TV Ratings Sunday: 'Big Brother' Rises, 'Celebrity Wife Swap' Hits Low, 'Whodunnit?' & 'Crossing Lines' Steady

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July 8th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.2/4 1.2/4 1.1/3 0.9/3 0.9/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.4/5 0.8/3 0.9/3 0.6/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 2.664 5.426 2.413 3.671 3.340

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

On CBS, Big Brother earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, up 11 percent from last week's 1.9.

On ABC, Celebrity Wife Swap garnered a series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 10 percent from last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.  Whodunnit tied last week's series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Crossing Lines matched last week's series low 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, July 7, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 CBS 60 Minutes - R 1.0/3 7.55
NBC America's Got Talent - R (7-9PM) 1.0/3 4.12
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos - R 0.9/3 4.47
FOX The Cleveland Show - R 0.7/3 1.73
7:30 FOX The Simpsons - R 0.8/3 1.96
8:00 CBS  Big Brother 2.1/6 6.25
FOX  The Simpsons - R 1.4/5 3.09
ABC  Celebrity Wife Swap 0.9/3 2.89
8:30 FOX  Bob's Burgers - R 1.3/4 2.68
9:00 FOX Family Guy - R 1.7/5 3.49
ABC Whodunnit? 1.0/3 2.99
CBS Under the Dome - R 0.9/2 4.10
NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 0.8/2 3.60
9:30 FOX American Dad - R 1.5/4 3.04
10:00 CBS The Mentalist - R 0.7/2 3.81
ABC Castle - R 0.6/2 3.01
NBC Crossing Lines 0.6/2 2.85

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



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  • ChiChi

    Flop Brother!

  • Tony

    Way to go 60 Minutes. It was a repeat of some of the actor/movie stories they had done this past season, and it was a great program. Glad to see viewers made it number one again 7 to 8 on Sunday.

  • rob60990

    Big Brother did great. FOX animation 8-10 repeated well.

    Poor ABC. At least Whodunnit was steady.

  • hanp

    Haven’t seen the BB yesterday but I heard they shown the racists comments?
    So that’s probably why ratings rose.

  • Gabe

    One of the better edited BB shows in recent memory.
    Finally Aryan got outed as a bigot racist, something feed-watchers have known for quite a while. I wonder when will Jeremy, Spencer and GinaMarie receive their deserved edit as well. I hope it’s soon. (Hint: they are also racists/bigots/chauvinists)
    I hope the show continues in this direction because this resembles the show’s premise (social experiment) much better. It shows in the ratings.

  • Clarke

    Those are still good numbers for Big Brother. Nothing spectacular, but still a modest hit for CBS.

    Whodunnit is barely hanging in there. I find the show very entertaining, too bad it will probably run for only one season.

  • Andy

    A 2 in the summer for CBS will get renewed. BB needs to just stay away from mid 1s.

  • PurpleDrazi

    My biggest fear is that all the publicity surrounding the idiots on BB will actually make the ratings rise. Seems like it is coming true… *sigh*

  • m&m

    WOW at Fam gay and AD good for Seth

    BB did good and it will be adjusted up I like rache sister

  • Valentina_

    Congrats to CBS for showing the racist comments ,cause it was very much needed And by the way BB did very good last night. probably cause of the comments shown

  • SG

    Wonder why anybody on this blog would call BB a flop? 15 seasons, usually number one in it’s time period and number one for the entire evening.

  • BrieK

    *sigh* at Crossing Lines.

  • rob60990

    “Wonder why anybody on this blog would call BB a flop?”

    Because they’re retarded.

  • agsb2

    whodunit-the butler

  • SJ

    I hope this summer is the last time we ever see any incarnation of the Wife Swap franchise. That show is so 2005 it’s not even funny…

  • Bob

    Great job for Big Brother! A hit as always. Yep I said it…A Hit. 15 years and still beating the entire night. Name another 15-year show that does that in the Summer?

  • MichaelChickless

    I slept through Primetime, as did apparently much of America.

  • HalCapone

    I am not defending Wife Swap but it is no less lame or funny or relevant than the incredibly stale Big Brother franchise. I am so ashamed to be part of a generation represented on television by those disgusting individuals chosen for Big Brother. None of these so-called “reality” programs are anything near reality. They are all loosely scripted, heavily edited programs which encourage conflict and vile behavior those selected to participate–all in the name of shocking viewers and increasing ratings. Blame MTV for giving birth to this turd of a concept in The Real World franchise that started back in 1992 (some even consider The Real World to be the inspiration to all “reality” programming). At some point in the not so distant future I wish for a quick death of Big Brother.

  • templetalk

    I really like Crossing Lines. It is very interesting & I love the different stories from the different countries. The characters & acting is good. I wish, they hadn’t killed off the blonde agent; she was really interesting & I always like Donald Sutherland.

  • landon

    Big Brother is a game, it’s not just a reality show!

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