TV ratings: 'Big Brother' and 'Big Bang' carry CBS to Thursday win

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013Thursday's Nielsen ratings played out pretty much has they have all summer, with "Big Brother" and "The Big Bang Theory" leading CBS to an across-the-board win for the night. A couple of NFL preseason games in local markets inflated the numbers for CBS, ABC and NBC, but the rankings will likely stay the same.CBS averaged 6.2 million viewers and a 4.0 rating/7 share in households for the night, pending updates. ABC (4.9 million, 3.2/5) took second, beating out NBC (3.7 million, 2.4/4). FOX came in fourth with 1.8 million viewers and a 1.2/2, and The CW (873,000, 0.6/1) trailed.The adults 18-49 crown also went to CBS, which scored a 1.7 in the demographic. ABC's 1.2 edged NBC's 1.1 for second. FOX came in at 0.7 and The CW at 0.3.Thursday hour by hour:8 p.m.CBS: "The Big Bang Theory" rerun (7.95 million, 5.1/9)/"Two and a Half Men" rerun (7.4...


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