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

Under the Dome

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.