In the latest TV show ratings, CBS’ Big Brother drew its best Wednesday audience of the season (3.8 million total viewers) while dipping in the demo week-to-week to a 0.7 rating. It led the night in both measures, barely outdrawing ABC’s CMA Fest audience.
Leading out of BB, The Challenge: USA dipped to its lowest numbers yet (2 mil/0.3); read recap.
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ABC’s CMA Fest broadcast drew 3.7 mil and a 0.5.
Over on Fox, MasterChef (2.1 mil/0.3) and So You Think You Can Dance (1.5 mil/0.2) both ticked down, with at least the latter reporting an all-time demo low.
The CW’s Mysteries Decoded (430K/0.0) dipped, while Wellington Paranormal (210K/0.0) was steady.
The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Big Brother is not associated or affiliated with the Estate of George Orwell and is not based on the novel “1984.”