TV ratings: 'Big Brother' leads the demo, 'Big Bang Theory' rerun leads viewers on a quiet Thursday

big-brother-16-ratings-july-17.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, July 17, 2014

Not a huge night ratings-wise this Thursday, with "Big Brother" as the top show in the adults 18-49 demo and a rerun of "The Big Brother Theory" as the top show in total viewers. Both of NBC's new comedies, "Welcome to Sweden" and "Working the Engels," dipped from their premieres a week ago by about 700,000 viewers.

CBS led the way with 5.1 million and a 3.3 rating/6 share in households, followed by ABC at 4.7 million and a 3.2/6, FOX at 3.7 million and a 2.3/4, NBC at 3.2 million, 2.1/4 and The CW at 479,000 and a 0.3/1.

In the adults 18-49 demo, FOX tied CBS for the top spot with a 1.3 rating each, followed by NBC at 0.9, ABC at 0.8 and The CW at 0.1.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "The Big Bang Theory" rerun (7.2 million viewers, 4.6/9 households)/"The Millers" rerun (5.3 million, 3.4/6)
FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" (4.9 million, 3.0/6)
NBC: "Hollywood Game Night" (3.9 million, 2.6/5)
ABC: "Black Box" (3.7 million, 2.6/5)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (510,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "Hell's Kitchen" (1.7)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Big Brother" (6 million, 3.8/7)
ABC: "Rookie Blue" (5.3 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: "Welcome to Sweden" premiere (2.85 million, 1.9/3)/"Working the Engels" premiere (2.1 million, 1.4/2)
FOX: "Gang Related" (2.7 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: "The Originals" rerun (448,000, 0.3/1)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" (2.1)

10 p.m.


ABC: "NY Med" (5.1 million, 3.4/6)
CBS: "Elementary" rerun (3 million, 2.1/4)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" (3.3 million, 2.1/4)

18-49 leader: "Last Comic Standing" (1.1)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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