Thursday Ratings for July 7: 'Brother' Gets Big
Matt Click
Matt Click
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Last night saw the premiere of Big Brother 13, the summer reality phenomenon. CBS came roaring back, with Big Brother 13 turning out some of its best ratings ever, and easily winning the night. That's a nice change of pace for CBS, which has been airing reruns pretty consistently all summer. Meanwhile, on FOX, So You Think You Can Dance maintained its Thursday ratings versus last week. ABC's lineup of Wipeout, Expedition Impossible and Rookie Blue was a mixed bag, and NBC's Love Bites just kept on keeping on.

Let's take a look at the numbers.

Big Brother 13 certainly stole the night. It was up 5% from last year's premiere, with 7.71 million viewers. Those are the best ratings for a Big Brother show since 2007. Not bad for a more-than-a-decade-old reality show, huh?

If you missed the Big Brother 13 episode, check out our recap!

On FOX, So You Think You Dance held steady versus last week's results show, with 5.95 million viewers.

If you missed the SYTYCD results, check out our recap!

On ABC, Wipeout was consistent with last week, with 6.64 million viewers. Expedition Impossible dropped 11%, with 5.52 million viewers. Rookie Blue, however, was up 7%, with 5.68 million viewers.

On NBC, Love Bites had 1.97 million viewers (how many episodes are left of that show?).

Source: Nielsen

(Image courtesy of CBS)