CBS and Fox tied for the Thursday win with an overall 1.6
rating/5 share with adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers.
CBS (which had more overall viewers with 6 million) premiered Big Brother
in its Thursday 9 p.m. time slot, which was even with Wednesday at a 2.0, but
down 23% from last summer's Thursday premiere.
Fox's Hell's Kitchen was down a tenth from two weeks
ago in its new 9 p.m. time slot to a 2.0.
NBC was in third with a 1.0/3. The official premiere of The
Winner Is... drew a 1.0 at 9 p.m., down 47% from its preview last
month, which aired out of The Voice's performance finale. Hollywood
Game Night won the 10 p.m. time slot with a 1.3 in its premiere and 4.1
million total viewers.
ABC returned its lineup from a week off to series and season
lows, finishing in fourth with a 0.9/3. Wipeout fell 10% to a series-low
0.9, while Motive also dropped 11% its own series low of 0.8. Rookie
Blue returned down 17% to a season-low 1.0.
The CW aired repeats.