TV Ratings: ABC and CBS split Thursday

wipeout-71510-320.jpg Fast National ratings for Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thanks to "Wipeout" and the saboteur revealed on "Big Brother," ABC and CBS split the night.

CBS averaged 7.1 million viewers and a 4.4 rating/8 share in households. ABC came next with 6.3 million and 3.8/7. Next came FOX (4.6 million, 3.0/5), NBC (2.9 million, 2.0/4) and The CW (1.6 million, 1.0/2).

ABC declared victory among the 18-49 adult demo with a 1.8 rating, just ahead of CBS' 1.7. FOX had a 1.5, NBC a 1.0 and The CW only a 0.5.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: "Wipeout" (7.8 million viewers, 4.3/8 households)
CBS: "Big Brother 12" (7 million, 4.1/8)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (3.6 million, 2.4/5)
NBC: "Community" rerun (2.4 million, 1.7/3), "30 Rock" rerun (2.4 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (1.6 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader:
"Wipeout" (2.5)

9 p.m.


CBS: "CSI" rerun (6.7 million, 4.3/8)
ABC: "Rookie Blue" (6.4 million, 4.0/7)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.5 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: "The Office" rerun (3 million, 2.0/4), "Parks and Recreation" rerun (2.5 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: "Moonlight" rerun (1.5 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: "So You Think You Can Dance" (1.9)

10 p.m.

CBS: "The Mentalist" rerun (7.4 million, 4.8/9)
ABC: "Boston Med" (4.7 million, 3.1/6)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" rerun (3.6 million, 2.5/5)

18-49 leader: "The Mentalist" (1.4)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company.


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