'Big Brother' Has Biggest Night Since Last September

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August 23rd, 2010

via press release:

"Big Brother" POSTS BEST VIEWER DELIVERY ON ANY NIGHT SINCE SEPTEMBER 2009

AND HIGHEST ADULT 25-54 rating OF THE SUMMER

"Big Brother Sunday" Up Across-the-Board from Last Week

The Sunday edition of Big Brother attracted its largest audience on any night since September 2009 and delivered its highest adult 25-54 rating of the summer, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Aug. 22.

From 8:00-9:00 PM, opposite NFL pre-season football on NBC, Big Brother SUNDAY was second in households (4.5/08), viewers (7.81m), adults 25-54 (3.3/09), adults 18-49 (2.6/08) and adults 18-34 (2.2/07).  The viewer delivery was the show's highest on any night since Sept. 8, 2009, while the adult 25-54 rating marked a summer high.

Week to week, Big Brother SUNDAY was up +2% in households (from 4.4/07), +10% in adults 25-54 (from 3.0/07), +8% in adults 18-49 (from 2.4/06), +16% in adults 18-34 (from 1.9/06) and added +350,000 viewers (from 7.46m, +5%).  BIG BROTHER SUNDAY was up +5% in both households (from 4.3/08) and adults 18-34 (from 2.1/07), even in both adults 25-54 and adults 18-49, and added +330,000 viewers (from 7.48m, +4%) compared to the same night last year.

Updated Sunday ratings will be available tomorrow.

 
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