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Ratings: 'Big Brother' gets big on Thursday

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Big Brother came up huge for CBS last night, up nearly a million viewers over last week’s Thursday installment. The NFL preseason game also performed well on Fox, bringing in over 7 million viewers between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m.. ABC’s and NBC’s rerun blocs averaged within 300,000 viewers of each other over the course of the night, while CBS’s procedurals continued to hold strong.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8:00 p.m. Big Brother 11 (CBS)

NFL Pre-season game (Fox)

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

30 Rock (NBC)

Supernatural (The CW)



4.4 (repeat)

3.6 (repeat)

1.8 (repeat)

8:30 p.m. Parks and Recreation (NBC) 3.1 (repeat)
9:00 p.m. CSI (CBS)

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

The Office (NBC)

Supernatural (The CW)

8.5 (repeat)

4.4 (repeat)

4.2 (repeat)

1.6 (repeat)

9:30 p.m. 30 Rock (NBC) 3.0 (repeat)
10:00 p.m. The Mentalist (CBS)

Private Practice (ABC)

Law and Order (NBC)

7.9 (repeat)

4.1 (repeat)

3.1 (repeat)