‘Big Brother,’ ‘Rising Star’ Steady Sunday; Miley Cyrus Concert Special Quiet for NBC

Rising Star Ratings ABC

CBS’ “Big Brother” ruled as Sunday’s top-rated broadcast in key demos, holding steady week to week, as did ABC’s “Rising Star” in its third week. It was pretty slow going, meanwhile, for NBC’s Miley Cyrus concert special on a night when overall viewing levels were down some at the end of a long holiday weekend.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, CBS opened with “60 Minutes” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 8.5 million viewers overall), which led its hour in key demos and was the night’s most-watched program overall. “Big Brother” followed (1.8/6 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall), building sharply on its lead-in among viewers under 55 and matching last week’s 18-49 score.

Up a tick from its very low-rated premiere of last week was 9 p.m. original drama “Reckless” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall), but 10 p.m. crime drama “Unforgettable” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 6.1 million viewers overall) was down a bit.

ABC followed an “America’s Funniest Home Videos” repeat (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall) with a firstrun “Wipeout” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall), which was down from last week’s 1.2. Despite the lower lead-in, “Rising Star” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall) matched the previous week’s demo rating, making ABC the top-rated broadcaster in 18-49 during primetime’s final two hours. Starting next week, hourlong episodes of “Rising Star” will air at 9.

At NBC, a repeat of “American Ninja Warrior” from 7 to 9 p.m. (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall) was followed by low-rated concert special “Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall). One week earlier, a “Last Comic Standing” special in the 9-11 p.m. time period did a 1.1/3 in 18-49 and 3.4 million viewers overall.

Fox aired the special “Brain Games: Trust Me” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 1.6 million viewers overall), followed by encores of “The Simpsons” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 2.1 million viewers overall at 8 p.m. and 1.1/4 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers overall), “Family Guy” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers overall) and “American Dad” (1.1/4 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers overall).

According to Nielsen, the percentage of adults 18-49 watching television on average during any minute in primetime Sunday was 28.9%, 5% lower than the previous Sunday (30.3).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: ABC, 1.1/4; CBS, 1.0/4; Fox, 0.9/3; NBC, 0.7/2; Telemundo and Univision, 0.6/2.

In total viewers: CBS, 6.1 million; ABC, 4.0 million; NBC, 2.3 million; Fox, 2.1 million; Univision, 1.6 million; Telemundo, 1.3 million.

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  1. Steve says:

    Miley’s fans use Tumblr not TV. Not a bad concert but the covers of the Beatles and Outkast were lifeless. Also it was distracting how often they had to cut away from Miley’s hyper-sexual antics.

  2. The rating are in from last night , happening, one in particulars , seems to have slide back , for the ease of all others. Miley Cyrus , Bangerz Tour .Her Concerts , which iis heavenly populated , by many fans , friends , backers , protectors and ones over sees . The General Media , may not be fully aware , on what she iis all about and ready to give , for purpose of enlighten , all others , with the sensational music and show by Ms. Miley Cyrus Display of Works of Art and Bangerz Tour . Thank Ya’all !

  3. The rating are in from last night , happening, one in particulars , seems to have slide back , for the ease of all others. Miley Cyrus , Bangerz Tour .Her Concerts , which iis heavenly populated , by many fans , friends , backers , protectors and ones over sees . The General Media , may not be fully aware , on what she iis all about and ready to give , for purpise if enlighten

  4. Max says:

    I think everyone is tired of hearing and seeing Miley Cyrus. There are those that still go to her concerts, but more that will not flip the remote to see her. Her appeal is over, her younger fans have moved on, I think the ones that go to see her in concert will soon disappear also. There is just so long people will pay money to see her do stupid things.

  5. toughcritic says:

    The show has potential only if they dump the current judging panel. Ludicrous lives up to his name. He is a rapper and knows nothing of great music: Opera, Classica Pop, Jazz or Broadway. He has already mentioned disdain for Broadway. Get rid of him! Kesha is not much better. She comments more on gals’ shoes and dress than vocal quality. Paisley is too steeped in Country and knows as much about the afore mentioned styles as the ludicrous Ludicrous, NOTHING! Josh Groban is a great singer but his self deprecating comments are getting tiresome. He acts more like the nerdy M.C. of a Junior Prom. Act more authoritative and in command. The performances last night were o.k. with a couple standouts, however, the black gal who is a self described “diva” was nauseating. When asked who she is in fear of in the competition she replied “They should be in fear of me!” I would never vote for that falsely conceited loudmouth and too loud yeller.

    • Diane says:

      When I saw the judging panel I knew right away it didn’t sound like a good show. It’s just like you never hear about the winners from “The Voice”. Once they win, their gone. The only show that has any winners that have had singers that have made a name for themselves is “American Idol”. Even then, considering how long they have been on they don’t have that many big stars.

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