Primetime Ratings: CBS Wins With ‘Brother’

CBS took the broadcast ratings crown Thursday thanks to Big Brother, the network posting a 1.3 in viewers 18-49, per Nielsen’s overnights, and a 5 share. Following repeats, Big Brother scored a flat 1.9, and was followed by a repeated Code Black.

ABC notched a 0.9/4, with a President Obama town hall special rating a 1.0, then Greatest Hits down a tenth at 0.9 and a repeat of Match Game.

Fox and NBC tied at 0.7/3. Fox had Bones at 0.8, down a tenth from its last original airing, and Home Free at a flat 0.5.

NBC aired a Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge repeat before a new one did a 0.9, and Aquarius rated a 0.5; both were flat with last week.

The CW had a DC’s Legends of Tomorrow repeat, then Beauty and the Beast at a flat 0.2. That made for a 0.2/1 on the night.  

Michael Malone

Michael Malone is content director at B+C and Multichannel News. He joined B+C in 2005 and has covered network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television, including writing the "Local News Close-Up" market profiles. He also hosted the podcasts "Busted Pilot" and "Series Business." His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Boston Globe and New York magazine.