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Although many don't care, there a few that seem as interested in the ratings each season as I am, so I will try to keep you updated on the week to week ratings.

Previous years I have pulled my data from a blog site (TVSquad.com) that posts the Nielsons, but also includes very opinionated commentary about each episode and gossip and reviews of everything on tv. This year I have found a new site that posts the Nielson numbers alone and has very little commentary (TVByTheNumbers.com). Both great sites depending on what you want.

With that said, BB10 started off with normal BB ratings and then dropped a bit but seems to be gaining steam and all 3 episodes not only posted very nicely in the top 20, but Wed nights eviction posted a 10% improvement over last weeks episode. Sun night showed a slight drop, but still won it's timeslot. Wednesday it was 2nd in it's timeslot (behind So You Think You Can Dance) but there was a huge gap between BB and #3 (Wife Swap)

So, the final tally puts BB10 in the 12 (tues), 13 (wed) and 14 Sun) spots. In past seasons at this point, we are lucky to see one(maybe 2) nights in the 19th and 20th spots. Still not any HUGE improvement over past season, but definately a sign that BB is still a great money bet for CBS which bodes well for future seasons.

Here are the numbers:

Rank Show R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Viewers, Live+SD (000) HH Rating (LIVE+SD)

1 CRIMINAL MINDS R 9,260 6.2

2 CSI R 8,919 6.0

3 CSI: NY R 8,601 5.7

4 TWO AND A HALF MEN R 8,390 5.5

5 60 MINUTES R 8,302 5.6

6 NCIS R 7,762 5.3

7 CSI: MIAMI R 7,669 5.2

8 FLASHPOINT 7,115 4.6


10 NUMB3RS 9PM R 6,440 4.2

11 BIG BANG THEORY, THE - SP SR 6,420 4.3

12 BIG BROTHER 10-TUE P 6,104 4.1

13 BIG BROTHER 10-WED P 5,756 3.9

14 BIG BROTHER 10-SUN 5,718 3.7

15 48 HOURS MYSTERY R 5,504 3.7

16 GHOST WHISPERER R 5,500 3.8


18 WITHOUT A TRACE R 5,330 3.7

19 SWINGTOWN 5,325 3.9

20 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER R 5,138 3.3

Nielsen TV Ratings Data:

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Hey, it's a miracle they are doing this well!!! All the competition from cable/satelitte upper band stuff. You should check out the ratings Soaps are getting now!!! In 1999 Another World was cancelled because it's ratings were around 2.2...now 70 percent of soaps are well below this number!

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When are the other shows scheduled to run new episodes? While I like the fact that BB is doing better, I noticed most of the ranked scripted shows are reruns. Personally, I'm not a fan of Without a Trace or Shost Whisperer, but I think once they start with the new stories, BB may get knocked back to the 19th & 20th slots.

Unless of course the Big Brother HGs pull a swingtown situation with Renny/ Dan/ Ollie/ April...then the ratings may drop even further :) JK...I think.

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I'm wondering though if BB has run it's course? I think they tried to bring the show back to that "social experiment" platform by bringing in seemingly controversial people (Dan the strong Catholic with traditional views on women VS Steven the gay guy and Libra out spoken and politically involved woman, etc) in hopes they'd fight/debate... instead being in the house has little to do with WHO they are and getting to know eachother, and more to do with winning the game. I think that's the element that has been missing for me these last few years. It's not about being in a house with strangers anymore...it's about the game. Because no one is really playing the game differently, it's almost like it's growing old? Seriously, I doubt someone will make a move that we haven't already seen.

Don't get me wrong...while I sound a little blah about the show, I'll still continue to watch since it's my summer addiction. But ya..

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Thanks to Yana for the link...


Released by CBS


CBS Has 5 of the Week's Top 10 Programs in Viewers

"Two and a Half Men" Is the Number One Scripted Program Ranking No. 3 and "NCIS" is Top Drama at No. 6

"Flashpoint," in its New Time Period, Places First in Viewers and Key Demographics

"Big Brother 10" Wednesday and Sunday Editions Post Week-to-Week Gains

CBS placed first in viewers and adults 25-54 (tie) with five of the week's top 10 programs including the Number One comedy and drama, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending July 27, week 44 of the 2007-2008 television year.

CBS had five of the week's top 10 programs including the Number One scripted series (TWO AND A HALF MEN, No. 3 overall) and the Number One drama (NCIS, No. 6 overall). Additionally, FLASHPOINT, in its new Thursday time period, placed first in viewers and key demographics while the Wednesday and Thursday editions of BIG BROTHER posted week-to-week increases.

