Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Big Brother' Adjusted Up, 'Final Witness' Down + Final Olympics Ratings

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August 2nd, 2012


Big Brother was adjusted up a tenth  among adults 18-49 and Final Witness was adjusted down a tenth versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings. Also find the final numbers for night five of the XXX Summer Olympics below.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, August 1, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC XXX Summer Olympics (8-11:26PM) 9.9 29 30.800
CBS Big Brother 2.0 6 5.400
ABC The Middle -R 0.8 3 3.070
FOX So You Think You Can Dance (8-10PM) -R 0.7 2 2.060
CW Supernatural -R 0.3 1 0.960
8:30PM ABC Suburgatory -R 0.7 2 2.420
9:00 PM CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.1 3 4.37
ABC Modern Family -R 0.9 3 2.930
CW Supernatural -R 0.3 1 0.880
9:30PM ABC Modern Family -R 1.0 3 2.940
10:00PM CBS CSI -R 0.8 2 3.960
ABC Final Witness 0.7 2 2.560

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • RJ

    Final Witness was adjusted down a tenth.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @RJ, thanks, I updated it – Amanda was working OT as it was to post (thank you, Amanda!) since we only received the finals about 10 minutes ago.

  • Mark Wood

    Awesome first .3 for the CW in finals against the Olympics , can not believe I am happy by that.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Amanda Kondolojy

    Blarggghhh…Sorry about that. Apparently my brain breaks after 8PM EST. Or aliens. Either way.

    No Problemo!

  • Phill

    credit to credits due BB its holding pretty darn well against the olympics.

  • Moe

    Wow, Supernatural is holding up well against the Olympics!

  • Christian

    Has Big Brother dropped below a 2 yet this year? Seems it’s adjusted up from a 1.9 everytime!

  • RJ

    Haha I figured you were busy posting and just glanced over it! :)

  • Restless

    Yay for Supernatural almost hitting a million viewers in repeats against the Olympics.

  • EatMorePez

    Tonight’s Olympic ratings are going to be huge.

  • Lance


    Ahem, just this past Sunday’s BB’s final numbers were a 1.9. So, in answer to your question, yes it has dropped below a 2.0 this season.

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  • Nick

    Final Witness still did better than NY Med and The Glass House.

  • Whitewalkers

    The only reason supernatural got 0.3 was because olympics was way more down then usual. If olympics where at the usual 10 million more supernatural would get the same as other cw repeats

  • Tessa


    Not a fact.

  • Shaw

    @ Whitewalkers
    So Supernatural did pull some viewers away from the Olympics then

  • Joseph

    Have I missed anything or is Big Brother the highest rated show excluding the Olympics each week regardless of the night?

  • thesnowleopard

    Holy Batshorts, SPN! Up against the Olympics and its new-slot numbers are actually a little higher than they were just before it switched from Fridays. That definitely bodes well for the show maintaining and even increasing its audience in the new slot come fall. I bet Pedowitz is happy to see that.

    Oh, sure. SPN just happened to get nearly twice as many viewers and a tenth or two more demo for both its slots than any other CW show since the Olympics began because the Olympics coverage on Wednesday just happened to be too horrible to watch compared to every other weekday. That’s not Fan Excuse Bingo: The Sour Grapes Edition, at all.

  • Molly

    First time I see The Middle got viewer than Modern Family !

  • KS

    Yay! Happy for Supernatural’s 0.3. Sure we are gonna see a 1.0 next season.

    But considering the spoilers for season 8, I think, it is going to be a good season than the previous 2 seasons, but I don’t think it can do better than the first five seasons. I am a little skeptical about it though. But I have to wait and see Carver’s idea of bringing on a multi-season story arc gonna work. But, I am quite happy with the characters that’s gonna appear in Season 8 and the number of episodes they are gonna be in.

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