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Big Brother 17 premiere date; Survivor, TAR ratings

CBSThree bits of (mostly) good news for CBS reality TV fans:

  • The Big Brother 17 premiere will air Wednesday, June 24 at 8 p.m., consistent with its schedule last year. CBS calls this a “special two-night premiere,” which continues Thursday at 8. The show will normally air Wednesdays at 8, Thursdays at 9, and Sundays at 8.
  • Survivor Worlds Apart had “its largest premiere audience since fall 2012,” the network said in a press release. It had 10.04 million viewers. Alas, American Idol beat it, with 10.38 million viewers and a 2.7 versus Survivor’s 2.4.
  • The Amazing Race‘s blind date twist worked to draw viewers: it had “huge increases over its fall debut,” CBS said. As a caveat, though, the fall season debuted on a Friday, and the show will move back to Fridays tomorrow. Last night, for the premiere, while a significant number of Survivor viewers tuned out, a total of 6.16 million viewers watched. Among viewers 18 to 49, there was a 36 percent increase compared to the fall season’s premiere.

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