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Ratings: Top-Rated ‘Big Brother’ Pushes CBS to a Win

”Big Brother“ remains steady with last week to take first place in key demo

CBS’ “Big Brother” was Thursday’s top-rated show, helping CBS win the night, according to preliminary numbers.

CBS was first in the key 18-49 demographic with a a 1.4 rating/5 share and in total viewers with 5.4 million. “Big Brother” at 9 p.m. posted a 2.1/7 rating,  steady with last week. It climbed slightly in total viewers to 6.4 million. CBS’s other shows were repeats.

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Fox edged out Univision for second place for the night in ratings and took third in total viewers with a 1.2/5 and 3.8 million. “Hell’s Kitchen” at 8 posted a 1.7/7 with 5 million total viewers, while “Gang Related” the following hour had a 0.8/3 with 2.6 million total viewers.

Univision drew a 1.2/4 for the night and was fifth place in total viewers with 3.1 million.

NBC was  fourth in ratings and total viewers with a 1.0/3 and 3.3 million. “Hollywood Game Night” at 8 ran even with last week for a 1.1/4 and  had 4 million total viewers. “Welcome to Sweden” at 9 had a 0.8/3 and 2.8 million total viewers. “Working the Engels” at 9:30 drew a 0.6/2 with 2.2 million total viewers, while “Last Comic Standing” at 10 drew a 1.1/4 with 3.4 million.

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ABC came in fifth in ratings but second in total viewers with a 0.8/3 and 4.2 million. The network aired back-to-back episodes of “Black Box” from 8 to 10, with the first episode taking a 0.7/3 and 3.8 million total viewers, and the second performing nearly identically with a 0.7/2 and 3.8 million. “NY Med” at 10 had a 0.9/3 with 4.4 million.

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