Primetime Ratings: CBS Wins With Bigger ‘Big Brother’

Funky night for ratings with many NFL pre-emptions
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CBS won the Thursday ratings contest, Big Brother leading the network to a 1.5 in viewers 18-49, according to the Nielsen overnights, and a 7 share. That beat the 1.1/5 put up by Fox and NBC.

The night featured a high number of pre-emptions, with a range of NFL games on different ABC, CBS and NBC affiliates, affecting New York, Philadelphia, Dallas and other major markets. Final ratings are therefore likely to change.

'Big Brother' (CBS)

CBS had comedy repeats leading into Big Brother, up 43% to 2.0. A SWAT rerun closed out prime.

Fox had MasterChef repeats.

NBC offered football at 1.3, then a Law & Order: SVU repeat.

ABC did a 0.9/4. The Gong Show up 60% at 0.8 0.5 and Match Game up 67% to, then Take Two at 0.8, double last week’s score.

Telemundo scored a 0.6/3.

Univision rated a 0.3/2.

The CW did a 0.3/1 with reruns.