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Ratings: ‘Little Big Shots: Forever Young’ Finale Drowned in Demo by ‘Big Brother,’ ‘MasterChef’

NBC lineup ties ABC’s reruns among adults 18-49

Wednesday once-again belonged to CBS, as “Big Brother” basically did enough to win primetime single-handedly.

NBC settled into a fourth-place demo tie with ABC reruns, despite airing the season finale for “Little Big Shots” spinoff “Forever Young.” Those networks both sat behind Telemundo by one-tenth of a Nielsen ratings point among adults 18-49.

The Steve Harvey-hosted show did help NBC finish second among total viewers, however. Simply put: Old people watch old people.

CBS was first in ratings with a 0.9 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted demo and in total viewers with an average of 4.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Big Brother” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.7/8 and 6.3 million viewers. At 9, “Salvation” managed a 0.6/2 and 3.8 million viewers. A rerun followed.

Fox was second in ratings with a 0.8/3 and third in viewers with 2.7 million. “MasterChef” at 8 posted a 1.0/4 and 3.4 million viewers. “The F Word” at 9 received a 0.6/2 and 3.8 million viewers.

Telemundo was third in ratings with a 0.7/3, but fifth in viewers with 1.7 million.

NBC and ABC tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.6/3. NBC was third in total viewers with 3.8 million; ABC was fourth with 2.6 million, airing all repeats.

For NBC, “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” at 8 had a 0.8/4 and 5.7 million viewers. At 9, a new “Carmichael Show” got a 0.7/3 and 3.3 million viewers. Reruns followed.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.3 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 690,000, running just repeats.

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