Ratings: First ‘Big Brother 23’ Elimination Leads CBS to Thursday Win

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“Big Brother” was the big winner at 8 p.m. last night, when the CBS competition eliminated its first Season 23 houseguest. Spoiler alert: It was Travis, who shared his opinion with host Julie Chen Mooves about why he was first to go. “I mean, I always heard it was like, the white guy with abs that kind of gets conked first,” he said. “And so, I kind of had that superstition going in.” CBS was first in ratings with a 0.5 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 2.3 million, according to Nielsen’s preliminary numbers for Thursday’s primetime programming. At 8, “Big Brother” had a 0.8 and 3.6 million viewers. A new episode of Season 3 of “Love Island” at 9 received a 0.4 and 1.7 million viewers. An encore of “Bull” followed. ABC, NBC and Fox tied for second in ratings, each with a 0.3. ABC was second in total viewers with 2.1 million, NBC was third with 1.7 million and Fox was fourth with 1.5 million. For ABC, the freshman unscripted animal-themed series “When Nature Calls With Helen Mirren” at 8 got a 0.3 and 2.4 million viewers. “Holey Moley” at 9 also...

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