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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”

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.