Top 20 TV Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ Takes Top 3 Spots, Beating NFL Preseason

Will Arnett and Julie Chen on "Big Brother"

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Enjoy the NFL while it’s still in preseason mode, “Big Brother.”

The CBS reality series took not one, not two — but the top three spots on last week’s TV ratings ranker.

The Sunday version led the week with a 2.5 rating in the advertiser-desired 18-49 demographic; the Thursday edition and Wednesday episode both earned a 2.3.

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The first non-“Big Brother” show to chart last week was Sunday’s National Football League preseason game on NBC, which received a 2.1.

Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent” finished fifth with a 2.0, tying Fox’s “MasterChef.” Wednesday’s “AGT” came in seventh.

To make the Top 20, a show needed a 1.2 in the key demo — last week was the same deal.

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Here’s the full Top 20:

Top 20 Ratings