Primetime Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ Paces CBS on Repeats-Rich Night

CBS scored highest in Thursday prime ratings, riding a fresh Big Brother to a 1.2 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 6 share. The broadcasters slotted oodles of reruns on the night’s schedule, with their new seasons starting up Sept. 24.

After repeated comedies, Big Brother did a 1.6, down a tenth of a point from last Thursday. A SWAT rerun aired after.

NBC was in second at 0.7/3. Repeats of The Good Place and Law & Order: SVU filled up prime.

Telemundo did a 0.5/3.

ABC and Fox both scored a 0.4/2. ABC had repeats of Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19 and How to Get Away With Murder.

Fox had The Gifted repeats.

Univision also rated a 0.4/2.

The CW did a 0.2/1 with repeats of Supernatural and The Originals.

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.