TV ratings: 'Big Brother' up again as CBS tops Thursday

big-brother-13-0728.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, July 28, 2011

The elimination episode of "Big Brother 13" improved its ratings for a second consecutive week, helping CBS score an across-the-board win Thursday night.

CBS drew 6.5 million viewers and a 4.2 rating/7 share among households in primetime, beating out No. 2 ABC (5.5 million, 3.4/6) by a million viewers. FOX (4.4 million, 2.9/5) came in third. NBC took fourth with 2.55 million viewers and a 1.8/3, while The CW trailed with about 950,000 viewers and a 0.7/1.

CBS also led among adults 18-49, although it only managed a 1.9 rating in the demographic. ABC grabbed second with a 1.6, topping FOX's 1.4. NBC averaged 0.8 and The CW 0.4.

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