TV Ratings Report: Big Brother Tops Slow Night

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Big Brother continued to pull in solid ratings for CBS.

CBS: A Big Brother (5.9 million/1.9 rating) blindside sent the ratings higher. The Big Bang Theory (6.8 million/1.3 rating), Life In Pieces (5 million/1.0 rating) and Code Black (3.3 million/0.6 rating) were in encores. 

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NBC: Rio Olympics Preview (5 million/1.1 rating) and an encore of American Ninja Warrior (3.6 million/1.0 rating) performed well. 

ABC: Battlebots (3.3 million/0.8 rating) was even, but Greatest Hits (3.5 million/0.9 rating) surged.

Fox: The finale of Home Free (2 million/0.6 rating) gained a tenth. 

The CW: Encores of Legends of Tomorrow (1.2 million/0.3 rating) and an original Beauty and the Beast (1.1 million/0.3 rating) filled the night.

Paul Dailly is a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.