Ratings: Big Brother Tops Night, NBC's Sweden Bows Better Than Engels

CBS’ Big Brother enjoyed the biggest bump among last Thursday’s holiday weekend-impaired fare, surging 29 and 25 percent to deliver 6.2 million total viewers and a night-leading 2.0 demo rating.

A Big Bang repeat opened CBS’ night by drawing the largest audience, 7.9 million.

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FOX | Hell’s Kitchen (4.7 mil/1.5) heated up by 9 percent and two tenths, while Gang Related (2.5 mil/0.8) ticked up a tenth.

ABC | Black Box (3.6 mil/0.7) and Rookie Blue (4.9 mil/0.9) each rose a tenth, while NY Med (5.2 mil/0.9) added two tenths.

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NBC | Hollywood Game Night (3.8 mil/0.9) returned down a tenth. Welcome to Sweden — which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “B-“ — welcomed 3.5 mil and a 0.9, while Working the Engels retained 2.8 mil/0.7. (For reference, Undateable two weeks ago averaged 2.5 mil and a 0.8 in the 9 o’clock hour, with no fresh lead-in.) Last Comic Standing (3.3 mil/1.0) dipped a tenth.

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  1. Eric says:

    I actually really enjoyed Welcome to Sweden. I’ll tune in weekly. But the entire first season of Working the Engels has already aired here in Canada and the few times that I tuned it, I didn’t enjoy it at all, unfortunately.

  2. Sarah says:

    I really wish Rookie Blue had a different lead-in. But at least it’s up and closer to 1.0. Hopefully ABC renews it for season 6 (the 2nd half of season 5).

  3. CJ says:

    I loved Welcome to Sweden. Hopefully NBC will air it again next summer but if not I’ll find a way to watch the second season anyway. Working the Engels was really, really bad though :-/ I wanted to like it but it was just awful.

  4. sidv98 says:

    Both shows were pretty bad. Hoping for some better quality pilots soon.

  5. Lindsey says:

    I guess I just have different tv taste than the majority… I thought Welcome to Sweden was awful. Tedious even… And while Working the Engels wasn’t great I found myself at least interested in the characters and the story. I’ll probably try Engels at least ice more anyway.

  6. BrittBrat says:

    Stan Lee was hilarious on Hell’s Kitchen. He needs to come back often and sit in the kitchen!!!!

  7. HAP says:

    NBC’s two new comedies kinda make one wish for a return of Undateable.