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The early rankings don't include cable, where the
But on the four major broadcast networks, "Big Brother" was the top show among young-adult viewers. It earned a rating of 1.8 among the key demographic of 18- to 49-year-olds while averaging 5.76 million viewers overall. That's down from the 2.3 rating it notched on Thursday (In 18-49, a ratings point equates to about 1.3 million viewers.)
"Rising Star," ABC's new twist on the singing contest format, nabbed a 1.2 in 18-49, down about 20% from its premiere last week. Still, the two-hour, Josh Groban-hosted sing-off beat its original time period competition on
After "Big Brother," the Southern drama "Reckless" premiered with 4.1 million viewers and a paltry 0.7 rating in 18-49, followed by a steady launch for "Unforgettable's" Season 2 that brought in 6.15 million people watching. Its 0.9 rating was in line with an original episode that aired in April — not a great number, but an improvement on its lead-in.
NBC put up a special episode of "Last Comic Standing" that was just a tenth of a point behind "Rising Star" among viewers ages 18 to 49.