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"Big Brother" Off To A Promising Start

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The 12th edition of CBS' reality show 'Big Brother' debuted on Sunday evening with an enormous ratings bump over last summer.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, "'Big Brother" gained about 7 million viewers, winning its 8 p.m. time slot and increasing viewership by 15 percent over its Sunday episode last year.

This is a promising start for the reality series that usually ascends in ratings during the season.

On Sunday, the episode of "Scoundrels" earned 3 .0 million viewers and an episode of "The Gates" drew 3.2 million viewers.

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