TV ratings: CBS wins with 'Big Brother,' 'Big Bang' and the RNC

dan-big-brother-14.jpgFast national ratings for Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

Although the final night of the 2012 Republican National Convention aired on every network, CBS managed to walk away with a ratings win anyway, just barely beating out ABC to win the night. The numbers aren't 100 percent accurate since the convention began before primetime in many parts of the country, but "Big Brother," sitcom repeats and the convention gave the eye network a win.

CBS averaged 5.7 million viewers for the night, earning a 3.9 rating/6 household share, narrowly beating out ABC's 5.2 million and 3.4/6. Following behind were NBC with 3.6 million (2.4/4), FOX with 3.5 million (2.3/4) and The CW with 1.3 million (0.9/1).

Winning the 18-49 demographic was CBS with a 1.8, with ABC getting a 1.4, FOX a 1.1, NBC a 1.0 and The CW a 0.5.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "The Big Bang Theory" rerun (7.8 million, 5.1/9 households); "Two and a Half Men" rerun (6.6 million, 4.5/7)
ABC: "Wipeout" (5.8 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "The Office" rerun (3.8 million, 2.5/4); "Parks and Recreation" rerun (3.0 million, 2.0/3)
FOX: "Raising Hope" rerun (3.3 million, 2.1/4); "New Girl" rerun (3.4 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: (1.3 million, 0.9/2)

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

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Big Brother 14" (6.5 million, 4.3/7)
ABC: "Rookie Blue" (5.8 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "Saving Hope" (3.4 million, 2.3/4)
FOX: "Glee" rerun (3.3 million, (2.1/4)
The CW: "The Next" (1.3 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: "Big Brother 14" (2.3) 10 p.m.

ABC:
Republican National Convention (4.2 million, 2.7/4)
CBS: Republican National Convention (3.5 million, 2.5/4)
NBC: Republican National Convention (3.3 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader: ABC and CBS (1.0)

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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