For the week in viewers: CBS (6.10m), FOX (5.53m), NBC (5.39m) and ABC (4.33m). Summer-to-date: CBS (6.82m), FOX (6.29m), NBC (6.00m) and ABC (5.44m).

For the week in key demographics: CBS was tied for first in adults 25-54 (2.1/06, with FOX) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (1.6/05, with NBC).

For the week in households: CBS (4.1/07) was +17% ahead of both NBC and FOX (3.5/06, each) and +46% ahead of ABC (2.8/05). Summer-to-date: CBS (4.6/08) is +18% ahead of both NBC and FOX (3.9/07, each) and +31% ahead of ABC (3.5/06).

CBS's Weekly Highlights:

? TWO AND A HALF MEN ® was first in households (6.4/11), viewers (9.76m), adults 25-54 (3.9/10) and adults 18-49 (3.1/09). TWO AND A HALF MEN was the week's No.1 scripted program and ranked third for the week.

? NCIS ® was first in households (5.9/10), second in viewers (8.52m), tied for second in adults 25-54 (2.2/06, with NBC). NCIS was the week's top drama.

? BIG BROTHER 10 TUESDAY was second in households (4.0/07), viewers (6.07m), adults 25-54 (2.7/07) and tied for second in adults 18-49 (2.2/06, with ABC).

? BIG BROTHER 10 WEDNESDAY was second in households (4.1/07), viewers (6.22m), adults 25-54 (2.6/08) and adults 18-49 (2.1/07). Compared to last week's premiere, BIG BROTHER 10 WEDNESDAY was up +5% in households (from 3.9/07), +13% in adults 25-54 (from 2.3/07), +17% in adults 18-49 (from 1.8/06) and added +460,000 viewers (from 5.76m, +8%).

? BIG BROTHER 10 SUNDAY was first in households (3.7/07), viewers (5.84m), adults 25-54 (2.5/07) and second in adults 18-49 (2.0/06, -0.1 behind FOX) Compared to last week, BIG BROTHER 10 SUNDAY was up +4% in adults 25-54 (from 2.4/07), +5% in adults 18-49 (from 1.9/06), even in households and added +120,000 viewers (from 5.72m, +2%).

? GREATEST AMERICAN DOG was first in adults 25-54 (2.1/07), second in households (4.0/08), viewers (6.07m) and adults 18-49 (1.6/06).

? FLASHPOINT (P) won its new Thursday (10:00-11:00 PM) time period in households (4.5/08), viewers (6.70m), adults 25-54 (2.2/06) and adults 18-49 (1.7/05). Compared to last week's Friday broadcast, FLASHPOINT was up +5% in adults 25-54 and +13% in adults 18-49. FLASHPOINT out delivered the week-ago time period by +15% in households, +26% in viewers, +10% in adults 25-54 and +6% in adults 18-49.

CBS top programs of the week: #3 TWO AND A HALF MINDS ® (an average of 9.76m viewers), #4 60 MINUTES ® (9.52m), #6 NCIS ® (8.52m), #7 CRIMINAL MINDS ® (8.44m), #9 CSI: MIAMI ® (8.13m), #12 CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION ® (7.56m), #13 CSI: NY ® (7.53m), #15 THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE ® (P) (7.40m), #18 FLASHPOINT (P) (6.70m), #22 BIG BROTHER 10 WEDNESDAY (6.22m), #23 NUMB3RS 9PM ® (6.21m), #25 BIG BROTHER 10 TUESDAY (6.073m), #26 GREATEST AMERICAN DOG (P) (6.068m), #28 BIG BROTHER 10 SUNDAY (5.84m), #29 HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER ® (5.75m) and #30 WITHOUT A TRACE ® (5.70m).


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Sundays quick ratings at 8pm

#1 CBS's Big Brother 10 3.9/7

#2 NBC's America Got Talent(Repeat) 3.4/6

#3 Fox's Simpons(repeat) 2.7/5

#4 ABC's High School Musical: Get in the Picture(repeat) 2.1/4

#5 CW's Everybody Hates Chris and Aliens in America(repeats) less then 1.0

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bb may need a celebrity edition to spice up interest

apprentice was a dying breed too until donald did the celebrity edition

the celebrity edition usually bring in the casual fan

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I am by far not an industry expert but ratings while important are only a part Big Brothers allure to CBS Execs. Overall Big Brother has got to be ONE BIG FAT CASH COW for CBS.

Two and Half Men and NCIS are scripted, and costly to produce.

Big Bro is cheap, cheap, cheap. It has a really meager Grand and 2nd place prize that is awarded after 3 months of 24/7 coverage; 13-14 $750 a week stipends that goes down one person each progressive week; some low paid interns to test some really cheesy,recycled props for HOH/POV; a couple six packs of Bud and a few bottles of 2 buck chuck a week; Target inspired furnishings; someone to make 12 buckets of SLOP every other week; and occasional cans of Raid. We don't even care if they are wearing deodorant.

