Ratings: CBS Tops Night With ‘Big Brother’ Double Eviction

Ratings: CBS Tops Night With 'Big Brother' Double Eviction

“Big 4” networks’ numbers muddied by NFL preseason preemptions

CBS scored a Thursday victory with a “Big Brother” double eviction, though due to NFL preseason preemptions, ratings for all of the so-called “Big 4” networks are inflated and thus subject to decrease in the final numbers.

CBS was first in ratings with a 2.0 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 7.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. In between reruns, “Big Brother” at 9 p.m. earned an initial 2.7/9 and 8 million viewers.

Univision was second in ratings with a 1.4/5 and fourth in viewers with 3.4 million.

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NBC was third in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in viewers with 3.8 million. Following a repeat, “Welcome to Sweden” at 9 received a 0.8/3 and 3.3 million viewers. “Working the Engels” at 9:30 got a 0.8/3 and 2.9 million viewers. “Last Comic Standing” at 10 earned a 1.2/4 and 3.9 million viewers.

ABC and Fox tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.9/3. ABC was second in viewers with 4.4 million, Fox was fifth with 2.9 million.

For ABC, “The Quest” at 8 got a 0.7/3 and 2.7 million viewers. “NY Med” at 9 had a 0.9/3 and 4.9 million viewers. “Rookie Blue” at 10 received a 1.0/3 and 5.6 million viewers.

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For Fox, following a repeat, “Gang Related” at 9 had a 0.9/3 and 3.1 million viewers.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in total viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in total viewers with 704,000, airing only repeats.