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TV Ratings: Generation Gap Eyes Lows; Big Brother, College Football Top Night

Generation Gap

In the latest TV ratings, CBS’ Big Brother drew Thursday’s largest audience (3.5 million total viewers) and tied for the nightly demo win (even while ticking down to a 0.7 rating); read recap.

Fox’s coverage of the Purdue-Penn State football game averaged 3.1 mil and a 0.7, tying BB for the nightly demo win.

Over on ABC, Press Your Luck (3.1 mil/0.4) hit and tied season lows, Generation Gap (2.4 mil/0.3) dipped to series lows, and The Con (2.1 mil/0.2) also was down.

The CW’s Bump (350K/0.1) and The Great Chocolate Showdown (440K/0.1) were both up, but I gotta reckon there’s some preemptions goosing the numbers…?

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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. Big Brother is not associated or affiliated with the Estate of George Orwell and is not based on the novel “1984.”

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