The critics have spoken Wednesday night's debut of the CBS reality series Big Brother
. The Toronto Sun
's Jim Slotek
writes: "I hereby take back everything negative I said about Survivor
and nominate it for a Peabody Award." USA Today
went so far as to say the "dopily lethargic" debut could kill the reality trend overnight. Still, the ratings were impressive buoyed by a Survivor
lead-in, Big Brother
killed the competition with a 13.5 rating.