via CBS press release:
"" RATINGS HOT STREAK CONTINUES
Tuesday Broadcast Delivers "'s" Largest Audience and Highest Ratings in All Key Demos on Any Night This Summer
"" Delivers Its Largest Audience Since 2008; Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since the 8th Edition Finale in 2007
In Its 11th Edition (10th Season), Series Audience Is Up 5% Over Last Summer
Tuesday, Aug. 18.11 continues to hit new summer highs as last night's broadcast, which addressed the removal of Chima Simone for violating " " rules, attracted the largest audience and highest ratings among all key demographics on any night, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for
BIG BROTHER 11 TUESDAY (4.8/08, 8.08m) was tied for first with NBC in both adults 18-49 (2.9/08) and adults 18-34 (2.3/07) and was second in adults 25-54 (3.3/09). Compared to last week, BIG BROTHER 11 TUESDAY was up +12% in households (from 4.3/07), +14% in adults 25-54 (from 2.9/08), +16% in adults 18-49 (from 2.5/07), +15% in adults 18-34 (from 2.0/07) and added +1.30m viewers (from 6.78m, +19%).
This is BIG BROTHER's largest audience since BIG BROTHER 9 on Sunday 4/13/08 and highest rated with adults 18-49 since the season finale of BIG BROTHER 8 on Tuesday 9/18/07. It was the largest adult 18-34since BIG BROTHER 9 on Sunday 3/30/08 and with adults 25-54 since BIG BROTHER 10 on Thursday 9/11/08.
Compared to last summer's edition, BIG BROTHER 11 is up +5% in viewers (6.86m from. 6.52m), +6% in adults 18-34 (1.9 from. 1.8) and even in adults 18-49 (2.4).