‘Big Brother 8’ Leads Sunday
August 20, 2007 1:28 PM
“Big Brother 8” was the highest-rated program Sunday night, but that’s sort of like getting the best parking space at a store that’s closed. Competitors ran repeats, except for NBC’s presentation of an NFL preseason game between the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens.
Overall, CBS tied for the night with Fox due to “Brother” (2.9 rating among adults 19 to 49), “60 Minutes” (1.8) and repeats. Fox had animated repeats. NBC’s NFL game was second (2.3, but that may change in the nationals). ABC was fourth with repeats.
On Saturday, CBS once again tied Fox in the preliminary ratings. This time, CBS had the preseason game, with San Diego Chargers at St. Louis Rams posting a 1.7. Fox ran its usual reality crime shows. NBC was third with “US Gymnastics Championship” (1.0) and repeats. On ABC, “Masters of Science Fiction” flopped back down to a 0.9 after last week’s spike.
On Friday, Disney Channel ruled the night with "High School Musical 2." But among broadcast networks, ABC had a rare victory thanks to "Set For Life" climbing 33 percent to post its best rating to date (1.2), which in turn helped boost "George Lopez" repeats that followed.