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[07/10/15 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with "Big Brother"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/9/15):

CBS (5.785 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) staked claim to the top spot on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.841 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "Mom" (5.911 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) repeats followed by "Big Brother 17" (5.902 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Under the Dome" (5.078 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

FOX (2.760 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then took home the silver with originals from "Boom!" (2.222 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Wayward Pines" (3.299 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Next up was ABC (3.986 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its trio of "The Astronaut Wives Club" (4.321 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Mistresses" (3.478 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Rookie Blue" (4.161 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.395 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Food Fighters" (3.316 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Aquarius" (2.471 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and "Hannibal" (1.397 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

And finally, a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.901 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) led into the premiere of "Dates" (0.695 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and a second "Dates" (0.523 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15) on The CW (0.755 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio all posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Mistresses
+25.00% - Aquarius
+16.67% - Rookie Blue
+14.29% - The Astronaut Wives Club
+14.29% - Food Fighters
+5.56% - Big Brother 17
0.00% - Under the Dome
0.00% - Wayward Pines
0.00% - Boom!
0.00% - Hannibal
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Under the Dome (vs. Extant (Repeat))
+25.00% - Wayward Pines (vs. Gang Related)
+14.29% - The Astronaut Wives Club (vs. Black Box)
-5.00% - Big Brother 17
-11.11% - Mistresses (vs. Rookie Blue)
-11.11% - Food Fighters (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
-22.22% - Rookie Blue (vs. NY Med)
-33.33% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Vampire Diaries (Repeat))
-33.33% - Dates - 9:00 (vs. The Originals (Repeat))
-37.50% - Aquarius (vs. Welcome to Sweden/Meet the Engels)
-53.33% - Boom! (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-60.00% - Hannibal (vs. Last Comic Standing)
-66.67% - Dates - 9:30 (vs. The Originals (Repeat))

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/10/14):

CBS (5.605 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the top draw on Thursday with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.861 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "The Millers" (5.784 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), "Big Brother 16" (6.153 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and a rebroadcast of "Extant" (3.840 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

FOX (3.576 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then took home the silver with originals from "Hell's Kitchen" (4.668 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and "Gang Related" (2.484 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).

Next up was NBC (3.428 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its new lineup of "Hollywood Game Night" (3.825 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Welcome to Sweden" (3.503 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Meet the Engels" (2.755 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Last Comic Standing" (3.328 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.579 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Black Box" (3.623 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11), "Rookie Blue" (4.940 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "NY Med" (5.173 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "The Vampire Diaries" (0.690 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) and "The Originals" (0.669 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T14) on The CW (0.680 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 0.3 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Originals" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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