Primetime Ratings: 'Big Brother' Down But Holds CBS Lead

CBS was down a bit from last week but still held the lead in Thursday's primetime ratings, according to Nielsen overnights in adults 18-49. The network rated a 1.2, down 20% from last week and had a 6 share.

Big Brother was down two tenths of a point from last week where it held a 2.0 for the 9 p.m. slot. This week it only rated a 1.8/8. Aside from the new episode, CBS had repeats of Big Bang and Young Sheldon and SWAT closed out primetime.

ABC and NBC tied for second with a 0.8/4. ABC had the NFL Football Jet versus Redskins which rated a 0.7. NBC had repeats of Ellen's Game of Games followed by Trial and Error which rated a 0.8/4. Law & Order: SVU repeats closed out the night.

Telemundo came in third with a 0.5/3.

Fox and Univision also tied for fourth with a 0.3/2. Fox had Nascar Raceday Camping World Truck series which filled all of its primetime. The series rated a 0.4 on the night.

The CW came in last with a 0.2/1. 

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Chelsea Anderson has been with Future for two years. She started as an intern with NewBay Media/Multichannel News in 2015. During her time she wrote bylined articles and program reviews as well as helped with research graphics for the magazine. She later became News Assistant for Broadcasting & Cable in 2017 until 2020 when she became Assistant Content Producer. Chelsea graduated from Niagara University in 2016 with a Bachelor's in Communication Studies and a double minor in Writing Studies and Sociology.