Primetime Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ Is Big Winner on CBS

CBS led the broadcast pack with a 1.7 rating/6 share in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, while ABC and Fox were at 1.3/5 and NBC was at 1.2/4. The CW rated a 0.5/2 on the night.

CBS had Big Brother at 2.3, up 21%, with repeats on either side.

The BattleBots finale did a 1.4 for ABC, up a whopping 75% from the previous week.

Fox aired repeats of Rosewood and Bones.

NBC aired repeats of Running Wild With Bear Grylls and American Ninja Warrior.

The CW was in repeats too, with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Beauty and the Beast.

Pre-season football on multiple networks will affect the final ratings.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.