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Ratings: ABC Settles for Fifth as CBS’ ‘Big Brother’ Beats Everything Else Again

Fox finishes second in the key demo; NBC’s ”Little Big Shots“ is Thursday’s most-watched show

“Big Brother” led CBS to another Thursday victory and ABC settled for fifth place. Yes, that means the Disney broadcaster finished behind a Spanish-language network.

Fox was runner-up in the key demo last night; NBC ended up No. 2 among total viewers, boosted by primetime’s most-watched show, the “Little Big Shots” finale.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.0 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 4.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. As the network’s only fresh program of the night, “Big Brother” at 9 p.m. scored a 1.5/7 and 5.1 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 0.8/4 and fourth in viewers with 2.8 million. “The Four: Battle for Stardom” was responsible for those numbers, filling up the network’s entire primetime block.

NBC and Telemundo tied for third in ratings with a 0.6/3.

NBC was second in viewers with 3.7 million. At 8, the “Little Big Shots” finale received a 0.7/4 and 5.8 million viewers. At 9, “Marlon” took a 0.6/3 and 2.9 million viewers. That episode was followed by the season finale at 9:30, which had a 0.6/3 and 2.4 million viewers. The lineup ended with an encore episode of “Law & Order: SVU.”

Telemundo was fifth in viewers with 1.4 million.

ABC was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/3 and third in viewers with 3.1 million. At 8, “The Gong Show” managed a 0.5/3 and 2.7 million viewers. “Match Game” at 9 got a 0.6/3 and 3.5 million viewers. At 10, “Take Two” settled for a 0.5/2 and 2.8 million viewers.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 745,000, airing only reruns.