8:41am PT by Rick Porter
TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' Leads Rerun-Heavy Thursday
Thursday was decidedly light on original programming on the broadcast networks, with Big Brother being the only non-repeat. The networks largely aired reruns of the shows that will be opening new seasons in a week's time.
As would be expected, Big Brother also led the 18-49 ratings race for the night. The CBS reality show is currently at a 1.6 rating in the demo, pending updates for a Thursday Night Football pre-emption in New York City. Reruns of The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon each averaged 1.2 prior to Big Brother, and a SWAT rerun followed at 0.7 (all pending updates).
NBC's numbers are also inflated thanks to a TNF pre-emption in Cleveland. A pair of reruns of The Good Place are currently at 0.6 each, and two Law & Order: SVU repeats stand at 0.7 and 0.9, pending updates.
ABC went with reruns of Grey's Anatomy, Station 19 and How to Get Away with Murder, mimicking the premiere lineup for Sept. 27 — if not the ratings. The shows came in at 0.5, 0.4 and 0.3. Fox aired two encores of The Gifted (0.4), and The CW aired reruns of Supernatural (0.2) and The Originals (0.1).
CBS averaged a 1.2 in adults 18-49 in primetime, pending updates. NBC is currently in second at 0.7, also pending updates. ABC and Fox tied for third at 0.4, and The CW trailed with a 0.2.
The Tonight Show's 0.5 demo rating in metered markets edged The Late Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live (both 0.4) at 11:35 p.m. Late Night and Nightline each posted a 0.3 at 12:35 a.m., topping The Late Late Show's 0.2.