Primetime Ratings: CBS Repeats Rule Soft Night

NBC’s star-driven 'Red Nose Day' does a 0.6
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CBS was top of the heap Thursday among broadcasters, but the heap was not all that high. CBS garnered a 0.9/4 in adults 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, with a 4 share. ABC was runner-up at 0.8/3, Fox at 0.7/3, NBC at 0.6/2 and The CW at 0.3/1.

CBS was in repeats throughout prime, including The Big Bang Theory and Life in Pieces.

ABC had two hours of 500 Questions at 0.9, down 25% from last year’s premiere, then comedy repeats.

Fox’s Bones rated a flat 0.8 and American Grit was down 17% to 0.5.

NBC’s Strong did a 0.7, up a strong 17%, then the celeb-driven charity event Red Nose Day Special a 0.6, with 2.155 million viewers. The event raised $31.5 million for children’s charities. The inaugural event last year did a 0.8 and raised around $21 million.

The CW was in repeats.

The broadcasters were up against NHL and NBA post-season action, among other things.