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.
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"Big Brother" host Julie Chen

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.