TV ratings: 'Big Brother 16' down over premiere; 'Taxi Brooklyn' steady for NBC

big-brother-16-week-one-power-of-veto.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The second week of "Big Brother 16" saw the ratings down over the premiere episode on June 25, losing a million viewers week to week and dipping by half a point in its adults 18-49 rating. "So You Think You Can Dance" was also down slightly over last week, while "Taxi Brooklyn" held steady for NBC in total viewers and was up slightly in its adults 18-49 rating.

The top show of the night was a rerun of "America's Got Talent," which gave NBC the win in total viewers with an average of 6 million and a 3.8 rating/7 share in households. CBS was second with 4.4 million and a 2.9/5, followed by FOX (3.99 million, 2.5/5), ABC (3.1 million, 2.1/4) and The CW (815,000, 0.6/1).

In the adults 18-49 demographic, the order was a bit different. FOX tied NBC for the top spot with 1.3, followed by CBS in third with a 1.0, ABC at 0.8 and The CW at 0.2.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.


NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (5.7 million, 3.7/7)
CBS: "Big Brother" (5.6 million viewers, 3.5/7 households)
FOX:
"So You Think You Can Dance" live show premiere (3.9 million, 2.5/5)
ABC: "The Middle" rerun (3.9 million, 2.6/5)/"The Goldbergs" rerun (3.2 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: "Arrow" rerun (893,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" (1.8)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"America's Got Talent" rerun (6.99 million, 4.3/8)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.1 million, 2.6/5)
CBS: "Under the Dome" rerun (3.3 million, 2.2/4)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (3.5 million, 2.3/4)/"The Goldbergs" rerun (3.1 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: "The 100" rerun (738,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "America's Got Talent" (1.5)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"Taxi Brooklyn" (5.4 million, 3.4/6)
CBS: "CSI" rerun (4.5 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: "Motive" rerun (2.4 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: "Taxi Brooklyn" (1.1)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.
Photo/Video credit: CBS