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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  • Jlopie1

    Hey, for once I hit the prediction right on the money — 1.3! I think that’s a first. Unforgettable is actually one of those “forgettable shows – it’s entertaining while it’s on, but not worthy of a second thought when it was gone for a year. I actually liked it the first time around, saw plenty of promos for it all summer,…and complete forgot to watch it last night! My bad! I’m afraid it will continue to go down hill the rest of it’s run.

  • Carl

    The editing on BB is terrible. Nothing on the show matches what is happening in the house. Nothing. There’s no reason to watch the damn show. No wonder the ratings fell. The show has never been this out of sync, not even when that sick Donato was their star.

  • mike

    Unforgettable was just ok.

  • SnarfyDewg

    Unforgettable can fill up my ass!
    No one watches that show….
    Just like The Killing

    2 mistakes on TV that should never had been brought back from the dead!

  • Mari

    Everyone talking about The Killing is right. This season is being really great and last night episode was amazingly good!

  • Jon

    For A Sunday night on broadcast tv in mid summer at 9pm, I don’t think a 1.3 with 7 million some total viewers is that bad. If they can hold that mark or just slightly less the show should get renewed for a summer season 3

  • Zack

    7 million viewers is not bad at all. Unforgettable is closing out the story line. Ratings mean nothing for this show Vegas should get the same. The Killing is sundays best

  • verus

    Sad to say but they should probably have let Unforgettable stay dead with those numbers.

  • rgxx

    I watched Late Nite with Jimmy Fallon and his guest was Poppy – the girl from the show Unforgettable – and he said Wow- Unforgettable got big ratings last nite! I was thinking – WHAT??? -he must of meant total viewership and that’s barely something to brag about- too bad only the Demo matters.

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