TV Ratings: 'Big Brothers' Wins Demo Opposite NFL Preseason

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On Sunday, Big Brother held steady for CBS, edging out NBC’s NFL preseason coverage in the key demo.

In the 8 p.m. hour, the CBS reality staple scored a 1.8 rating, with the NFL game only notching a 1.7 rating, pending updates. But in terms of total viewers, Big Brother (6.4 million) couldn't beat out the football game (6.8 million), which saw the San Francisco 49ers play the Minnesota Vikings.

The matchup nabbed a 4.7 in metered markets, which marks a 9 percent increase compared with NBC's preseason game a year ago, which saw the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Jacksonville Jaguars, scoring a 4.3 in metered markets.

ABC's Celebrity Family Feud returned after a few weeks off with a 1.2 rating, while Steve Harvey’s Funderdome (0.8 rating) and The $100,000 Pyramid (0.7 rating) held. In addition, Candy Crush remained steady with a 0.5 rating for CBS.

NBC won the night with a 1.5 rating and 6.2 million total viewers, with Fox ranking second in the demo with a 1.0 rating and fourth in viewers (2.6 million). Additionally, CBS and ABC were both third in the demo (0.9 rating), with ABC second in viewers (5.1 million) and CBS third (4.7 million.)