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Wednesday Final Ratings: ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Debut is Most-Watched ‘Big Brother’ Start on CBS in 7 Years

The premiere episode of “Celebrity Big Brother” was the number one program of the night in viewers and key demos, winning its hour in viewers by a significant +14 percent over its nearest competition (7.27m versus 6.35m).  Additionally, “Celebrity Big Brother” scored massive victories in adults 25-54 (+60 percent, 2.4 versus 1.5) and adults 18-49 (+80 percent,1.8 versus 1.0). 

“Celebrity Big Brother” improved over its most recent “Big Brother” premiere (June 28, 2017) by +24 percent in viewers (from 5.87m), +14 percent in adults 25-54 (from 2.1) and +6 percent in adults 18-49 (from 1.7)

(Source: CBS)

“Celebrity Big Brother” had the most-watched “Big Brother” premiere telecast in total viewers (based on live plus same day data) since “Big Brother 13” on July 7, 2011 (7.89 million).

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Wednesday, February 7:

Inside Out (S) (ABC, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 3.115 million viewers
– 1.8/3 HH
– 0.8/3 A18-49 (1.0/4 F18-49, 0.6/3 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.7/3 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 1.0/3 A25-54 (1.3/4 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

Match Game (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.566 million viewers
– 1.7/3 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49 (0.7/3 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
– 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.2/2 M18-34)
– 0.8/3 A25-54 (1.0/3 F25-54, 0.7/2 M25-54)

Celebrity Big Brother (P) (CBS, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 7.271 million viewers
– 4.3/8 HH
– 1.8/7 A18-49 (2.2/8 F18-49, 1.5/6 M18-49)
– 1.1/6 A18-34 (1.3/7 F18-34, 0.9/6 M18-34)
– 2.4/8 A25-54 (3.0/9 F25-54, 1.9/6 M25-54)

The Amazing Race (CBS, 9:01 PM, 119 min.)
– 5.066 million viewers
– 3.1/6 HH
– 1.1/4 A18-49 (1.3/5 F18-49, 0.9/4 M18-49)
– 0.7/4 A18-34 (0.8/4 F18-34, 0.6/3 M18-34)
– 1.5/5 A25-54 (1.8/6 F25-54, 1.2/4 M25-54)

The Blacklist (NBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 6.351 million viewers
– 4.0/7 HH
– 1.0/4 A18-49 (1.2/4 F18-49, 0.9/4 M18-49)
– 0.5/3 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 1.5/5 A25-54 (1.6/5 F25-54, 1.4/5 M25-54)

Law and Order: SVU (NBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 6.641 million viewers
– 4.3/7 HH
– 1.3/5 A18-49 (1.7/6 F18-49, 0.9/4 M18-49)
– 0.7/4 A18-34 (1.0/5 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 1.8/5 A25-54 (2.2/6 F25-54, 1.4/4 M25-54)

Chicago P.D. (NBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 7.248 million viewers
– 4.7/9 HH
– 1.2/5 A18-49 (1.5/6 F18-49, 1.0/4 M18-49)
– 0.6/4 A18-34 (0.7/4 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 1.8/6 A25-54 (2.1/7 F25-54, 1.5/5 M25-54)

The X-Files (FOX, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.740 million viewers
– 2.3/4 HH
– 0.9/4 A18-49 (1.0/4 F18-49, 0.9/4 M18-49)
– 0.6/3 A18-34 (0.7/4 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 1.3/4 A25-54 (1.3/4 F25-54, 1.2/4 M25-54)

9-1-1 (FOX, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 6.638 million viewers
– 4.0/7 HH
– 1.7/6 A18-49 (2.0/7 F18-49, 1.3/5 M18-49)
– 1.1/6 A18-34 (1.4/7 F18-34, 0.8/5 M18-34)
– 2.2/7 A25-54 (2.6/8 F25-54, 1.7/6 M25-54)

Riverdale (CW, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.284 million viewers
– 0.8/1 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.6/2 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.6/3 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.5/2 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.4/1 M25-54)

Dynasty (CW, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.650 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.2/1 F18-49, 0.2/1 M18-49)
– 0.1/1 A18-34 (0.1/1 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
– 0.2/1 A25-54 (0.2/1 F25-54, 0.2/1 M25-54)

