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

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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.

'Big Brother' (CBS)

Angela Rummans and Tyler Crispen 

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.