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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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Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • Tony

    CBS; 60 Minutes. Best ratings for the 7pm to 8pm time period.

    Nuff said.

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