TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' Makes a Healthy Return, 'Taxi Brooklyn' Soft

The CBS summer reality veteran kicks off its latest cycle as the top series of the night, up a fraction from 2013, while NBC's latest summer drama gets a slower start.
"Big Brother" host Julie Chen  Bill Inoshita/CBS

The Big Brother house opened its doors again on Wednesday night, giving CBS the night's top broadcast across the Big Four.

With an average 6.64 million viewers and a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49, Big Brother was up compared to last summer's premiere — albeit by just a tenth of a point in the key demo. Fox's So You Think You Can Dance (1.4 adults) took a hit against the new reality competition, falling 18 percent from last week's season high.

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NBC had a new series, Taxi Brooklyn, at 10 p.m. With an encore lead-in from America's Got Talent, the drama opened to a modest 1.0 rating with adults under 50. The 12-episode series, which already aired in France, comes from EuropaCorp Television.

A new episode of Motive (0.7 adults), ABC's own 10 o'clock import, dropped three-tenths of a point to a season low.

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