ABC's 'Whodunnit' Debut Beats NBC's Debut of 'Crossing Lines' by 86 Percent in Adults 18-49

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June 24th, 2013


via press note:


At 8pm, ABC’s summer premiere of Celebrity Wife Swap built on its lead-in by 30% in Adults 18-49 to rank #1 by 8% over its nearest broadcast competition in the hour (1.3/4 vs. 1.2/4 -Fox).


Retaining 100% of its Adult 18-49 lead-in at 9pm, ABC’s series debut of Whodunnit beat out the opening hour of NBC’s competing debut of Crossing Lines by 86% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 0.7/2).  The new show built on its lead-in with Men 18-49 and Teens 12-17.


  • Whodunnit tied as the top-rated unscripted debut this summer in Adults 18-49 with Fox’s Does Someone Have to Go, which came out of a much higher-rated Hell’s Kitchen (2.2 rating on 5/23/13).
  • rob60990

    Uh did ABC forget The Winner Is?

  • Survivor Fan

    It probably is considering The Winner Is a preview, with the premiere on Thursday 7/11.

    I noticed that Whodunnit built on CWS with Men 18-49, but not Women 18-49. If it skews relatively male (over 42%- the median), then that demographic might be a reason to keep it around. It also seems to skew quite young, another reason to keep it around.

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