TV Ratings Sunday: 'Whodunnit?' and 'Celebrity Wife Swap' Up + 'Crossing Lines' Hits New Low

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July 15th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.2/4 1.1/3 1.0/3 0.8/3 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.4/5 0.8/3 0.6/2 0.6/2 0.4/2
Total Viewers (million) 2.586 4.910 3.644 2.208 3.624

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

On CBS, coverage of the John Deere Golf Classic delayed the start of prime to 7:20 PM. Week to week comparisons are essentially worthless until we get the finals tomorrow.

On ABC, Celebrity Wife Swap garnered a 1.2, up three tenths from last week's series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.  Whodunnit earned a 1.1, up a tenth from last week's series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Crossing Lines hit a new series low with a 0.5, down from last week's series low 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, July 14, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM ABC America's Funniest Home Videos -R 0.9 3 4.90
CBS Golf/ 60 Minutes -R 0.8 3 3.32
NBC America's Got Talent -R (7-9PM) 0.8 3 4.08
FOX The Cleveland Show -R 0.8 3 1.91
7:30 PM FOX The Simpsons -R 1.0 4 2.16
8:00 PM CBS 60 Minutes -R/ Big Brother 1.9 6 6.69
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.2 4 2.74
ABC Celebrity Wife Swap 1.2 4 3.55
8:30 PM FOX Bob's Burgers -R 1.0 3 2.36
9:00PM FOX Family Guy -R 1.5 5 3.27
ABC Whodunnit? 1.1 3 3.55
CBS Big Brother/ The Good Wife -R 1.0 3 3.87
NBC Law and Order: SVU -R 0.7 2 4.85
9:30PM FOX American Dad -R 1.4 4 3.08
10:00 PM CBS The Good Wife-R/ The Mentalist -R 0.7 2 3.39
ABC Castle -R 0.7 2 3.03
NBC Crossing Lines 0.5 2 2.91

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  • Clarke

    Not terrible for ABC, glad to see Whodunnit go up. If the show stays at these numbers, do you think ABC will renew it?

  • A

    Yes, Whodunnit was up! Love this show!

  • Samunto

    Crossing Lines is doing numbers fit for a Saturday night burn-off.

  • ChiChi

    Big Brother is a pile of crap!

  • Dennis


    Under the Dome 2.6
    Mistresses 1.1
    Siberia 0.9

  • Dennis

    Family Guy is a Beast! :D

  • Guardian Owl

    Whodunnit is not as good as the Mole (regular Mole), but it is still fairly enjoyable.

  • MichaelChickless

    Maybe some Lines weren’t meant to be Crossed.

  • Samunto

    But I sure do love it and @FLOP Detector, get a life guessing flops. Scum.

  • WhyWatch

    A good night to watch Mystery on Masterpiece Theater.

  • Cerebro

    I’m kind of disappointed that “Crossing Lines” isn’t doing better. I’m enjoying it. The European setting is a nice change of pace over the 876th procedural set in New York or Los Angeles.

  • Hardline_Pro

    Kill Big Brother with fire.

  • Grey

    @ Cerebro

    I agree with you. I missed the first couple of eps but I remembered to tune in last night and I really like it as well. Oh well. :-|

  • Cerebro

    @Grey You agree? On the othe hand, I’ve changed my mind. ou are aloooone.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Cerebro and Grey

    Remember it is produced by TF1 so it can be Renewed in France. This 0.5 is irrelevant. If Crossing Lines is Renewed NBC will maybe not air it… but you’ll it in French subtitled in English ;)
    But I agree with you it’s a great Show !

  • Cerebro


  • CBSviewer

    @ Cerebro

    Why did you say you like it ? Oh wait I have some ideas…

  • Cerebro

    @CBS Don’t lump me in with you and your viewing habits.

  • SJ

    Well, Saving Hope still airs in Canada. So my guess is Motive and Crossing Lines will be renewed if they do well in the markets that matter, they just won’t come back to US TV.

    As for ABC, they really have a sorry bunch of shows this summer. Aside from Extreme Weight Loss, The Bachelorette, Rookie Blue and the newsmagazines I don’t expect to see any of the other programs, scripted or unscripted, return next summer.

  • a p

    The butler did it

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