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

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  • Mark

    There are too many awards shows, and are the Teen Choice Awards really any different than the Kids’ Choice Awards? What’s the point of having both?

  • Joseph

    Will either ABC, and/or CBS, and/or NBC pre-empt an hour of prime-time tonight (August 12th) for an hour-long special edition of (respectively) “20/20″, “48 Hours”, or “Dateline” to cover today’s guilty verdicts in the Whitey Bulger mob trial??

    I wouldn’t be surprised if at least one network did.

  • Ultima

    Will either ABC, and/or CBS, and/or NBC pre-empt an hour of prime-time tonight (August 12th) for an hour-long special edition of (respectively) “20/20?, “48 Hours”, or “Dateline” to cover today’s guilty verdicts in the Whitey Bulger mob trial??

    Of course not. :roll:

    NBC is all new, ABC is running a three-hour concert special, and the last time CBS preempted their Monday lineup for a special 48 Hours covering a trial verdict was the Michael Jackson child molestation case and this is not even remotely in the same league as that.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if at least one network did.

    Just like none of us are surprised about your ridiculous speculation.

  • AllOfHerTwist

    SERIOLSY NBC cancel crossing lines the cast is irrelevant

    Yeah, they must all be over 30 years old. ;-) :-)

  • networkman

    @CS’Revenge. I agree with you regarding Big Brother. IMO, Helen is the smartest player in the house. I love her gameplay. She is always two/three steps ahead. Andy would be a fool to take Amanda & McCray to the final 3. Does he really think one of them would take him to final two? Elissa hides behind Helen. I don’t see her as a strong player, physically or with the more mental challenges. I would love to see Helen and Aaryn in the final two.

  • Troy

    Really? Reporting a 18-49 rating for Teen Choice Awards?

  • Bob

    Really liked “Crossing Lines” a lot and sorry to see that it ended its season tonight. Hope it comes back next summer. It had a terrific international cast and Donald Sutherland and William Fichtner. Millions should have given it a chance.

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