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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  • CBSviewer

    Big Brother is down only because the candidate are so snooty. This season is not watchable. This is only my opinion and I perfectly understand people who like the Show.
    Under the Dome is huge and it was a pleasure to re-watch the Pilot :)

  • david

    CBS and NBC in Phoenix Arizona did not show the last hour of primetime because of the breaking news on the fire coverage and the loss of the firefighters. I dont think the ABC affiliate in Phoenix did iether.

  • Kissan

    Does anybody know when ABC are gonna announce their premiere dates?

  • r0ckmypants

    @Tony – 60 Minutes is CBS’s ONLY news magazine…

  • Ultima

    60 Minutes is CBS’s ONLY news magazine

    48 Hours

  • Ian

    I wouldn’t be surprised if BB is down because of the number of unlikable houseguests this year. Out of the 16 in the house there are only 6 or 7 that are likable. I have the live feeds and a number of houseguests have made very racist and homophobic comments. It’s unbelievable what some of them have said. I am really disappointed with some of the players this year.

  • romo

    Thats a sure fugly picture.

  • PurpleDrazi


    Wait…you mean to tell me that television executives weren’t spending millions of dollars to produce TV shows out of the goodness of their hearts? I’m shocked I tell you…shocked!

  • Joseph

    Despite the fact that this is the beginning of what is for all effects and purposes is a “National Vacation Week”, I think “Under The Dome” will do very well tonight (July 1st) and will at least equal (and maybe surpass) last week’s premiere.

    It may well dominate viewing tonight.

  • Michael

    Wow, Big Brother not doing well this season, so far… I thought with new twists, the season starting early (longer season), and Elissa (Rachel sister) being a member would garner more interest.

  • Ultima

    Despite the fact that this is the beginning of what is for all effects and purposes is a “National Vacation Week”

    A full week of vacation for the 4th? Sigh, for once I wouldn’t mind living in your crazy alternate reality! ;)

  • Dan S

    UTD is by far 1 of the best new series. I’m certain it’ll crack 3 again tonight burying its competition. It actually repeated quite well last night.

  • rgxx

    Big Brother is a pile of crap and a waste of time…why is this show still on the air? CBS you’re better than this!

  • pll fan

    big brother is doing badly because the houseguests(sans 3-4)are not likable. they selected a bunch of 20 something frat boys and sorority girls this season. what happened to big brother of old? this new season is like watching something on mtv! garbage!

    whodunnit is funny to watch. it just seems like everyone is acting. thought it was going to be like the mole but this show is just stupid.

  • rgxx

    pll fan

    I agree – it wasn’t what I thought- not watching it anymore!

  • rgxx

    I missed it, so I taped UNDER THE DOME – I am going to watch the premier tonite then the new episode afterwards – so it’s 2 hours of UTD for me!

  • fakeem

    Get rid of Rachel’s sister [ BB’s version of putting a Hantz family member on ], and bring in an older guy like Chicken George. Hell i’d even take a old fart like Evil Dick. I am SOOOOOO tired of shows that are fixed and only want the under 30 viewer, and a network that complains about low ratings.

  • JR

    I’m glad ratings for BB are already going down. Maybe CBS will learn that if viewers wanted to watch a bunch of immature 20-somethings fight, hook up and get drunk then they would just watch The Real World. All the bigoted comments aren’t helping either.

  • pz_csr

    Ok so BB’s rating aren’t the best but it still wins on its time slot so BB will be OK.

  • pz_csr

    @fakeem Elissa Reilly (Rachels sister) is the only reason a bunch of people are watching the show. As far as it brings people in and ratings are OK, CBS will renew it.

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