TV Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ leads, NBC new comedies ‘Engels,’ ‘Sweden’ drop

July 18 19:43 2014

Big Brother topped all competition as usual on Thursday night, while NBC’s two new comedies both struggled in their second outings.

CBS eke out a win on the night by virtue of having the strongest overall audience of 5.105 million viewers, but tied Fox in the 18-49 demographic with a 1.3 rating. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the only new episode of the night was Big Brother, which held even from last week with a 2.1 rating.

Fox came in second among the major four networks with the 1.3 rating and 3.779 million viewers. Hell’s Kitchen managed to improve on the night to a 1.7 demo rating, while Gang Related followed up to a 0.9 rating.

In third was NBC, which averaged a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.22 million viewers, TVByTheNumbers reports. Hollywood Game Night somehow improved to a 1.1 rating, but both new comedies fell from their already soft premiere numbers. Welcome to Sweden slipped to a 0.8 rating and Working the Engels dipped to a 0.6 rating.

ABC took up the rear with a 0.8 rating and 4.731 million viewers off steady performances from the network’s three originals. Black Box, Rookie Blue and NY Med all were even with last week at a 0.6, 0.9 and 0.9 rating, respectively.

Technically CBS wasn’t the top network in the advertiser-demo for the night as the honor went to Univision off the back of awards show Premios Juventud. The network averaged a 1.7 rating.

image courtesy of Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.



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