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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  • Jesse Cardoza

    Shame about Unforgettable but if CBS had faith into reviving it for a second season they should have marketed their investment more better. After being off the air for almost a year it’s not going be be as what it was when it started out.

  • MichaelChickless

    Posted by 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.

    Are you in the Central or Mountain time zone? Have you tried using TV Guide online or MSN TV listings customized for your area?

  • MichaelChickless

    Unforgettable did better than everything on broadcast last night except for BB and Animation Domination….

  • K

    Whodunnit is pretty good. The crimes/killings have been well thought out as well.

  • Mike

    This cast on Big Brother absolutely stinks. Never seen such a bunch of bigots and hateful cruel people. I’m not talking about liars and schemers. That is what is needed to win, but all the racial slurs, the hateful remarks by guys like Judd toward women, and then the ones like Amanda cry if someone makes fun of them but she talks about the other women like they are dogs. Sorry I don’t feel sorry for any of them when it is given back.

    The ratings need to drop even further.

  • r0ckmypants

    @John K. – The TV listings aren’t operated by TV By the Numbers but by Zap2It.

  • anotherhour

    CBS renews Under The Dome? I thought this was a summer mini-series, now that I know it’s an actual series, I’m not following it anymore

  • CS’ Revenge

    I think Unforgettable came back pretty solid especially since its airing on a night that’s been difficult for CBS dramas the past few years especially in the demo but it grew half-hour to half-hour and out of BB in viewership which is a good sign. Like I said after they cancelled it was a bad decision then and CBS realized it and brought it back. It should be interesting to see how Unforgettable does in the coming weeks as I’m sure some of its Tuesday viewers will realize its back.

    I watched a few episodes of Ray Donovan last week and the new one last night on Showtime and I have to say its the best show that’s been out since The Wire, this is a real treat right here with great acting from pillar to post.

  • Eli

    Unforgettable did horrible. Nothing will save it now. Poppy better be ready to give away BJs like a german ho if she wants a Season 3.

  • psychic

    Not, um, HORRIBLE…
    Not, say, Smash numbers…

  • John

    I don’t understand why people are so surprised Unforgettable didn’t do better. It was doing high 1’s when it got canceled and then it returns more than a year later with a worse and less compattable lead in and you expect it to do the same? A 1.3 is exactly what I predicted.

  • Frank

    When are you going to start listing Univision shows in the grid? You mentioned CBS tied with them in the 18-49 group.

  • Martin245

    I loved the episode of “Unforgettable” and will keep watching it as long as it’s on.

  • Dan S

    I figured Unforgettable would do poorly. Going against True Blood & the final season of Dexter didn’t help. In 2 weeks it faces the final season of Breaking Bad which should hopefully draw its best numbers yet.

  • Travis

    I don’t get Whodunnit. It makes the The Hills look like an actually reality TV show. If people want a scripted show with a mystery there are much better choices on Sunday nights.

  • chris

    That’s slightly better than i expected for Unforgettable. I didn’t watch it the 1st time around, so i figured it would get below a 1 share.

  • Jana

    BB dropped due to the racist being HOH and of course she nominated the black guy and will likely put up the black girl if the POV is used!

  • Maslany

    @Travis Whodunnit isn’t scripted…

  • Andrew

    Yawn. I was at the Fair last night.

  • Cath

    “Unforgettable” was great. The revamp is good and they have added some humor so the show is not as somber as it was before. I was surprised and pleased. It is worth a look.

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