Big Brother: Summer 2012 Ratings (Sundays)

CBS ratings for Big BrotherWill Big Brother prove to be a ratings winner for CBS this summer? Time will tell if Julie Chen and the all-star coaches are up to the task.

Here are the TV show’s ratings for the Sunday editions of the Summer 2012 season, the best way to tell if Big Brother is going to be cancelled or renewed for season 15. Big Brother typically airs on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday nights on the CBS network.

Check out our CBS summer ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final Sunday season averages: 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.15 million total viewers.

UPDATE: CBS has renewed Big Brother for a 15th season which will air next summer.

Sunday, 09/16/12
2.4 in the demo (+4% episode-to-episode change) with 7.24 million.
Season averages: 2.19 in the demo with 6.15 million.

Sunday, 09/09/12
2.3 in the demo (+21% episode-to-episode change) with 6.90 million.
Season averages: 2.17 in the demo with 6.03 million.

Sunday, 09/02/12
1.9 in the demo (-27% episode-to-episode change) with 5.65 million.
Season averages: 2.15 in the demo with 5.92 million.

Sunday, 08/26/12
2.6 in the demo (+8% episode-to-episode change) with 7.37 million.
Season averages: 2.19 in the demo with 5.96 million.

Sunday, 08/19/12
2.4 in the demo (+20% episode-to-episode change) with 6.57 million.
Season averages: 2.12 in the demo with 5.72 million.

Sunday, 08/12/12
2.0 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 5.36 million.
Season averages: 2.06 in the demo with 5.55 million.

Sunday, 08/05/12
2.1 in the demo (+11% episode-to-episode change) with 5.72 million.
Season averages: 2.08 in the demo with 5.60 million.

Sunday, 07/29/12
1.9 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 5.11 million.
Season averages: 2.07 in the demo with 5.56 million.

Sunday, 07/22/12
2.0 in the demo (-13% episode-to-episode change) with 5.37 million.
Season averages: 2.15 in the demo with 5.79 million.

Sunday, 07/15/12
2.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.21 million total viewers.
Season averages: 2.30 in the demo with 6.21 million.

CBS’ Big Brother Sunday debut was down year-to-year; down by 8% in the demo (vs. a 2.5 rating) and down by 14% in viewership (vs 7.18 million).

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Big Brother TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a 15th season?

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14 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Anonymous says

    What a waste of tv time…these people are idiots and plain boring. Let’s have have some REAL actors act and stop giving these wannabes their 15 minutes. Shame on you Network executives or whever allow this dribble to be on tv.

  2. Upset bb fan says

    I hate CBS never shows how Dani is really there giving her Jordan edit all sweet and nice.
    If only enough people would boycott cbs but no wants to.

  3. LILLIAN says

    I LOVE BB, but agree that they should stop with bringing in old players. It is not fair and it is just boring. What I would REALLY LOVE to see is Senior BB (50 and up). I just think that could be so interesting. I can hear a lot of you now, but seniors are not as boring or as weak as you may think. Think of the challange possibilities!!!!!! It could be hilarious and it makes sense since BB wants to keep bringing the senior players back.

  4. Adam Decker says

    Shouldn’t you include the ratings for the other two days of the week it is on? I mean, that’s why the show only airs in the summer because no other time would exist to air it three days a week.

  5. Peggy says

    Don’t like the idea of bring back previous players. This is not fair to the rookies. the old guys had their chance and some won without coaches. If you do this another season, am got of here!! it’s more fun watching someone that had never played the game then watching a lot of old players. The rookies should not have to play against experience players. This is just not right!

    • Adam Decker says

      Originally, the coaches weren’t full fledged players going for the main prize, but now the game has changed and they are. So if you want to complain about people, complain about those who gave those four coaches real players.

  6. says

    I love BB, but find it harder to watch each year they keep bringing back former players that mess up the game, if you are going to do that do an all stars. keep them off the show. this season is already a bust and from all the blogs I read they are losing veiwers because of it. so come on BB get your act togeather/

  7. robycop3 says

    I thought it was garbage from the gitgo, watched one ep. never watched it again, and don’t plan to. Hope it tanx soon.

  8. Dannielle says

    There should most definatly be a BB15 it’s the biggest show of the summer BB fans consider premiere night a holiday we have premiere parties and watch the live feeds all summer long living on little sleep. I feel if BB was able to come back after the first season and become what it is today anything is possible!!! I’m hoping for an all stars season for BB15

  9. Barbo says

    I believe and think Big Brother SHOULD BE CANCELLED!!!!
    There’s no plot or reasoning for the show. It’s just going downhill every year. The people act like they have nothing more better to do than be on that stupid show. They may not have a job to come back to when they get off the show. And when the 2012 Olympics come on, then the ratings will really fall. Just wait and see!!!!

  10. warren says

    I will not watch another show. too much background hype music, they have to rely on bringing back previous players with too much show about them.
    better shows out there. good bye, good riddance.

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