big brother 15 july 18 TV ratings: 'Big Brother' scores season high as CBS leads ThursdayFast National ratings for Thursday, July 18, 2013

“Big Brother” continued its upward trend on Thursday, hitting season highs in viewers and adults 18-49 and carrying CBS to an across-the-board win for the night.

Elsewhere Thursday, “Hell’s Kitchen” was steady in the 18-49 demographic vs. last week but down some in viewers. NBC’s combo of “The Winner Is” and “Hollywood Game Night” was off slightly from a week ago, while “Rookie Blue” ticked up for ABC.

CBS averaged 5.95 million viewers and a 3.9 rating/7 share in households for the night. ABC (4.7 million, 3.0/5) came in second. FOX (3.9 million, 2.5/4) edged NBC (3.8 million, 2.4/4) for third place. The CW trailed with 653,000 viewers and a 0.5/1.

CBS also led the 18-49 demo with a 1.7 rating, finishing just ahead of FOX’s 1.6. ABC took third with a 1.0, followed by NBC, 0.9, and The CW, 0.2.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” rerun (7.1 million viewers, 4.7/9 households)/”Two and a Half Men” rerun (6.1 million, 4.1/7)
ABC: “Wipeout” (4.2 million, 2.5/5)
NBC: “The Winner Is” rerun (3.65 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” rerun (3 million, 2.0/4)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (755,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “The Big Bang Theory” (1.7)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Big Brother” (6.7 million, 4.2/7)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (4.7 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: “Motive” (4.6 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: “The Winner Is” (3.9 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “Beauty and the Beast” rerun (551,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “Big Brother” (2.3)

10 p.m.

ABC: “Rookie Blue” (5.2 million, 3.4/6)
CBS: “Elementary” rerun (4.6 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: “Hollywood Game Night” (3.9 million, 2.4/4)

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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Posted by:Rick Porter