Univision Ties CBS For A July Thursday Night 18-49 Win

Some lackluster original episodes from a number of English-language networks -- as well as a number of lower-rated reruns -- gave Univision an opening on Thursday night for a strong result.

The big Spanish-language broadcast network tied CBS for the best results among 18-49 viewers -- with a Nielsen 1.4 rating/5 share -- as well as giving Univision the outright win among young viewers 18-34, with a 1.3/6.

New ABC reality show “The Quest” contributed to the weak results for the English-language networks. In the 8 p.m. Thursday time slot, it posted just 2.8 million Nielsen viewers and a modest 0.7 rating/3 share among 18-49 viewers.

Rerun programming that opposed “Quest” in the time period did better -- CBS’ “Big Bang Theory” at 7.2 million viewers and 1.6/7 among 18-49 viewers with NBC’s “Hollywood Game Night” pulling in 3.86 million viewers and a 1.0/4 among 18-49 viewers for its repeat. Also at 8 p.m., Univision’s “Mi Corazon es Tuyo” earned a 1.3 rating/4 share among 18-49 viewers.

CBS’ “Big Brother” led all shows on the night with a 2.2/7 and 6.3 million viewers in the 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. time slot. Univision’s “Lo Que La Vida Me Robo” was next with a 1.6 rating/5 share among 18-49 viewers.

Other English-language original 9 p.m. show episodes were down from those numbers -- ABC’s  “Rookie Blue” at a 1.0/3 and 4.8 million viewers; NBC’s “Welcome to Sweden” with a 0.7/2 and 2.5 million viewers; and Fox’s “Gang Related” at a 0.7/2 and 2.3 million viewers.

Later in the night, new content from NBC at 9:30 p.m. -- “Working The Engels” earned a 0.6/2 and 1.9 million viewers at 9:30 p.m. -- about the same as its last original outing.

It was Univision winning the 10 p.m. time period -- with a 1.3/4 for “Que Pobres Tan Ricos.” NBC’s“Last Comic Standing” was next -- a 1.1/4 and 3.4 million viewers. ABC’s “NY Med” had a 1.0/3 and 5.6 million viewers.

For the night among 18-49 viewers, after Univision and CBS, NBC came in at 0.9/3, followed by ABC at 0.8/3, Fox with 0.6/2, and CW at 0.1/0.

CBS was first in overall viewers at 5.4 million, followed by ABC at 4.3 million, Univision with 3.5 million, NBC at 3.2 million, Fox with 2.0 million, and CW at 598,000.

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