La Rosa de Guadalupe (UNI, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.649 million viewers
– 0.9/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49

El Rico y Lazaro (UNI, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.885 million viewers
– 1.1/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49

Papa a Toda Madre (UNI, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.813 million viewers
– 1.0/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49

Caer en Tentacion (UNI, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.415 million viewers
– 0.8/2 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49

La Tierra Prometida (R) (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.562 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

La Nina (UniMás, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.571 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

La Tierra Prometida (UniMás, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.174 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.4/1 A18-49

Mita y Mita (R) (UniMás, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.436 million viewers
– 0.2/0 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

Mita y Mita (R) (UniMás, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.272 million viewers
– 0.1/0 HH
– 0.1/1 A18-49

Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar (TEL, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.591 million viewers
– 1.0/2 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49
– 0.3/2 A18-34

José José: El Principe de La Canción (TEL, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.955 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49
– 0.2/1 A18-34

Sangre de Mi Tierra (TEL, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.164 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49
– 0.3/2 A18-34

Señora Acero 4: La Coyote (TEL, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.353 million viewers
– 0.8/2 HH
– 0.6/2 A18-49
– 0.4/2 A18-34

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Wednesday, February 7 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

Storage Wars (A&E, 9:30 PM, 31 min.)
– 1.173 million viewers (#26)
– 0.78 HH (#26)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#39)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#46)

Rooster & Butch (A&E, 10:01 PM, 62 min.)
– 0.459 million viewers (#83)
– 0.31 HH (#77)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#94)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#79)

Corporate (CMDY, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.235 million viewers (#100)
– 0.16 HH (#100)
– 0.14 A18-49 (#90)
– 0.14 A18-34 (#66)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.191 million viewers (#24)
– 0.86 HH (#23)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#52)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#79)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.970 million viewers (#35)
– 0.69 HH (#31)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#60)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#90)

CNN Tonight (CNN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.901 million viewers (#39)
– 0.67 HH (#33)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#53)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#95)

Street Outlaws: Memphis Special (DISC, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.883 million viewers (#41)
– 0.54 HH (#43)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#23)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#46)

NBA Pre-Game (ESPN, 7:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.681 million viewers (#59)
– 0.46 HH (#56)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#31)
– 0.30 A18-34 (#16)

NBA Regular Season Minnesota Timberwolves at Cleveland Cavaliers (ESPN, 8:01 PM, 162 min.)
– 2.119 million viewers (#10)
– 1.39 HH (#9)
– 0.83 A18-49 (#1)
– 0.86 A18-34 (#2)

NBA Regular Season San Antonio Spurs at Phoenix Suns (ESPN, 10:43 PM, 128 min.)
– 1.080 million viewers (#29)
– 0.75 HH (#28)
– 0.47 A18-49 (#10)
– 0.49 A18-34 (#8)

College Basketball Regular Season Texas A&M at Auburn (ESPN2, 9:06 PM, 132 min.)
– 0.462 million viewers (#82)
– 0.28 HH (#82)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#76)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#46)

Guy’s Grocery Games (FOOD, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.814 million viewers (#51)
– 0.53 HH (#46)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#33)
– 0.24 A18-34 (#22)

Tucker Carlson Tonight (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.479 million viewers (#2)
– 2.27 HH (#2)
– 0.35 A18-49 (#19)
– 0.16 A18-34 (#54)

Hannity (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.894 million viewers (#1)
– 2.58 HH (#1)
– 0.36 A18-49 (#16)
– 0.14 A18-34 (#66)

The Ingraham Angle (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.106 million viewers (#3)
– 2.08 HH (#3)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#23)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#79)

grown-ish (FRFM, 8:00 PM, 31 min.)
– 0.541 million viewers (#72)
– 0.37 HH (#67)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#39)
– 0.30 A18-34 (#16)

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX, 10:00 PM, 84 min.)
– 0.981 million viewers (#33)
– 0.69 HH (#31)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#27)
– 0.22 A18-34 (#30)

Property Brothers (HGTV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.763 million viewers (#14)
– 1.16 HH (#14)
– 0.38 A18-49 (#14)
– 0.26 A18-34 (#21)

House Hunters (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.677 million viewers (#15)
– 1.09 HH (#15)
– 0.36 A18-49 (#16)
– 0.22 A18-34 (#30)

House Hunters International (HGTV, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.517 million viewers (#16)
– 1.03 HH (#17)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#22)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#46)

Time Machine (HIST, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.031 million viewers (#31)
– 0.66 HH (#35)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#60)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#68)

Time Machine (HIST, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.185 million viewers (#25)
– 0.77 HH (#27)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#53)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#79)

Knightfall (HIST, 10:00 PM, 68 min.)
– 1.023 million viewers (#32)
– 0.67 HH (#33)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#60)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#79)

See No Evil (ID, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.447 million viewers (#18)
– 1.01 HH (#18)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#23)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#73)

Homicide Hunter Lt. Joe Kenda (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.834 million viewers (#13)
– 1.25 HH (#13)
– 0.37 A18-49 (#15)
– 0.15 A18-34 (#58)

Little Women Atlanta Short (LIF, 8:50 PM, 10 min.)
– 0.488 million viewers (#76)
– 0.34 HH (#74)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#71)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#90)

Little Women Atlanta (LIF, 9:00 PM, 62 min.)
– 0.736 million viewers (#57)
– 0.52 HH (#48)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#37)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#46)

Little Women Atlanta First Look (LIF, 10:02 PM, 10 min.)
– 0.596 million viewers (#66)
– 0.44 HH (#60)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#53)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#73)

All In with Chris Hayes (MSNBC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.932 million viewers (#12)
– 1.33 HH (#11)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#53)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#90)

Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.006 million viewers (#4)
– 2.01 HH (#4)
– 0.35 A18-49 (#19)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#73)

Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.250 million viewers (#7)
– 1.53 HH (#5)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#39)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#90)

Catfish: The TV Show Season 7 (MTV, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.598 million viewers (#65)
– 0.38 HH (#65)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#27)
– 0.28 A18-34 (#20)

Locked Up Abroad (NGC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.479 million viewers (#78)
– 0.32 HH (#76)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#76)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#95)

Locked Up Abroad Compilation (NGC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.453 million viewers (#84)
– 0.28 HH (#82)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#85)
– 0.06 A18-34 (#98)

If Loving You is Wrong (OWN, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.517 million viewers (#16)
– 1.06 HH (#16)
– 0.36 A18-49 (#16)
– 0.18 A18-34 (#41)

Waco (PAR, 10:00 PM, 62 min.)
– 0.824 million viewers (#50)
– 0.52 HH (#48)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#33)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#46)

The Magicians (SYFY, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.795 million viewers (#54)
– 0.49 HH (#53)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#39)
– 0.22 A18-34 (#30)

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.131 million viewers (#28)
– 0.75 HH (#28)
– 0.34 A18-49 (#21)
– 0.24 A18-34 (#22)

My 600-Lb. Life (TLC, 8:00 PM, 125 min.)
– 1.376 million viewers (#21)
– 0.93 HH (#19)
– 0.43 A18-49 (#12)
– 0.29 A18-34 (#18)

Family by the Ton (TLC, 10:05 PM, 63 min.)
– 0.904 million viewers (#38)
– 0.64 HH (#36)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#33)
– 0.18 A18-34 (#41)

The Librarians (TNT, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.436 million viewers (#19)
– 0.90 HH (#20)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#37)
– 0.23 A18-34 (#24)

Expedition Unknown (TRAV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.970 million viewers (#35)
– 0.59 HH (#39)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#45)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#73)

Expedition Unknown: After Hunt (TRAV, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.826 million viewers (#49)
– 0.51 HH (#52)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#76)
– 0.06 A18-34 (#98)

Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes (TRU, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.326 million viewers (#93)
– 0.22 HH (#90)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#71)
– 0.18 A18-34 (#41)

Black Ink Crew Specials (VH1, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.838 million viewers (#46)
– 0.56 HH (#40)
– 0.46 A18-49 (#11)
– 0.50 A18-34 (#6)

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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