Primetime Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ Premiere Paces CBS

CBS 'Big Brother' move in
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Big Brother gave CBS a big win in Wednesday prime ratings. CBS got a 0.9 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 6 share. That easily beat the 0.4/3s put up by Fox and Univision. 

Tough As Nails got a flat 0.5 on CBS and the Big Brother starter a 1.0 from 9 to 11 p.m. Big Brother opened last summer at 1.2. 

Fox had MasterChef reruns. 

Univision had La Rosa de Guadalupe and Medicos at level 0.4s and Como Tu No Hay 2 at a flat 0.5. 

ABC, NBC and Telemundo all notched 0.3/2s. ABC had comedy reruns before Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD was up a tenth at 0.3. 

NBC had Chicago repeats. 

On Telemundo it was Exatlon Estados Unidos and Cennet at 0.3s and Enemigo Intimo 2 at 0.2. All three were level with last week. 

The CW scored a 0.1/1. The 100 got a 0.1, as did the premiere of Coroner

Michael Malone

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.