TV ratings: Jets-Panthers preseason game wins Sunday for NBC, 'Big Brother' up again

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tim-tebow-jets-panthers-ratings-aug-26.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012

NBC scored a ratings win Sunday with an NFL preseason game between the Carolina Panthers and New York Jets, although its numbers were down slightly from last week. CBS, meanwhile, saw "Big Brother" record some of its best ratings of the summer.

Pending updates for the live broadcast, NBC averaged 7.7 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/8 share in households in primetime. CBS (6.4 million, 4.1/7) came in second. FOX, which benefited from some NFL overruns, took third with just over 4 million viewers and a 2.4/4, and ABC trailed with 3.4 million viewers and a 2.1/4.

NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.5 rating, topping FOX's 1.8. CBS scored a 1.4 in the demo and ABC a 0.9.

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