TV ratings: 'Last Comic Standing,' 'Gang Related' finales rise, 'Big Brother' tops Thursday

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last-comic-standing-s8-finale-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

"Last Comic Standing" hit its highest ratings in two months Thursday as audiences tuned in for the season finale on NBC. The finales of FOX's "Gang Related" and ABC's "NY Med" (pending updates) also rose.

Per usual, "Big Brother" scored the evening's best adults 18-49 rating, although it was off slightly from last week.

CBS led the night with 5.5 million viewers and a 3.5 rating/6 share in households. NBC (4.5 million, 2.9/5) edged ABC (4.45 million, 3.0/5) for second. ABC's numbers may come down a bit as a couple of local stations aired NFL preseason games. FOX (2 million, 1.3/2) was fourth, and The CW (527,000, 0.3/1) trailed.

CBS also won the 18-49 title with a 1.4 rating, narrowly beating NBC's 1.3. ABC came in third with a 0.9, followed by FOX, 0.6, and The CW, 0.2.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (7.7 million viewers, 5.0/10 households)/"Mom" rerun (6 million, 3.9/7)
NBC: "Hollywood Game Night" (3.8 million, 2.5/5)
ABC: "The Quest" (2.8 million, 1.8/3)
FOX: "Sleepy Hollow" rerun (1.7 million, 1.0/2)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (540,000, 0.3/1)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (1.5)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Big Brother" (6.4 million, 3.9/7)
ABC: "Rookie Blue" (5.1 million, 3.3/6)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" season finale (4.6 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: "Gang Related" season finale (2.4 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: "The Originals" rerun (515,000, 0.3/1)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" (2.2)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"NY Med" season finale (5.5 million, 3.7/7)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" season finale (5.1 million, 3.2/6)
CBS: "Elementary" rerun (3.2 million, 2.2/4)

18-49 leader: "Last Comic Standing" (1.5)

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