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‘Big Brother’ Leads CBS to Thursday Overnight Victory

THURSDAY OVERNIGHT RATINGS SCORECARD

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What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Thursday, July 7:

Household Rating/Share
CBS: 3.6/ 6, ABC: 2.4/ 4, NBC: 1.8/ 3, Fox: 1.6/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC: + 6, CW: no change, CBS: – 8, ABC: -23, Fox: -27

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “BattleBots”: 2.4/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 5.0/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Spartans: Ultimate Team Challenge” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “Bones”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.6/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “BattleBots”: 2.2/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Life in Pieces” (R): 3.5/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Spartans: Ultimate Team Challenge” (R): 1.8/ 3 (#3t)
Fox – “Bones”: 1.8/ 3 (#3t)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Greatest Hits”: 2.6/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.9/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge”: 2.0/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “Home Free”: 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Beauty and the Beast”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Greatest Hits”: 2.5/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Big Brother”: 3.7/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge”: 2.0/ 3 (#3)
Fox – “Home Free”: 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Beauty and the Beast”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Match Game” (R)”: 2.3/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Code Black” (R): 2.5/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “Aquarius”: 1.5/ 3 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Match Game” (R)”: 2.3/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Code Black” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Aquarius”: 1.4/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. What in the world was NBC thinking renewing Aquarius? And what in the world is Fox thinking treating Bones this way?