9:21am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Mistresses' Rises, CW's 'Dates' Debuts Low
Buoyed by a steady Big Brother, which averaged a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49, CBS led the broadcast networks on Thursday night. The reality show was paired with an even outing of Under the Dome (1.0 adults).
Fox had new episodes of Boom (0.7 adults) and Wayward Pines (1.0 adults), each of which matched the previous week's score.
Over on ABC, a slightly lifted Mistresses (0.8 adults) rose two-tenths of a point from last week between steady episodes of Astronaut Wives Club (0.8 adults) and Rookie Blue (0.7 adults).
NBC's Food Fighters (0.8 adults) was steady with last week's season premiere, and dramas Aquarius (0.5 adults) and Hannibal (0.4 adults) were also unmoved.
The CW launched its latest stab at half-hour comedy, Dates, to very modest results. After an even Beauty and the Beast (0.2 adults), back-to-back episodes fetched a respective 0.2 and 0.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.