big brother 16 week one power of veto TV ratings: 'Big Brother 16' down over premiere; 'Taxi Brooklyn' steady for NBCFast 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)
“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)

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

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."