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.