big brother 14 ratings sept 2 TV ratings: CBS and 'Big Brother' lead a quiet SundayFast National ratings for Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012

The long Labor Day weekend pushed down ratings for the broadcast networks across the board Sunday, with CBS coming out on top thanks to “60 Minutes” and “Big Brother.” The latter was down from recent performances but scored the night’s best adults 18-49 numbers.

(Note: Household ratings and shares for Sunday night weren’t available as of posting time.)

CBS drew 4.9 million viewers in primetime to lead the way. NBC (3.1 million) came in second. FOX (2.4 million) edged ABC (2.3 million) for third place.

FOX snagged the lead among adults 18-49, albeit with only a modest 1.1 rating. CBS posted a 0.9 in the demographic, followed by NBC, 0.8, and ABC, 0.4.

]]>7 p.m. CBS: “60 Minutes” (6.8 million viewers)
NBC: “Dateline” (3.25 million)
ABC: Special – “The Chew Presents: ABC Fall Preview” (2.4 million)
FOX: “American Dad” rerun (1.4 million)/”The Cleveland Show” rerun (1.6 million) 18-49 leader: “Dateline” (0.9) 8 p.m. CBS: “Big Brother” (5.5 million)
ABC: “America’s Got Talent” rerun (3 million)
FOX: “The Simpsons” reruns – two episodes (2.5 million)
ABC: “Once Upon a Time” rerun (1.9 million) 18-49 leader: “Big Brother” (1.7) 9 p.m. NBC: “America’s Got Talent” rerun (3.25 million)
FOX: “Family Guy” reruns – two episodes (3.24 million)
CBS: “The Good Wife” rerun (3.1 million)
ABC: Special – “TV’s Most Dynamic Duos” (2.4 million) 18-49 leader: “Family Guy” (1.5) 10 p.m. CBS: “The Mentalist” rerun (4.2 million)
NBC: “America’s Got Tlaent” rerun (2.9 million)
ABC: “TV’s Most Dynamic Duos” (2.7 million) 18-49 leader: “America’s Got Talent” (0.8) Via TV Media Insights. Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter