Ratings: ABC’s ‘Greatest Hits’ Drops More Than a Million Viewers From Debut

CBS tops Thursday thanks to “Big Bang Theory” rerun, new “Big Brother”

Last Updated: July 8, 2016 @ 12:43 PM

CBS had all it needed to top broadcast primetime on Thursday, when ABC’s new summer series “Greatest Hits” dropped more than a million viewers versus its debut.

Still, the Disney-owned network finished second on a slow summer night.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 5.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. Following reruns, “Big Brother” at 9 p.m. ET earned a 1.8/7 and 6 million viewers. At 10, “Code Black” received a 0.7/3 and 4.2 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 0.9/4 and in viewers with 3.5 million. “BattleBots” at 8 p.m. ET got a 0.9/4 and 3.5 million viewers. At 9, “Greatest Hits” had a 1.0/4 and 3.7 million viewers. “Match Game” at 10 posted a 0.8/3 and 3.3 million viewers.

NBC was third in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 2.7 million. After a repeat, the 9 o’clock “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” landed a 0.9/3 and 3.2 million viewers. At 10, “Aquarius” put up a 0.5/2 and 1.9 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for was fourth in ratings, both with a 0.6. Univision had a 3 share, Telemundo got a 2 share. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.8 million, Telemundo was sixth with 1.5 million.

Fox was sixth in ratings with a 0.5/2, but fourth in viewers with 2.4 million. Following a rerun, “Home Free” at 9 p.m. ET had a 0.5/2 and 1.9 million viewers.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 762,000. After a repeat, “Beauty & the Beast” at 9 p.m. ET got a 0.2/1 and 805,000 viewers.