audience Slips on Night 3

Ratings Big Brother

In the latest TV ratings, CBS’ Big Brother delivered 4.2 million total viewers and a Wednesday-leading 1.1 rating, ticking up in the demo week-to-week to match its season high. Leading out of that, Tough as Nails (2.9 mil/0.5) ticked up heading into next week’s finale.

NBC’s America’s Got Talent (5 mil/0.6) was steady week-to-week, and delivered the night’s biggest audience.

The season finale of ABC’s yet-to-be-renewed United We Fall (3.1 mil/0.5) was steady for a sixth straight week.

Leading out of the Women in Film special (389K/0.1), Coroner (585K/0.1) was steady.

Update: With cable networks included, coverage of Night 3 of the Republican National Convention amassed 17.3 million viewers (per finals), down 11 percent from Night 2.  The RNC kicked off Monday with  an audience of 15.8 million.

The Live+Same Day Nielsen numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and and streaming platforms. These numbers instead are reported simply to illustrate any trends or superlatives. Kids, ask parents before calling.

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