TV ratings: 'Big Brother' leads Thursday, ABC gets a bump from NFL games

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big-brother-15-aug-15-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013

As was the case last week, Thursday's ratings were affected by several NFL preseason games airing in local markets, so some of the numbers below will likely come down in the final nationals.

It's safe to assume, though, that "Big Brother" will still be the night's top show among adults 18-49, as it is currently running half a point better than anything else on the broadcast networks  for the evening. All three of ABC's shows and NBC's "Hollywood Game Night" are also currently up.

CBS averaged 6.1 million viewers and a 4.1 rating/7 share in households for the night, pending updates. ABC (5.6 million, 3.6/6) currently stands in second, a good distance ahead of third-place NBC (3.9 million, 2.6/5). FOX took fourth with 1.7 million viewers and a 1.2/2, while The CW trailed with just under a million viewers and a 0.6/1.

The Eye also led the 18-49 demographic with a 1.7 rating. ABC finished second at 1.4, followed by NBC at 1.2. FOX scored a 0.6 and The CW a 0.4.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (7.3 million viewers, 4.9/9 households)/"Two and a Half Men" rerun (5.3 million, 3.3/6)
ABC: "Wipeout" (5.1 million, 3.2/6)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (4.1 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (1.8 million, 1.3/2)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (1.8)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Big Brother" (6.9 million, 4.4/7)
ABC: "Motive" (5.9 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: "Hollywood Game Night" rerun (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: "New Girl" rerun (1.5 million, 1.1/2)/"The Mindy Project" rerun (1.7 million, 1.1/2)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (934,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" (2.3)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Rookie Blue" (5.8 million, 3.9/7)
CBS: "Elementary" rerun (4.6 million, 3.2/6)
NBC: "Hollywood Game Night" (3.9 million, 2.6/5)

18-49 leader: "Rookie Blue" (1.4)

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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Photo/Video credit: CBS