Top 20 TV Ratings: Robin Williams Special, ‘Last Comic Standing’ Finale Make Appearances

CBS’ “Big Brother” staves off NBC’s “Amercia’s Got Talent” for second week

The usual suspects topped last week’s ratings rankings, as CBS’ “Big Brother” bested NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

“Big Brother” Sunday and Tuesday were top dog, with both episodes of the reality series earning a 2.2 rating in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic. The Wednesday installment received a 2.1, tying for third place last week week Tuesday’s “Talent” and Sunday’s Fox NFL preseason game.

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Wednesday’s “AGT” got a 1.9 rating, as did Monday’s “MasterChef.”

ABC’s “20/20” tribute to Robin Williams had a 1.7, good for eighth place. In ninth, “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” moved up thanks to a Channing Tatum appearance and a 1.5 rating, which was shared by a “Big Bang Theory” rerun, as well as new “Under the Dome” and “Bachelor in Paradise” episodes.

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To make the top 20 last week, a show needed a 1.2, up one-tenth from the prior ratings ranker.

Here’s the Top 20:

Top 20 Ratings Ranker