×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Brother’ wins hour in all key measures

More viewers watching reality series in new time

HOLLYWOOD — CBS reality skein “Big Brother 2,” which had been building ratings momentum in the past two weeks, looked even better in its new later time period Tuesday, capturing its hour by all key measures for the first time.

According to Nielsen, the first 9 o’clock episode of “Big Brother 2” won its hour with season-high scores in adults 18-49 (4.1/12) and adults 25-54 (4.4/12) and its second-best marks in 15 tries this summer in adults 18-34 (3.8/12) and total viewers (8.90 million).

Its adults 18-49 rating was the best for any program Tuesday night and the best for CBS in the hour since November’s presidential election coverage. Net remained fourth on the night overall, but its 2.9 rating was just a couple of ticks behind leaders NBC and ABC (3.1) and the best with series programming for CBS since May sweeps.

While still not a runaway hit in the league of “Survivor,” “Temptation Island” or even “Fear Factor,” “Big Brother 2” has become a steady player for the Eye after a somewhat sluggish start. It has won nine of its last 10 half-hours in the key demo of adults 18-49.

“Big Brother 2” had been airing at 8 p.m. but was pushed back an hour due to its oft-racy content. The 9 o’clock slot figures to benefit the ratings as well, since more viewers — especially young adults in the summer — are in front of their sets at this time.

“Big Brother’s” strong showing sent Fox’s opposing reality series “Murder in Smalltown X” to its lowest scores in three tries (5.01m, 2.3/7 in A18-49), down 18% in the demo from the previous week and off by 34% from its July 24 premiere. It ran fourth for the hour in 18-49.

More TV

  • 'Big Mouth' Renewed for Season 3

    'Big Mouth' Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix

    HOLLYWOOD — CBS reality skein “Big Brother 2,” which had been building ratings momentum in the past two weeks, looked even better in its new later time period Tuesday, capturing its hour by all key measures for the first time. According to Nielsen, the first 9 o’clock episode of “Big Brother 2” won its hour […]

  • Channing DungeyWomen In Film Crystal and

    How ABC Pulled Off a Stealth Transition for Channing Dungey and Karey Burke

    HOLLYWOOD — CBS reality skein “Big Brother 2,” which had been building ratings momentum in the past two weeks, looked even better in its new later time period Tuesday, capturing its hour by all key measures for the first time. According to Nielsen, the first 9 o’clock episode of “Big Brother 2” won its hour […]

  • Diego Luna Inclusion

    6 Takeaways From Variety’s 2018 Inclusion Summit

    HOLLYWOOD — CBS reality skein “Big Brother 2,” which had been building ratings momentum in the past two weeks, looked even better in its new later time period Tuesday, capturing its hour by all key measures for the first time. According to Nielsen, the first 9 o’clock episode of “Big Brother 2” won its hour […]

  • Frankie Shaw as Bridgette Bird and

    TV News Roundup: 'SMILF' Season 2 Premiere Date Set at Showtime

    HOLLYWOOD — CBS reality skein “Big Brother 2,” which had been building ratings momentum in the past two weeks, looked even better in its new later time period Tuesday, capturing its hour by all key measures for the first time. According to Nielsen, the first 9 o’clock episode of “Big Brother 2” won its hour […]

  • "The Consummation Deviation" - Pictured: Rajesh

    Live+3 Ratings for Week of Nov. 5: 'Big Bang Theory' Ticks Up

    HOLLYWOOD — CBS reality skein “Big Brother 2,” which had been building ratings momentum in the past two weeks, looked even better in its new later time period Tuesday, capturing its hour by all key measures for the first time. According to Nielsen, the first 9 o’clock episode of “Big Brother 2” won its hour […]

  • The Clinton Affair Review

    TV Review: 'The Clinton Affair'

    HOLLYWOOD — CBS reality skein “Big Brother 2,” which had been building ratings momentum in the past two weeks, looked even better in its new later time period Tuesday, capturing its hour by all key measures for the first time. According to Nielsen, the first 9 o’clock episode of “Big Brother 2” won its hour […]

  • Lionsgate Taps 3 Arts Roster for

    Lionsgate Taps 3 Arts Roster for Two Fox Comedy Series Prospects

    HOLLYWOOD — CBS reality skein “Big Brother 2,” which had been building ratings momentum in the past two weeks, looked even better in its new later time period Tuesday, capturing its hour by all key measures for the first time. According to Nielsen, the first 9 o’clock episode of “Big Brother 2” won its hour […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content