TV Ratings Thursday: 'Big Brother' Flat, 'Hollywood Game Night', 'Hell's Kitchen' & 'Last Comic Standing' Rise + 'Black Box' Ties Low

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July 18th, 2014


Scoreboard Univision CBS FOX NBC ABC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/6 1.3/5 1.3/5 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.1/0
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.6/7 0.8/4 0.9/4 0.6/3 0.5/2 0.1/0
Total Viewers (million) 4.058 5.105 3.779 3.222 4.731 0.479

Univision was number one with adults 18-49, but CBS won with total viewers.

On CBS,  Big Brother matched last week's 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Hell's Kitchen notched a 1.7, up two tenths from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 ratings. Gang Related earned a 0.9, up two tenths from last week’s 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Hollywood Game Night garnered a 1.1, up two tenths from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Welcome to Sweden earned a 0.8, down a single tenth from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 premiere rating. Working the Engels scored a 0.6, also down a single tenth from the 0.7 last week's premiere earned.  Last Comic Standing earned a 1.1, up a tenth from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Black Box garnered a series low tying 0.6, down a tenth from last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. Rookie Blue matched last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. NY Med matched last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Thursday, July 17, 2014

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX Hell's Kitchen 1.7 7 4.87
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 1.5 6 7.20
NBC Hollywood Game Night 1.1 4 3.88
ABC Black Box 0.6 3 3.75
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.1 1 0.51
8:30PM CBS The Millers -R 1.2 5 5.29
9:00PM CBS Big Brother 2.1 8 6.03
FOX Gang Related 0.9 3 2.69
ABC Rookie Blue 0.9 3 5.31
NBC Welcome to Sweden 0.8 3 2.85
CW The Originals -R 0.1 0 0.45
9:30PM NBC Working the Engels 0.6 2 2.07
10:00 PM NBC Last Comic Standing 1.1 4 3.31
ABC NY Med 0.9 3 5.14
CBS Elementary -R 0.5 2 3.04


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