9:24am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' Tops Sunday, ABC Game Block Wins Night
Big Brother topped ABC's Sunday game show block last night, though the weekend move for summer drama BrainDead proved to be anything but helpful.
At 8 o'clock, after a 7 p.m. hour of repeats, CBS posted the night's best showing among adults 18-49 with Big Brother — a 1.9 rating. It went head-to-head with a dipping Family Feud on ABC. That, down 13 percent from a week ago, averaged a 1.4 rating in the key demo.
A steady $100.000 Pyramid matched its lead-in, while Match Game posted a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 at 10 p.m. The lingering strength of ABC's 9 and 10 p.m. hours, stacked largely against repeats, helped the network lead the night in the key demographic.
CBS drama BrainDead only managed to pull a same-day score of a 0.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers in its first Sunday outing. The struggling freshman was shifted from the weekday schedule to avoid a conflict with coverage of the RNC and DNC conventions.