In the face of depressed August HUT levels, one more network, Fox, went into rerun mode on Thursdays following the end of So You Think You Can Dance. The decreased competition gave CBS’ Big Brother a boost: The veteran reality series was up 11% from last week. Despite being followed by drama repeats, Big Brother led CBS to No. 1 finish for the night in both adults 18-49 (2.0/6) and total viewers (7 million). NBC (1.7/5, 6.2 million), which featured an all-original lineup, was second, paced by America’s Got Talent (2.4/7), which was even with its fast nationals result from last week (down 4% from the final). Minute to Win It (1.2/4) and the finale of Love In the Wild (1.4/4) were both flat from last week. Fox aired repeats as did ABC, with the exception of Primetime Nightline (1.3/4), which also was even with last week.
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