Ratings: CBS Tops Thursday Despite ‘Under the Dome’ Dropping to Series Lows

ABC originals match their own worst demo numbers, tie Fox reruns for fifth place

Last Updated: August 7, 2015 @ 9:43 AM

CBS came out on top Thursday in both the key 18-49 demo and among total viewers, despite “Under the Dome” dropping to a new series low in both metrics.

Following reruns, “Big Brother” also ticked down a touch, but was pretty easily the highest-rated show of the evening. NBC finished second.

ABC originals struggled in primetime, as all three series matched their series lows. As a result, the Disney-owned broadcast network could only tie Fox reruns for fifth place in the main demo.

Both Spanish-language nets finished above ABC and Fox among adults 18-49. ABC finished third in total viewers, however.

CBS was first in ratings with a 1.4 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 repeats, “Big Brother” at 9 p.m. earned a 2.0/7 and 6.1 million viewers. “Under the Dome” at 10 received a 0.8/3 and 3.9 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 4.6 million. “Food Fighters” at 8 p.m. posted a 0.9/3 and 3.7 million viewers. “Dateline Mystery” at 9 had a 1.1/4 and 5 million viewers.

Univision was third in ratings with a 0.8/3, but fifth in viewers with 2.1 million.

Telemundo was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3, but sixth in viewers with 1.7 million.

ABC and Fox both had a 0.6/2. ABC had 3.1 million total viewers, while Fox finished fourth with 2.3 million.

For ABC, “Astronaut Wives Club” at 8 p.m. got a 0.6/2 and 2.5 million viewers. “Mistresses” and “Rookie Blue” had the same rating and share at 9 and 10, respectively, with 2.5 million viewers for the former and 3.1 million for the latter.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 637,000. “Beauty & the Beast” at 8 had a 0.2/1 and 807,000 viewers. After a rerun, a new “Dates” got a 0.2/1 as well, but managed just 460,000 viewers.