TV ratings: 'Hollywood Game Night' has OK start, 'Big Brother' and 'Hell's Kitchen' lead Thursday

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hells-kitchen-july-11-13.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, July 11, 2013

The premiere of "Hollywood Game Night" gave NBC so-so ratings Thursday, drawing numbers in line with a lot of other series premieres this summer. It did grow a little in its second half-hour, which is a sign people watching liked what they saw. "The Winner Is" made its time-period debut for NBC and predictably fell off from its two-week preview following "The Voice" in June.

Also Thursday, "Big Brother's" debut on the night tied FOX's "Hell's Kitchen" for the top adults 18-49 rating of the night. "Motive" dropped for ABC, while "Rookie Blue" was up slightly in viewers and off a bit in the 18-49 demographic.

CBS drew 6 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/7 share in households in primetime to lead the pack. ABC (4.6 million, 2.9/5) finished second overall, a little ahead of FOX (4 million, 2.5/4) and NBC (3.8 million, 2.5/4). The CW brought up the rear with 566,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.

FOX and CBS tied for the lead among adults 18-49, each scoring a 1.6 rating. NBC came in third with a 1.0, edging ABC's 0.9. The CW scored a 0.2.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (8 million viewers, 5.3/10 households)/"Two and a Half Men" rerun (6.7 million, 4.5/8)
ABC: "Wipeout" (3.9 million, 2.4/4)
NBC: "The Winner Is" rerun (3.5 million, 2.3/4)
FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" rerun (2.9 million, 1.9/4)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (615,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (1.9)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Big Brother" (6.15 million, 4.0/7)
FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" (5.1 million, 3.1/5)
ABC: "Motive" (4.6 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: "The Winner Is" (3.9 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: "Beauty and the Beast" rerun (518,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" and "Hell's Kitchen" tied at 2.0

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Rookie Blue" (5.2 million, 3.4/6)
CBS: "Elementary" rerun (4.5 million, 3.1/5)
NBC: "Hollywood Game Night" series premiere (4.1 million, 2.7/5)

18-49 leader: "Hollywood Game Night" (1.3)

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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