ABC’s Rookie Blue took a hit this Thursday with Big Brother now in the mix, drawing 4.9 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating — down 18 and 27 percent from its week-ago premiere.
Opening ABC’s night, Black Box (3.9 mil/0.6) ticked down to a series low. Come 10 pm, NY Med returned to 5.5 million viewers — its largest audience ever — and a 0.9 rating, down 25 percent in the demo from its summer 2012 premiere but off just a tenth from that season’s finale.
CBS’ aforementioned Big Brother (6.6 mil/2.3) matched its Wednesday premiere numbers and led the night in the demo. (A Big Bang rerun meanwhile drew Thursday’s largest audience, 8 mil.)
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Over on NBC, this week’s Undateable double-pump averaged 2.7 mil/0.8 against BB, up in viewers but down a tenth in the demo. A fantastically unfunny episode of Last Comic Standing (3.2 mil/1.0) dropped 20 and 29 percent to series lows.
Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen (4.9 mil/1.7) ticked down a tenth while Gang Related (2.5 mil/0.8) held steady versus BB.