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Ratings: “Big Brother” Premiere Falls From Last Year, Still Wins Night In Demo

“Big Brother” was the night’s top show in adults 18-49 and overall viewership.

Big Brother | Sonja Flemming/CBS

While it was not as potent as last summer’s opener, the season premiere of “Big Brother” still led the night in adults 18-49.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Wednesday’s season twenty premiere drew a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 5.54 million viewers at 8PM. The numbers fell to a 1.4 and 5.04 million, respectively, at 9PM.

Last year’s premiere drew a 1.7 in the demo and 5.88 million in viewership.

Despite the year-over-year decline, “Big Brother” led the night in adults 18-49. It took second — beneath CBS’ own “Code Black” — in overall viewership.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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