TV Ratings Report: Big Brother Rises, Wife Swap Falls

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A week full of controversy of its homophobic and racist cast helped fuel Big Brother to a ratings increase last night, as the CBS reality show rebounded from a series low with 6.3 million total viewers.

Elsewhere, Celebrity Wife Swap continued to sputter, while an encore of America’s Got Talent fared well...

Big Brother Peeps

8 p.m.
Big Brother: 6.2 million viewers
Wife Swap: 2.9 million
The Simpsons rerun: 3 million/Bob's Burgers rerun: 2.6 million

9 p.m.
Family Guy rerun: 3.5 million/American Dad rerun: 3 million
Whodunnit?: 3 million
Under the Dome rerun: 4.1 million
Law & Order SVU rerun: 3.6 million

10 p.m.
The Mentalist rerun: 3.8 million
Castle rerun: 3 million
Crossing Lines: 2.8 million

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