Fast National ratings for Thursday, August 14, 2014.
NBC got a big bump for the season finale of "Last Comic Standing," but still couldn't top CBS, which rode a strong "Big Brother" performance to Thursday wins in all measures.
FOX's "Gang Related" finale was also up from last week, though last week's numbers were depressed by NFL preemptions and "Gang Related" was closer to flat with recent regular airings.
And over on ABC, "The Quest" dropped a little in the key demo, "NY Med" was flat and "Rookie Blue" was up a hair. Since ABC had the NFL preseason preemption in Chicago, adjust expectations accordingly. [NBC had the NFL preemption in Jacksonville, but... come on. That's not causing a big impact. Sorry, Jaguars fans.]
On to the numbers...