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Ratings: CBS Cruises to Thursday Win With (What Else?) ‘Big Brother’

NBC and ABC tie again just like last week — but this time it’s for second place

With Fox’s “The Four” in reruns Thursday, CBS and its own reality competition “Big Brother” had a pretty easy path to a TV ratings win.

NBC and ABC also took advantage of Fox’s primetime off, leapfrogging the younger broadcast network to tie for second place among adults 18-49.

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. Sandwiched between repeats, “Big Brother” at 9 p.m. landed a 1.3/6 and 4.9 million viewers.

NBC and ABC tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.6/3. NBC was second in total viewers with 3.8 million, ABC was third with 3.4 million.

For NBC, “Little Big Shots” at 8 had a 0.8/4 and 6.4 million viewers. At 9, “Marlon” got a 0.6/3 and 3 million viewers. A second episode at 9:30 stayed steady in the demo, but dipped to 2.4 million overall viewers. A rerun followed.

For ABC, “The Gong Show” at 8 received a 0.6/3 and 3.5 million viewers. At 9, “Match Game” had a 0.7/3 and 4 million viewers. “Take Two” at 10 got a 0.4/2 and 2.9 million viewers.

Fox and Telemundo tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 1.8 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.2 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 699,000, airing repeats.

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