TV Ratings Sunday: 'Big Brother' Hits Sunday High, 'Celebrity Wife Swap' & 'Whodunnit?' Down, 'Crossing Lines' Up, Soft Preview for 'Axe Cop' & 'High School USA!'

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July 22nd, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.1/4 1.1/4 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.3/5 0.7/3 0.6/2 0.6/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 2.558 5.242 3.458 1.977 3.492

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

On FOX, the primetime preview of late night animated series Axe Cop and High School USA! garnered a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were a little pessimistic.

On CBS Big Brother earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating up 14 percent from last week’s 2.1, matching Thursday’s season high rating.

On ABC, Celebrity Wife Swap garnered a 1.0 down 17 percent from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.  Whodunnit tied its series low with a 1.0 down 9 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Crossing Lines notched a 0.6 up 20 percent from last week's series low 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, July 21, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
7:00 ABC America's Funniest Home Videos - R 1.0/4 4.95
CBS 60 Minutes - R 0.8/3 7.66
NBC America's Got Talent - R (7-9PM) 0.8/3 3.50
FOX American Dad - R 0.6/2 1.46
7:30 FOX The Simpsons - R 0.9/3 2.11
8:00 CBS  Big Brother 2.4/7 6.84
FOX  The Simpsons - R 1.4/5 3.24
ABC  Celebrity Wife Swap 1.0/3 3.05
8:30 FOX  Bob's Burgers - R 1.3/4 2.74
9:00 FOX Family Guy - R 1.5/4 3.29
ABC Whodunnit? 1.0/3 2.92
NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 0.9/3 4.06
CBS The Good Wife - R 0.7/2 3.11
9:30 FOX Axe Cop/High School USA! - Series Premiere 1.1/3 2.51
10:00 CBS The Mentalist - R 0.6/2 3.37
ABC Castle - R 0.6/2 2.92
NBC Crossing Lines 0.6/2 2.91

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  • Gregg247

    Go Big Brother!

  • hanp

    Great for BB. Bad for AC/HSUSA.

  • Andy

    2.4 is nice for BB!

    Please grow Whodunnit!

  • BigBrotherFan

    NBC should really cancel Crossing Lines! What awful numbers! Truly pathetic. I bet it gets adjusted down, too! Nobody is even watching it and I know why but I wont state the obvious.

    GREAT Numbers for Big Brother! I really hope Unforgettable can do a 2.0 next week! One of the FEW cbs shows I like as well!

  • BigBrotherFan

    NBC should of ordered a second season of Deception and cancel crossing lines!

  • sam

    I have been watching animation domination for ten + years but I have no intrest in the new offerings

  • MichaelChickless

    Crossing Lines up! (To almost cable levels!)

  • Survivor Fan

    BB very well may adjust to 2.5. Whodunnit will probably not return, but who knows if it got to a 1.1 or 1.2 consistently.

  • sally

    I watched cable shows sick of network shows

  • Kissan

    I was not watching one thing on this list yesterday. I was busy watching True Blood, Hollywood Exes and Devious Maids.

  • a p

    IK still say the butler did it.

  • romo

    BB isnt even HD how can people still SD its 2013.

  • LovingLostGirl

    Awesome for Crossing Lines. Huge fan of the show. Not your typical cop drama. Hope it will get renewed.

  • Jacobo

    A law and order repeat beat crossing lines. I watched the first episode but couldn’t follow

  • Ccemerson

    WoW . CBS first @ 8pm and plummets to last at 9pm. Can’t wait to see Unforggetable’s numbers next week.

  • cc

    Fox wins the night with reruns and some premiere. SMH Thank goodness for Palladia.

  • ToXiX

    Axe Cop was AWFUL

  • Seriesjunkie

    Crossing Lines still abysmal at 0,6. Predict an adjustment down coming tomorrow. NBC, nothing better for us?

  • r0ckmypants

    @Ccemerson – Well, CBS had original programming at 8 and not at 9… so I don’t get your point.

  • Joseph

    ESPN’s Sunday-night Major League Baseball game (New York Yankees at Boston; two major markets, arguably the most intense rivalry in any of the “big four” sports, and a game that went eleven innings) probably did very well in the ratings and might have even won the time period in overall viewers and/or key demos.

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