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PrimetimeRatings: 'Big Brother' Premieres Steady

CBS premiered the
14th season of Big Brother to a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo, according
to Nielsen overnight numbers. That was down just 7% from last summer's
premiere. The network finished with an overall 2.1 rating/7 share, good enough
to win the night.

ABC came in second
with a 1.3/4. Duets stayed at its low of 1.0, Wipeout was down 6%
to a 1.7 and Rookie Blue was even at 1.3.

Fox, which
finished with a third-place 1.2/4, aired the final telecast of The Choice
for the summer, which was down 25% to a 1.2. Earlier, Take Me Out was
even at 1.2 as well.

NBC was in fourth
at 0.8/2. Saving Hope was up a tenth to a 0.5 and RockCenter was up 33% to a 1.2.

The CW (0.3/1)
aired repeats.