9:10am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Wayward Pines' Rises for Finale
Big Brother led another night for CBS, averaging a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49 on Thursday. That's off two-tenths of a point from the previous week — but still a head above all other broadcast efforts for the night. A steady episode of Under the Dome (1.0 adults) followed, giving the network a nightly win in the key demo.
Fox saw the conclusion of event series Wayward Pines. The heavily time-shifted drama, which projects to double its demo score in live-plus-7 returns, rose three-tenths of a point to match a series high 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. It followed a steady episode of Boom! (0.6 adults). Despite the lackluster live showings, Wayward Pines has been broadcast's strongest offering this summer. And its future remains open-ended.
Food Fighters (0.8 adults) and Dateline (1.0 adults) were both steady on NBC while ABC saw Astronaut Wives Club (0.6 adults) slip three-tenths of a point to a series low. Mistresses (0.7 adults) was off two-tenths of a point, and Rookie Blue (0.8 adults) held steady.
Both Beauty and the Beast (0.2 adults) and Dates (0.1 adults) saw little movement on The CW.