A "Big Bang Theory" repeat takes top-rated and most-watched honors, as CBS wins night
Despite a decline in the demo for "Big Brother," CBS took an overall win Thursday night with a slate of mostly repeats, while ABC's "Duets" ended its season on a series low, according to preliminary numbers.
CBS took first place in both the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and total viewers with a 1.8 rating/6 share and 6.5 million. The network's slate consisted primarily of repeats, with a "Big Bang Theory" repeat at 8 p.m. earning the night's top ratings and biggest total viewership.
The exception, "Big Brother" at 9, was down 15 percent from last Thursday, drawing a 2.2/7 and receiving 6.3 million total viewers.
Univision came in second in ratings and third in total viewers with an average 1.5/5 and 3.8 million.
ABC drew third place in ratings and second in total viewers with a 1.3/4 and 4.8 million. The singing competition "Duets" at 8 had its season finale, dropping 10 percent to a series low of 0.9/3 and taking 4.5 million total viewers.
"Wipeout" the following hour was also down, dipping 11 percent for a 1.6/5 and attracting 5 million total viewers. "Rookie Blue" at 10, meanwhile, climbed 17 percent for a 1.4/4 and took 5 million total viewers.
Fox came in fourth in ratings and fifth in total viewers. "Take Me Out" at 8 was even with last week with a 1.2/4 and inched up in total viewers with 3.1 million. Repeats of "New Girl" followed.
NBC took fifth in ratings and fourth in total viewers with a 0.6/2 and 2.7 million. Following repeats of "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation," "Saving Hope" at 9 ran flat with last week for a 1.5/4 and took 3 million total viewers.
"Rock Center With Brian Williams" at 10, which last week explored Scientology following the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes split, dropped 42 percent to a 0.7/2 and took 3.4 million total viewers.