Ratings: Steady ‘Big Brother’ Gives CBS a Win; ‘Big Bang’ Rerun is Most-Watched

Ratings: Steady 'Big Brother' Gives CBS a Win; 'Big Bang' Rerun is Most-Watched

"Big Brother" even with last week

"Big Brother" ran even with its performance last week, scoring the night's best ratings on Thursday and helping to deliver an overall win for the night, according to preliminary numbers.

CBS took first place in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic with a 1.8 rating/6 share and in total viewers with 6.3 million. The network aired repeats aside from "Big Brother" at 9 p.m., which had the night's best ratings with a 2.5/8 — flat with last week — and drew 6.5 million total viewers. A "Big Bang Theory" repeat at 8 was the night's most watched show with 7.8 million total viewers.

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Univision took second place in ratings with a 1.2/4 and was fourth in total viewers with 3.2 million total viewers.

ABC tied NBC for third in ratings with a 1.0/3 and  was second in total viewers with 4.7 million. "Wipeout" at 8 was up 20 percent from last week's series low with a 1.2/4 and took 4.4 million total viewers, while "Motive" the following hour ran even with last week for a 0.8/3 and took 4.5 million total viewers. "Rookie Blue" at 10 dipped to a 1.0/3 and had 5.1 million total viewers.

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NBC took third place in total viewers with 4 million. Following a repeat of "America's Got Talent," the network aired "The Winner Is" at 9 p.m., which ran even with last week for a 0.9/3 and had 4.1 million total viewers. "Hollywood Game Night" the following hour inched down to a 1.3/4 and took 4.1 million total viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings and total viewers with a 0.8/3 and 1.7 million.

Fox, which aired repeats throughout the night, was sixth in ratings and total viewers with a 0.6/2 and 1.6 million.