NBC and Fox tied to win a Wednesday of low ratings due to the approaching holiday.
“Big Brother” dropped 22 percent from last week. NBC’s “Taxi Brooklyn” actually rose 10 percent from its debut last week, becoming only the second summer show to do so this season after Fox’s “Gang Related.”
NBC and Fox both had a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers. NBC was first in viewers with 6 million, and Fox was third with 4 million.
For NBC, following a rerun, “Taxi Brooklyn” at 10 p.m. had a 1.1/4 and 5.4 million viewers.
For Fox, “So You Think You Can Dance” at 8 was the only show on the schedule.
Univision was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and fifth in viewers with 3.1 million.
CBS was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/4 and second in viewers with 4.5 million. “Big Brother” at 8 got a night-high 1.8/7 and had 5.6 million viewers. Reruns followed.
ABC was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and fourth in total viewers with 3.1 million. It aired entirely repeats.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in total viewers with 1.6 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in total viewers with 815,000, airing reruns.