TV ratings: 'Big Brother' premiere up over last year, 'Taxi Brooklyn' has modest premiere Wednesday

big-brother-16-premiere-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The 16th edition of "Big Brother" got off to a decent start Wednesday, scoring the night's top 18-49 rating and improving across the board on last year's premiere. CBS scored a win for the night thanks to the show.

Also Wednesday, the premiere of "Taxi Brooklyn" on NBC led its hour but delivered only mediocre ratings. "So You Think You Can Dance" was down some for FOX.

CBS delivered 6.05 million viewers and a 3.9 rating/7 share in households in primetime, edging NBC (5.9 million, 3.7/7) for the lead. FOX (4.4 million, 2.8/5) came in third. ABC (3.7 million, 2.4/4) was fourth, and The CW (1 million, 0.7/1) trailed.

CBS also led the 18-49 demographic with a 1.5 rating. FOX was right behind with a 1.4. NBC finished third at 1.2, followed by ABC, 0.9, and The CW, 0.2.

Wednesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Big Brother" season premiere (6.6 million viewers, 4.0/7 households)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (5.8 million, 3.7/7)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.2 million, 2.7/5)
ABC: "The Middle" rerun (4.4 million, 2.7/5)/"The Goldbergs" rerun (3.7 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: "Arrow" rerun (1.1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" (2.3)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"America's Got Talent" rerun (6.6 million, 4.0/7)
CBS: "Criminal Minds" rerun (6.2 million, 4.1/7)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (4.6 million, 2.9/5)
ABC: "Modern Family" rerun (4 million, 2.5/4)/"The Goldbergs" rerun (3.2 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: "The 100" rerun (918,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: Tie - "America's Got Talent" and "So You Think You Can Dance" (1.5)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"Taxi Brooklyn" series premiere (5.4 million, 3.5/6)
CBS: "CSI" rerun (5.35 million, 3.7/7)
ABC: "Motive" (3.5 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader: "Taxi Brooklyn" (1.0)

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