CBS' thirteenth season premiere of Big Brother led the network to victory in the ratings on Thursday,
with an overall 1.9 rating/6 share in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen
overnight numbers. The reality show's premiere at 10 p.m. was up 13% from last
year's to a 2.7, and won the hour.
ABC, as the only network to air a full night of new
programming, followed with an overall 1.7/5. Wipeout was up a tenth to a 2.0, while Expedition Impossible dropped 11% to a 1.6. Rookie Blue ended the night by growing a tenth to a 1.5.
Fox placed third with an overall 1.3/4. So You Think You Can Dance? remained steady at 1.6.
NBC aired repeats of its comedies for an overall 0.8/2. Its
10 p.m. airing of Love Bites stayed flat
from last week at 0.7.
The CW rounded out the night with an overall 0.4/1.