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Ratings: Amy Poehler-Produced ‘Welcome to Sweden,’ ‘Working the Engels’ Debut Soft

CBS tops Thursday with strong ”Big Brother“

The new NBC sitcoms “Welcome to Sweden” and “Working the Engels” underwhelmed on Thursday night, handing NBC a fourth-place finish.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and first in viewers with an average of 5.6 million, according to preliminary numbers. In between reruns, “Big Brother” at 9 p.m. earned a night-high 2.0/7 and had 6.2 million viewers.

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Fox and Univision tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.1/4. Fox was third in viewers with 3.6 million, and Univision was fifth with 2.9 million.

For Fox, “Hell’s Kitchen” at 8 received a 1.5/6 and 4.7 million viewers. “Gang Related” at 9 got a 0.8/3 and 2.5 million viewers.

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NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 3.4 million. “Hollywood Game Night” at 8 had a 0.9/4 and 3.8 million viewers. “Welcome to Sweden” at 9 premiered to a 0.9/3 and 3.5 million viewers. “Working the Engels” debuted at 9:30 to a 0.7/2 and 2.8 million viewers. “Last Comic Standing” at 10 got a 1.0/3 and 3.3 million viewers.

Despite the low rating, “Sweden” was broadcast TV’s second-highest-rated summer comedy in the past five years, behind “Undateable.” Of course, there have not been many summer sitcom debuts in recent years.

ABC was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and second in total viewers with 4.6 million. “Black Box” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 3.6 million viewers. “Rookie Blue” at 9 received a 0.9/3 and 4.9 million viewers. “NY Med” at 10 got a 0.9/3 and 5.2 million viewers.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in total viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in total viewers with 680,000, airing repeats.

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