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Ratings: Steady ‘Blacklist’ Keeps NBC Out of Big 4 Basement

CBS holds off ABC’s Shondaland Thursday, reclaims first place

Good enough, “Blacklist.”

The James Spader NBC drama was steady enough to keep NBC out of the Big 4 basement on Thursday, coupling with new series “Strong” and “Game of Silence” to top Fox.

CBS finished first outright, holding off ABC’s Shondaland.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 p.m. ET scored a 3.1/12 and 13.8 million viewers. At 8:30, “The Odd Couple” posted a 1.7/6 and 8.6 million viewers. “Mom” at 9 had a 1.8/6 and 8.4 million viewers. At 9:30, “2 Broke Girls” got a 1.8/6 and 6.9 million viewers. “Rush Hour” at 10 received a 1.0/3 and 4.6 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.5/5 and in viewers with 6.1 million. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 p.m. ET earned a 2.0/8 and 7.6 million viewers. At 9, “Scandal” put up a 1.5/5 and 6 million viewers. “The Catch” at 10 managed a 0.9/3 and 4.6 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 4.5 million. “Strong” at 8 p.m. ET had a 0.8/3 and 3 million viewers. “The Blacklist” at 9 got a 1.3/4 and 6.8 million viewers. “Game of Silence” at 10 received a 0.7/2 and 3.5 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3.3 million. “Bones” at 8 p.m. ET had a 0.8/3 and 4.3 million viewers. At 9, “American Grit” got a 0.7/2 and 2.3 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 1.9 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and seventh in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and sixth in viewers with 1.5 million. “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” at 8 p.m. ET had a 0.7/2 and 1.8 million viewers. At 9, “The 100” got a 0.4/1 and 1.2 million viewers.