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

CBS tops Thursday with strong “Big Brother”

Last Updated: August 1, 2014 @ 3:02 PM

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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