TV ratings: 'Big Brother' hits season high in viewers Thursday

big-brother-15-ratings-aug-1.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013

"Big Brother" scored its biggest total audience of the season Thursday and matched its high mark among adults 18-49, helping CBS score an across-the-board win for the night.

The night's other originals were mostly down, with the exception of ABC's "Wipeout," which rebounded some from its season low. The CW's broadcast of the Young Hollywood Awards wasn't much of a draw.

CBS averaged 6.3 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/7 share in households for the night. ABC (4.7 million, 2.9/5) beat out NBC (4 million, 2.6/5) for second place. FOX came in fourth with 1.6 million viewers and a 1.1/2, and The CW (871,000, 0.5/1) trailed.

CBS also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.8 rating. ABC and NBC tied for second at 1.0. FOX scored a 0.6 and The CW a 0.3.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"The Big Bang Theory" rerun (7.8 million viewers, 5.0/9 households)/"Two and a Half Men" rerun (6.5 million, 4.3/8)
ABC: "Wipeout" (4.4 million, 2.6/5)
NBC: "America's Got Talent" rerun (3.8 million, 2.5/5)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (1.6 million, 1.1/2)
The CW: Young Hollywood Awards (963,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (2.1)

9 p.m.

"Big Brother" (7 million, 4.4/7)
ABC: "Motive" (4.5 million, 2.9/5)
NBC: "The Winner Is" (4.15 million, 2.6/4)
FOX: "New Girl" rerun (1.8 million, 1.1/2)/"The Mindy Project" rerun (1.55 million, 1.0/2)
The CW: Young Hollywood Awards (778,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother" (2.5)

10 p.m.

"Rookie Blue" (5.1 million, 3.3/6)
CBS: "Elementary" rerun (4.6 million, 3.1/5)
NBC: "Hollywood Game Night" (4.1 million, 2.6/5)

18-49 leader:
"Hollywood Game Night" (1.2)

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

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