Primetime Ratings: NBC Dominates With Bills-Giants Preseason Game

‘Big Brother’ down slightly from last week
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The preseason NFL matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants lifted NBC over all other broadcasters Sunday night. In early Nielsen overnight numbers, the game averaged a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49 during the 8-11 p.m. primetime window—though due to the nature of live sports those numbers are subject to change. The network’s broadcast of Wrestlemania 30 drew a 1.2. NBC averaged 2.2 rating and 8 share.

CBS averaged a 1.1 / 4. Big Brother was down 14% from last week at 1.9. Unforgettable and Reckless were even with last week at 1.0 and 0.6.

ABC averaged a 0.9 / 3. Wipeout, returning to its 8 p.m. time slot after following last week’s two-hour episode at 7 p.m., drew a 0.9. Rising Star was even with last week at 0.9.

Fox averaged a 0.9 / 3 with reruns.