TV ratings: 'NY Med' season premiere hits series high; 'Big Brother' holds steady

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ny-med-season-2-premiere.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, June 26, 2014

Part two of the "Big Brother 16" premiere held steady with the night before, while the Season 2 premiere of "NY Med," which came back after a two-year hiatus, hit a series high. "Rookie Blue," however, was down about a million viewers from its premiere a week ago.
 
CBS led the night overall with 5.7 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/6 share in households. ABC was in second place with 4.8 million viewers and a 3.3/6. FOX (3.7 million, 2.2/4) and NBC (3.1 million, 2.0/4) were in third and fourth and The CW trailed with 523,000 viewers and a 0.4/1, though it was entirely reruns.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS also led, earning a 1.5 rating, but the rest of the networks were shuffled from the overall viewers order: FOX was second with a 1.3, followed by NBC (0.9), ABC (0.8) and The CW (0.1)

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (7.9 million viewers, 5.0/10)/"The Millers" rerun (5.5 million, 3.6/7)
FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" (4.9 million, 2.9/5)
ABC: "Black Box" (3.9 million, 2.7/5)
NBC: "Hollywood Game Night" rerun (3.3 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (562,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: Tie - "The Big Bang Theory" and "Hell's Kitchen" (1.7)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Big Brother" timeslot premiere (6.6 million, 3.9/7)
ABC: "Rookie Blue" (4.9 million, 3.3/6)
NBC: "Undateable" - two episodes (2.7 million, 1.7/3)
FOX: "Gang Related" (2.5 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: "The Originals" rerun (483,000, 0.3/1)

18-49 leader: "Two and a Half Men" (1.3)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"NY Med" season premiere (5.5 million, 3.9/7)
CBS: "Elementary" rerun (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" (3.2 million, 2.0/4)

18-49 leader: "Last Comic Standing" (1.4)

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