James Hibberd
July 19, 2012 AT 04:58 PM EDT

What do you think of CBS’ latest Big Brother cast?

Not so hot? Because that might explain why the reality show’s Wednesday night premiere disappointed in the ratings.

The third episode of Big Brother this summer delivered 5.6 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 last night. That’s down 30 percent from the show’s same-night premiere last year, plus slipping 27 percent from Big Brother‘s season premiere last Thursday. Last night was pretty harsh on reality shows across the board, though: America’s Got Talent (7.5 million, 1.9) fell 5 percent to a season low and SYTYCD (5.1 million, 1.8) was down 10 percent.

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