TV Ratings Sunday: 'Teen Choice Awards' & 'Big Brother' Down, 'Whodunnit' Up, 'Crossing Lines' Flat

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August 12th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.4/4 0.9/3 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 0.9/3 0.9/3 0.6/2 0.5/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.872 2.415 3.815 2.054 2.611

 Note:  The start of CBS prime was delayed 9 minutes due to coverage of the PGA Championship in the Eastern and Central time zones.  CBS Ratings are tentative and subject to change.

CBS was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On CBS Big Brother earned a 2.2 down 4 percent from last week’s 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. Unforgettable scored a 1.3 up 8 percent from last week's series low 1.2.However, due to the start of all CBS primetime programs being delayed 9 minutes, these numbers are likely to change in the finals.

On FOX, the Teen Choice Awards earned a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating down 10 percent from last year's 1.0 on July 22, 2012.

On ABC, Secret Millionaire garnered a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating down 17 percent from a 1.2 for last week's premiere.  Whodunnit notched a 1.1 up 10 percent from last week’s series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Crossing Lines tied its series low with a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, matching its most recent episode on July 28.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Sunday, August 11, 2013:

Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millions)
CBS Golf-Live/60 Minutes - R 1.2/4 8.25
ABC America's Funniest Home Videos - R 0.8/3 4.39
FOX Family Guy - R 0.8/3 1.76
NBC America's Got Talent - R (7-9 PM) 0.5/2 2.39
FOX Family Guy - R 1.0/4 2.21
CBS  Big Brother 2.2/7 7.22
ABC  Secret Millionaire 1.0/3 4.56
FOX Teen Choice Awards (8-10PM) 0.9/3 2.63
CBS Unforgettable 1.3/4 6.92
ABC Whodunnit? 1.1/3 3.26
NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 0.7/2 3.20
CBS The Mentalist - R 0.9/3 5.11
ABC Castle - R 0.6/2 3.05
NBC Crossing Lines 0.5/2 2.47

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



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  • Brian

    Unforgettable up I think.. at least consistent!

  • DenverDean

    UnF will be adjusted down if 9 min on EDT/CDT includes BB.

  • Mike

    Big Brother deserved to be down. Half the show was recapping what happened on Thursday’s show — most of it already seen. And the rest was boring as H*LL.

  • AllOfHerTwist

    Go Poppy!

  • K

    Whodunnit is really good. The “crimes” have been most interesting.

  • Jacobo

    I think Nielsen families just don’t watch TCAs because I think there are more viewers

  • sam

    everyone was watching Breaking Bad! Tread Lightly

  • Andies

    Even teens can give a rats butt about the Teen Choice Awards…

  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Breaking Bad won’t have cracked a 2.0 rating, so Big Brother will still win. Basically the same as last year with Family Guy and Teen Choice Awards. Family Guy repeat at 6:30 beats Teen Choice. Everything just down a tenth.

  • a p garcia

    I hope Unforgetable is adjusted UP

  • Andrew

    Nice that a repeat of Family Guy beat the Teen Choice awards. No one is going to watch a filler award show when they know that they are going to give all the awards to One Direction and Selena Gomez, especially with the MTV VMA’s right around the corner.

  • CS’ Revenge

    Poppy Montgomery equals ratings! Unforgettable’s ratings have been consistent as CBS made a very good decision in bringing it back. I think it can be a utility player for the network at anytime of the year until it reaches a good amount of episodes in syndication.

    Really good numbers for BB15 which is the worst season ever but there’s still entertainment value to it because of these racist pricks but I hate this season because of how poor the gameplay is. I really love Helen’s gameplay the best as I really think she’s the only player at this point worth going against Amanda because she’s actually playing the rest are puppets and nobody should be giving them credit. Can’t wait until that ugly East Coast bum GM is gone. I heard Pizza Boy was raped by Amanda on Thursday. DISGUSTING!

    The rest of the night was pretty much a blur but I’m still interested in seeing Whodunnit at some point regardless if it comes back or not.

  • Michael

    I wish Whodunnit was performing better. The show is actually really intriguing. One of the better reality TV shows on air now!

  • BigBrotherFan

    Crossing lines is so pathetic! NBC should cancel this show at this point repeats of SMASH could do better in that slot LOL

    Great for Big Brother because of CBS the show was delayed and so was my other favorite Unforgettable :(

    I’ll have to catch them ondemand or online.

    SERIOLSY NBC cancel crossing lines the cast is irrelevant

  • LovingLostGirl


    Have you watched Crossing Lines or just looking at the ratings? I disagree with your opinion. I actually watch the show and think it pretty darn good. I wish it had better ratings.

  • One @ Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Don’t bet money on that just yet. Some VERY preliminary numbers are suggesting at least a full point jump from last year’s premiere for Breaking Bad.

  • Ultima

    @Patrick Ausgewahlt
    Breaking Bad won’t have cracked a 2.0 rating

    Breaking Bad – 5.9 million viewers, 2.8 A18-49 rating

  • kougie757

    I think Big Brother might be adjusted up due to the overlap, I can’t imagine that 60 minutes would bump up its ratings, it likely bumped them down.

  • BenA

    @Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Breaking Bad indeed did over a 2.0 which I did not expect to happen! #BreakingBadRules

  • ph

    Great episode of Unforgettable! Poppy Montgomery is fantastic.

    I hope they resolve yesterday’s case in a future episode.

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