Last year's awards show, which featured a provocative performance by
With 7.26 million viewers tuning in, "Big Brother" had its most-watched episode of the summer so far. It hit a rating of 2.5 among key 18-49-year-old viewers, also a season high and up 14% from its week-ago episode.
"Rising Star," ABC's entrant into the network singing contest race, closed out the season with a 0.9 in the 18-49 demographic, in which a ratings point equals about 1.3 million viewers. The rating was up about 13% from last week's episode. The June "Rising Star" premiere earned a 1.5 in the advertiser-coveted young adults category. Overall, 3.2 million watched Sunday night's finale.
Fox aired only reruns in prime time, while NBC carried an NFL pre-season game between the