[Updated]: Sweet success for 'Big Brother,' 'Sons of Anarchy'
CBS renewed "Big Brother" for a 12th season, and the FX drama "Sons of Anarchy" kicked off its second season to a series-best 4.3 million viewers Tuesday at 10 p.m..
"Big Brother's" renewal is no shocker. Even in its 11th season, the long-running reality series grew its audience by 7% among total viewers and 4% in the adults 18 to 49 demographic this summer.
Happier news still for "Sons of Anarchy," which saw a monster ratings jump across the board. The Season 2 premiere saw a huge 94% rise in among adults 18 to 49 (2.8 rating).
-- Kate Stanhope
Photo: Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal in "Sons of Anarchy." Credit: Prashant Gupta / FX
Updated: An earlier version of this post listed the actors as Ron Pearlman and Katey Segal. The correct spellings are Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal.