Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ Premiere Rules Wednesday

But debut of “American Gothic” afterward doesn’t follow suit

Last Updated: June 23, 2016 @ 11:47 AM

Big Brother is always watching, and a number of people watched “Big Brother” last night.

The CBS reality competition won Wednesday outright, but it couldn’t lift the debut of “American Gothic” at 10 o’clock.

Univision finished second in the key 18-49 demographic; NBC was runner-up among total viewers.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 5.3 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Big Brother” at 8 p.m. ET earned a 1.8/7 and 6.1 million viewers. “American Gothic” at 10 debuted to a 0.7/3 and 3.5 million viewers.

Univision was second in ratings with a 1.2/4, but fifth in viewers with 2.8 million.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and second in viewers with 3.8 million. Following reruns, “Night Shift” at 10 p.m. ET received a 0.9/3 and 4.3 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 3 million. “MasterChef” at 8 p.m. ET had a 1.0/4 and 3.7 million viewers. At 9, “Wayward Pines” got a 0.7/2 and 2.4 million viewers.

ABC was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/3, but third in viewers with 3.1 million, airing all repeats.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 868,000, airing just reruns.

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