Viewers flocked to a pair of unscripted faves Tuesday night as the fifth editions of "Big Brother" and "The Amazing Race" revved up with strong ratings for CBS.
Summertime viewing trends continued last week in primetime, with CBS repeats scoring well and NBC's combo of originals and repeats attracting the most young adults.
There's plenty of new programming on the tube this summer, but viewers are gravitating toward the familiar -- both original unscripted skeins and repeats of scripted fare.
The American Film Institute's latest "100 Years" spec, about movie songs, struck a chord with auds Tuesday, drawing more than 12 million viewers and helping CBS take the night in several ratings…
It's the only broadcast net without fresh series programming at this point in the summer, but so far CBS is holding its own quite nicely.
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Fox was living the high life Wednesday night, as a strong return for "The Simple Life" helped provide nice sampling for new laffers "Quintuplets" and "Method & Red."
It was good news, bad news for ABC Sports on Tuesday: The NBA Finals built to the best numbers for any basketball contest in four years ... but now they're over.
Things bounced ABC's way last week as three high-rated games of the NBA Finals put the net in Nielsen's winner's circle.
Auds chose repeats of their faves over new fare on Monday night, although Fox's "North Shore" and "The Casino" plus ABC's "Weddings Gone Wacky" bowed to decent ratings.
The verdict is in: Viewers were looking for anything but heavy drama on a warm June evening. Fox's legal drama "The Jury" stumbled out of the box Tuesday night as young auds instead sought out the…