Wednesday Final Ratings:'Big Brother' Adjusted Up Plus Final Olympics Ratings

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August 9th, 2012


Big Brother was adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings. The final numbers for night five of the XXX Summer Olympics are also available below. There will be no final numbers released for NBC's commercial-free preview of Go On which aired immediately following the Olympics.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, August 8, 2012:

Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
NBC XXX Olympics (8-11:06PM) 9.4/27 29.09
CBS Big Brother 1.9/6 5.39
ABC The Middle - R 0.9/3 3.08
FOX So You Think You Can Dance - R (8-10PM) 0.7/2 1.87
CW Supernatural - R 0.4/1 0.88
ABC Suburgatory - R 0.7/2 2.40
ABC Modern Family - R 1.2/3 2.94
CBS Criminal Minds - R 0.9/2 3.85
CW Supernatural - R 0.3/1 0.70
ABC Modern Family - R 1.1/3 2.75
ABC Final Witness 0.8/2 2.81
CBS CSI - R 0.7/2 3.91

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

  • joethehobo

    @JS, I’d much rather have this than those mindless absolute background television sit-coms on CBS.

  • Mark Wilkins

    With those numbers, I’m assuming Supernatural tied or got the best ratings for the CW in the 18-49 category.

  • Alex Morgan #13

    CBS sitcoms are still the best and are king in the ratings.

    Go On sucked so I will not be returning September 11th, I will be waiting for the new season of Whitney. Whitney is now NBC’s best comedy. Critics can go suck it.

  • Restless

    Brothers reunite in the first episode, but I’m almost positive the first actual flashback to Purgatory is in the second episode.

    I don’t think the laws of physics will be any different than what’s normally on the show. That would be cool, but that kind of thing is usually reserved for Sci Fi shows where the setting is as much a character to be explored as anything.

    And I wouldn’t worry if I were you, I’m sure the focus will stay on the Winchesters. Supernatural is like a romance, pretty much everything hinges on Sam and Dean’s relationship. But I wouldn’t judge you if you quit, as I’m planning on doing the same thing as soon as Castiel is gone. I like Carver, but I’m not expecting miracles.

    Anyway, it’d be nice if it got a 1.0 or better. But The Secret Circle and Ringer only got 1.2 in their premieres and TVD ended at 1.2, so I dunno. Seems like it’d be asking for a lot to expect a 1.0 (although if I recall correctly season six was all above a 1.0 except for the last two episodes, so maybe there is hope.)

  • Thiesse

    I’m wondering just like with Whitney last season if Guys with Kids will be the one coming out on top as NBC’s top new comedy. I remember last season it looked like for the longest of times that Up All Night was going to be NBC’s top new comedy until January came.

    Go On’s got a lot of pressure on it to do well in its new timeslot and it isn’t going to be easy with all of that same format competition in there.

  • Oliver

    Calling Whitney “NBC’s top new comedy” is one way to spin it. I’d call it the new NBC comedy that flopped the least. Whitney ultimately did worse than Community, 30 Rock, P&R and The Office in the Renew/Cancel Index, and they’re the flops NBC wanted to replace.

    I think Guys With Kids will have an uphill struggle, but who knows? You don’t need to be a hit to get renewed on NBC, as Whitney and Up All Night proved.

  • KS


    *spoiler alert*

    Carver said in an interview that he is the biggest fan of Dean and Castiel relationship. I am sure that’s a great news for you guys. And I am happy that Castiel is getting a solid story arc and good number of episodes this season unlike the seventh season which he was brought into the show only for fan service.

    Also, I am eager to say, how mature Sam and Dean are. And more importantly he said that, they are quest for something personal this season. Can’t wait to see what that personal thing really is. I hope its “Samulet” or something related to their parents or Bobby. Above all, dying to see purgatory. I hope they make it an exciting and fascinating place, which would be a tourist attraction, if there were no monsters in purgatory.

    I am a bit pessimistic though – I think this season will be better than 6th and 7th, but I doubt if it’s gonna be better than initial five seasons.

  • Rebecca

    Just had to say, I’m all caught up now on SPN (only started watching it from the beginning this year) thanks to Netflix and ProjectFreeTV. There are a couple episodes I’ll watch again before the new season premiere, but then I’ll be able to watch each week (it’ll have to be online, though, since it’s on against Modern Family – but I’ll still stay up to date). Enjoyed all seven seasons, some episodes more than others.

    And I’ll keep watching Go On, but it’ll probably just be online too since it’s on against New Girl and Happy Endings – and I enjoy both of those shows. Good thing I just got the DroidTV app (works out to be cheaper than hulu plus overall, but they take a few days sometimes to get the show recorded onto your phone). The S7 finale of SPN is sitting there, ready for me to re-watch.

  • Restless

    Awesome, and welcome to the fandom. :) I’m new too, I only caught up last December.

    I’m pessimistic.

    1. Gamble also claimed to be a huge Cas fan right before season seven. So it could be another “just shut up and watch” tactic.
    2. Carver didn’t say much about Castiel or actually answer the question, despite it being a specific Cas question.
    3. I’m not actually much of a destiel shipper. I don’t mind it, but I care more about Castiel’s story outside of Dean, so that quote isn’t doing too much for me. Sure, I appreciate any acknowledgement toward Castiel, but I much prefer Ben Edlund saying Castiel is his favorite character. :) He didn’t have to bring Dean up to talk about Cas.

