Ratings: CBS’ ‘Big Brother’ Beats Out Competition, But ‘Love Island’ Continues to Get Very Little Love

ABC, CBS and Fox tie for Wednesday demo win

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CBS’ ” Big Brother” easily topped Wednesday primetime, but the network’s new reality dating series “Love Island” continued its less-than-stellar streak in Nielsen numbers.

ABC, CBS and Fox tied for first in ratings, each with a 0.6 rating/3 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers. ABC was first in total viewers with an average of 3.4 million, CBS was second with 2.8 million and Fox was third with 2.6 million.

For ABC, “Press Your Luck” at 8 p.m. received a 0.7/4 and 3.7 million viewers. At 9, “Card Sharks” had a 0.6/3 and 3.3 million viewers. “Match Game” at 10 p.m. got a 0.6/3 and 3.3 million viewers.

For CBS, “Love Island” at 8 settled for a 0.5/3 and 2.3 million viewers. At 9, “Big Brother” scored a 1.0/5 and 3.8 million viewers. The night ended with an encore.

For Fox, “MasterChef”at 8 took a 0.7/4 and 3.1 million viewers. At 9, “First Responders Live” managed a 0.4/2 and 2 million viewers.

NBC and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.5/3. NBC was fourth in viewers with 2.5 million. Telemundo was fifth in viewers with 1.3 million.

For NBC, following back-to-back repeats, “The InBetween” settled for a 0.3/2 and 2.2 million viewers.

Univision and The CW tied for sixth in ratings, each with a 0.3/2. Univision was sixth in viewers with 1.1 million. The CW was seventh in viewers with 1.1 million.

For The CW, after a repeat, “Jane the Virgin” at 9 closed the night with a 0.3/2 and 1.1 million viewers.