big brother 16 victoria cody TV ratings: 'Big Brother' rises; NFL preseason football boosts FOXFast National ratings for Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014

There was no PGA Championship runover this week, but the NFL preseason game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers did boost FOX over its typical summer Sunday night ratings. Elsewhere, “Big Brother” was up by roughly a million viewers for CBS, which is a season-high for the reality show, and “Rising Star” was up slightly for ABC.

The NFL preseason was not enough to topple CBS’ slate of original Sunday programming, however. The Eye earned 6.3 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/7 share in households, followed by FOX at 4.9 million and a 3.0/5, ABC at 3.7 million and a 2.3/4 and NBC at 3.1 million, 1.9/3.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX did come out on top with a 1.6 rating, followed by CBS at 1.1, ABC at 0.8 and NBC at 0.7.

Sunday hour by hour:

7 p.m.

CBS: “60 Minutes” (7.8 million viewers, 5.1/10 households)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” rerun (4.7 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: “American Dad” rerun (2.3 million, 1.4/3)/”The Simpsons” rerun (2.9 million, 1.7/3)
NBC: “American Ninja Warrior” rerun (2.5 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: Tie – “The Simpsons” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.1)

8 p.m.

CBS: “Big Brother” (6.9 million, 4.0/7)
FOX: NFL preseason football (5.7 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: “American Ninja Warrior” rerun (3.3 million, 2.0/4)
ABC: “Wipeout” (3 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: “Big Brother” (2.1)

9 p.m.

FOX: NFL preseason football (6.4 million, 3.9/7)
CBS: “Unforgettable” (6.2 million, 4.0/7)
ABC: “Rising Star” (3.1 million, 1.9/3)
NBC: “America’s Got Talent” rerun (2.8 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: NFL preseason football (2.1)

10 p.m.

FOX: NFL preseason football (5.8 million, 3.7/6)
“Reckless” (4.4 million, 2.8/5)
ABC: “Castle” rerun (3.8 million, 2.6/5)
NBC: “America’s Got Talent” rerun (3.7 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (0.9)

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."