RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Big Brother’ Hits New All-Time Low, ‘American Baking Competition’ Steady, ‘Family Tools’ Falls To Season Low
RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Big Brother’ Ties Season Premiere Low, Fox Wins Night, ‘How To Live With Your Parents’ Finale Hits Low
Back with a bigger cast, colorful challenges, new voting twists, that $500,00 grand prize and for a longer season, Big Brother (2.1/7) returned last night for its 15th cycle. The CBS reality show took a hit right out of the gate. Watched by 6.1 million viewers, the veteran Julie Chen-hosted series was down 19% adults 18-49 from its July 12, 2012 season debut. That ties the series’ lowest season premiere ever (the July 13, 2008 season bow also pulled a 2.1/7). The Season 14 premiere had dipped 7% from the previous cycle’s bow but pulled in a four-year premiere viewership high with 7.09 million viewers. The viewership for last night’s debut was the lowest since 2008.
The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 last night in triple overtime in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, but it was NBC who really scored. Going from 8 PM-1:06 AM ET, the game drew …
RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘MasterChef’ Wins Night For Fox, ‘American Baking Competition’ Even, ‘Dateline’ Ties Low
RATINGS RAT RACE: Oklahoma Relief Concert Tops Night In Viewership, ‘American Baking Competition’ Debuts Low, ‘Masterchef’ Wins Demo, ‘Dateline’ Up
Pulled together in just over a week, Wednesday night saw NBC broadcasting the Healing In The Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert (1.9/6) for victims of the tornado that hit Oklahoma. Headlined by Voice judge and Oklahoma native Blake Shelton, the one hour live show for the United Way at Oklahoma City’s 14,000-capacity Chesapeake Energy Arena saw performances not just from Shelton and fellow The Voice judge Usher but also Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. Jimmy Fallon, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Alicia Keys appeared via video. Running from 9 PM to 10 PM, Healing In The Heartland was watched by 8.6 million viewers on NBC last night. That made it the most watched show of the night and the most watched show in the time slot since November 7, 2012. The special concert, which played where a Law & Order: SVU encore had been previously scheduled, also aired on Style, CMT, G4, Bravo, E! and Palladia either live or delayed. Before the concert, NBC aired a new Dateline (1.6/5). Up 14% over last week’s show, the news magazine hit a Wednesday season high last night. Fox was No. 1 among Adults 18-49 while NBC won the night in terms of total viewers.
EXCLUSIVE: CBS has tapped comedian Jeff Foxworthy to host its upcoming summer baking reality series, which now has a title, The American Baking Competition. The network also has locked in judges for the reality competition …