Ratings: Greatest Hits Performs for ABC, Bests NBC's Spartan

Greatest Hits Ratings ABC

Greatest Hits cued up 4.9 million total viewers and a 1.1 rating (per finals) with its Thursday debut, placing second in the hour behind Big Brother while giving ABC its best summer numbers in the time slot since 8/21/2014 and 5/30/2013, respectively.

Versus Mistresses‘ year-ago numbers, Greatest Hits improved 60 and 83 percent.

Opening ABC’s night, BattleBots (3.6 mil/0.9) ticked down from its season opener.

Elsewhere in the ratings:

CBS | Big Brother (5.9 mil/1.8) ticked up from last Thursday; a Big Bang rerun drew the night’s largest audience (with 7.1 mil).

NBC | Leading out of U.S Olympics swimming trials (5.3 mil/1.2), Spartan (3.7 mil/1.0) rose 32 percent and two tenths week to week. Aquarius (1.9 mil/0.4) was steady.

THE CW | Beauty and the Beast (760K/0.2) dipped to its smallest audience in a while, yet was steady in the demo.

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