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TV Ratings Sunday: Soft Debut for 'Whodunnit', 'Celebrity Wife Swap' Returns Down, 'Crossing Lines' Premieres Low

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June 24th, 2013

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Scoreboard FOX ABC NBC UNI CBS
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.1/4 1.1/3 0.8/2 0.7/2 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.3/5 0.8/3 0.5/2 0.6/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 2.476 4.046 4.161 2.056 4.900

  ABC and FOX tied for number one among adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On ABC, the summer premiere of  Celebrity Wife Swap tied its series low with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating down 19 percent from a 1.6 for its most recent original on Tuesday, May 12 and down 46 percent from a 2.4 for its winter premiere on February 26. The series premiere of Whodunnit garnered a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, up 8 percent from the debut of last summer’s lower profile reality series NY Med on July 10, 2012.

On NBC, the two hour series premiere of Crossing Lines earned a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, even with last summer’s Saving Hope premiere on Thursday June 7, and tying with that show as the lowest rated big-four broadcast drama debut ever.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, June 23, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 NBC America's Got Talent - R (7-9PM) 1.1/3 3.95
CBS 60 Minutes - R 1.0/4 8.23
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos - R 1.0/4 4.84
FOX The Cleveland Show - R 0.6/2 1.45
7:30 FOX American Dad - R 0.8/3 1.72
8:00 ABC  Celebrity Wife Swap - Summer Premiere 1.3/4 4.44
FOX  The Simpsons - R 1.2/4 2.61
CBS  Elementary - R 0.5/2 4.18
8:30 FOX  Bob's Burgers - R 1.2/4 2.54
9:00 FOX Family Guy - R 1.5/4 3.32
ABC Whodunnit? - Series Premiere 1.3/4 4.04
NBC Crossing Lines (9-11PM) - Series Premiere 0.7/2 4.37
CBS The Good Wife - R 0.4/1 3.36
9:30 FOX American Dad - R 1.4/4 3.24
10:00 ABC Castle - R 0.7/2 2.86
CBS The Mentalist - R 0.6/2 3.83

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 

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  • Oliver

    ABC has the worst luck with summer shows.

  • SG

    Best Celeb Wife Swap ever!

  • Oliver

    Also, yikes at Crossing Lines.

  • Survivor Fan

    Crossing Lines- DOA

    Whodunnit and Celebrity Wife Swap may stick around if they can maintain 1.3 or so.

  • CrimTV

    Great repeat numbers for Fox!

  • rob60990

    Not good for Whodunnit but was expected. I’m surprised CWS didn’t do better considering the trainwrecks involved.

    lmao at Crossing Lines. Did any promotion go into this?

  • Leon

    I figured Crossing Lines would debut low! Sucks cause it was a great premiere last night, better than I expected!

  • Clarke

    I actually really enjoyed Whodunnit. It is the best ABC summer show in recent memory. Too bad it premiered so low….does ABC pull low preforming summer shows? A 1.3 isn’t terrible for them during the summer, but it sure isn’t great.

  • Survivor Fan

    I wanted Whodunnit to be The Mole with a new name, but, alas, it is not. With that said, I will give it another shot next week.

  • Fumbuck

    I watched the guy walk across the Grand Canyon, it was exciting to watch with the volume turned down (he kept thanking God every ten seconds).

  • rob60990

    “Whodunnit and Celebrity Wife Swap may stick around if they can maintain 1.3 or so.”

    ABC will probably be forced to lower their standards in the summer when their highest rated show is pulling a 1.7. Sure ABC is praying The Bachelorette rebounds not airing against The Voice.

  • Survivor Fan

    @ Clarke

    No, not usually. In fact, it tied The Glass House premiere from last summer (despite the ~10% ratings depreciation). If it can stay where it is, it has a shot at Season 2, but I doubt that it will happen.

  • Andy

    That’s actually pretty good for Whodunnit. I’m pleasantly surprised!

  • Survivor Fan

    @ Fumbuck

    That may wind up being the #1 program of the night. Last year, he got 2.something on a Friday night in the summer (on ABC) when he walked across Niagara Falls.

  • MichaelChickless

    Ouch for Crossing Lines! I was thinking it was good for at least a 1.2.

    Hannibal isn’t looking so bad now. ;-) :-)

  • Fred

    ABC should have picked up Devious Maids.
    Pretty entertaining summer sudsy drama.

  • Oliver

    Crossing Lines might pick up a bit more momentum from next week, as NBC will air it after SVU repeats

  • Valentina_

    Whodunnit was awful. couldn’t watch 10 min of it without turning my tv on to an other channel.ABC is freaking horrible with summer shows last year it was TGH. when they basically rigged the show to hurry up and end it. Not good ABC

  • HalCapone

    @Oliver
    ABC’s luck with summer shows overall is no worse than any other networks. In fact, it might even be better.

  • Kissan

    Celebrity Wife Swap was very funny yesterday. I mean Bristol Palin with Joan Rivers,who wouldn’t want to see that. Surprised it didn’t do any better,like a 1.5 or somethin. Whodunnit didn’t do that bad but I was busy watching True Blood so…I also watched Devious Maids yesterday and it was really good. ABC should’ve picked it up and paired it with Revenge,Mistresses or Bachelorette.

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