August 24, 2012 9:04am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' Steady and on Top, "Oh Sit!" Sees Thursday Growth
A steady Big Brother brought in a win for CBS on Thursday night. Its 2.2 rating among adults 18-49 followed solid encore performances from Big Bang Theory (2.1 adults rating) and Two and a Half Men (1.7 adults rating), giving the network an average 1.8 rating with 18-49-ers for the night and 6.2 million viewers.
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Wipeout had back-to-back episodes on ABC. The 8 p.m. broadcast was down one tenth of a point from last week, earning a 1.5 rating with adults 18-49, while the 9 p.m. episode grew to a 1.7 adults rating. Rookie Blue was up nine percent, week over week, for a 1.2 demo rating. The network averaged a 1.5 adults rating for the night and 5.2 million viewers.
Local pre-season NFL preemptions likely have NBC's scores slightly inflated in fast nationals. Comedy encores led into a boosted Saving Hope (up 33 percent to a 0.8 adults rating) and Rock Center with Brian Williams (up two tenths of a point for a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. The network brought in a 1.0 adults rating for the night and 4.1 million viewers.
Fox had encores of Raising Hope, New Girl and Glee to the tune of 2.1 million viewers and a 0.7 rating with 18-49-ers.
On the CW, Oh Sit! was up a tenth of a point from last Thursday with a 0.4 demo rating. The Next was even with its premiere, positing a 0.3 rating with adults.