TV Ratings: ‘Big Brother’ tops Thursday, ‘Rookie Blue’ closes out up

August 22 19:43 2014

Big Brother might have dominated the ratings on Thursday night, but Rookie Blue saw improved numbers as it closed out another season.

CBS topped a night that will have some minor adjustments made later in the ratings due to preemptions for the NFL preseason. The network averaged a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 5.93 million viewers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, reality competition series Big Brother pulled in an even 2.3 demo rating.

ABC followed in a distant second place with a 1.0 rating in the demo and 4.69 million viewers. Largely ignored freshman reality series The Quest saw minor improvement to a 0.7 demo rating, while the two-hour finale of Rookie Blue drew an improved 1.1 rating.

With a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.77 million viewers, NBC came in third place, Hitfix reports. Freshman comedy Welcome to Sweden saw a slightly uptick in viewers to a 0.7 key demo rating.

Fox was on encore mode for the night offering up only two repeats of Bones and averaging a 0.7 rating in the advertiser-important demo and 2.82 million viewers.

image courtesy of Lisette M. Azar/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.



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