TV Ratings Sunday: 'Celebrity Wife Swap' & 'Whodunnit' Rise, 'Big Brother' Falls + 'Unforgettable' Season Two Has Slow Start

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July 29th, 2013

Unforgettable Season 2

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.3/4 1.3/4 1.2/4 0.9/3 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 0.8/3 1.1/4 1.4/5 0.6/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 6.665 3.268 2.586 3.272 2.952

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

On CBS Big Brother earned a 2.2, down three tenths from last week’s 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. The season premiere of Unforgettable earned a 1.3, down sharply from the 2.0 its season one finale earned. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On ABC, the Celebrity Wife Swap season finale garnered a 1.1 up a tenth from last week’s 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.  Whodunnit was also up a tenth, earning a 1.1 after last week’s series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Crossing Lines matched last week's series low 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, July 28, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
7:00 PM CBS 60 Minutes 1.0 4 8.23
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos -R 0.8 3 4.26
NBC America's Got Talent -R (7-9PM) 0.7 2 3.08
FOX American Dad -R 0.7 3 1.57
7:30 PM FOX The Simpsons -R 0.9 3 1.95
8:00 PM CBS Big Brother 2.2 7 6.81
FOX The Simpsons -R 1.5 5 3.00
ABC Celebrity Wife Swap -Season Finale 1.1 4 3.02
8:30 PM FOX Bob's Burgers -R 1.3 4 2.58
9:00PM FOX Family Guy -R 1.5 4 3.07
CBS Unforgettable -Season Premiere 1.3 4 7.02
ABC Whodunnit? 1.1 3 3.02
NBC Law and Order: SVU -R 0.7 2 2.73
9:30PM FOX Family Guy -R 1.6 4 3.34
10:00 PM CBS The Mentalist -R 0.7 2 4.60
ABC Castle -R 0.6 2 2.79
NBC Crossing Lines 0.5 2 2.93

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  • Dennis


  • two

    Unforgetable 1.3. Ha!

  • Clarke

    Wow, shocked to see Unforgettable premiere that low. I thought it would get around a 1.7-1.8. I guess too many people did forget about the show after all. I enjoyed the episode last night, the show has a lot of potential. But wow does it skew OLD.

  • NC

    Wow. I really thought Unforgettable would have done a lot better

  • Cyrax86

    1.3 is not good at all… Can’t just blame the cable dramas though…

  • ReallyTired

    If you are not watching ‘The Killing’ on AMC, you are missing the best show on tv this year. Season 3 has been that good.

  • rob60990

    Terrible for Unforgettable but not surprising at all. Big Brother & Unforgettable share probably almost no audience and it showed.

  • Hubert R

    I was sure Unforgettable aired at 10 PM, avoiding all the cable comperition.
    1.3 is awful. I suppose the unscheduled episodes will never air.

  • Adam

    1.3 ouch… Maybe monday at 9 p.m will be better idea than sunday…

  • Dennis


    I agree (although it will prob get canned again)

    Just google The Killing and you’ll find lots of articles calling last nights episode one of the best hours of television this year :D

  • Petar

    Unforgetable was DOA anyway but cbs help to bomp too. i mean they don’t advertise it. But is cheap for them so will air all episodes i guess. If sony want ro air this all over the world than next summer will be on saturdays in us for less money.

  • Samunto

    Disappointing for Unforgettable. It should have atleast done a 1.5.
    It needs to go up in the coming weeks to warrant a renewal.

  • John A

    I thought Unforgettable would get a 1.5 for its premiere. But not shocked. It will be below a 1.0 by week 3.

  • SG

    BB15 number one again.

  • John A

    Berman calls this a good return for Unforgettable. What planet does that guy live on?

  • Dennis

    So UNDER THE DOME was the #1 show across all channels again this week :D

  • Jack S

    I only watch BB on CBS during the summer but they couldn’t have plugged Unforgettable more during last nights ep.

  • Unicorn

    1.5 for The Simpsons rerun! 30th season, here we come! :)

  • Tom

    The whole people with superpowers genre has been done to death. So has the schizo guy who’s a crime solving genius. It’s time to move on.

  • Andy

    Watched BB15 and then switched straight to Whodunnit! Love them both, but BB will always be number 1 for me :D

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