Ratings: Motive Finale Down, Big Bro Tops Night

Ratings Motive FinaleOn a Thursday night sacked by multiple pre-season football preemptions, Big Brother’s long-awaited eviction came out on top with 5.1 million total viewers and a 1.8 demo rating (per Nielsen finals), down 19 and 14 percent week-to-week.

Among Thursday’s season finales, NBC’s already-renewed Hollywood Game Night (2.8 mil/1.0) was down 22 percent and two tenths, while ABC’s double helping of Motive did 4.7 mil/0.8, down two tenths in the demo yet stopping short of hitting a series low.

TVLine hears that a decision on Motive‘s fate is still weeks away.

ABC’s Rookie Blue drew 4.4 mil and a 0.8, down 14 percent and two tenths.