TV Ratings: CBS wins viewers, ABC snags 18-49 demo

big-brother-thursday-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, July 29, 2010.

A "Big Brother" elimination, followed by a "Mentalist" rerun, assured CBS scored the night's highest average number of viewers but ABC fared slightly better in the 18-49 demographic, with a repeat of "Wipeout" and a new "Rookie Blue."

CBS averaged 6.6 million viewers and a 4.2 rating/8 share in households. ABC placed second with 6.0 million and 3.6/7. FOX was third with 4.8 million, 3.0/6, NBC was fourth with 2.9 million, 2.0/4 and the CW was last with 1.4 million, 0.8/1.

ABC's 1.7 in the 18-49 demo edged out CBS and FOX, which both tied with a 1.6 rating. NBC came next with a 1.0, and the The CW finished last with a .5.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "Big Brother 12" (6.44 million viewers, 4.0/8 households)
ABC: "Wipeout" rerun (6.39 million viewers, 3.5/7)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (3.8 million, 2.6/5)
NBC: "Community" rerun (2.8 million, 1.9/4), "30 Rock" rerun (2.6 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (1.5 million, 0.9/2)

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

9 p.m.


ABC: "Rookie Blue" (6.8 million, 4.1/7)
CBS: "CSI" rerun (6.0 million, 3.8/7)
FOX: "So You Think You Can Dance" (5.8 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: "The Office" rerun (3.1 million, 2.0/4), "Parks and Recreation" rerun (2.6 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: "Moonlight" rerun (1.2 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "So You Think You Can Dance" (1.9)

10 p.m.

CBS: "The Mentalist" rerun (7.4 million, 4.8/9)
ABC: "Boston Med" (4.7 million, 3.2/6)
NBC: "Law & Order: SVU" rerun (3.0 million, 2.2/4)

18-49 leader: "The Mentalist" (1.4)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company.


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