Another Easy Summer Thursday for CBS

"Big Brother" delivers a Jen-uinely fine night

August 24, 2007

Julie Chen
'Big Brother' host Julie Chen
Fast National ratings for Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007.

A "Big Brother" elimination plus the usual procedurals gave CBS an easy Thursday night win.

Overall, CBS averaged a 6.5 rating/11 share, easily topping the 4.0/7 for second place FOX. ABC finished third on the night with a 3.0/5, followed by the 2.6/4 for NBC and The CW's 1.5/3.

CBS also won among adults 18-49, doing a 2.9 rating in the key demographic. FOX stayed second with a 2.1 rating, edging the 1.7 rating for NBC. ABC's 1.3 rating and the 0.8 rating for The CW tailed in the all important demographic.

At 8 p.m., viewers tuned in to "Big Brother" to watch the mercurial Jen get the boot, giving the show a 5.3/10 for the hour. FOX was second with an NFL preseason war between Jacksonville and Green Bay, which averaged 3.9/7 for the hour. ABC's "Ugly Betty" was third for the hour, nipping the 2.9/5 averaged by "My Name Is Earl" and "30 Rock" on NBC. The CW was fifth with the 1.5/3 for "Smallville."

CBS stayed first at 9 p.m. with the 7.3/12 for "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." The Packers and Jaguars stayed second with a 4.2/7 for the hour. ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" remained third with a 3.0/5, beating NBC's "The Office" and "Scrubs," plus "Supernatural" on The CW.

"Without a Trace" helped CBS close strong with a 6.8/12 in the 10 p.m. hour. ABC's "Boston Legal" had a 3.0/5 and beat "E.R." on NBC.

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

  • Fall TV

    What's new, what's coming back and what to watch.

    Emmy Awards

    Find everything you need to know about the 2007 Primetime Emmy Awards.

    Pick your favorite channels

    Customize our TV listings to show only the channels you care about.

    Get Zap2it delivered

    Sign up for our new daily e-mail newsletter so you'll always know what to watch and where to watch it.