TV ratings: 'Big Brother' leads Thursday, 'Black Box' ends up slightly

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black-box-finale-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, July 24, 2014

"Big Brother" kept its hold on the top spot among adults 18-49 Thursday, holding fairly steady week to week and leading CBS to an across-the-board win.

Also Thursday, the finale of "Black Box" on ABC ticked up, although it still fell below the 1.0 mark in the 18-49 demographic. NBC's "Hollywood Game Night" was also up a little, while the rest of its lineup was even with last week. So was "Hell's Kitchen" on FOX.

CBS averaged 5.4 million viewers and a 3.4 rating/6 share in households in primetime. ABC (4.15 million, 2.8/5) came in second. FOX (3.8 million, 2.3/4) beat out NBC (3.3 million, 2.1/4) for third. The CW managed only 510,000 viewers and a 0.4/1.

In the 18-49 demo, CBS' 1.4 rating led the pack. FOX took second with a 1.2, follwoed by NBC at 1.0. ABC posted a 0.8 and The CW a 0.1.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (7.1 million viewers, 4.5/9 households)/"The Millers" rerun (5.4 million, 3.4/6)
FOX: "Hell's Kitchen" (5 million, 3.0/6)
NBC: "Hollywood Game Night" (4 million, 2.6/5)
ABC: "Black Box" finale (3.8 million, 2.5/5)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (499,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "Hell's Kitchen" (1.7)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Big Brother" (6.4 million, 3.8/7)
ABC: "Black Box" finale (3.8 million, 2.5/4)
NBC: "Welcome to Sweden" (2.9 million, 1.9/3)/"Working the Engels" (2.3 million, 1.5/3)
FOX: "Gang Related" (2.6 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: "The Originals" rerun (521,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" (2.1)

10 p.m.

ABC:
"NY Med" (4.9 million, 3.4/6)
CBS: "Elementary" rerun (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" (3.4 million, 2.2/4)    

18-49 leader: "Last Comic Standing" (1.1)

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