'Teen Choice' tops among teens

“Big Brother” matched its audience among viewers 18-49 from the previous week and consequently led CBS to another Sunday primetime victory.

Fox’s “Teen Choice Awards” finished second in the demo to CBS from 8-10 p.m. but, fittingly, dominated its two hours among teen viewers.

According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, 8 p.m. entry “Big Brother” (2.8 rating/9 share in 18-49, 7.8 million viewers overall) performed at least 75% better in the demo than the next-best broadcast primetime program, “Same Name” (1.6/4, 5.1 million) at 9 p.m.

CBS started primetime Sunday with the night’s most-watched program, “60 Minutes” (1.2/4, 8.7 million) and finished it with “CSI: Miami” (1.2/3, 5.0 million), giving the Eye four of the top five programs among English-language broadcasters in 18-49.

The lone non-CBS program in 18-49’s top five was ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.3/4, 5.3 million), which edged “60 Minutes” in the demo at 7 p.m. ABC followed with “Ty’s Great British Adventure” (1.0/3, 3.8 million) and repeats of recently premiered summer skein “Take the Money and Run” (0.9/2, 3.1 million) and scripted drama “Body of Proof” (0.9/2, 3.6 million).

“Teen Choice” (1.1/3, 3.2 million) averaged 2.9/10 among viewers 12-17. It was preceded on Fox by reruns of “American Dad” (0.7/3, 1.7 million) and “Family Guy” (1.1/4, 2.4 million).

NBC’s night peaked with “The Marriage Ref” (1.0/3, 2.7 million) at 10 p.m., which completed a steady rise in the demo from “Dateline NBC” (0.5/2, 3.2 million), “It’s Worth What?” (0.7/2, 2.7 million) and a 9 p.m. “Marriage Ref” (0.9/2, 3.1 million).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: CBS 1.7/5, Univision 1.2/3, ABC 1.0/3, Fox 1.0/3, NBC 0.7/2.

In total viewers: CBS 6.6 million, ABC 4.0 million, Univision 3.2 million, NBC 2.9 million, Fox 2.8 million.

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