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Spanish-Language Univision Ties for No. 1 Among Broadcast Networks TVbytheNumbers

Spanish-language broadcaster Univision climbed into a tie for the No. 1 spot in the broadcast ratings for Thursday night, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo.

TVbytheNumbers.com reports that both Univision and Fox finished with 1.4 average ratings in viewers 18-49 for prime time overall. They led CBS (1.2 average), ABC (1.0) and NBC (0.7). CBS, which aired all repeats, won total viewers, averaging 6.2 million to 4.6 million for ABC, 3.8 million for Fox, 3.7 million for Univision and 2.3 million for NBC, which also aired an all-repeat lineup.

The top show of the night on broadcast was a tie between two shows that aired at 8 p.m.: a rerun of CBS's "The Big Bang Theory" and a new installment of Fox's "Hell's Kitchen," with both shows delivering 2.0 averages in 18-29.

Fox's "Does Someone Have to Go?" delivered a 0.9 in the 18-49 demo, same as last week.

ABC's lineup of first-run programming failed to gain much traction: "Wipeout" and "Motive" both managed 0.9 averages in adults 18-49, with "Wipeout" down 25% from its previous original back in May. "Motive" was also down 25% from its previous original and sank to a series low.

ABC's top show was "Rookie Blue" with a 1.1 average in 18-49, but that number was down 9% from the previous original and a season low.