tim tebow jets panthers ratings aug 26 TV ratings: Jets Panthers preseason game wins Sunday for NBC, 'Big Brother' up againFast National ratings for Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012

NBC scored a ratings win Sunday with an NFL preseason game between the Carolina Panthers and New York Jets, although its numbers were down slightly from last week. CBS, meanwhile, saw “Big Brother” record some of its best ratings of the summer.

Pending updates for the live broadcast, NBC averaged 7.7 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/8 share in households in primetime. CBS (6.4 million, 4.1/7) came in second. FOX, which benefited from some NFL overruns, took third with just over 4 million viewers and a 2.4/4, and ABC trailed with 3.4 million viewers and a 2.1/4.

NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.5 rating, topping FOX’s 1.8. CBS scored a 1.4 in the demo and ABC a 0.9.

]]>7 p.m. CBS: “60 Minutes” (8.4 million viewers, 5.5/10 households)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” rerun (5.3 million, 3.1/6)
NBC: Special – “Madden NFL 13 Pigskin Pro-Am” (4.3 million, 2.5/5)
FOX: NFL overrun (5.35 million, 3.3/6)/”The Cleveland Show” rerun (2.9 million, 1.7/3) 18-49 leader: FOX’s NFL overrun (2.0) 8 p.m. NBC: NFL preseason – Panthers/Jets (8.7 million, 5.4/9)
CBS: “Big Brother” (7.3 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: “The Simpsons” reruns – two episodes (3.9 million, 2.2/4)
ABC: “Once Upon a Time” rerun (3.2 million, 2.1/3) 18-49 leader: NFL preseason (2.8) 9 p.m. NBC: NFL preseason (9.6 million, 6.1/9)
CBS: “The Good Wife” rerun (4.3 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: “Family Guy” reruns – two episodes (4.1 million, 2.5/4)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” rerun (2.3 million, 1.5/2) 18-49 leader: NFL preseason (3.2) 10 p.m. NBC: NFL preseason (8.15 million, 5.3/9)
CBS: “The Mentalist” rerun (5.5 million, 3.6/6)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” rerun (2.7 million, 1.7/3) 18-49 leader: NFL preseason (2.8) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable