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

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



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  • Tanner

    Nobody cares @Dennis

  • rob60990

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

    Well it did build from Big Brother in total viewers. In his mind, this is a certain renewal. ;)

  • NewEnglandMike

    I don’t watch any shows on Network TV on a Sunday night in the summer. I watch The Killing (excellent third season, but VERY dark), Falling Skies (silly but good popcorn fun), True Blood (nice rebound season), and The Newsroom. However, I do watch one network show on Monday Night — Under The Dome. Very silly, bad acting all-around. And yet, I am hooked. Won’t miss an episode.

  • omabin

    BB still did good airing at 8. But I don’t understand the point of forcing Unforgettable to go against the cable giants on Sundays with so many open spots during the week. Why not use the BB lead in on Wednesday or Thursday? It’s odd.

  • MichaelChickless

    Come on Poppy!

  • Survivor Fan

    I do not watch Unforgettable, but they did heavy product placement for it during Big Brother. It did not work on me, as I watched Food Network Star, Redneck Island, and Whodunnit for the rest of the night.

  • Jake

    Big Brother will adjust to a 2.3! Might Even hit 7 Million viewers.

    And Unforgettable is just awful. They were even trying to make the BB audience stay tuned to watch it by having Poppy host a challenge LOL. Hope that will stop them from trying to plug stuff in Big Brother from now on.

  • MichaelChickless

    How do the ratings for Unforgettable compare to what The Good Wife got in the ‘regular’ season?

  • Dennis

    @Tanner OBVIOUSLY the 11 Million people watching do ;)

  • DenverDean

    Compared to last week’s TGW (0.6 and 2.6 MM) out of a stronger 2.5BB, UnF is still better than airing that dead air. It’s all relative.

  • catsrule

    If Unforgettable deserved to be uncancelled so does Vegas.

  • colt13

    Unforgettable and Big Brother don’t go together. Agree with the others that maybe on Monday would be better.

  • johnhelvete

    The Killing has had a very good third season but the best thing on TV this year is Les Revenants (The Returned) from France. If only Netflix, Hulu or Amazon would pick it up for the United States.

  • a p garcia

    Not surprised

  • Theisssuesarenow

    John a – it must be total viewer planet !!

  • TV Viewer

    I am surprised and disapointed that Unforgettable did so badly in the ratings. As one of the few shows in history to be cancelled and then uncancelled by a major network, I was really hoping more people would watch the program when it returned.

    Unforgettable is not about a superhero. Poppy Montgomery’s character can remember everything that happened to her. As profiled on CBS Sixty Minutes, there are some people who really do have that ability, including Marilu Henner who guest starred on Unforgettable. However it’s one thing to have the talent to remember everything and it’s quite another to turn that ability into a weekly show that people will want to watch on a regular basis.

  • BigBrotherFan

    That’s not good for Unforgettable. Worse for CROSSING LINES! 0.5 and will be adjusted down. How low is NBC willing to go? Between CROSSING LINES and HANNIBAL things look way better at the CW. lol

  • Kenny

    Disapoiting yes. But i wouldn’t say it bombed quite yet

  • John K.

    Once again the TV Listings provided by TVBytheNumbers were wrong last night, wrongly saying that CBS shows were going to air an hour later than they really did.

  • s0303

    i’m not surprised unforgettable did poorly, they should have just kept it cancelled…

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