big brother 13 0728 TV ratings: 'Big Brother' up again as CBS tops ThursdayFast National ratings for Thursday, July 28, 2011

The elimination episode of “Big Brother 13” improved its ratings for a second consecutive week, helping CBS score an across-the-board win Thursday night.

CBS drew 6.5 million viewers and a 4.2 rating/7 share among households in primetime, beating out No. 2 ABC (5.5 million, 3.4/6) by a million viewers. FOX (4.4 million, 2.9/5) came in third. NBC took fourth with 2.55 million viewers and a 1.8/3, while The CW trailed with about 950,000 viewers and a 0.7/1.

CBS also led among adults 18-49, although it only managed a 1.9 rating in the demographic. ABC grabbed second with a 1.6, topping FOX’s 1.4. NBC averaged 0.8 and The CW 0.4.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “Wipeout” (6.6 million viewers, 3.9/7 households)
CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” rerun (7.1 million, 4.4/8)/”Rules of Engagement” rerun (5.7 million, 3.6/6)
FOX: “So You Think You Can Dance” results (5.3 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: “Community” rerun (2.2 million, 1.6/3)/”Parks and Recreation” rerun (2.1 million, 1.5/3)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (1.1 million, 0.7/1) 18-49 leader: “Wipeout” and “The Big Bang Theory” tied at 1.9 9 p.m. CBS: “Big Brother 13” (7 million, 4.3/7)
ABC: “Expedition Impossible” (5 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: “Glee” rerun (3.5 million, 2.3/4)
NBC: “The Office” rerun (2.3 million, 1.6/3)/”30 Rock” rerun (2.05 million, 1.4/2)
The CW: “Plain Jane” rerun (789,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “Big Brother 13” (2.6) 10 p.m. CBS: “The Mentalist” rerun (6.1 million, 3.9/7)
ABC: “Rookie Blue” (4.9 million, 3.1/5)
NBC: “Law & Order: SVU” rerun (3.3 million, 2.3/4) 18-49 leader: “Rookie Blue” (1.3) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable