CBS’ 8 PM return of Big Brother to Sunday night (1.8/6, 5.76 million viewers) came in 22% short of last Thursday’s time period premiere to tie its lowest-rated Sunday launch to date. It was, nonetheless, the night’s top rated broadcast in the demo, as well as 18-34 and 25-54.

After BB, CBS’ Reckless unveiling (0.7/2) tumbled 79% from last summer’s highly hyped premiere of Under The Dome (3.3/9). Following Reckless, Unforgettable (0.9/3) bounced 13% from its most recent telecast (0.8/3), and on par with its in-season debut on April 4. CBS finished first among viewers (6.1 million) for the night, but tied ABC in the demo (1.1/4).

ABC’s new Rising Star (1.3/4, 4.7 million viewers) won its 9-11 PM block in the demo, built on its lead-in with viewers  (18%) and in the demo (20%), and grew from its first hour to its second in the demo. But, it tumbled 20% compared to last week’s series debut in the demo, and lost 24% of its 18-34 crowd. ABC would rather you focused on Rising Star’s improvement of the two-hour time period versus a year ago on the night by 57% in total viewers (vs. 3.0 million) and by 50% in the demo (vs 0.8/2).

CF
11 months
How does garbage like Rising Star even get on the air? It's horribly produced. It is like...
steven
11 months
Im surprised at Rising Star..I thought it was DOA. The first episode was so bad t hat...

Earlier in the night, ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos repeat logged a 0.9/3 and 4.56 million viewers, followed by Wipeout (1.04, 4.0 million viewers), which was down 9% compared to previous week’s season debut.

From 9-11 PM, NBC’s “special” edition of Last Comic Standing (1.1/3) finished within a tenth of a rating point of No. 1 in the time period among the broadcast networks in the demo by coming within a tenth of a point of ABC’s Week 2 telecast of Rising Star.  From 9-10 PM, Comic tied Fox’s comedy repeats in the demo (1.1/3). Fox’s Family Guy repeat was the night’s highest-rated among 18-34 year olds, and the second highest-rated of the night in 18-49.