Ratings: Big Brother Tops Wednesday, Improves on 2020 Premiere Audience

Ratings Big Brother

In the latest TV show ratings, CBS’ Big Brother opened Season 23 with 4 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating — up 10 percent in audience from last summer’s premiere while steady in the demo, and leading Wednesday in both measures. (Read recap.)

Love Island (1.8 mil/0.4) was similarly even with its previous season premiere.


NBC | Stanley Cup Final coverage (3 mil/0.7) improved on Game 4’s audience.

THE CW | Kung Fu (840K/0.1) and In the Dark (430K/0.1) each added eyeballs.

FOX | MasterChef (2.4 mil/0.5) and Crime Scene Kitchen (1.8 mil/0.4) both dipped.

ABC | $100,000 Pyramid (3.8 mil/0.5) and the Card Sharks finale (2.6 mil/0.4) both ticked up.

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The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Warning: Contents may be hot!

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