Time period premieres of "Big Brother" and "Hell's Kitchen" square off evenly as "The Winner Is" falls
Time slot premieres for "Big Brother" and "Hell's Kitchen" matched each other as Thursday night's top shows, while NBC's "The Winner Is" and "Hollywood Game Night" could not compete.
CBS and Fox tied for first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. CBS was first in total viewers with an average of 6 million, according to preliminary numbers. Fox came in third with 4 million.
After reruns at 8 and 8:30, CBS' "Big Brother" time period premiere at 9 earned a 2.0/6, tying it with Fox's "Hell's Kitchen" as the highest-rated show of the night. "Big Brother" had 6.1 million viewers. The network aired a repeat after.
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Fox followed a rerun at 8 with its "Hell's Kitchen" time period premiere at 9, earning a 2.0/6 and 5.1 million viewers.
Univision was third in ratings with a 1.4/5 and fifth in total viewers with 3.7 million viewers.
NBC was in fourth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and fourth in total viewers with 3.8 million. After a rerun at 8, the network aired "The Winner Is" in the 8:30 time period. It had a 1.0/3 and 3.9 million viewers, down 47 percent from its second preview airing. At 10, the "Hollywood Game Night" premiere earned a 1.3/4 and 4.1 million viewers.
ABC was in fifth in ratings with a 0.9/3, but second in viewers with 4.6 million. At 8, "Wipeout" received a 0.9/3 and 3.9 million viewers, "Motive" at 9 earned a 0.8/3 and 4.6 million viewers. At 10, "Rookie Blues" got a 1.0/3 and pulled in 5.2 million viewers.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and fourth in total viewers 1.4 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in total viewers, with 566,000.