Big Brother Continues Summer Ratings Dominance


CBS’ Big Brother continued its summer dominance, but it was Fox that won Wednesday in the key demo.

Big Brother (7.2 million total viewers, 2.7 rating in adults 18-49 demographic) rose 8 percent in its latest installment, which saw Jeff winning the veto and Kalia replacing him on the eviction block with “mega floater” Lawon. The summer favorite easily topped the night in viewers and the demo. Though CBS aired repeats following the top-rated Big Brother, the network placed second behind Fox in the demo, averaging a 1.8.

Big Brother may have been the night’s top broadcast program, but in primetime, Fox was the top network in the demo, averaging a 1.9. The two-hour final So You Think You Can Dance (5.7 million, 1.9) performance show — featuring Katie Holmes as a guest judge — posted gains from last week. The finale airs Thursday night, when the winner will be announced.

NBC’s lineup of wasn’t a match for Fox or CBS, even if Minute to Win It (4.8 million, 1.2) and Love in the Wild (4.6 million, 1.5) rose. At 9 p.m., America’s Got Talent (9.3 million, 2.4) won its time period even though it dipped slightly.

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