Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Brother', 'Wipeout' and 'Rookie Blue' Adjusted Down & Final Olympics Ratings

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August 10th, 2012


Big Brother was adjusted down three tenths, Wipeout was adjusted down five tenths and Rookie Blue was adjusted down four tenths among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings. All three shows were pre-empted by pre-season football in numerous markets. Also find the final numbers for night thirteen of the XXX Summer Olympics below.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Thursday, August 9, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC XXX Olympics (8-11:11PM) 7.0/20 22.86
CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 1.4/4 5.31
ABC Wipeout -R 1.1/3 3.49
FOX Rasing Hope -R 0.8/3 1.82
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.3/1 0.79
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.2/3 4.44
FOX Rasing Hope -R 0.7/2 1.57
9:00 CBS Big Brother 1.8/5 5.03
ABC Wipeout 1.2/3 3.38
FOX Glee - R 0.5/1 1.50
CW The L.A. Complex - R 0.2/0 0.50
10:00 ABC Rookie Blue 1.1/3 3.80
CBS Person of Interest - R 0.7/2 3.60

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

  • Colin

    Wow. Ratings crashed.

  • Billy


    That’s what happens when the shows are preempted all over the place for football.

  • Some Guy

    Night six? Wouldn’t this be night 13?

  • The Mike Factor

    Golly Big Brother, that was a steep drop for a big elimination night

  • Joseph

    Preliminary numbers were way off, oh well :)
    These were more the numbers that should have been expected given that the NFL started last night ,, Broncos blowing out the Bears 31 – 3 for example,
    Still liking those numbers for Big Brother , it still makes it the 2nd most watched show since the Olympics began regardless of the day or time !

  • Atlanta

    Olympic fatigue and “Are we ready for some football?”

  • Michael

    I’m hoping one of these suckers open Pandora Box and Queen Janelle returns! :P

  • MC

    I’m with you Michael…Big Brother is going to be so boring without Janelle.

  • Joseph

    @MC ,
    I think it was a mistake that Big Brother removed the Coach effect, in my opinion it would have been nice to see how this twist played out for the entire season.
    That said , its Big Brother and doing really great in the ratings given the circumstance.

  • Keithar2002

    Janelle isn’t coming back. She’s gone home. She’s not in sequester. They have too many people at this point in the season, they can’t bring anyone back, they have to have at least two double evictions just to get caught up.

  • Lucas

    Why The LA Complex do better when it’s a repeat?

  • Michael

    @Lucas, 0.2/0 isn’t much better… Lol.

  • andy

    when football preempts you, you ratings drop….its not the shows fault..

  • andy


  • s0303

    @aj…it’s cuz the show wasn’t on several stations…janelle going home had nothing to do with it…those are actually really good numbers for bb considering the olympics and the stations showing football instead of big brother…

  • Kissan

    Big Brother wasn’t on yesterday for me. It was pre-empted by football.

  • Jeffery

    YAY! keep falling, big brother! bad season…….

  • GetMilk

    Again, LA Complex repeat yesterday did better than the original on Tuesday…

  • Andrew


  • joss

    omg cant wait for it
    september the 30th once upon a time /revengae Family guy |& american dad

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