TV ratings: 'Rookie Blue' finale up; 'Big Brother' tops demo again

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rookie-blue-season-5-finale-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

The explosive Season 5 finale of "Rookie Blue" tied its season high and was also up a million viewers from the Season 4 finale a year ago. The two-hour finale also rose nearly a million viewers between the first and second hours. Elsewhere, "Big Brother" was once again the top show of Thursday night in the adults 18-49 demo, up a point from last week. Everything else was pretty quiet, as there were a lot of reruns this week.

CBS led the night with 5.9 million viewers and a 3.7 rating/7 share in households, followed by ABC at 4.7 million viewers and a 3.1/6. The rest of the field trailed -- FOX at 2.82 million and a 1.8/3, NBC at 2.8 million and a 1.9/3 and The CW at 585,000 and a 0.4/1.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, the title also went to CBS with a 1.5 rating, followed by ABC at 1.0, FOX and NBC tied at 0.7 and The CW at 0.2.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (8 million viewers, 5.2/10 households)/"Mom" rerun (6.4 million, 4.1/7)
NBC: "Hollywood Game Night" rerun (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
ABC: "The Quest" (2.7 million, 1.8/3)
FOX: "Bones" rerun (2.4 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (630,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (1.7)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Big Brother" (7 million, 4.2/7)
ABC: "Rookie Blue" season finale (5.2 million, 3.6/6)
FOX: "Bones" rerun (3.2 million, 2.0/3)
NBC: "Welcome to Sweden" - two episodes (2.3 million, 1.5/3)
The CW: "The Originals" rerun (539,000, 0.4/1)

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

10 p.m.

ABC:
"Rookie Blue" season finale (6.1 million, 4.1/7)
CBS: "Elementary" rerun (3.6 million, 2.4/4)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (2.4 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: "Rookie Blue" (1.2)

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