Competition may be tough on CBS' "Big Brother" but the show stayed strong in its ratings on Thursday night, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
With about 6 million viewers and a rating of 2.1 in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic, the privacy-deprivation reality show topped the ratings, elevating CBS to first in total viewership.
Univision, however, was the No. 1 network in the key demo with a rating of 1.7, with its youth-focused awards show "Premios Juventud." The Spanish-language channel drew roughly 4 million viewers overall for the gala.
The 11th annual awards show, broadcast from Florida, featured big-name stars such as Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Romeo Santos and Juanes.
On Fox, "Gang Related" increased its viewership by 17% from last week to an average 2.7 million viewers. It was also up 29% in the key demo with a rating of 0.9.
"Hell's Kitchen," which averaged 4.9 million viewers total, was up 13% from last week in the key demo with a rating of 1.7.
ABC, which was No. 2-most viewed network of the night overall behind CBS, averaged 4.7 million viewers. "Black Box" had a rating of 0.6, a 14% decrease from last week, tying with its lowest rating to date. "Rookie Blue" and "NY Med" both had a rating of 0.9, on par with last week.
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