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.
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.
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
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