July 29, 2011 / 5:25 PM / 8 years ago

"Big Brother" leads CBS to night's top ratings

Jordan Lloyd of Matthews, North Carolina, winner of the CBS reality series "Big Brother 11", poses with fellow contestant Jeff Schroeder (L) at the CBS television network's Premiere Party in Hollywood September 16, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - CBS grabbed the ratings crown on Thursday thanks to the solid performance of “Big Brother,” according to preliminary numbers.

The network’s sole original programing of the night, “Big Brother” at 9 p.m., drew a 2.6 rating/8 share in the adults 18-49 demographic. That was flat with last week, but it was enough to grab the highest ratings of the night and give CBS a victory over the competition — and 6.9 million total viewers.

At ABC, “Wipeout” opened the night at 8 p.m., which performed flat versus last week with a 1.9/7 in the demographic and 6.6 million total viewers. “Expedition Impossible” aired the following hour, jumping 23 percent compared to last week with a 1.6/5 and 5 million total viewers. “Rookie Blue” closed the night flat versus last week, tying for the series’ summer low with a 1.3/4 and 4,8 million total viewers.

Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” at 8 enjoyed a 6 percent uptick compared to last week, registering a 1.7/6 in the demographic and 5.2 million total viewers. A “Glee” repeat followed.

NBC ran repeats throughout the evening.

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