It was elimination night on Big Brother (2.5/8) on Thursday and the fifth house guest of the reality show’s 15th season was evicted. All of which meant a good night for the live one-hour show as Big Brother garnered its biggest viewership of the season with 7.04 million watching. The highest-rated show of Wednesday’s primetime, Big Brother was even with last week’s show to match its July 21 and July 25 shows for its best result of this cycle among adults 18-49. It could end up as the highest-rated show of the season among the key demo; as is typical of live shows, expect an adjustment in the final numbers later on today. Otherwise, CBS showed encores of The Big Bang Theory (2.1/8), which was the most-watched show of the night with 7.84 million viewers, and Two And A Half Men (1.7/6), with an Elementary (0.9/3) repeat ending the night. CBS won the night in total viewers with 6.267 million and in the demo with a 1.8/6. Univision was second in the demo with a 1.2/4, and ABC took the No. 2 spot in overall viewers with 4.662 million.
ABC was the only network with a full primetime of originals last night, starting with Wipeout (1.2/4). After hitting a series low last week, the obstacle course reality show was up 20% from its July 25 episode. Motive (0.8/3) did not share the same fortune: The Canadian import was flat with last week’s show to match its series low. Fellow Canadian Rookie Blue (1.0/3) also hit a low, slipping 9% from its July 25 airing to tie a Season 4 low.
On NBC, it was competition time again with The Winner Is… (0.9/3) and Hollywood Game Night (1.2/4). The former was even with last week to tie its demo low. The latter, which saw Anthony Anderson, Rose Byrne, Tom Arnold, Patricia Heaton, Jamie Lynn Sigler and Stacy Keibler join host Jane Lynch and the contestants on the show, dipped 8% from its July 25 episode to match its lowest result.
Debuting on the CW, the red carpet was out for the 2013 Young Hollywood Awards (0.3/1) last night. Live from Santa Monica, the show had Selena Gomez and Game Of Thrones’ Kit Harington show up as well as Tara Reid be rewarded for her Sharknado! performance. Hosted by Whose Line Is It Anyway’s Aisha Tyler, the two-hour show was watched by 870,000 viewers.
Fox was all repeats.
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