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JUL
22
3 YEARS

TV Ratings: Univision, CBS Tie to Win Thursday

Some 4.1 million tuned in to watch the Spanish station's youth awards show, featuring a performance by Ricky Martin.

Ricky Martin
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With many networks airing reruns in the dead of summer, Univision and CBS tied in first place for Thursday ratings with new programming. Each scored a 1.5 in the key 18-49 demo.

Ricky Martin, Pitbull and Daddy Yankee were among those who performed or collected trophies at Univision's Premios Juventud youth awards show, which drew 4.1 million.

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Over on CBS, Big Brother was up 9 percent (2.5, 6.7 million viewers).

ABC came in second with all new shows. Wipeout was flat (1.8, 6.5 million viewers), Mark Burnett's Expedition: Impossible was down 7 percent (1.3, 4.6 million viewers), a series low, and Rookie Blue was down 14 percent (1.2, 5.3 million viewers), its season low.

Fox slipped to third with So You Think You Can Dance down 6 percent from last Thursday (1.6, 5.1 million viewers). The show ranked No. 1 in the hour among women 18-49.

NBC tied for third with mostly reruns. Love Bites was flat with a 0.7 rating (1.7 million viewers), a series low.

Below, the networks ranked by demo:

CBS - 1.5
·        The Big Bang Theory (R):  1.5, 6.3 million viewers
·        Rules of Engagement (R):  1.3, 5 million viewers
·        Big Brother:  2.5, 6.7 million viewers
·        The Mentalist (R):  1.3, 6.3 million viewers

ABC - 1.2
·        Wipeout:  1.8, 6.5 million viewers
·        Expedition: Impossible:  1.3, 4.6 million viewers
·        Rookie Blue:  1.2, 5.3 million viewers

FOX - 0.8
·        So You Think You Can Dance: 1.6, 5.1 million viewers
·        Glee (R):  0.9, 2.8 million viewers

NBC - 0.8
·        Community (R):  0.6, 2.1 million viewers
·        Parks & Recreation (R):  0.7, 1.9 million viewers
·        The Office (R):  0.9, 2.4 million viewers
·        30 Rock (R):  0.8, 2.3 million viewers
·        Love Bites:  0.7, 1.7 million viewers

Lindsay.Powers@thr.com

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