August 29, 2008 3:41 PM
“Big Brother” barely edged out “The Moment of Truth” as the top-rated show of Thursday night, as CBS and Fox tied for Thursday’s highest-rated network.
For information on Barack Obama’s record-setting ratings during Thursday’s coverage of the Democratic National Convention, click here.
“Brother” scored a 2.2 rating/7 share in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research, increasing one-tenth of a percentage point from last week.
CBS and Fox both ended the night with a 1.7 rating/5 share.
Two special episodes of “Moment of Truth” brought in a 1.4/4 and a 2.1/6, respectively, for Fox. It was a different night for “Truth,” which usually airs on Tuesdays. Also, football preempted a good chunk of the country, which would explain the lowish first rating for the first episode. “Truth” last aired on a Tuesday on July 8, drawing a 2.0/6.
ABC and NBC tied for third with a 1.4/4. ABC showed repeats, while NBC’s Jaguars-Redskins game laid out a 0.8/3.
The CW took the fifth spot with a 0.6/2.
Watch to Watch for This Labor Day Weekend:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Not much. “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” are new on Comedy Central at 11 p.m. on Friday, which is different. But beyond that, go windsurfing or lobster-wrestling or something. Summer is ending.
ABC, CBS and NBC: Convention season isn’t over yet. The first day of the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul kicks off with the head honcho himself, President George W. Bush. Prime-time coverage starts at 10 p.m. EST.
The CW: Keep your acronym dictionary handy because, OMFG GUYS, “Gossip Girl” premieres its second season at 8 p.m. My texting thumbs are just aching in anticipation of quickly Twittering the word “Scandalous” at 8:07 p.m.
The CW also rolls out its sixth season premiere of “One Tree Hill” at 9 p.m.
Fox: “Prison Break” digs into its fourth season at 8 p.m. in a two-hour premiere. I’m getting a little frightened as to how many prisons in multiple countries can get broken out of and into.