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Primetime Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ Leads CBS

CBS was the top scorer in Thursday ratings, posting a 1.2 in viewers 18-49, per Nielsen’s overnights, alongside a 5 share. Second was NBC at 1.0/4. 

CBS had repeated comedies 8-9 p.m. then Big Brother, which was off 10% at 1.8 and Zoo at a flat 0.6. 

NBC had The Wall down 17% at 1.0, then Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update at a flat 1.5, followed by a Great News repeat. The Night Shift then did a level 0.8. 

Fox did a 0.7/3 with Beat Shazam at 0.8 and Love Connection at 0.6. Both scores were flat with last week. 

Telemundo was also at 0.7/3. 

ABC did a 0.6/2, with the Boy Band finale up 17% at 0.7 and Battle of the Network Stars down 17% at 0.5, before a Gong Show repeat. 

Univision scored a 0.5/2. 

On The CW, Penn & Teller: Fool Us did a flat 0.4 and Whose Line Is It Anyway? a level 0.4 as the network averaged a 0.4/2.

Michael Malone
Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.