: The first season of "Big Brother" debuted to big numbers, over 20 million viewers. But interest in the largely static show quickly waned. Each season averages between 6.5 million and 7.5 million viewers per episode. For the summer, that's not bad. But it's not blazing either.
: The first ten seasons of "Survivor" averaged 22.4 million viewers. The next ten? Only 14.8. The most recent season is only averaging 13.5 million. However, the two post-Super Bowl "Survivor" episodes have topped 30 million viewers, with the "Survivor: Australia" premiere hitting a huge 45.4 million.
: Even with the dip from the first ten seasons to the next ten, "Survivor" still trumps "Big Brother" in the ratings department, usually more than doubling the ratings of its summer counterpart. Point -- "Survivor."
-- Andrea Reiher, Zap2it