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

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



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  • rgxx

    Proof that Neilson Viewers shouldn’t decide the ratings… Big Brother!?!?!

    — – these are the “chosen” ones to decide what America is watching?!

  • Rex

    @rgxx You’re one to talk. You’re a Revolution fan.

  • John A

    I read The Lying Game was cancelled on another site? Is it true?

  • Mary


    that doesn’t help those of us in the US who like the show. If they’re not renewed in the US, we’d have to wait until they’re made available on DVD and/or Netflix.

  • SJ


    You can find them online, it’s not that hard…

  • Maslany

    Another ratings website pinned Whodunnit at 3.1 viewers, not 3.55. Is this a mistake on their part, or was the 3.55 from Celebrity Wife Swap accidentally carried over onto Whodunnit?

  • LovingLostGirl

    My husband and I are enjoying Crossing Lines, which of course means it will be cancelled. Just like Harry’s Law and Awake (cancelled) and Saving Hope (not on US TV). I wish the networks would give new shows longer than one season to catch on with viewers.

  • Andy

    Best Big Brother episode ever! Amanda verbally bitch slaps Aaryn across the face

  • Melanie P.

    @Andy, yes I loved that too! She most certainly put Aaryn in her place.

  • Linda

    Crossing Lines is a very good show, I hate that it isn’t doing better in the ratings. I am so tired of reality shows & reruns!

  • chris

    aaryn must be the most hated big brother cast member ever….trust me,ive seen all of them…

  • Cerebro (the real one)

    To whomever has hijacked my screen name for the last three posts, please go away. Those comments weren’t mine. Thank you.

  • CBSviewer

    @ Cerebro (the real one)

    Don’t worry. The one who stole your screen name is not very smart.

    @ Cerebro (the false one)

    Get a life !

  • E.S.

    More people were interested in seeing obnoxious Andy Dick on “Celebrity Wife Swap” than ’80s pop star Tiffany? Do we deserve this?

  • Melissa

    Ugh, is it September yet?

  • Jonathan

    Love Whodunnit!

  • SMG4E

    Awesome for Whodunnit! It’s actually a great, original show and at this rate it’s looking at a second season.

  • Wally

    I love crossing lines. I’m tired of New York cop shows, la cop shows and FBI cop shows. Crossing lines is different enough to regenerate my love of police proceduals . New rules, new laws, new equipment, and new scenery what more could you ask for.

  • pll fan

    i don’t care for whodunnit. seems like everyone on the show is simply acting. just seems very fake.

  • Russell

    I am really loving Crossing Lines too. It is really fast paced and the characters and story lines are getting into a great groove. If you haven’t watched this – give it a chance. I really love the gorgeous settings and William Fitchner profiling.

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