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TV ratings: 'Big Brother' Thursday premiere up from last year
TV ratings: 'Big Brother' Thursday premiere up from last year

Just like Wednesday night's debut, the second night of "Big Brother's" 16th season did better in the ratings than the most comparable episode last year. The privacy-deprivation reality show drew 6.56 million total viewers on average, or 6% better than the first Thursday episode of Season 15 that aired a couple weeks into the cycle. Among key 18- to 49-year-olds, Thursday night's episode introducing the last eight of the 16 new house guests earned a rating of 2.3 (a ratings point equals about 1.3 million viewers). The number was up two-tenths of a point, or nearly 10%, from last year. It was also the highest-rated show on broadcast TV in prime time. Wednesday night's premiere averaged...

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