TV Ratings: 'Big Brother,' 'Hell's Kitchen' lead Thursday as NBC comedies dip
On to the numbers.
Among adults 18-49, CBS and FOX both averaged a 1.3 rating for Thursday night, tops in the key demographic. NBC was third with a 0.9 key demo rating, followed by ABC's 0.8 key demo rating. The CW did a 0.1 key demo rating for Thursday and did the dreaded "0" share for the night.
Overall, though, CBS had first place alone, averaging 5.105 million viewers and a 3.3 rating/6 share for Thursday, nipping the 4.73 million viewers and 3.2/6 for ABC. FOX was third for Thursday with 3.78 million viewers and a 2.3/4, followed closely by the 2.1/4 and 3.22 million viewers. The CW averaged 479,000 viewers and a 0.3/1 for the night.
8 p.m. - CBS started the night in first overall and second in the key demo with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.2 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating) and "The Millers" (5.29 million and a 1.2 key demo). FOX's "Hell's Kitchen" was second with 4.865 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "Hollywood Game Night" averaged 3.88 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating, topping the 3.745 million viewers and 0.6 key demo rating for ABC's "Black Box." The CW's repeat of "The Vampire Diaries" averaged 510,000 viewers and a 0.1 key demo rating.
9 p.m. - "Big Brother" averaged 6.03 million viewers and a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 to comfortably lead CBS in the 9 p.m. hour. ABC's "Rookie Blue" was second with 5.31 million viewers and tied for second with a 0.9 key demo rating. FOX's "Gang Related" was third with 2.69 million viewers and tied for second with a 0.9 key demo rating. NBC got week-to-week declines for "Welcome to Sweden" (2.855 million and a 0.8 key demo) and "Working the Engels" (2.08 million and a 0.6 key demo rating). The CW's "The Originals" repeat averaged 448,000 viewers and a 0.1 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - "NY Med" won the 10 p.m. hour overall for ABC with 5.14 million viewers and finished second with a 0.9 key demo rating. NBC's "Last Comic Standing" averaged 3.32 million viewers for second and won the hour with a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. "Elementary" was third with 3.04 million viewers and a 0.5 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.