Ratings: ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Premiere Catches CBS Up to ‘9-1-1’-Led Fox

But NBC beats both in total viewers

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CBS caught up with Fox on Wednesday with a solid “Celebrity Big Brother” premiere. NBC, which was one-tenth of a Nielsen ratings point off the pace, finished first among total viewers.

Broadcasters CBS and Fox tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.3 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. CBS was second in total viewers with an average of 10.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. Fox was third with 5.2 million overall audience members.

For CBS, “Celebrity Big Brother” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.8 and 6.4 million viewers. A two-hour “Amazing Race” closed out the rest of prime, averaging a 1.1 and 5 million viewers.

For Fox, “X-Files” at 8 had a 0.9 and 3.7 million viewers. At 9, “9-1-1” landed a 1.7 and 6.6 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 1.2, but first in viewers with 6.7 million. “The Blacklist” at 8 had a 1.0 and 6.3 million viewers. “Law & Order: SVU” at 9 got a 1.3 and 6.6 million viewers. At 10, “Chicago P.D.” received a 1.2 and 7.2 million viewers.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7 and in viewers with 2.9 million. After airing a movie, “Match Game” at 10 got a 0.6 and 2.6 million viewers.