CBS’ “Big Brother” was the top-rated primetime series across all of broadcast television Thursday night. The episode, which followed the show’s similarly dominant ratings performance on Wednesday, scored a leading 0.71 rating in the highly-coveted advertiser-friendly 18-49 demo and a healthy 3.2 million total viewers. The strong performance helped anoint CBS as the highest-rating broadcast network in Thursday primetime ratings with an average demo score of 0.42.
Yet despite the top-notch numbers, “Big Brother” wasn’t the most-watched offering of the night. That honor goes to ABC’s “Press Your Luck,” which drew a 0.43 demo rating and 3.6 million total viewers.