CBS may have lost the legal battle (for now), but it's won the ratings war.
ABC's Big Brother-like new series The Glass House opened to a soft 4.18 million viewers and a 1.6 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic Monday, down 33 percent from last year's premiere of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition in the slot. In comparison, Big Brother averaged 7 million viewers and a 3.2 last summer.
Glass House's lead-in, The Bachelorette (6.9 million, 2.3), was flat.
So even though there were frequent (misleading) commercials airing throughout last Monday's episode of The Bachelorette, over 39% of the viewers of The Bachelorette turned the channel after the show was over?
To be honest, I wasn't even aware of the upcoming Glass House series until the CBS vs. ABC lawsuit was made public. The Big Brother world was abuzz over the lawsuit. In fact, I'm pretty sure that a decent portion of the 4.18 million viewers who tuned in for the premiere episode were Big Brother fans.
And let's face it, the Big Brother fans may watch in the next few weeks, but as soon as Big Brother premieres, and the live feeds start, I don't think we will even care.
You can read the TV Guide article here.