Even though the ratings for this season of “Big Brother” are not exactly knocking it out of the park, there is some good news — they are at least no going down despite Willie Hantz getting expelled from the game.
Thursday night’s episode posted the same 2.2 rating as the show did the week before, and we have a feeling that it could go up now that it has been revealed that the coaches could be entering the game if America deems it so. This twist has been one of the biggest issues with the season so far, as everyone is hoping for an opportunity to see a little bit more in the way of excitement.
If nothing else, these ratings are a glimmer of hope for CBS once you consider just how badly another one of their shows performed in “3.” The new dating show — which was moved off of Sunday night in order to avoid airing against “The Bachelorette” — scored a terrible 0.8 rating (which will probably be adjusted down in the final numbers) along with under 2.5 million viewers. Even the finale of Fox’s “Take Me Out” with a 1.2 rating managed to fare better on the night. Both “Saving Hope” and “Rock Center with Brian Williams” had higher viewer totals on NBC, even if their demo ratings were either lower or the same as “3.” The only consolation CBS can have here is that this was a “preview” for the actual premiere Sunday — but it’s still not looking good considering that this was the biggest lead-in audience that it is probably going to have all season.
The only other new programming on TV Thursday night were “Wipeout” (2.2) and “Rookie Blue” (1.5), which at least were both up versus previous new episodes.
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