Meanwhile CBS is getting ratings, advertising dollars, product Placement fees, America Choice text fees, 3 hours nightly of Showtime programming AND 24/7 live subscriptions at at $30 bucks a throw. Ali G will be dragging Big Bro's dead Cow carcus around as long as possible - even the Donald threw in the towel - but not Ms. G. Actually I admire her shamelessness right now.

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I hate to tell ya, but the feeds haven't been $ 30.00 for a few years now... Even with the discount it was still like $ 34.95 or so... That's if you went for the 3 months and not monthly...

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Hello all

First off, I need to apologize for posting incorrect info last week. Thank you to Loudmouth42 for pointing it out. I guess my excitement of seeing BB with 3 episodes in the top 20 blinded me to the fact that the list I was looking at was just CBS shows. Here is last weeks ACTUAL Nielson list and sadly, not a BB to be found:

Rank Shows Net HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD) # OF HOMES (LIVE+SD) (000) # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) 18-49 Rank

1 FOX MLB ALL-STAR GAME(S) FOX 9.3 16 10,441 14,540 1


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my source is Zap2it.com

from now on ill post the direct link for each day its released about 1pmEST everyday


ill add this to make it complete from Day 1 till Sunday(1st is the # of Homes watching then the # of PPl Watchin in those homes by 3amPST, People watchin past that time dont count as watching the program)(the Number of people watchin is released later in the day then the Homes watching rating)

Week 1

Sunday 4.2/8 6.29 million (beating BB8 debut)(Season 8's average was 8 Million a show, due to the final 3 weeks, the average not counting final 3 weeks was 7 Million)

Tuesday 4.1/7 6.13 million

Live Eviction Wens. 4.0/7 6.10 Million

Week 2

Sunday 3.8/7 5.77 Million

Tuesday 4.0/7 6.13 Million

Live Show Weds. 4.2/8 6.33 Million

Week 3

Sunday 3.9/7 6.10 Million

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from http://www.zap2it.com/tv/ratings/zap-ratin...0,3695249.story

Here are the quick ratings for Homes watching, ill updated this when Millions of People #'s are released.

Tuesday at 9pm

#1 NBC's America's Got Talent:Myspace edition 8.0/13 (most watched show ever for Talent & #1 Summer not sport show this summer)

#2 CBS's Big Brother 10 4.0/7

#3 FOX's House(repeat 3.5/6

#4 ABC's I Survived a Japanese Game Show 3.4/6

#5 CW's Reaper(repeat) 0.5


From http://www.variety.com/article/VR111798976...yid=14&cs=1

Tuesday's Big Brother was a 6.20 Million viewers & got a 2.2/6 in 18-49

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via Zap2It

Thursday Live Eviction Ratings

Household Ratings of Thursday

#1 CBS's Big Brother 10 4.2/8

#2 FOX's Donty Forget Lyrics 3.7/7

#3 NBC's Last Comic Standing 3.0/5

#4 ABC's Ugly Betty(Repeat) 2.6/5

#5 CW's Smallville

Millions of PPl watching

Big Brother 10 got.................... 6.45 million & 2.3 Million 18-49 which was #1 All Night for CBS in the 18-49(15% increase ove Wenesdays avg raing) SO looks like a BB11 in 2009 with ratings like that

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Sunday 8/3 at 8pm Ratings

Household Rating

#1 NBC's NFL Hall Of Fame Game 4.8/9

#2 CBS's Big Brother 10 4.4/8 (Higest RatedBB10 this far)

#3 FOX's Simpsons(2 repeats) 2.7/5

#4 ABC's High School Muscial: Get the Pictue 1.9/3

#5 CW's EverybodyHatesChris/AliensinAMerica 0.4/1


Millions of People Watching

Big Brother 10 had 6.67 Million watching(Highest of Season)

18-49 Age Homes Demographic for Big Brother 10 was a 2.3/7

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this cant be right

a non live show the highest rated

i always thought live show gave best ratings

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TUesday 8/5 Ratings at 9pm

Homes watchig rating

#1 NBC's America's Got Talent 7.4/12

#2 CBS's Big Brother 10 4.2/7

#3 FOX's House(Repeat) 3.8/6

#4 ABC's I Survived A Japanese Game Show(Finale) 2.9/5

#5 CW's Repear(Repeat 0.7/1


Millions of PPl Watching of Big Brother 10 was 6.42 Million

in the 18-49 Demorgrapic Big Brother got a 2.5/7, which is reported to very good for the Eye Network

CBS came in 2nd of the Night Overall.

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