9:25am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' Wins Again, 'Last Comic Standing' Hits Low
Thursday brought another win for Big Brother. CBS' summer reality hit, airing its Thursday debut of 2014, averaged a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.7 million viewers. That's up from last year's entry in the time period and steady in the demo with Wednesday's return.
Both Hell's Kitchen (1.7 adults) and Gang Related (0.8 adults) were even on Fox, giving the network second-place status in the demo.
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Over on ABC, Black Box (0.6 adults) fell more, while Rookie Blue (0.8 adults) dropped three-tenths of a point from last week's season opener. NY Med, enjoying its most-watched episode to date (5.5 million viewers), averaged a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 — down three-tenths of a point from its premiere two summers ago.
Back-to-back episodes of Undateable (0.8 adults) were steady with last week on NBC, while Last Comic Standing (1.0 adults) dropped off four-tenths of a point to a series low.