TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' brings home Sunday night for CBS

brendon-big-brother-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, August 15, 2010

"Big Brother" won the night for CBS in both total viewers and adults 18-49 on a Sunday otherwise dominated by summer reruns.

CBS averaged 8.2 million viewers and a 5.1 rating/9 share in households, beating runner up NBC, which averaged 4.7 million and a 3.1/6. ABC placed third with 4.06 million and a 2.5/4), and FOX trailed with 3.6 million and a 2.1/4.

CBS edged out FOX in the 18-49 demo with a 2.0 rating to its competition's 1.7. ABC landed in third with a 1.2, and NBC brought up the rear with a 1,0.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS:
"60 Minutes"(10.2 million viewers, 6.5/13 households)
ABC: "America's Funniest Home Videos" rerun (5.6 million, 3.4/7)
NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (4.4 million, 3.0/6)
FOX: "American Dad" (1.8 million, 1.1/2)/"The Simpsons" rerun (2.6 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: "60 Minutes" (1.9)

8 p.m.

CBS: "Big Brother" (9.4 million, 5.9/10)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" rerun (5.2 million, 3.2/6)
NBC: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" rerun (4.4 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: "The Simpsons" rerun (3.9 million, 2.3/4)/"The Cleveland Show" rerun (3.7 million, 2.2/4)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" (2.1)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Undercover Boss" rerun (7.94 million, 4.8/8)
NBC: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" rerun (5.3 million, 3.4/6)
FOX: "Family Guy" reruns - two episodes (4.8 million, 2.8/5)
ABC: "Scoundrels" (2.8 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: "Undercover Boss" and "Family Guy" (2.3)

10 p.m.

CBS: "CSI: Miami" rerun 5.3 million, 3.3/6)
NBC: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" rerun (4.8 million, 3.2/6)
ABC: "The Gates" (2.6 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: "CSI: Miami" (3.3)

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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