Thursday Final Ratings:'Big Brother', 'The Winner Is', 'Hollywood Game Night', 'Motive', 'Rookie Blue' & 'Wipeout' Adjusted Down

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August 9th, 2013

Hollywood Game Night August 8

The Winner Is... was adjusted down five tenths, Hollywood Game Night was adjusted down four tenths, Motive and Rookie Blue were each adjusted down three tenths, Wipeout was adjusted down two tenths and Big Brother was adjusted down a single tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Thursday broadcast ratings. It should be noted that there were multiple football premeptions on the big four networks, resulting in a large number of adjustments.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Broadcast primetime final ratings for Thursday, August 8:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory - R 1.6/6 6.58
ABC Wipeout 0.9/3 3.50
NBC America's Got Talent -R 0.8/3 3.40
FOX Glee - R 0.5/2 1.50
CW The Vampire Diaries - R 0.2/1 0.65
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R 1.5/5 5.51
9:00 CBS Big Brother 2.4/7 6.61
NBC The Winner Is… Season Finale 0.9/3 3.83
ABC Motive 0.7/3 3.95
FOX New Girl - R 0.5/2 1.23
CW America's Next Top Model - R 0.3/1 0.71
9:30 FOX The Mindy Project - R 0.5/2 1.21
10:00 NBC Hollywood Game Night 1.1/3 3.58
ABC Rookie Blue 0.9/3 4.50
CBS Elementary - R 0.7/2 4.06

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Samuel

    It’s a massacre!

  • James

    ‘The Winner Is’ certainly wasn’t a winner with an adjustment like that.

  • rob60990

    a bloodbath. networks shouldn’t even bother programming Thursday in August.

  • Brian

    Oh boy.

  • John

    Even more impressive for Big Brother, considering how everything else tanked last night.

  • Dennis

    ROFL :D

  • rob60990

    I don’t understand how BB only adjusted down a tenth while the rest of CBS adjusted down a lot more. There’ll be more pre-emptions tonight but I don’t think it’ll be as bad as last night. CBS is pre-empted here in NY.

  • Michael

    Damn, what kind of a loser night is this? Good for BB15!

  • andy

    I think the other CBS shows are popular in bigger cities whereas I think Big Brother does better in smaller towns. Just a guess though.

  • Ultima

    a bloodbath. networks shouldn’t even bother programming Thursday in August.


    What matters is the drop from last week to this week, not the drop from the preliminaries to the finals. That should be so obvious that it should go without saying, but apparently not.

    I don’t understand how BB only adjusted down a tenth while the rest of CBS adjusted down a lot more.

    Because they’re much more likely to reschedule original programming within the Live+SD window than repeats.

  • BigBrotherFan

    DAMN YOU LAUREN HOLLY you are hurting MOTIVE and that in turn is hurting my Rookie Blue!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kissan

    Whoa. Everything except for BB got adjusted down. Wipeout and Rookie Blue got series lows of 0.9 which is shocking. ABC should really cancel Motive cause it’s dragging RB down a lot and it also got beat by ABC’s The Lookout. I like how FOX was very steady the whole night. And HGN is just showing Camp how it doesn’t need a big lead in and is not lead in dependent.

  • CBSviewer

    Series low for Rookie Blue ?

  • aaron

    Sad how bad ABC screwed up Wipeout. This show was doing mid 3’s a couple of summers ago. It has to be insanely cheap to make…so I hope it will be renewed.

  • rob60990

    Ties a series low for Rookie Blue. ABC should just move it to Tuesday at 10. Why waste your 2nd best lead-in of the summer on a repeat of a cancelled show?

  • s0303

    good for big brother…why did they renew rookie blue???

  • SoCal

    people, shows only were cleared in 85% of the country, maximum, when they’re usually at 98 or 99%. And an abnormal amount of people watch football, so of course this happens.

    Cool out

  • Joseph A

    great numbers for Big Brother given the situation with TWC and Football !

  • Alan

    Ouch for everyone, especially NBC!

  • AllOfHerTwist

    Wow, and I thought Wipeout was bad in the preliminaries.

    Big Brothel didn’t fare too badly after the adjustment.

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