Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ Top-Rated; ‘Rising Star’ Climbs

NFL coverage give Fox a ratings win, early numbers indicate

CBS’ “Big Brother” inched up from last week to take the night’s top numbers in the key demographic Sunday night, while ABC’s singing competition “Rising Star” also gained, according to preliminary numbers.

Numbers for Sunday are likely to change due to Fox’s NFL pre-kickoff coverage and the preseason game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Carolina Panthers, which dominated the network’s primetime. As it currently stands, the network is first in the key 18-to-49 demographic with a 1.6 rating/6 share, and second in total viewers with 4.9 million.

Also read: Top 20 Rated: ‘Big Brother’ Bests the Rest in Most Recent Ratings Ranker

CBS currently holds second place in ratings with a 1.1/4 and is first in total viewers with 6.3 million. Following a “60 Minutes” repeat at 7 p.m., the network aired “Big Brother” at 8, which inched up 5 percent from last week for a 2.1/7, the night’s top rating. It had 6.9 million total viewers. “Unforgettable” the following hour ran even for a 0.8/3 and took 6.2 million total viewers, while “Reckless” at 10 slid 17 percent for a 0.5/2 and had 4.4 million total viewers.

ABC took third place in ratings and total viewers with a 0.8/3 and 3.7 million. An “America’s Funniest Home Videos” repeat at 7 was followed by “Wipeout” at 8, which drew a 0.8/3 with 3 million total viewers. “Rising Star” the following hour climbed 14 percent over last week for a 0.8/2 and took 3.1 million total viewers. A “Castle” repeat” closed the night.

Also read: ABC President Paul Lee on ‘Rising Star’s’ Slow Start: ‘We Were a Little Disappointed With the Numbers’

NBC shared fourth place in ratings with Univision, with both networks posting a 0.7/2. Airing repeats throughout the night, the network was fourth in total viewers for the night with 3.1 million total viewers, compared to 1.9 million for Univision.

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