    I doubt season seven was fanservice, to anyone. It’s especially not fanservice to kill off a character and leave him for the very tale end of the season. No, I’m sure it was the writer’s plan all along to drag him back to fix Sam. So I’d say it was “writer’s service”.
    Besides, with how often Sam and Dean stand around basically doing nothing important or interesting? That’s more fanservice than anything. And I also don’t think eight is a good number of episodes and have yet to hear anything about Cas’ story (though to be fair, the same can be said of Dean and Sam, and Cas has had a story/character arc every season which is more than I can say for them, so I’m not actually too concerned).

    But whatever about all that, I’m just glad you’re not foaming at the mouth over him. ^^ I admit I was wary talking to you, considering how you were in the fall. So thank you very much for not bashing.

    Anyway, I’m pretty sure the ship has sailed for the Samulet. That already had the role of finding god, and I doubt they’ll use that storyline again. If they bring Bobby back I hope it’s not just to info dump, like his ghost self was used for. I like Bobby for the most part (him killing his dad left a sour taste in my mouth), and Jim was at Comic Con, so I’m sure he’ll be back at least once. John would be fabulous, and in line with Carver saying he’s “resetting” the mythology a bit, but if that were happening I bet spoilers would have already gotten out.

    I’m guessing it’ll be them finding word of god stones to control or close the gates to heaven, hell and purgatory. That would also give Crowley a reason to want Kevin and oppose them (to keep the Winchesters from closing hell). Also Singer said it was going to be an ‘angels and demons’ year and Carver said he was trying to have this new bit of mythology last over several seasons, and I’m sure they could stretch out closing each gate over a season. I’ll further guess that episode two, which will feature an auction, will be auctioning a god stone. Maybe also that Dean & Benny will have torn open purgatory in their escape, meaning they have to work to close it again (but I’m not confident about that, that’s a lot of recycling of ideas there). Basically another war over heaven and hell, which would make me mostly happy as seasons four, five and six are my favorites.

  • Tessa

    Wow, Supernatual, wow.

    Again have to remind myself that all is good in SPN land. Pedowitz is a fan, Carver has a three season long arc in mind, both boys are signed until season 10.

    Where’s the person saying it was all a fluke last week because Olympics wasn’t that great that night?


    Welcome to the fold. May I ask what your favorite season/type of episode is?


    I wouldn’t worry much about Carver not answering the Castiel question. I’m surprised they even said this much about him as every season they seem to make him the big mystery and keep his story under wraps. I’m also not worried about them killing him off. He’s been dead and resurrected so many times it would be extremely lame to do it again this season. We all can dress him in a parka and call him Kenny McCormick if that happens.

    I’m also eager to see how the brothers mature. I am curious about Sam’s new love interest and his and Dean’s quest for something personal too. It would be great if it’s the Samulet but we’ve been disappointed on that front so many times I’m not holding my breath.

    My biggest worry – aside from a tepid Dean story and a stupid Cas story – is if they make Sam’s love interest something like Lisa. I don’t know if that would be worse than killing her off after just a few scenes.

    As for Bobby, unless he’s got a purpose in the main story arc, I wouldn’t mind if the let him rest in peace.

  • KS


    Sometimes, I wonder, if season 4 + season 6 = Season 8, based on the spoilers so far.

  • Rebecca

    I don’t think I have a favorite season, but “Yellow Fever” was my fave episode (Dean freaking out a lot as his ghost illness got worse, and his blooper-turned-into-great-lip-sync-of-“Eye of the Tiger” at the end credits = awesome). The Dean comedy moments are usually my favorites. Sam has his moments, too, but I like Dean (and Cas). I also really liked “Changing Channels,” “The French Mistake” and “The Girl with the Dungeons and Dragons Tattoo.” But nearly each episode had its fun moments. The action, drama and emotional scenes were great, but I like the funny moments the best. And I like all of the supporting cast, but I think Bobby should rest in peace now.

  • Tessa

    Loved season 4, appreciated the second part of season 6 (it had great episodes such as Frontierland and The Man Who Would be King) so if that be the case I’ll take it.

    I’m always amazed how an angst filled, heart rending show like Supernatural can have some of the funnies moments, sometimes in the same episode (The Valentines Day episode comes to mind with that funny Cupid sequence.) I agree with everything you said. The bad acting scene in The French Mistakes is one of the funniest things I’ve seen on TV ever. I still look it up on Youtube just to watch Sam try to put his arms somewhere and Dean say, “Dean, grimly!” :D

  • becky

    big brother is nothing without janelle hope she goes in the game and final wins other than the useual 3rd place and it will be a mircle when she has her revenge on boogie for elimenating her on allstar season on the finale

  • Rebecca

    Yep, that was great. And I hope they get their car back some time soon (Dean’s “Baby”).

  • Dean_W

    I’m totally agree best episodes of Season 6 were Frontierland, The Man Who would be King, Let It Bleed and The French Mistake !

  • KS

    The best season 6 episodes are:

    1. The Third Man
    2. Weekend at Bobby’s
    3. Clap Your Hands if You Believe

    The French Mistake, some parts were really funny, but I think they went too “deep”, so definitely not among my list of good episodes.

    The Man Who Would Be The King – Only God knows why this episode even existed. I already knew whatever they tried to show in the episode.

  • Rebecca

    One reason I liked “The French Mistake” was because of all the fun poked at themselves…I tend to like those types of episodes where the brothers are like, “There’s a TV show about us?! Who’d watch it?” or “Someone’s writing books about us?!” (I paraphrase…they may have said it differently.) And Castiel acting so funny/odd as the “actor” who plays Castiel. “Weekend at Bobby’s” was pretty good too. I liked all of them, really.

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