Date: 15th September 2000

Big Brother Scores Bigger Ratings

Wednesday night's episode of CBS's Big Brother tied with a Dateline NBC special about the Ford-Firestone tire debacle for first place in the 8:00 hour, according to overnight Nielsens.

Interest in the Big Brother episode was piqued by reports that the remaining contestants were planning a mass walkout. As a result the show pulled a 7.9/13 rating versus last week's 7.5/12. Launching its Sole Survivor miniseries, Fox averaged a 5.1/8, peaking at 5.4/8. ABC was left behind with reruns of Two Guys and a Girl (5.2/9) and Norm (4.7/8).

Source: Studio Briefing