TV ratings: ‘Big Brother’ boosts CBS to No. 1


CBS’ “Big Brother” earned the No. 1 spot in Sunday’s ratings, while ABC’s competition show “Wipeout” took a plunge.

“Big Brother” made it to the top with a rating of 2.1 in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic and roughly 6.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen ratings.

Though “60 Minutes” had a lower rating of 0.9 in the key demo, it was the most-viewed show overall with more than 7.6 million tuning in. “Unforgettable” and “Reckless” were No. 3 and No. 4 in overall viewers, with 6.3 million and 4.1 million, respectively. The network earned a rating of 1.2 in the key demo.


Encores of “Family Guy,” which had a rating of 1.4, and “American Dad,” which had a rating of 1.3, helped Fox earn second most watched network in the key demo.

On ABC, “Wipeout” earned a rating of 0.8 in the key demo, down 27% from last week. Singing reality show “Rising Star” didn’t fare well with audiences either, down 10% from last week with a rating of 0.9. More than 3 million people tuned in to each show.

The network tied with NBC for fourth place the key demo. NBC’s encore episodes of “Chicago P.D.” and “American Ninja Warrior” both earned ratings of 0.7 in the key demo.

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