This Thursday's ratings recap:

" Big Brother opened its doors to 7.42 million total viewers, not quite catching 5th Grader's 7.84 mil, but besting the Fox quizzer in key demos. BB 8 was down about eight percent from All-Stars' year-ago opener.

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" As Pirate Master dipped a bit (and again) with 5.15 mil, a second 5th Grader repeat won the 9 o'clock hour with 8.48 mil, albeit a million fewer than So You Think You Can Dance typically delivers in the slot.

" Men in Trees matched last week's 3.7 mil.

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