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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  • CBSviewer

    @ John A

    Crossing Lines did not Premiere in France yet.

  • buttondiet

    When will we get Sundays cable ratings? Eva Longoria is saying Devious Maids hit an all time high.

  • DougF

    Anyone saying bad for Axe Cop and High School USA, you do realize their regular time slot is going to be Saturday’s at 11pm, right?

    FOX isn’t expecting a lot out of them. If they were they would have been delayed until the Fall and put in the regular Sunday lineup. FOX will be ecstatic with them if they were to pull a 1.1. Can’t expect two 15 minute animated shows on Saturday at 11pm to bring in ratings.

  • Ray

    Any news on Devious Maids ratings?? Just watched last night’s episode and it was the best yet!! It’s really starting to get interesting!!!

  • David

    Love Whodunnit, reminds me of a show a long time ago on Fox called Murder in Small Town X that I really liked.

  • Flame

    Too bad for Whodunnit. Yes, they contestants are totally overacting and the whole thing might be cheesy, but it’s a bit different for a change. (Although a play on The Mole.) But I wanna know who the murderer is – my two favourites are still in, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the Butler in the end.

  • RSK

    I do love Crossing Lines. I like the characters a lot.

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