TV Ratings Sunday: 'Big Brother', 'Whodunnit?' and 'Celebrity Wife Swap' Slide + 'Crossing Lines' Flat

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July 1st, 2013

Big Brother

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.1/3 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.9/3 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 0.7/3 1.1/4 0.5/2 0.7/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 5.551 2.344 3.472 2.192 3.635

CBS was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On ABC, Celebrity Wife Swap hit a new series low with a 1.0, down three tenths from last week's series low 1.3 adults 18-49 Whodunnit garnered a 1.0, also down three tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Big Brother earned a 1.7, down half a ratings point from its 2.2  premiere rating on Wednesday, and down six tenths from last year's summer premiere, which earned a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Crossing Lines matched last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, June 30, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM CBS 60 Minutes -R 0.9 3 7.09
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos -R 0.9 3 4.62
NBC America's Got Talent -R (7-9PM) 0.8 3 3.51
FOX The Cleveland Show -R 0.6 2 1.51
7:30 PM FOX The Simpsons -R 0.7 3 1.75
8:00 PM CBS Big Brother 1.7 6 5.78
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.0 3 2.48
ABC Celebrity Wife Swap 1.0 3 3.22
8:30 PM FOX Bob's Burgers -R 0.9 3 2.26
9:00PM FOX Family Guy -R 1.4 4 3.17
CBS Under the Dome -R 1.1 3 5.12
ABC Whodunnit? 1.0 3 3.20
NBC Law and Order: SVU -R 0.9 2 3.78
9:30PM FOX American Dad -R 1.3 4 3.17
10:00 PM CBS The Mentalist -R 0.8 2 4.20
NBC Crossing Lines 0.7 2 3.72
ABC Castle -R 0.6 2 2.84

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



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  • Dennis

    Quite good repeat ratings for Under the Dome, interesting to see what will happen tomorrow…

  • AJ

    HORRIBLE decrease for “Whodunnit”.

  • Oliver

    Looks like people have stopped watching Big Brother.

  • DenverDean

    I wouldn’t be surprised if UTD nearly matches last week’s rating. Considering a good portion of audience was watching SC – like me. I hope the show and other summer scripted drams find life in summer. Seriously, it work for cable – so the interest is there.

  • MichaelChickless

    ‘Crossing Lines’ Flat

    Crossing Lines flatlining!

  • Baseball4Ever


    Posted July 1, 2013 at 2:37 AM

    Due to the nature of live programming the ratings for FOX (MLB Baseball) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings

    That’s what zap2it has written and then wants you to go down the page to have ratings “explained” to you. Let me explain a little better than they do.

    There are ONLY 23,000, that’s twenty-three thousand, Nielsen families. Yes, when you hear “demos” and how they “adjusted” the ratings later it actually means they took more time to think about the final ratings number they made up or guessed watched a show. 23,000 plus a few more doing diaries are deciding what we 300 MILLION other TV watchers get to watch or what gets canceled after Nielsen adjusts their watching habits to include me, except there’s literally nobody like me on this planet.

    The Nielsen ratings have been since the beginning and always will be in the future a total Hollywood scam perpetrated on the viewing public. It has made Nielsen I don’t know how many MILLIONS for what you could do going door to door each week asking your neighbors if you lived in a large city.

    Now let the replies begin about the diverse and scientific way that Nielsen chooses those families like it’s a political poll, which have gotten more accurate because there are so many entities taking the polls so that a poll is being taken practically every day and are compared by almost all the news organizations and pollsters so they cut the margin for error WAY down and a guy like Nate Silver can predict every state in the Presidential election accurately. Polling several hundreds thousand people over a 6 month period IS NOT polling the same 23,000 people for a solid year or many years as Nielsen does. That small a sample makes the margin for error so large that any show on the hundreds of channels on TV could actually be number one or the absolute last place show. And saying you can accurately say how many of what age group, demos, are watching any show based on splitting up that mere 23,000 makes the margin for error, oh, about a million times larger. That’s a guess on my part similar to a Nielsen ratings guess cause all I know it’s an unbelievably huge error margin when you split an already minute sample.

    And what I’ve said so far isn’t even taking into account the ridiculousness of the diary system. Nielsen asks you how many TV’s you have, they send you that many diaries and they DON’T CARE if those TV’s are actually working or hooked up to cable, an antenna or satellite. They have asked me twice in my 43 years to do the diaries. The first time they called me I said I had 3 TV’s but only one was hooked up to cable and therefore the only one that would be watched. The guy said they had to send as many diaries as there are TV’s despite my telling him I lived alone. The second time I didn’t answer their call or respond to their letter but they sent me 2 diaries and the money anyway despite me only having one TV hooked up to a digital antenna so again more diaries than watchable TV’s in my apartment.

    I can’t be the only person that has thought a good way to boost the ratings of a show they like would be to say they have 5 TV’s then claim in 5 diaries that all 5 TV’s were on Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 or whatever. Just that small 5 TV lie is enough to make them change their made up ratings numbers with the small sample they’re taking for their guess on what the other 300 million are watching. Because they’re telling you the honor system diary numbers are accurate despite me, you and them knowing everybody in this country isn’t honest. I could just as easily go on vacation in Tahiti for a week, come back suntanned and fill out the diary with all my favorite shows that I didn’t actually watch and mail it back to them. These are just a couple of ways their joke of a system and claims of accuracy are blown to hell.

    Nielsen ratings are not factual or actual or scientific or in any way accurate numbers. Just a money-making scam that most people not working in Hollywood know nothing about or they do know but it’s in their interest to keep the myth going.

  • Baseball4Ever

    Jason has told The WHOLE Truth about Nielsen ratings ….IT’S ALL FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY….

  • Kissan

    I didn’t think CWS and Whodunnit were gonna fall three tenths,but at least they both did good in viewers. I don’t know why BB keeps on falling,hope it doesn’t fall anymore.Can’t wait to see what Under The Dome does tomorrow. I was watching BET Awards and True Blood and the season premiere of Dexter yesterday. I was also watching Devious Maids so I didn’t really see anything on broadcast.

  • John A

    How come Unforgettable isnt airing now? Why July 28th? Big Brother be a decent enough lead in to start now.

  • Tony

    Even if the Nielsens are in accurate, all indications that Sunday 7 to 8 60 Minutes is still CBS’s most watched news magazine program.

  • Mike

    Usually Big Brother ratings will adjusted up later today or tomorrow.

  • Austin

    Whodunnit’s actually a pretty good show.

  • Kissan

    Off topic-I have a good idea about what to do on ABC Wednesdays this fall. Why don’t they have MF do a one hour season premiere but at different times? Like do a MF season premiere part 1 at 8:00 then new series Back In The Game at 8:30,then do MF season premiere part 2 at 9:00 then new series Super Fun Night at 9:30 then Nashville season premiere at 10:00 on September 18th. Then on September 25th do a half hour season premiere of The Middle.

    Any thoughts?

  • sally

    the only show I watch on network is the mentalist,i watch cable or stuff I DVR`d

  • Charmed

    R.I.P Big Brother :(

  • Tony

    Big Brother and Under the Dome can be described with one word.


  • Jordena

    RIP BB? No way. Even at those lower ratings, it’s a lock for renewal.

  • Ultima

    Jason has told The WHOLE Truth about Nielsen ratings ….IT’S ALL FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY….

    Your use of caps would seem to indicate that you think this is new information instead of something that is widely known.

    I look forward to your revelation that the sun didn’t just rise in the east today, but it rises in the east every day!

  • Bob

    I am sadden by those ratings for Big Brother. Such a wonderful show. However, since it won the entire night, I guess it still looks good overall.

  • Ultima

    I have a good idea about what to do on ABC Wednesdays this fall.

    FOX did that with New Girl last season, so it’s not unheard of. I think the better alternative would be what CBS did two years ago… Hour-long premiere for the 8pm show, then air the 8:30pm show at 9:30pm during premiere week, then air your regular lineup week two. You still get the big lead-in for the premeire of both new sitcoms, without having to double up on your hit show.

    As an added bonus in this particular case, they can air their hour-long Halloween special at 8pm to even out the episode counts.

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