TV ratings: 'Big Brother' and NFL preseason lead Sunday

big-brother-15-aug-25.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013

Ratings for "Big Brother" were up across the board Sunday vs. a week ago, helping CBS capture the total-viewer crown for the night on the broadcast networks. An NFL preseason game scored the night's top 18-49 rating for NBC. FOX also got a bit of a bump from an afternoon NFL game that bled into primetime.

CBS averaged 6.7 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/7 share in households in primetime. NBC (6 million, 3.8/6) came in second, pending updates for its live NFL telecast. ABC took third with 3.9 million viewers and a 2.5/4, and FOX (3 million, 1.8/3) trailed.

NBC led the 18-49 demographic with a 1.9 rating, half a point better than CBS' 1.4. FOX posted a 1.2 in the demo and ABC a 0.8.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS:
"60 Minutes" (8.6 million viewers, 5.6/11 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (5 million, 2.9/6)
NBC: Special - "Madden NFL 14 Pigskin Pro-Am" (4.2 million, 2.7/5)
FOX: NFL runover/"American Dad" rerun (4.1 million, 2.6/5)/"The Simpsons" rerun (2.5 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: NBC and FOX tied at 1.3

8 p.m.

NBC:
NFL preseason - Vikings-49ers (7.3 million, 4.6/8)
CBS: "Big Brother" (7.1 million, 4.3/7)
ABC: Special - "Family Dance Off" (3.5 million, 2.2/4)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (3.15 million, 1.9/3)/"Bob's Burgers" rerun (2.4 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" and NFL preseason tied at 2.3

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Unforgettable" (6.75 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: NFL preseason (6.7 million, 4.3/7)
ABC: "Secret Millionaire" (4 million, 2.6/4)
FOX: "Family Guy" reruns - two episodes (2.9 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: NFL preseason (2.1)

10 p.m.

NBC:
NFL preseason (5.8 million, 3.8/6)
CBS: "The Mentalist" rerun (4.5 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: "Castle" rerun (3.2 million, 2.2/4)

18-49 leader: NFL preseason (2.0)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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